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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12 December 17

Kenya president condemns killing of peacekeepers in DRC

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the killing of 15 Tanzanian soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who were operating as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

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11 December 17

Kenya: Nasa postpones Raila Odinga swearing-in ceremony

Kenyan opposition group Nasa postponed a planned swearing-in ceremony for Raila Odinga on Sunday, after consulting with national and international bodies.

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08 December 17

Somalia, Djibouti criticise Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem

Somalia and Djibouti have criticised US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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04 December 17

Kenya: Opposition strategist arrested after warning government over election

Chief Strategist for Kenyan opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA), David Ndii, has been arrested after he fired a warning to the country’s government over its recent election fiasco.

03 December 17

Tanzania: Police arrest women over same-sex kiss

Police in Tanzania have arrested a woman after a video clip showing her kiss another woman went viral online.

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24 November 17

Uganda: Journalists face treason charges over Museveni ‘Rwanda coup’ story

Three journalists in Uganda are facing charges of treason after a story was published that claimed President Yoweri Museveni is planning to overthrow the government in neighbouring Rwanda.

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19 November 17

Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia stage protest over conditions back home

Eritrean refugees staged a protest in Ethiopia this week against the regime they fled from in their home country.

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12 November 17

Tanzania, Uganda leaders criticise ICC over Burundi investigation

The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda have criticised the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its investigation into human rights abuses in Burundi.

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08 November 17

Kenyan petitioners file court bid against Kenyatta victory

A Kenyan politician and two activists have launched petitions at the Supreme Court seeking the annulment of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s election re-run.

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