16 September 15

Mugabe Reads Wrong Speech at Parliament Opening

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe read the wrong speech at the opening session of parliament on Tuesday. The 91-year-old leader repeated the same speech he gave on August 25, during his state-of-the-nation address, when he was heckled by opposition MPs. The ageing
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15 September 15

Burundi President Calls for Military Unity After Army Chief Assassination Attempt

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has called on the nation’s military to unite following an assassination attempt against the leading army chief. General Prime Niyongabo survived the the attack, but six people where killed and six more injured in the ambush. Witnesses
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14 September 15

Rwanda Seeks Third Term for President Paul Kagame

Rwanda has appointed a commission to review proposed changes to the constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame a third term in power. Article 101 allows any given president to stay in power for a maximum of two seven-year terms,
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14 September 15

Uganda Minister Dies On Return From South Korea

Uganda’s Minister of Internal Affairs, General Aronda Nyakairima,  has died suddenly on a return flight from South Korea. A statement was released on Saturday to confirm the news and announce an investigation would follow to determine the cause of death.
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14 September 15

Burundi Violence: Army Chief Survives Assassination Attempt

Burundi’s top army chief survived an assassination attempt on Friday, as violence continues in the nation’s capital. Army Chief of Staff, General Prime Niyongabo, has been reported as ‘unharmed’ by city police, but the military says six people were killed in
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14 September 15

Defiant Teachers Continue Strikes in Kenya, Despite Warnings to Return to Work

Striking teachers in Kenya are refusing to return to work after 5,000 were sent warning letters for failing to handle the strikes accordingly. As the strikes entered their seventh day on Wednesday, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) revealed it had
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11 September 15

Burundi Violence: Opposition Speaker Shot Dead in ‘Political Assassination’

The spokesman of a Burundi opposition party was shot dead outside his home on Monday, according to the party’s leader. Patrice Gahungu of the opposition UPD Zigamibanga was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Bujumbura, the nation’s capital, on Monday evening.
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