Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon the Eritrean government to address ongoing human rights issues as the country emerges from diplomatic isolation.
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that his country is making great progress on establishing political security although he admitted that eradicating terrorism in the conflict-ridden country “will not be easy”.
Ethiopia’s government has confirmed that more than 1,000 people have been killed in ethnic violence over the past 12 months.
At least seven children have been killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi after a primary school collapsed.
Kenya has become the third African nation to introduce a malaria vaccine for babies and toddlers.
Ethiopia has opened one of its most notorious detention centres to the public, in a move described by Human Rights Watch as a “symbolic step towards justice for past abuses”.
The death toll from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ebola outbreak has surpassed 2,000 people.
A 9-year-old-girl who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, the country’s health officials announced on Friday.
Uganda on Wednesday announced it has recorded 1.4 million cases of malaria since June this year, marking a 40% surge in cases of the mosquito-spread disease.