Burundi has called upon the UN to remove the country political and security situation form the Security Council’s agenda.
Five people in Ethiopia have been charged with terrorism for trying to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack during a rally in June.
At least 10 people have been killed in South Sudan after a grenade exploded in a busy nightclub.
At least 11,000 people have been infected by mosquito-borne diseases in Sudan’s Kassala state, amid fears of an epidemic sweeping the country.
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says 37,000 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from Tanzania since January – bringing the total to 48,930 since September 2017.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has ordered the army and security forces to fully observe the country’s ceasefire, following a number of breaches in parts of the country.
Security forces in Ethiopia have arrested thousands of people following ethnic clashes in the capital, Addis Ababa.
A new study looking into South Sudan’s civil conflict says the countries war has killed almost 400,000 people since it began in 2013 – far higher than previous estimates.
Authorities in Tanzania say the death toll from last weeks ferry incident has risen to 224 while the ship’s managers have been detained for questioning.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have signed a fresh peace accord in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.