23 October 18

Tanzania’s youngest billionaire released unharmed, 9 days after kidnapping

Tanzania’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released unharmed, nine days after he was abducted by gunmen.

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23 October 18

South Sudan: Rebel group accuses SPLM-IO of ceasefire violation

Members of South Sudanese rebel group the Federal Democratic Party (FDP) have accused Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) of violating the country’s ceasefire.

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19 October 18

Ethiopia releases 1,174 detainees held over Addis Ababa violence

Authorities in Ethiopia have released more than 1,100 people arrested over violent protests in and around the capital of Addis Ababa in September.

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19 October 18

UN calls for the release of hundreds of abducted girls in South Sudan

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for the release of hundreds of South Sudanese civilians kidnapped by opposition forces.

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15 October 18

Africa’s youngest billionaire abducted in Tanzania

Africas youngest billionaire has been abducted by gunmen in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam.

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15 October 18

Somalia: 20 killed in Baidoa suicide bombing

At least 20 people have been killed by two suspected suicide bombings in the southern Somali city of Baidoa.

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09 October 18

Ethiopia: Rights body calls for army deployment following ethnic violence

Ethiopia’s national human rights commission is calling upon the government to deploy national defence forces in areas recently hit by an uptake in ethnic violence.

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03 October 18

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in latest round of ethnic clashes

At least 44 people were killed in western Ethiopia over the weekend in clashes between rival ethnic groups.

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02 October 18

Burundi calls on UN to remove it from Security Council’s agenda

Burundi has called upon the UN to remove the country political and security situation form the Security Council’s agenda.

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02 October 18

Ethiopia: 5 charges with terrorism over PM assassination attempt

Five people in Ethiopia have been charged with terrorism for trying to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack during a rally in June.

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