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.
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.
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.
South Sudan has been described as “a hijacked state” and a “violent kleptocracy” in a condemning new report from the Enough Project.
Kenya has joined the Global Coalition against Daesh, an international group of nations standing together in the fight against Islamic State.
More than 780 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since an outbreak was declared in August.
At least 11 people were killed in a car bomb attack in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Monday.
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.
The US military says it has killed 52 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia during its deadliest airstrike in the country for months.
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.