18 January 18

Kenya: Odinga vows to inaugurate himself as the ‘people’s president’

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has vowed to inaugurate himself as the “people’s president” by the end of January, unless there is dialogue between himself and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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17 January 18

Sudan deploys additional troops to Eritrea border

Sudan has sent more troops to its border with Eritrea as tensions with Egypt continue to rise.

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16 January 18

South Sudan: Ex-army chief calls for Kiir to step down

South Sudan’s former army chief has called on President Salva Kiir to step down to prevent the country from sliding into further political chaos, according to a diplomat.

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02 January 18

Ethiopia vows to release political prisoners

Ethiopia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to release all political prisoners and close Maekelawi, one of the country’s most notorious detention centres.

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27 December 17

South Sudan: Salva Kiir promises peace in 2018

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has promised his government will comply with the country’s ceasefire and do everything it can to establish peace in 2018.

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26 December 17

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan tensions rise over dam row

Tensions between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have flared over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile.

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24 December 17

DRC: CPJ calls for release of journalist held over defamation claim

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling for the immediate release of a broadcast journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who is being held over accusations of defamation.

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21 December 17

South Sudan: Rivals agree cease-fire for Christmas Eve

South Sudan’s government and rebel groups have signed a cease-fire agreement during peace talks held in Ethiopia this week.

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20 December 17

Uganda: MPs vote to remove presidential age limit

Lawmakers in Uganda voted overwhelmingly in favour of removing constitutional age limitations for presidential candidates on Wednesday, paving the way for Yoweri Museveni to run for a sixth term as president in 2021.

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14 December 17

Rwanda calls on France to admit alleged role in 1994 genocide

Kigali is calling on France to admit allegations are true that it was implicated in the Rwanda genocide, which killed an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis.

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