28 July 17

Rwanda polls close, Kagame victory expected

Polls have closed in Rwanda’s presidential election with Paul Kagame widely expected to secure a third term in power.

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26 July 17

South Sudan: Government blocks access to independent websites

South Sudan’s government has blocked access to numerous independent news websites, according to internet users in the country.

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26 July 17

Uganda: 56 people arrested over illegal meetings

Police in Uganda have arrested 56 people for holding illegal meetings, authorities said on Thursday.

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25 July 17

China open to sending peacekeeper troops to Djibouti-Eritrea

China says it is open to the idea of sending peacekeeper troops to the disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region.

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25 July 17

Burundian robotics team goes missing in Washington

A high school robotics team from Burundi has gone missing in the United States during an international robotics competition.

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24 July 17

South Sudan: President declares state of emergency in four states

South Sudan President Salva Kirr has declared a three-month state of emergency in four states across the country.

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24 July 17

Burundi: President calls on refugees to return home

Burundi President Pierre Nkuruniza is calling on people who fled the country during political unrest since 2015 to return home.

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21 July 17

Ethiopia frees 114 Somali prisoners

Ethiopia has released more than 110 Somali prisoners following a diplomatic agreement between the two countries.

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17 July 17

South Sudan: Director jailed for not airing president speech

The director of South Sudan’s state television has been arrested for failing to air a live broadcast of President Salva Kiir’s Independence Day speech.

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15 July 17

HRW: Rift Valley violence threatens Kenya elections

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says ongoing violence in Kenya’s Rift Valley could keep thousands of people from voting in next month’s presidential elections.

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