Former president of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, has died at the age of 71, the country’s government has confirmed.
Ethiopia’s army says it is at war against forces in the country’s heavily-armed Tigray region after Nobel Prize-winning prime minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops in the region.
South Sudan’s warring leaders have signed a power-sharing deal aimed at bringing an end to the country’s five-year civil war.
South Sudan’s government and rebel groups have signed a cease-fire agreement during peace talks held in Ethiopia this week.
South Sudan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for young people. Only seven countries see more young people die per year than the East African nation, which has been locked in a bitter civil war since
The latest Global Peace Index says the world is slightly more peaceful this year than it was in 2016, but East Africa is one exception. Political instability fluctuates unpredictably in the region and a number of conflicts have added to an
South Sudan President Salva Kirr has declared a three-month state of emergency in four states across the country.
The United Nations is calling on South Sudan’s government to protect civilians and aid workers in the country following a series of attacks against both groups.
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has released 127 prisoners captured during fighting in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.
Rights groups are again warning that Burundi risks slipping into civil war and genocide, urging the international community to intervene in the “forgotten conflict”.