UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting South Sudan in the aftermath of a recent attack on one of the security council’s bases for internally displaced civilians.
South Africa has confirmed its first case of the Zika virus as health authorities in some countries advise women not to become pregnant.
Kenya claims it has killed the commander of Al-Shabaab’s elite intelligence unit in Somalia.
Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians at a UN base on Wednesday, according to reports from locals.
South Sudan’s leading armed rebel group has accused “government elements” of carrying out the recent attack on a UN base sheltering internally displaced civilians, according to sources in the country.
Somalia’s Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for last month’s plane attack, which blew a hole in the side of an aircraft mid-air.
The laptop bomb that detonated on board a Somali passenger jet last week has been labelled a “sophisticated” device that made it through airport security, according to sources close to the investigation.
Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab has reclaimed Somali port city Merka, according to residents in the area.
Scientists in Kenya say they haven’t seen any evidence of the Zika virus in the country, but insist nations everywhere need to be on alert.
An explosion believed to be caused by a bomb onboard a Somali passenger plane has killed one and injured two.