Burundi has lifted international arrest warrants against 15 exiled politicians accused of plotting a coup attempt against the government.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has denied accusations from the country’s leading opposition group that his government was involved in the recent attack on a UN base in Malakal.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he will set up a new prison dedicated to dealing with extremist criminals, following years of terrorist attacks in the country.
Burundi has banned the use of motorbikes in parts of the capital, Bujumbura, in an attempt to curb violence in the city.
Rwanda has said it will send Burundi refugees to other countries, after being accused by the UN of recruiting them to fuel the conflict in neighbouring Burundi.
Investigations into Tuesday’s explosion aboard a Somali passenger plane have revealed the blast was likely caused by a laptop bomb.
Police in Kenya have launched a manhunt to track down individuals believed to have staged attacks on Uber taxis and their drivers.
Three press freedom watchdogs have criticised Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for systematically clamping down on the media within their countries.
A British helicopter pilot has been shot dead by Tanzanian poachers, according to the charity he was working for.
At least 50 A-Shabaab suspects have been arrested by Somalia and African Union (AU) forces in a joint operation this week.