Leaders from nine opposition groups in South Sudan have formed a coalition group in a bid to accelerate the country’s struggling peace process.
Michel Kafando, the United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi, says the East African nation isn’t ready to hold credible elections in 2020.
Police in Burundi are forcing people to enrol ahead of a national referendum on making changes to the constitution that would allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a fourth term in power, according to opposition groups in the country.
Sudan has released more than 80 students and political activist who were arrested last month during deadly protests over rising bread prices and government policies.
Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has announced his resignation at the country’s leader and head, following years of anti-government demonstrations.
Kenya’s government has restored transmission for two TV stations that were shut down last week for attempting to broadcast Raila Odinga’s ceremonial inauguration.
Tanzania’s Catholic Church has accused President John Magufuli’s government of hurting democracy by suppressing freedom of expression.
Raila Odinga has responded to calls from foreign envoys for his party to recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legitimacy by telling them to stay out of Kenya politics.
Joseph Kabila’s aide says the Democratic Republic of Congo president won’t stand in this year’s scheduled election.
Kenya’s government has ejected opposition politician Miguna Miguna days after he was arrested.
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