A UN human rights official has admitted the organisation is less prepared to deal with genocide in Burundi than it was before the 1994 atrocity in Rwanda.
The only adult survivor of a cargo plane crash in South Sudan has told how he protected a stranger’s baby as the aircraft descended into a bank of the River Nile.
More than 40 people are feared dead following a plane crash, involving a Russian built aircraft, shortly after it took off from Juba International Airport.
Tanzania has ramped up its sex education efforts in a bid to curb the high levels of teenage pregnancies in the East African nation.
A pregnant women died at Kakamega Provincial General Hospital, after she was left in agony and begging for help for 14 hours.
A UN forecast that predicts political and natural disasters fears a coup attempt in volatile Burundi could extend violence across the country.
Thirteen United Nations workers have been released, a week after they were abducted by South Sudan rebels, the UN has announced. A total of 31 UN peacekeeping members were kidnapped by rebels last week, but the majority were soon released.
An Al-Shabaab hotel attack in Somalia has killed at least 15 people in the capital, Mogadishu.
A team of Word Health Organization (WHO) experts have arrived in Sudan to assess the nation’s response to a haemorrhagic fever outbreak in Darfur.
An African Union (AU) report on the civil war in South Sudan has cited evidence of gross human rights violations.