The UN and its humanitarian partners have dispatched medical supplies to treat 10,000 people in Uganda affected by the heavy rains, a UN spokesman said Friday.
The floods and rains have affected some 300,000 people; at least 38 have been reportedly killed and 65,000 have been displaced since September, according to Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the secretary-general.
The UN has supplied oral rehydration salts, malaria medicines, health technical personnel and vehicles, the spokesman detailed.
Meanwhile, he said, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has also provided space for 7,000 people displaced in a transit center.
The UN in Uganda has also requested funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to support the government-led efforts, he said.
Five soldiers from UN-backed government forces on Friday were killed in airstrikes launched by Libya's eastern-based army in the city of Sirte, some 450 km east of the capital Tripoli.
"Five soldiers were killed by Haftar's air force as the troops were pursuing remnants of Islamic State terrorists in southern Sirte," said Taha Hadid, spokesman of Sirte's Protection and Security Force, the security service of the Sirte government.
The army, led by Khalifa Haftar, has been leading a military campaign in and around Tripoli since early April, attempting to take over the city.
Fighting has so far left thousands dead or injured, with more than 120,000 civilians displaced.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya said it regrets the recent military escalation in the country, while stressing the importance of finding a political solution to the Libyan crisis.
Eleven people were killed and 15 others injured in a road accident in northeastern Zimbabwe on Friday morning, local authorities said.
The tragedy occurred in the small town of Mutoko in Mashonaland East province when tire burst caused a commuter omnibus to veer off the highway it was running on which connects the capital Harare to Nyamapanda on the border with Mozambique.
Eight people were killed on the spot, and three others died prior to or upon arrival in the hospital.
Robert Muzeziwa, an official from the province, told Xinhua that 12 of the injured people were locally hospitalized, and three of them who were in critical condition transferred to a hospital in Harare.
Zimbabwe has been plagued by a lot of fatal highway accidents. Police blamed them mostly on bad driving while poor road conditions in the landlocked country also contributed to the situation.
Rwanda's National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) on Friday described as a "landmark" the conviction of a former Rwandan official by the Brussels High Court on Thursday for genocide and war crimes.
Fabien Neretse, 71, was sentenced on Friday to 25 years in prison by the Belgian court following Thursday's conviction.
He was prosecuted for genocide and war crimes committed during the three-month Rwandan genocide against Tutsi minority in 1994, which claimed the lives of over 1 million people.
Neretse, who denied all charges during the trial, is the first person to be convicted in Belgium on a genocide charge, said the CNLG in a statement.
Magistrates of Belgium had been compiling evidence of the case over the years since Neretse was arrested in France in 2011.