At least 31 people have died in Uganda after a party boat carrying more than 90 passengers capsized in Lake Victoria on Saturday.
Unidentified gunmen in Kenya have kidnapped an Italian aid worker, police in the African nation say.
In a very encouraging sign for public health, the Ugandan government has announced that the revenue gleaned from taxes on alcohol and soft drinks will be channeled into a fund to provide lifesaving HIV treatment. Unfortunately, making sure that the
Police in Ethiopia have discovered a mass grave of 200 bodies between the neighbouring Oromo and Somali regions of the country.
Ten men in Tanzania have been arrested on suspicion of being gay, the same week a new task force was created by the government to identify homosexuals.
The United Nations has warned that thousands of child soldiers in South Sudan remain in military camps, unlikely to be freed due to a lack of funds for aid agencies fighting for their release.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir will mediate peace talks over the Sudanese border regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, Sudanese officials confirmed on Sunday.
Regional commissioner for the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, says authorities have been handed the names of thousands of suspected gay people, after calling upon the public to report them to the government.
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.