Hundreds of people have been killed in Burundi since the disputed third-term election of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The government denies responsibility, blaming terrorists instead, but banned human-rights groups and victims point to the police.
Former Burundian President Domitien Ndayizeye has said that he was threatened by the coordinator of the ruling party's youth wing, the Imbonerakure. But has vowed not to flee the country.
Burundi's government and opposition alliance plan to meet at the end of July for talks to end the country's two-year political conflict. As tensions escalate, this goal looks less likely by the day.
UN aid agencies have downgraded the severity of famine that had been gripping parts of South Sudan. But there are still higher than ever levels of extreme hunger across the country.
South Sudan's civil war has forced over 1 million children to flee the country while another million are internally displaced, UN agencies say. Officials have warned that the future of an entire generation is at risk.
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