The African Union (AU) has warned national security in South Sudan is at a critical state with the nation’s fractured peace deal having done nothing to calm violence in the country.
Tens of thousands of people could be facing a food crisis in South Sudan, according to food security experts in the country.
Aid groups have said they can’t keep up with the influx of Burundi refugees entering Tanzania as violence continues to escalates in their country.
UNICEF estimates nearly two million Sudanese children under the age of five suffer from malnutrition every year.
Five Tanzanian gold miners have been found alive after being trapped underground for 41 days. Twelve others are still missing, according to police, who said the entire remaining group was presumed dead.
At least seven people have been killed after a gunfight broke out between rival security forces in Somalia – during a food aid handout mission.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir called for support from lawmakers and international bodies on Wednesday – to back the country’s peace deal – following two years of civil war.
Kenya has been named as the worst place in the world to be pregnant, due to insufficient medical care, poor family planning and continued female circumcision in the country.
United Nation (UN) and African Union (AU) troops look set to be deployed in Burundi, as the nation’s political crisis reaches melting point.
Leaders and opposition groups across the East African region have condemned terrorist attacks in Paris that killed at least 128 people.