Amnesty International says it has found evidence of mass graves in Burundi at five locations where security forces have been accused of killing 87 people in December.
A British photojournalist and French reporter have been released by Burundi authorities one day after they were arrested in the capital Bujumbura.
The UK’s Minister for Africa James Duddridge has urged South Sudan’s warring parties to form a transitional government – in accordance a peace deal agreed in August – without delay.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will remain in Somalia, despite the withdrawal of troops from key bases within the country.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has opened the border with neighbouring South Sudan for the first time since the two nations split in 2011.
South Sudan’s former vice-president, turned rebel leader, Riek Machar has met with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni to seek help with the failed peace deal in South Sudan.
Kenyan forces have pulled out of two military bases in Somalia, according to local residents, including one recently attacked by Al-Shabaab militants.
A New Zealand photographer, famous for his graphic pictures of a hot air balloon crash in his home country, has been arrested in Uganda.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed several troops from the East African nation were killed in an Al-Shabaab attack on an army base in neighbouring Somalia on Friday.
Four Burundi ex-generals have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in a failed coup attempt against President Nkurunzziza’s regime last May.