22 February 18

DRC refugees in Rwanda accuse soldiers of shooting at them during food protest

Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) currently staying in Rwanda say soldiers opened fire upon them and wounded at least two people during a protest on Tuesday.

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21 February 18

Burundi: Third of country needs humanitarian aid, says UN

A third of Burundi’s population will need humanitarian assistance in 2018, the UN said on Tuesday.

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20 February 18

DRC: Thousands flee as ‘horrific violence’ escalates

The United Nations says the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is facing a “humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions” as violence intensifies in the southeastern Tanganyika state.

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19 February 18

Ethiopia declares another state of emergency after PM quits

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced his retirement on Thursday.

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18 February 18

Half of South Sudan’s population in need of food aid

Half of South Sudan’s population is in need of emergency food aid, according to humanitarian group CARE.

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16 February 18

6 DRC soldiers killed by Rwandan troops

Six Congolese soldiers have been killed by the Rwandan army on DRC territory, according to the country’s army.

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10 February 18

300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, including 87 girls, the UN has said.

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08 February 18

Somalia: Mogadishu truck bomber sentenced to death

Somalia’s military courts on Tuesday sentenced a man to death over his role in the deadliest bomb attack to take place in the country.

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08 February 18

UN chief criticises Burundi leader’s fourth term bid

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticised Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plans to run for a fourth term in power.

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07 February 18

South Sudan urged to end ‘nightmare’ as fresh peace talks open

South Sudan has been urged to put an end to its ongoing civil war as a new round of peace talks began in Ethiopia on Monday.

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