The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has surpassed 1,000 and the daily rate of confirmed cases is on the rise, according to Rescue.org.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has halted the distribution of a fortified porridge to refugees and people suffering from malnourishment in Uganda following the deaths of four people after eating the porridge.
Amnesty International says there is credible evidence that US airstrikes in Somalia are killing civilians.
Kenyans on social media have accused their government of ignoring drought victims in the north-western Turkana region following reports that at least 10 people have died of hunger.
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.