Two prominent rights groups have criticised Tanzania President John Magufuli, accusing him of creating an increasingly repressive regime.
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has called on his country’s people to unite after the latest spate of deadly violence brings national security into question.
Security forces in Burundi say they have killed at least 14 armed men from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
At least three mortar bombs were fired at Mogadishu’s international airport, authorities have confirmed.
Tanzania President John Magufuli has told Burundian refugees in the country to “go back home” as plans to repatriate almost 200,000 refugees come into effect.
Uganda has denied reports the country is planning to impose the death penalty for gay sex, following a global backlash.
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in establishing a peace deal with Eritrea and stabilising tensions in the Horn of Africa.
Almost a dozen Kenyan police officers were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb near the border with Somalia.
The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia, almost 30 years after closing it during the midst of civil war in the Horn of Africa nation.
Almost 600 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from neighbouring Tanzania as part of a major repatriation campaign.