30 September 15

UN Calls for Access to Vulnerable Populations in South Sudan

The UN has called upon South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar to allow its agencies access to vulnerable populations in the war-stricken country. South Sudan has been in a state of civil war for 21 months
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27 September 15

Rwanda Denies Unofficial Detention Centre Claims

Rwanda has strongly denied the existence of unofficial detention centres, after a scathing report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report makes claims of “unlawful detention and ill-treatment” in Rwanda’s Gikindo Transit Centre, while Rwanda insists the facility in question
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27 September 15

Magufuli Vows War Against Albino Killings

Tanzanian Presidential candidate John Magufuli has vowed to intensify the war against killing albinos – a growing problem in Lake Zone regions. The area has seen a rise in horrific crimes against people with albinism in recent years, with witchdoctors fuelling
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26 September 15

Kenyan Teachers Ordered to Return to Work

Striking teachers in Kenya have been ordered to return to the classroom “immediately” following a court ruling in Nairobi. Employment and Labour Relations Court Judge Nelson Abuodha told teachers to suspend the strike for 90 days, so proper negotiations could
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26 September 15

Kenya Finds Weapons, Drugs on Norwegian Ship

Kenya security agents have confirmed weapons and drugs have been found on a ship they intercepted last week. The narcotics were found inside the tyres of trucks which were to be delivered as part of a UN peacekeeping mission; while the
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23 September 15

Ugandan Troops to Withdraw From South Sudan

Ugandan troops who have been fighting against rebel forces in South Sudan will start to withdraw from the country next week. The Ugandan People’s Defense Force (UPDF) has been fighting alongside the South Sudanese army (SPLA), against the opposition forces
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23 September 15

EU Calls on Sudan to Investigate Killing of Protesters

The European Union has urged Sudan’s government to probe the killing of protesters in the deadly clash of September 2013. Almost two years since the country’s most violent clash between protesters and the existing regime, no findings have been made
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23 September 15

Poll Says Tanzania Election Isn’t So Close After All

Tanzania’s 2015 General Election has been hyped as the most competitive in the nation’s history, but recent poll figures suggest the race is far from close. The poll shows John Magufuli of the ruling CCM party has more than 60% support, leading his closest challenger,
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22 September 15

Somalia Car Bomb Kills 7 in Presidential Palace Attack

A car bomb killed at least seven people in Somalia on Monday in an attack aimed at the Presidential Palace. A police officer has confirmed five fatalities and further injuries to Reuters, although other reports say as many as seven deaths
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21 September 15

South Sudan President Shuns UN Meeting to Address Ceasefire Violations

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will shun a UN meeting later this month to address the continuing violence in war-stricken South Sudan. The president had been invited to the meeting in New York by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, following
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