28 December 15

Somalia Bans Christmas and New Year Celebrations

Somalia’s government has banned all Christmas and New Year celebrations in the predominantly Muslim country, insisting the Christian festivities could prompt Islamist attacks.

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24 December 15

South Sudan Peace Talks Begin in Juba

Highly anticipated peace talks between South Sudan’s government and the country’s leading opposition group have begun in the capital Juba.

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24 December 15

80 Killed in Ethiopia Protests During Last Four Weeks, Opposition Says

Government forces in Ethiopia have killed more than 80 people during protests in the last four weeks, according to an opposition party.

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21 December 15

Kenya Railways Court Case Leaves Hundreds Homeless in Nairobi

Hundreds of tenants in Nairobi’s Muthurwa Estate have been left homeless after a long-running court battle against Kenya Railways Corporation.

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21 December 15

S. Sudan Opposition Groups Say Most Sudanese Object to 28 States

An alliance of 18 opposition parties in South Sudan claims a majority of the people object to the president’s directive to create a 28 state system within the country.

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21 December 15

Rwanda Says Yes to Paul Kagame Third Term

Rwandans have voted by an overwhelming majority to give Paul Kagame the right to run for a third term as president.

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20 December 15

Cord Leader Raila Vows to Name Kenya Eurobond Thieves

The leader of Kenya’s main opposition group, Raila Odinga, has vowed to name the individuals he claims have illegally profited from Kenya’s Eurobond saga.

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20 December 15

Burundi: Trial Begins for 28 Accused Over Attempted Coup Against President Nkurunziza

The trial of 28 people accused of orchestrating May’s failed coup attempt against Burundi’s President Nkurunziza has begun.

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13 December 15

S. Sudan’s Kiir and Machar Should Be Jailed: US Senator

A US lawmaker has told South Sudanese diplomats they should be “totally embarrassed” to represent their country and insisted their president, Salva Kiir, and rebel leader Riek Machar should be jailed for war crimes.

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12 December 15

Rwanda Genocide Fugitive Arrested in Congo

One of the most notorious fugitives in Rwanda’s history has been arrested by Interpol in Congo.

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