More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, including 87 girls, the UN has said.
Four African nations are most at from Zika outbreaks due travel for the Olympic games, according to a US health agency.
Experts in Rwanda are calling for more research and innovation in the country’s battle against climate change.
Five African Union (AU) soldiers have been arrested after allegedly selling military supplies illegally in Somalia.
The world’s health is declining faster than expected, the UN has said ahead of its environment assembly in the Kenyan capital this week.
Kenya and Uganda innovators are among a group of nine teams around the world to be awarded for their work against gender-based violence.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health has revealed the country’s recent cholera outbreak has killed 216 people.
Tanzania is on high-alert after two people died in Dar es Salaam from an illness likened to the Ebola virus.
Suspected Ugandan rebels have killed 13 civilians during a raid on a village in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities have said.
South Africa has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus as health authorities in some countries advise women not to become pregnant.