20 March 17

Somali soldiers protest over unpaid wages

Hundreds of Somali soldiers held a strike in Mogadishu on Sunday, in protest over unpaid wages.

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09 March 17

Sudan: 127 prisoners released by SPLM-N rebel group

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has released 127 prisoners captured during fighting in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.

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06 March 17

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of failed dam attack

Ethiopia has accused Eritrean rebels of staging an attack on the massive Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) project.

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23 February 17

Somalia’s new president vows to tackle insecurity, corruption

Somalia’s new president pledged to tackle the country’s problems with insecurity and corruption as he was sworn in on Wednesday.

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21 February 17

Kenya’s government wants to tap its citizens’ mobile phones

The Kenyan government has ordered mobile phone companies in the country to allow it to tap their computers – and the conversations, texts and mobile money transactions of citizens.

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03 February 17

Uganda rules out South Sudan military intervention

Uganda says imposing an external “trusteeship” government upon South Sudan would only make the situation worse in the troubled country.

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30 January 17

Two South Sudanese opposition officials disappear in Kenya

Two senior officials of South Sudan’s SPLM-IO opposition group have disappeared in Nairobi, Kenya.

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29 January 17

UK government downplayed Eritrea human rights abuses to avoid accepting refugees

The British government downplayed the severity of human rights abuses taking place in Eritrea so it could avoid taking in refugees from the African country.

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29 January 17

Rwanda: Kagame promises peaceful, transparent elections

Rwandan president Paul Kagame has assured foreign diplomats that this year’s elections will be peaceful and transparent.

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24 January 17

HRW: Burundi’s ruling party youth killing scores of people

A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) says members of Burundi’s ruling party youth league is torturing and killing scores of people across the country.

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