All posts by: Goytiom Kidane

27 January 16

UN Calls for South Sudan Arms Embargo, Leaders Accused of Killing Civilians

UN sanctions monitors have called for an arms embargo to be placed on South Sudan and sanctions against the country’s president and top rebel leader.

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21 January 16

UN Confirms Gang Rape, Mass Graves in Burundi

The UN has confirmed multiple cases of gang rape carried out by Burundi security forces and mass graves in a growing list of human rights violations in the country.

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21 January 16

Burundi Coup Plotters Jailed for Life

Four Burundi ex-generals have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in a failed coup attempt against President Nkurunzziza’s regime last May.

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21 January 16

Ethiopia Needs $50m to Recover Food Production Hit by El Niño

The United Nations says Ethiopia need $50m in emergency funding to recover from its worst drought in 30 years.

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14 January 16

Opposition Slams Burundi for Torturing, Killing Opponents

Opposition members in Burundi have slammed the government’s security forces for the intimidation, torture and killing of opponents in recent months.

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07 January 16

Burundi Peace Talks Falter, Failed Coup Defendants Plead Guilty

Peace talks held in East Africa to resolve Burundi’s national security crisis have deteriorated after the government refused to participate.

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30 November 15

S. Sudan National Security in ‘Critical’ State, Says African Union

The African Union (AU) has warned national security in South Sudan is at a critical state with the nation’s fractured peace deal having done nothing to calm violence in the country.

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30 November 15

Food Security Team Warns of Food Crisis in South Sudan

Tens of thousands of people could be facing a food crisis in South Sudan, according to food security experts in the country.

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19 November 15

Seven Somalis Killed by Security Forces During Food Handout

At least seven people have been killed after a gunfight broke out between rival security forces in Somalia – during a food aid handout mission.

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19 November 15

Switzerland Donates $3 million to Sudan Humanitarian Funds

Switzerland has contributed an additional $3 million dollars (£1.96 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) to help bring aid to the most vulnerable people in the country.

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