16 February 18

6 DRC soldiers killed by Rwandan troops

Six Congolese soldiers have been killed by the Rwandan army on DRC territory, according to the country’s army.

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10 February 18

300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, including 87 girls, the UN has said.

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08 February 18

Somalia: Mogadishu truck bomber sentenced to death

Somalia’s military courts on Tuesday sentenced a man to death over his role in the deadliest bomb attack to take place in the country.

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08 February 18

UN chief criticises Burundi leader’s fourth term bid

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticised Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plans to run for a fourth term in power.

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07 February 18

South Sudan urged to end ‘nightmare’ as fresh peace talks open

South Sudan has been urged to put an end to its ongoing civil war as a new round of peace talks began in Ethiopia on Monday.

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05 February 18

Kenya: Police fire tear gas at protestors over TV station closures

Police in Kenya fired tear gas at demonstrators on Monday during a protest demanding the reopening of three TV stations closed for covering opposition activities.

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31 January 18

UN official accuses Kenya, Uganda of fuelling South Sudan conflict

A UN official has accused Kenya and Uganda of fuelling South Sudan’s ongoing civil conflict.

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30 January 18

30 African refugees drown off the coast of Yemen

At least 30 African refugees have drowned off the coast of Yemen after their boat capsized.

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30 January 18

Kenya: 4 killed in Nairobi blaze as fire trucks run out of water

At least four people have been killed and an estimated 6,000 left homeless in a fire in the Lang’ata neighbourhood of Nairobi on Sunday night.

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28 January 18

South Sudan ranked among least democratic nations in the world

South Sudan is once against ranked among the world’s least democratic nations in the latest Freedom in the World report by Freedom House.

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