The human rights situation in Eritrea is showing no signs of improvement since a peace deal was signed with Ethiopia last year, a UN expert has warned.
Amnesty International has accused Eritrea of targeting and persecuting exiled human rights living abroad who criticise the government in their homeland.
More than 2 million people in Somalia face the threat of starvation this summer, unless an urgent humanitarian response is facilitated.
The United Nations Security Council has decided to reduce the number of troops serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by 1,000 personnel.
The United Nations (UN) has extended sanctions against South Sudan, including an arms embargo, for another year.
The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.
Three United Nations agencies say more than half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger.
Somalia has asked top UN official Nicholas Haysom to leave the country “as soon as possible” after accusing him of “interfering with the country’s internal affairs”.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called for authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to implement measures to prevent further violence in the build-up to the country’s presidential election later this month.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea, which have been in place against the Horn of Africa nation for almost a decade.