19 October 17

Uganda bans protests over presidential age limit plans

Uganda has banned “illegal” protests over plans to remove presidential age limits from the country’s constitution that would allow Yoweri Museveni to continue running in elections.

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18 October 17

Kenyan police have killed 67 opposition supporters, rights groups say

Rights groups say police in Kenya have killed as many as 67 people across the country since August’s failed presidential election.

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18 October 17

At least 300 killed in Mogadishu terrorist attack

At least 300 people have been killed in Somalia’s worst terrorist attack in decades.

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09 October 17

UNHCR: DRC violence drives more than 3,300 to Zambia

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says more than 3,300 Congolese have fled their home country for Zambia in the last month as ethnic tension escalates in theDemocratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

05 October 17

South Sudan: Rebels kill four soldiers ahead of peace talks

Rebels in South Sudan killed four rebels on Sunday ahead of peace talks aimed at getting the countries peace process back on track.

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29 September 17

Ugandan witch doctors sacrificing children in attempt to end drought

Witch doctors in parts of Uganda are sacrificing children in an attempt to bring an end to the country’s worst drought in more than half a century.

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28 September 17

Eritrea warns UN: Ethiopian ‘occupation’ of border region threatens security in Horn of Africa

The Eritrean government has warned the UNited Nations that Ethiopia’s ongoing encroachment into Eritrean land is a threat to security in the Horn of Africa.

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19 September 17

Forces in DR Congo kill 36 Burundi refugees

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed at least 36 Burundi refugees during protests over plans to send them back to Burundi.

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19 September 17

50 killed in week of violence in eastern Ethiopia

At least 50 people have been killed and more than 50,000 displaced during a week of clashes between Ethiopia’s Oromo and Somali ethnic groups.

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15 September 17

South Sudan: Red Cross stops aid after staff member killed

The Red Cross has halted aid operations across a third of South Sudan after gunmen killed one of its staff members.

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