Two opposition politicians in Tanzania say the country has become a “police state” under the rule of President John Magufuli.
South Sudan’s leading rebel group is calling for added pressure to be placed on President Salva Kiir to provide funds for implementing the country’s fragile peace process.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has raised concern that Eritrea’s controversial policy of forced conscription continues, despite a peace deal signed with neighbouring Ethiopia last year.
The World Health Orgainzation (WHO) says a deadly form of pneumonic plague has broken out along Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
At least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a livestock market in Somalia’s southwestern Bay region.
The US military has conducted an airstrike in Somalia in response to an attack by al-Shabaab militants against a Somali-led force and its accompanying US military advisors.
An Ebola treatment centre in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been attacked for the second time, killing a police officer and wounding a health worker.
An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed on Sunday, shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed met with South Sudan leader Salva Kiir on Monday for high-level talks regarding the country’s peace process.
The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.