24 May 17

UN: South Sudan guilty of killing civilians, possible war crimes

The UN on Friday accused South Sudanese soldiers of killing over 100 civilians and other atrocities that may constitute war crimes during the second half of last year.

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19 May 17

10 Christians arrested in Eritrea ahead of vigil for dead prisoners

Ten Christians have been arrested in Eritrea ahead of a protest vigil in the name of Christian prisoners who died in captivity in the Horn of Africa nation.

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15 May 17

South Sudan: President says ousted army chief “in a fighting mood”

South Sudan President Salva Kiir said on Friday that sacked army chief Paul Malong was ” in a fighting mood” when he last spoke to the military official.

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12 May 17

Somalia calls for end to arms embargo in fight against Al-Shabaab

Somali’s government is calling on the international community to lift an arms embargo placed on the country in 1992 as it aims to defeat militant extremist group Al-Shabaab.

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11 May 17

UN: 2m children displaced by South Sudan crisis

The UN says South Sudan’s ongoing civil conflict has forced more than two million children to flee their homes.

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09 May 17

Somalia: Regional Al-Shabaab leader killed in raid

Somalia says it has killed one of Al-Shabaab’s regional leaders and three other members of the extremist group in a raid.

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08 May 17

Tanzania: 36 killed in school bus crash

A school bus full of pupils has crashed in Tanzania, killing 36 people – most of whom were children.

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06 May 17

Somalia: US soldier killed in mission against Al-Shabaab

A US soldier has been killed in Somalia during an operation against extremist group Al-Shabaab.

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05 May 17

UN calls on Ethiopia to allow opposition

The UN’s human rights chief is calling on the Ethiopian government to allow political opposition in the country.

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02 May 17

RSF: No media freedom in Burundi, latest report says

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says there is “no media freedom” in Burundi after the country dropped four places in its latest press freedom ranking.

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