17 November 17

South Sudanese in Uganda call on Kiir, Machar to step aside

South Sudanese living in Uganda are calling on President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar to step aside from the top leadership positions in their home nation.

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15 November 17

UN renews arms sanctions against Eritrea and Somalia

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday voted to extend separate arms embargos against Eritrea and Somalia.

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13 November 17

Burundi refugees say they fear returning home

A number of Burundi refugees who spoke to US publication VOA say they fear returning to their home country.

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11 November 17

US drone strike kills ‘several’ Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia

The United States military says it has carried out a drone strike against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia, killing “several”.

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10 November 17

Burundi: ICC opens ‘crimes against humanity’ investigation, government refuses to cooperate

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has authorised a full investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in Burundi.

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09 November 17

UN: South Sudan government using food as a weapon of war

South Sudan’s government is using food as a weapon of war against civilians, according to a United Nations sanction monitors report, seen by Reuters last week.

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30 October 17

UN: Millions facing starvation in Democratic Republic of Congo

The United Nations’ food agency says more than three million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are facing starvation unless vital funds are delivered.

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28 October 17

Ethiopia: Police fire live rounds at protestors in Oromia

Ethiopian police officers fired live ammunition at protesters in Oromia on Thursday to disperse crowds who were blocking roads in the town of Ambo.

26 October 17

Ethiopia begins civil registration for refugees

Ethiopia has launched civil registration for refugees in the country, allowing them to register life events such as birth, marriage and death.

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25 October 17

US ambassador evacuated from South Sudan

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has been evacuated from a UN camp for displaced people in South Sudan.

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