Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Ugandan government is intensifying its clampdown on media and press freedoms in the East African country.
Rwanda has charged 25 men linked to rebel group, the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), with treason and other crimes.
Uganda’s government has outlawed re berets, as worn by popular opposition figure Bobi Wine.
Sudan’s newly-appointed prime minister has launched an independent investigation into the deaths of protesters during a deadly crackdown on demonstrations in June.
South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that his country is “heading towards lasting peace and stability.”
The murder of Rwandan political figure Sylidio Dusabumuremyi has prompted fears among opposition groups in for their safety.
Burundi’s Catholic Church says political violence and intimidation is worsening in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election.
The United States has imposed sanctions against Uganda’s former chief of police, Kale Kayihura, over alleged human rights violations and corruption.
United Nations investigators have warned of the danger that human rights atrocities could take place in Burundi ahead of presidential elections next year.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says detained Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera needs urgent medical attention.