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.
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.