Somalia has declared a national emergency over a number of large locust swarms that are spreading across East Africa.
Citizens in Ethiopia are calling upon the government to halt flights from China as concerns over the coronavirus outbreak intensify.
At least 14 school children were killed on Monday during a stampede at a primary school in Kenya.
At least 36 people were killed during an overnight attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Beni region on Tuesday.
A student from China has been quarantined in Kenya after developing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for the United Nations Child Rights Committee to place pressure on authorities in Rwanda to close a detention centre where children are being held and abused.
More than 4,000 mass graves have been found in Burundi as part of investigations carried out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Norway on Wednesday agreed to welcome 600 refugees that have been evacuated to Rwanda from horrific conditions in Libyan detention centres.
More than 6,000 people have been killed by the measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Four young children were shot dead by al-Shabaab gunmen on Tuesday, Kenyan authorities have announced.