Authorities in Ethiopia say at least 78 people were killed during protest violence last week, warning the death toll could still rise as ethnic tensions continue to trouble the East African nation.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has repeated its stance that all refugees returning to Burundi must do voluntarily, without any pressure from the governments of Tanzania and Burundi.
In a long-overdue move, Ugandan authorities have approved the National Alcohol Control Policy in a bid to curb alcohol abuse nationwide. With Ugandans among the highest consumers of alcohol in Africa— more than one-fifth of the population engages in binge
Numerous people are feared dead and an estimated 182,000 have been forced from their homes by floods in Somalia.
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.