21 May 17

South Sudan: President restructures nation’s army

South Sudan President Salva Kirr made several changes to the country’s army on Monday night – including major leadership changes.

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20 May 17

Ethiopia: Opposition member found guilty of terror charge

An Ethiopian opposition politician has been found guilty of encouraging terrorism over comments he posted on Facebook.

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16 May 17

5 Kenyans, 67 Somalis deported from US

Five Kenyans and 67 Somalis have been deported from the US as the country clamps down on immigration.

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14 May 17

UN accuses Ukraine of selling weapons to South Sudan

The United Nations has accused Ukraine of violating an international arms embargo placed on South Sudan by supplying the war-torn country with weapons.

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13 May 17

Rwanda: Opposition member ‘assassinated’

A member a banned opposition party in Rwanda has been assassinated, according to party officials.

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10 May 17

South Sudan: New rebel group challenges president as conflict intensifies

A new rebel group in South Sudan, claiming to consist of more than 30,000 fighters, is threatening to overthrow President Salva Kiir.

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04 May 17

Tanzania: Magufuli fires 9,932 civil servants

Tanzania President John Magufuli dismissed more than 9,900 civil servants on Friday for having forged educational certificates.

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02 May 17

Kenyan opposition selects Odinga to run against president

A coalition of opposition parties in Kenya has selected former prime minister Raila Odinga to run for president in August’s polls.

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27 April 17

Kenya hires international auditors to oversee election

Kenya has hired international auditors to oversee the upcoming presidential election following violence, delays and fraud accusations in the build-up to August’s polls.

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25 April 17

UN: Human rights abuses in South Sudan still going unpunished

Human rights abuses are still going unpunished in South Sudan, according to the Human Rights Director for the United Nations Mission (UNMISS).

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