03 April 18

CPJ: Kenyan journalists assaulted by police at Nairobi airport

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling on authorities in Kenya to investigate the assault of journalists by police at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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30 March 18

United Nations renews security mission in DRC

The United Nations has extended its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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28 March 18

IGAD says South Sudan rebel leader Machar should be freed

The East African bloc IGAD says South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar should be released from house arrest in South Africa as soon as possible.

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27 March 18

Somalia: Mogadishu car bomb kills at least 4 people near parliament

A car bomb explosion in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least four people, police said on Sunday.

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26 March 18

Tanzania arrests two people calling for protests on social media

Police in Tanzania have arrested two people accused of urging fellow citizens to protests against John Magufuli and his government.

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19 March 18

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of destabilising security

Ethiopia has accused neighbouring Eritrea of attempting to compromise its security by supporting “destructive” groups.

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18 March 18

Burundi named world’s unhappiest country

Burundi is the world’s unhappiest nation, according to the World Happiness Report 2018, released on Wednesday.

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16 March 18

Kenya’s High Court hands check to Big Sugar

A judge from Kenya’s High Court has quashed an imposition of excise duty on bottled water, fruit juices, energy drinks, sodas and cosmetic products, claiming the tax as unconstitutional. The ruling has been interpreted by some as a win for
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16 March 18

UN threatens South Sudan with arms embargo

The United Nations has demanded an immediate end to fighting in South Sudan, warning the country’s warring political sides it will consider an arms embargo if violations of a ceasefire continue.

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13 March 18

Ethiopian soldiers kill 9 civilians in ‘accidental shooting’

Soldiers in Ethiopia killed nine civilians in the Oromia region on Saturday in what the state media described as an “accidental shooting” on Sunday.

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