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.
Bilateral relations between Kenya and the US have stumbled after the US Federal Aviation Administration reaffirmed Kenyan airspace as a risk zone.
The Kenyan government has announced plans to close the world largest refugee camp and expel more than 300,000 Somalis from the country.
The Somalia National Army (SNA) says it has confiscated a hoard of weapons that were headed for Mandera in Kenya, claiming Al-Shabaab intended to use it for attacks in towns along the border.
Nineteen Ethiopian children who were kidnapped in last month’s attack in Gambella by South Sudanese gunmen have been released.
South Sudan’s First Vice-President Riek Machar has called on the people of South Sudan to forgive one another for the sake of peace, as rival sides continue to clash in the country.