Rwanda President Paul Kagame has dismissed claims made by Refugee International (RI) that Burundi refugees are being recruited as rebel fighters at asylum camps in his country.
Somalia’s government has banned all Christmas and New Year celebrations in the predominantly Muslim country, insisting the Christian festivities could prompt Islamist attacks.
Highly anticipated peace talks between South Sudan’s government and the country’s leading opposition group have begun in the capital Juba.
Government forces in Ethiopia have killed more than 80 people during protests in the last four weeks, according to an opposition party.
Sudan appears to have backed Burundi in its dispute against African Union (AU) plans to send peacekeeper troops into the troubled nation.
Burundi’s government has rejected an offer from the African Union (AU) to send peacekeepers into the troubled nation, warning they would be seen as “an invasion force”. The representative body of 54 African nations collectively offered to send 5,000 troops
An alliance of 18 opposition parties in South Sudan claims a majority of the people object to the president’s directive to create a 28 state system within the country.
Rwandans have voted by an overwhelming majority to give Paul Kagame the right to run for a third term as president.
The trial of 28 people accused of orchestrating May’s failed coup attempt against Burundi’s President Nkurunziza has begun.
As South Sudan’s civil war enters its second year, conflict continues to rage – despite a peace deal that was supposed to put an end to conflict in the young country.
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