19 February 19

UN reports fresh violence in South Sudan

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that thousands of civilians in South Sudan have been fleeing fresh outbreaks of violence in Equatoria state.

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18 February 19

UN: Sexual violence surging in South Sudan’s Unity state

United Nations (UN) investigators say levels of sexual violence in South Sudan’s Unity state are increasing, despite a peace deal between armed groups in the country.

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14 February 19

Report: Ebola vaccines offered in exchange for sex in DRC

Several NGOs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have revealed women in the country are being asked to perform sex acts in exchange for Ebola treatment, according to reports from the Guardian.

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14 February 19

South Sudan ‘a hijacked state’ new report says

South Sudan has been described as “a hijacked state” and a “violent kleptocracy” in a condemning new report from the Enough Project.

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08 February 19

Kenya joins international coalition against Islamic State

Kenya has joined the Global Coalition against Daesh, an international group of nations standing together in the fight against Islamic State.

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08 February 19

DRC: Ebola cases surge past 780, experts call for emergency declaration

More than 780 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since an outbreak was declared in August.

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04 February 19

Somalia: 11 killed in Mogadishu car bomb attack

At least 11 people were killed in a car bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Monday.

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23 January 19

Kenya honours ‘selfless six’ who died in hotel siege

Kenya has held a memorial in Nairobi to honour six of those who died in last week’s terrorist attack on a popular hotel in the capital.

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21 January 19

Somalia: 52 al-Shabaab militants kills in US airstrike

The US military says it has killed 52 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia during its deadliest airstrike in the country for months.

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21 January 19

Ethiopia teams up with Somalia in ‘massive offensive’ against al-Shabaab

The Ethiopian National Defence Force (ENDF) says it is teaming up with troops in Somalia for a “massive offensive” against al-Shabaab after the militant group ambushed an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in Somalia.

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