16 April 17

Uganda: Woman detained for criticising president refuses psychiatric exam

A Ugandan woman detained for criticising the country’s president has resisted attempts to force psychiatric exams upon her, according to her lawyer.

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13 April 17

US imposes sanctions on Eritrea over ties with North Korea

The US has imposed further sanctions on Eritrea, this time for attempting to buy military equipment from North Korea.

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12 April 17

South Sudan: UN calls on government to protect civilians and aid workers following attacks

The United Nations is calling on South Sudan’s government to protect civilians and aid workers in the country following a series of attacks against both groups.

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07 April 17

South Sudan: Rebels vow to stop oil production

South Sudan’s main rebel group is threatening to end oil production in the country, after releasing three foreign oil workers who were kidnapped earlier this month.

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06 April 17

Ethiopia extends state of emergency by four months

The Ethiopian government has extended the country’s state of emergency by four months in a move widely anticipated by critics.

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05 April 17

Tanzania: President fires minister over press freedom row, sends warning shot to media

Tanzanian President John Magufuli warned the country’s media organisations to “be careful” on Friday after sacking a minister for defending press freedom.

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20 March 17

Somali soldiers protest over unpaid wages

Hundreds of Somali soldiers held a strike in Mogadishu on Sunday, in protest over unpaid wages.

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09 March 17

Sudan: 127 prisoners released by SPLM-N rebel group

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has released 127 prisoners captured during fighting in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

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06 March 17

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of failed dam attack

Ethiopia has accused Eritrean rebels of staging an attack on the massive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

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23 February 17

Somalia’s new president vows to tackle insecurity, corruption

Somalia’s new president pledged to tackle the country’s problems with insecurity and corruption as he was sworn in on Wednesday.

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