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.
The United Nations says 1,300 civilians have been killed in conflicts involving several rebel groups and government forces over the past eight months in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in the northwestern city of Mbandaka.
Kenya has reported more than 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus after 59 more people tested positive on Monday.