27 December 17

South Sudan: Salva Kiir promises peace in 2018

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has promised his government will comply with the country’s ceasefire and do everything it can to establish peace in 2018.

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26 December 17

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan tensions rise over dam row

Tensions between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have flared over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile.

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24 December 17

DRC: CPJ calls for release of journalist held over defamation claim

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling for the immediate release of a broadcast journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who is being held over accusations of defamation.

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21 December 17

South Sudan: Rivals agree cease-fire for Christmas Eve

South Sudan’s government and rebel groups have signed a cease-fire agreement during peace talks held in Ethiopia this week.

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20 December 17

Uganda: MPs vote to remove presidential age limit

Lawmakers in Uganda voted overwhelmingly in favour of removing constitutional age limitations for presidential candidates on Wednesday, paving the way for Yoweri Museveni to run for a sixth term as president in 2021.

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14 December 17

Rwanda calls on France to admit alleged role in 1994 genocide

Kigali is calling on France to admit allegations are true that it was implicated in the Rwanda genocide, which killed an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis.

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12 December 17

Kenya president condemns killing of peacekeepers in DRC

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the killing of 15 Tanzanian soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who were operating as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

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11 December 17

Kenya: Nasa postpones Raila Odinga swearing-in ceremony

Kenyan opposition group Nasa postponed a planned swearing-in ceremony for Raila Odinga on Sunday, after consulting with national and international bodies.

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08 December 17

Somalia, Djibouti criticise Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem

Somalia and Djibouti have criticised US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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04 December 17

Kenya: Opposition strategist arrested after warning government over election

Chief Strategist for Kenyan opposition party National Super Alliance (NASA), David Ndii, has been arrested after he fired a warning to the country’s government over its recent election fiasco.

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