The Burundi crisis and wider terrorism across Africa have been the dominant topics between leaders and officials at African Union (AU) talks held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.
Russia has said it is opposed to placing a UN arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.
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.
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.
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.