Measles has killed 3,667 children this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), government figures reveal.
The first group of African refugees trapped in Libyan detention centres arrived in Rwanda late on Thursday.
The World Health Organization is calling upon the government of Tanzania to fully disclose information related to a suspected cover-up of Ebola cases in the country.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi has called upon the United Nations to grant permanent seats on the Security Council for African nations.
Somali militant group al-Shabaab has attacked a UN military base in Mogadishu and an EU military convoy in the capital.
Amnesty International has joined calls from a number of rights groups seeking the release of 11 politicians and 17 journalists being held as political prisoners in Eritrea, since 2001.
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.