Tanzania President John Magufuli has told Burundian refugees in the country to “go back home” as plans to repatriate almost 200,000 refugees come into effect.
Uganda has denied reports the country is planning to impose the death penalty for gay sex, following a global backlash.
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in establishing a peace deal with Eritrea and stabilising tensions in the Horn of Africa.
Almost a dozen Kenyan police officers were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb near the border with Somalia.
The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia, almost 30 years after closing it during the midst of civil war in the Horn of Africa nation.
Almost 600 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from neighbouring Tanzania as part of a major repatriation campaign.
The UK has issued a travel warning for citizens planning to go to Tanzania over a “probable” Ebola-related death in the East African nation.
On Somalia’s southeast coast, the US outpost of Camp Baledogle is getting a facelift. After al-Shabab militants carried out an attack on the site in September, the US Defence Department has given the green light to “emergency repairs” worth more
At least 15 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the collapse of an unlicensed gold mine.
Measles has killed 3,667 children this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), government figures reveal.