04 July 17

Rwanda: Three presidential candidates disqualified

Rwanda’s electoral commission has disqualified three candidates for next month’s presidential election.

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21 June 17

Tanzania: Paper banned for two years, editor threatened

Tanzanian newspaper Mawio is facing a two-year ban after reporting on a misconduct investigation that implicates two former presidents.

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19 June 17

Eritrea blames US for border conflict that killed 70,000

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki has blamed the US for a border conflict with Ethiopia that killed an estimated 70,000 people between 1998 and 2000.

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18 June 17

Djibouti accuses Eritrea of occupying disputed territory

Djibouti has accused Eritrea of occupying a stretch of disputed territory along their shared border, days after Qatar peacekeeper troops were withdrawn from the site.

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13 June 17

Qatar withdraws troops from Eritrea-Djibouti border

Qatar has announced the withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops at the Eritrea-Djibouti border, as the Gulf country becomes increasingly isolated.

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11 June 17

US conducts air strike against Al-Shabaab training base

The US conducted an air strike against an Al-Shabaab training base in Somalia on Sunday, the Pentagon has confirmed.

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08 June 17

EU ambassador labels claims of meddling in Burundi politics ‘fake news’

European Union (EU) Ambassador Kristian Schmidt has denied claims from Burundi that the EU is attempting to destabilise the country’s political environment.

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01 June 17

Ethiopia shuts down internet ahead of national exams

Ethiopia has shut down internet access for its citizens as students in the country sit national exams.

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27 May 17

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom elected as chief of WHO

Ethiopia’s former health minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been elected as the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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26 May 17

Ethiopia: Opposition member sentenced to six and a half years in prison

Opposition member Yonatan Tesfaye has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for criticising the Ethiopian government on Facebook.

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