The United States government has removed Eritrea from its list of countries not cooperating with its counter-terrorism efforts.
South Sudan’s government has hired US lobbyists to help it reverse sanctions imposed by the US and prevent the establishment of a court that would prosecute those guilty of committing war crimes in the country.
The United States military says it has killed 55 al-Shabaab militants during airstrikes over the past two days.
The US military says it has killed 52 al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia during its deadliest airstrike in the country for months.
Rwanda has shrugged off the US’ decision to suspend its duty-free benefits for exporting clothes to the States – President Donald Trump’s latest move in a supposed “trade war”.
The White House has expressed doubts over South Sudan’s ability to implement lasting peace, suggesting the country lacks the leadership required to bring an end to its ongoing conflict.
The United Nations Security Council narrowly approved an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday.
The US says it is disturbed by “irregularities” in Rwanda’s presidential election last week.
The United States announced on Saturday more than $630 million in aid for Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has blamed the US for a border conflict with Ethiopia that killed an estimated 70,000 people between 1998 and 2000.