On August 27, the first group of Burundian refugees repatriating from neighbouring Rwanda began their return journey home.
Rwanda has increased the length of its evening curfew and restricted movement in the western Rusizi area after a surge in coronavirus cases.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared the end of a deadly measles epidemic that claimed the lives of more than 7,000 children under the age of five during a 25-month period.
At least 19 civilians were killed and a further two injured in attacks carried out across three villages in Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ituri province on Sunday.
Kenya has announced that all schools in the country will remain closed until January as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
More than 80 people were killed in Sudan’s Darfur region over the weekend, according to the United Nations.
Kenya has extended a nightly curfew and restricted alcohol sales in restaurants following a steep rise in coronavirus cases in the East African nation.
The United Nations says two aid workers and four other people were killed by a group of armed attackers in South Sudan earlier this week.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has sent an open letter to recently-elected Burundi President Évariste Ndayishimiye, urging the country’s new leader to address a series of ongoing human rights issues.
Newly-elected Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye says the coronavirus is the country’s “biggest enemy” in a dramatic turnaround from the stance taken by his late predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.