Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab has reclaimed Somali port city Merka, according to residents in the area.
Scientists in Kenya say they haven’t seen any evidence of the Zika virus in the country, but insist nations everywhere need to be on alert.
An explosion believed to be caused by a bomb onboard a Somali passenger plane has killed one and injured two.
Government forces in South Sudan killed 50 civilians last October by forcing them into a metal container during stifling heat, according to a new report.
Dozens are reported to have been killed in renewed ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s southwestern town of Gambella.
At least 50 A-Shabaab suspects have been arrested by Somalia and African Union (AU) forces in a joint operation this week.
UN sanctions monitors have called for an arms embargo to be placed on South Sudan and sanctions against the country’s president and top rebel leader.
An estimated 20 people have been killed in the latest Al-Shabaab attack carried out in the Somalia capital Mogadishu.
An outbreak of cholera in southern Somalia has killed at least 17 people, including children, over the last two weeks.
A Kenyan Muslim who shielded Christian passengers during an Al-Shabaab bus attack last month has died in hospital.