19 July 19

WHO says Ebola patient may have travelled to Rwanda

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday withdrew a report that said an Ebola patient may have entered Rwanda while infected with the disease, acknowledging the possibility that the virus could spread into the country for the first time.

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19 July 19

HRW: Kenya needs to address police killings

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon authorities in Kenya to address a “scourge” of unlawful police killings.

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18 July 19

Ethiopia plans 10th state referendum to ease autonomy demands

Ethiopia’s National Election Board has announced plans to hold a referendum on creating a 10th regional state for the Sidama ethnic group after activists promised to declare a new region for themselves on Thursday.

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18 July 19

DRC Ebola outbreak global health emergency, WHO announces

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a global health emergency.

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16 July 19

DRC: First Ebola case reported in Goma, on Rwanda border

The Ebola virus has reached the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the border with Rwanda.

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05 July 19

DRC President: Ituri violence ‘attempted genocide’

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has called recent ethnic violence in the northeastern Ituri province an “attempted genocide”.

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05 July 19

Burundi rejects UN accusation of human rights abuses

Burundi’s ambassador to Geneva, Rénovat Tabu, has rejected findings from a UN commission that allege serious ongoing human rights abuses in the country.

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03 July 19

DRC: Ebola case reported near South Sudan border

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have confirmed reports of an Ebola case near the country’s border with South Sudan.

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03 July 19

Eritrea: No rights improvement since peace deal, UN expert says

The human rights situation in Eritrea is showing no signs of improvement since a peace deal was signed with Ethiopia last year, a UN expert has warned.

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01 July 19

Ethiopia: Opposition supporters arrested following coup attempt

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested more than 50 people after an alleged coup attempt in the country’s Amhara region.

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