Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the UN to deploy an international police presence in Burundi, as violence continues to escalate.
South Africa President Jacob Zuma has announced the country will withdraw its peacekeeping troops from the Darfur region in Sudan.
Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has threatened Kenya with further violence, following the recent attack on a Kenyan Defense Force (KDF) base in El-Adde, Somalia.
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.