14 September 19

Kenya introduces malaria vaccine to fight surge in deaths

Kenya has become the third African nation to introduce a malaria vaccine for babies and toddlers.

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07 September 19

Ethiopia opens infamous Maekelawi detention centre to public

Ethiopia has opened one of its most notorious detention centres to the public, in a move described by Human Rights Watch as a “symbolic step towards justice for past abuses”.

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01 September 19

DRC: Ebola outbreak death toll passes 2,000

The death toll from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ebola outbreak has surpassed 2,000 people.

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01 September 19

Uganda: 9-year-old girl dies from Ebola

A 9-year-old-girl who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, the country’s health officials announced on Friday.

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28 August 19

Ethiopian police caught assaulting man in viral video

Two policemen in Ethiopia have gone viral in a video which shows them assaulting a man already retrained in handcuffs.

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17 August 19

Uganda: 1.4 million malaria cases since June

Uganda on Wednesday announced it has recorded 1.4 million cases of malaria since June this year, marking a 40% surge in cases of the mosquito-spread disease.

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17 August 19

HRW: Eritrean high schoolers face abuse, forced labour

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says high school students in Eritrea face forced labour and abuse in the country. In a report published earlier this month, HRW revealed young Eritrans spend their final year at school at military camps, preparing for
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16 August 19

HRW: Ethiopian migrants face violence, rights abuses in the Gulf

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Ethiopian migrants are facing violence, human trafficking, exploitation, torture and abusive prison conditions in Yemen and the Gulf region.

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14 August 19

Burundi: HRW calls for justice over Gatumba Massacre

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called upon authorities in Burundi to complete criminal proceedings over the 2004 Gatumba refugee camp attack that killed more than 150 Congolese civilians.

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13 August 19

Rwanda opens doors to African migrants stranded in Libya

Rwanda is set to receive thousands of African migrants stranded in detention centres in Libya.

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