Kenya has announced that all schools in the country will remain closed until January as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
More than 80 people were killed in Sudan’s Darfur region over the weekend, according to the United Nations.
Kenya has extended a nightly curfew and restricted alcohol sales in restaurants following a steep rise in coronavirus cases in the East African nation.
The United Nations says two aid workers and four other people were killed by a group of armed attackers in South Sudan earlier this week.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has sent an open letter to recently-elected Burundi President Évariste Ndayishimiye, urging the country’s new leader to address a series of ongoing human rights issues.
Newly-elected Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye says the coronavirus is the country’s “biggest enemy” in a dramatic turnaround from the stance taken by his late predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.
One person has been killed and several others injured during protests in Sudan, a government spokesman has confirmed.
The United Nations has raised concerns over the threat of the coronavirus outbreak and an increase in violence across South Sudan as a “twin-threat” to the country’s struggling peace process.
Uganda has temporarily reopened its border with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to accept refugees fleeing violence from the country.
Kenya narrowly secured a place on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday after beating Djibouti in a second round of voting.