Government forces in South Sudan killed 50 civilians last October by forcing them into a metal container during stifling heat, according to a new report.
Dozens are reported to have been killed in renewed ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s southwestern town of Gambella.
At least 50 A-Shabaab suspects have been arrested by Somalia and African Union (AU) forces in a joint operation this week.
UN sanctions monitors have called for an arms embargo to be placed on South Sudan and sanctions against the country’s president and top rebel leader.
An estimated 20 people have been killed in the latest Al-Shabaab attack carried out in the Somalia capital Mogadishu.
An outbreak of cholera in southern Somalia has killed at least 17 people, including children, over the last two weeks.
A Kenyan Muslim who shielded Christian passengers during an Al-Shabaab bus attack last month has died in hospital.
The UN has confirmed multiple cases of gang rape carried out by Burundi security forces and mass graves in a growing list of human rights violations in the country.
More than half of South Sudanese children are not in school – the highest proportion of any country – due to ongoing conflict in the country, according to the UN.
ISIS has released a new video calling on its “Somalian brothers” to abandon Al-Shabaab and join the Islamic State as it prepares to expand into Africa.