08 January 16

Burundi Prosectuers Demand Life Imprisonment for Coup Plotters

Burundi’s public prosecution has demanded life imprisonment for 28 military and police officers accused of involvement in May’s coup attempt against the government.

07 January 16

Catholic Church Implicated in Uganda Child Labour

Less than two months since the Pope made his first visit to Uganda, the Catholic Church has been implicated in a child labour scandal within the East African nation.

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06 January 16

Rwanda President Hits Back at US Criticism Over Third Term Bid

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has hit back at criticism from the US over his decision to run for a third term in power.

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05 January 16

Donald Trump Stars in Latest Al-Shabaab Recruitment Film

US Republican Candidate Donald Trump plays a starring role in one of the latest Al-Shabaab recruitment videos.

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02 January 16

Rwanda President to Run for Third Term in 2017

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has confirmed he will run for a third term in power, following constitutional changes that could see the leader stay in office until 2034.

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30 December 15

Violence Must Stop, Museveni Tells Burundi Rivals at Uganda Peace Talks

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has called on Burundi’s warring political rivals to bring an end to violence that has killed more than 300 people since April.

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30 December 15

Ethiopia: Second Journalist Arrested in a Week as Oromia Tensions Flare

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says Ethiopian authorities have arrested two journalists in the space of one week as tensions flare over the Oromia land dispute.

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28 December 15

Senator Demands Action Against UEA “Terrorist Employers” Following Kenyan Deaths

A senator has called on the Kenyan government to sack all of its envoys in the Middle East as Kenyan workers in the region continue to die in strange circumstances.

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28 December 15

Strathmore University Fires Security Director Over Deadly Security Drill

Strathmore University has fired its security director and suspended three managers over a bungled security drill that left one person dead and more than 30 injured.

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28 December 15

Rwanda President Dismisses Refugee Recruitment Claims

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has dismissed claims made by Refugee International (RI) that Burundi refugees are being recruited as rebel fighters at asylum camps in his country.

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