The Ethiopian government has confirmed at least five people were killed in fresh protests outside the capital, although opposition members claim many more have died.
Seventeen people have been killed and 30 more injured in the latest outbreak of tribal clashes in South Darfur.
Burundian refugees in neighbouring country Rwanda have said they are being forced to join Burundi opposition groups, even implicating Rwandan security officials in the scheme.
A US envoy has warned Burundi is on the brink of civil war and needs urgent mediation to establish a peace process and avert the conflict.
The body count in Burundi’s capital city continues to rise as violence in the nation shows no sign of abating.
Ethiopia’s government has revealed more than ten million people are facing a food crisis in the country as drought conditions worsen.
Three students have been killed during a protest just outside the Ethiopian capital after security forces moved in to confront the crowds.
Lawmakers from northern Kenya have accused the country’s army of extrajudicial killing after 25 bodies were discovered in shallow graves in Mandera County on Sunday.
Two people have been killed in Kenya’s Narok County as heavy El Niño rains continue to batter the area.
As the world pauses for thought on the Aids crisis that still grips much of the world, it has been revealed that adolescent deaths from the disease have tripled since 2000.