The trial of 28 people accused of orchestrating May’s failed coup attempt against Burundi’s President Nkurunziza has begun.
As South Sudan’s civil war enters its second year, conflict continues to rage – despite a peace deal that was supposed to put an end to conflict in the young country.
At least 87 people have been killed in Burundi following rebel attacks on three army bases.
At least 10 people have been killed and more than 25 others injured after two armed militias engaged in battle in central Somalia on Sunday.
The Ethiopian government has confirmed at least five people were killed in fresh protests outside the capital, although opposition members claim many more have died.
Seventeen people have been killed and 30 more injured in the latest outbreak of tribal clashes in South Darfur.
Burundian refugees in neighbouring country Rwanda have said they are being forced to join Burundi opposition groups, even implicating Rwandan security officials in the scheme.
A US lawmaker has told South Sudanese diplomats they should be “totally embarrassed” to represent their country and insisted their president, Salva Kiir, and rebel leader Riek Machar should be jailed for war crimes.
One of the most notorious fugitives in Rwanda’s history has been arrested by Interpol in Congo.
A US envoy has warned Burundi is on the brink of civil war and needs urgent mediation to establish a peace process and avert the conflict.
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