Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda has announced the formation of a surveillance squad to hunt down gay people in the capital.
South Sudan’s leaders have signed a fresh peace deal as Riek Machar returns to Juba for the first time since he fled the capital more than two years ago.
The World Food Programme (WFP) says ongoing violence in South Sudan is blocking deliveries of food aid, despite a peace deal signed last month.
Tanzania’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released unharmed, nine days after he was abducted by gunmen.
Members of South Sudanese rebel group the Federal Democratic Party (FDP) have accused Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) of violating the country’s ceasefire.
Authorities in Ethiopia have released more than 1,100 people arrested over violent protests in and around the capital of Addis Ababa in September.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for the release of hundreds of South Sudanese civilians kidnapped by opposition forces.
Africas youngest billionaire has been abducted by gunmen in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam.
At least 20 people have been killed by two suspected suicide bombings in the southern Somali city of Baidoa.
Ethiopia’s national human rights commission is calling upon the government to deploy national defence forces in areas recently hit by an uptake in ethnic violence.