Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all political prisoners in the country, according to state media.
Two officials in Burundi have been arrested after President Pierre Nkurunziza was “roughed up” by players for their town’s football team during an amateur match.
Rwanda has closed around 700 churches and one mosque for failing to comply with building regulations and creating noise pollution.
Uganda’s foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa is facing calls to resign following accusations that he accepted a $500,000 bribe from Hong Kong’s former home affairs secretary, Chi Ping Patrick Ho.
Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).
A new law in Kenya that forces property developers to install solar panels on certain buildings has taken effect.
Ugandan minister without portfolio Abraham James Byandala, who is on trial for alleged corruption, appears to have punched a female journalist upon leaving court on Thursday.
Kenya’s Senate has ordered an audit of debts incurred by county governments over the least three years – to the sum of Sh37 billion ($364m).
Rwanda genocide suspect Ladislas Ntaganzwa has been flown into the country from Democratic Republic of Congo to stand trial.
Former Congolese vice-president and rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been found guilty of war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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