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.
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.