All posts by: Goytiom Kidane

15 March 16

EU Cuts Aid to Burundi, Funds Humanitarian Agencies Directly

The European Union (EU) has announced it will suspend all financial support going to the Burundi government.

12 March 16

South Sudan: Journalist Kidnapped and Tortured Weeks After Release

A journalist in South Sudan has been abducted, tortured and dumped near a graveyard soon after being released by security forces for criticising the government.

12 March 16

Africa Failing in War Against Al-Shabaab, Says US Army Chief

A US army chief has warned that Africa is failing in its war against militant terrorist group Al-Shabaab.

11 March 16

South Sudan: Rivals Trade Accusations Over Fresh Violence in Upper Nile Region

Rival forces in South Sudan are trading accusations once again, this time over fresh violence in the Upper Nile region.

10 March 16

Laptop Bomb Explodes at Somali Airport

Six people have been injured in a laptop bomb explosion at an airport in Somalia – the second attack targeting passenger planes in recent weeks.

08 March 16

Sudan Journalists Agree to End Hunger Strike

A group of 30 journalists who had staged Sudan’s largest ever hunger protest have agreed to end their demonstration after the government pledged to defer their case to the Constitutional Court.

04 March 16

UN: South Sudan Crisis Getting Worse

The UN has said the crisis in South Sudan is getting worse with leaders in the country “dragging their feet” in implementing a peace deal.

03 March 16

Sudan: Journalist Hunger Strikes Over Newspaper Suspension

A team of journalists in Sudan are staging a hunger strike in protest of their newspaper being suspended.

26 February 16

UN Rights Group Warns Uganda As Protests Turn Violent

The UN High Commission for Human Rights has warned Uganda of its obligations under international law as protests over last week’s elections turn violent.

26 February 16

HRW: Burundi Violence Worse, Happening ‘Under the Radar’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the UN to deploy an international police presence in Burundi, as violence continues to escalate.


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