16 June 18

Uganda: Ex-police chief arrested over spokesperson’s killing

Authorities in Uganda have arrested former police chief Army general Kale Kayihura over the killing of a senior police spokesperson in 2017.

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15 June 18

South Sudan: Rebel leader Machar to hold talks with president

South Sudan’s top rebel leader Riek Machar has accepted an invitation from Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed to attend talks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir next week.

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11 June 18

UN: Situation in Sudan’s Darfur Region has improved

The United Nations’ peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix says security in Sudan’s Darfur Region “has changed radically for the better”.

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07 June 18

Ethiopia says it will accept Eritrea peace deal and border ruling

Ethiopia says it will abide by a peace agreement designed to end conflict with neighbouring Eritrea and accept an international ruling on its shared border with the country.

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04 June 18

Somalia: US says air strike kills 12 militants, al-Shabaab seizes central town

The US military says an air strike against Somali extremist group al-Shabaab killed 12 militants on Thursday.

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30 May 18

South Sudan: Oxfam calls for urgent aid to avert famine

Oxfam says urgent action is needed to prevent millions of people in South Sudan from being hit by famine.

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29 May 18

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again, according to the latest annual State of Piracy report by the non-profit One Earth Future’s Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) program.

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21 May 18

UN: 210 child soldiers released in South Sudan

The United Nations says armed groups in South Sudan have released 210 child soldiers as it continues to push for the release of all children fighting in the country’s civil war.

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19 May 18

DRC: WHO raises Ebola health risk to ‘very high’ amid new cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the health assessment risk in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to “very high” as the African country fights to contain the latest outbreak of Ebola virus.

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19 May 18

40 Ugandan women saved form human trafficking in Thailand

More than 40 Ugandan women were rescued by Thai authorities on Wednesday during operations against human trafficking in the Southeast Asian country.

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