08 October 15

Kenya Objects to Somalia’s Border Dispute Case

Kenya has rejected a maritime boundary case submitted to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) by Somalia, claiming it is invalid. Kenya contests that Somalia’s case falls outside of the  ICJ’s jurisdiction and breaks the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) singed in
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08 October 15

Burundi Expels Rwandan Diplomat as Tensions Rise Between Nations

Burundi has expelled a Rwandan diplomat, as tensions between the two countries continues to escalate. No official reason has been given for the diplomat’s expulsion, who had been serving as a top adviser at the Rwandan embassy for many years. His
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08 October 15

Tensions Rise Ahead of Tanzania Elections

With less than three weeks left until elections in Tanzania, tensions are rising in what is being called the closest electoral race in the nation’s history. So far the build-up has been largely peaceful, with only a “few isolated cases”
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08 October 15

Al-Shabaab Threaten Violence ‘With Fire’ Against British Troops

Somalia militant group Al-Shabaab has vowed to greet British peacekeeping troops “with fire” upon their arrival in the country. Spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage spoke on the group’s radio station on Tuesday, promising to welcome the peacekeepers with bullets and
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06 October 15

Popular Tanzanian Reverend Dies in Car Crash

One of Tanzania’s most popular opposition members, Reverend Christopher Mtikila, has died in a car crash. The outspoken politician had a reputation for voicing his opinions and using the courts to tackle various constitutional issues over the years. Rev Mtikila died early
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06 October 15

South Africa Seeks Time From ICC to Explain Bashir Arrest Failure

South Africa has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) for more time to explain why it allowed Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to leave the country, when he visited in June. Bashir is accused of orchestrating genocide, war crimes and crimes
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06 October 15

S. Sudan’s President Kiir Accused of Violating Constitution Over 28 States

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has been accused of violating the constitution after dividing the country into 28 states. Kiir’s announcement last Friday will see the nation split from 10 states into 28, but opposition leader Reik Machar has condemned the
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06 October 15

Uganda’s Gen Bamuze Callapses at Hotel, Dies

A former commander of the Uganda National Rescue Front (UNRF) has died after collapsing at a hotel. Gen Ali Bamuze died Sunday evening after collapsing at the J&M Airport Road Hotel in Bwebajja. His death was confirmed the following day, but no
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06 October 15

Poor Education & Insecurity Dents Kenya’s Governance Ranking

Kenya’s declining standard of education and security concerns are holding back the country’s development, according to a new governance report. The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) annual report shows that, while the country has improved its overall score in
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02 October 15

Experts Meet to Address Human Rights Violations Against Tribes in Kenya, Ethiopia

Experts are meeting at two events in Milan, Italy, to address the forced eviction of native tribes in Kenya and Ethiopia. Survival International – an organisation that aims to protect the rights of tribes around the world – is hosting
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