More than 6,000 bodies have been found across six mass graves in Burundi – the largest discovery since excavations began in 2014.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Tanzania’s ruling party of threatening opposition leaders in the latest report from the organisation criticising the government’s attack on free speech.
Uganda is the latest country to be invaded by swarms of locusts ina crisis that already threatens crops in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.
The United Nations has welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children abducted by South Sudan’s leading opposition group.
A court in Kenya has cleared nine people charged with causing the deaths of almost 50 people during the collapse of a dam in 2018.
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.