After stalling on peace talks for months, Burundi finally sat down at the table for a four-day meeting in Arusha to discuss the country’s political crisis.
At least three people have been killed in the Burundi capital Bujumbura over the last two days.
Police in Kenya say they have arrested two ISIS suspects in the country’s capital, foiling attacks allegedly planned for Nairobi and Mombassa.
Tanzania’s health minister has revealed cases of cholera in the country are down by 49 percent in the country.
Kenya has threatened to pull its troops out of Somalia if the international community refuses to cover funding gaps left by EU cuts.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported a drastic rise in the average life expectancy for citizens in Kenya.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Kenyan government not to close the Dadaab refugee camp.
The Burundi government will attend peace talks in Tanzania on Saturday but once again refuses to negotiate with opposition members.
The governor of Kenya’s Bomet County has warned that a rise in deaths related to cancer and high blood pressure are putting added strain on the country.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned more than 5 million people – almost half the population – in South Sudan could face acute hunger over the next few months.