05 November 20

Ethiopia: ‘War’ breaks out between government and Tigray forces

Ethiopia’s army says it is at war against forces in the country’s heavily-armed Tigray region after Nobel Prize-winning prime minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops in the region.

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29 October 20

South Sudan: 4 killed in skirmish near Ugandan border

Four soldiers have been killed in a clash near the shared border between South Sudan and Uganda with both countries losing two soldiers each.

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24 October 20

Ethiopia condemns Trump suggestion Egypt could ‘blow up’ Nile dam

Ethiopia on Saturday condemned comments from the US President Donald Trump suggesting that Egypt could “blow up” the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) unless a resolution is agreed between the two countries.

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23 October 20

Ethiopia: Up to 2 years in jail for refusing to wear a mask

People in Ethiopia face up to two years in prison for refusing to wear a face mask or deliberately violate restrictions in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

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23 October 20

Kenya: Police face legal action of Covid-19 curfew killings

Police in Kenya face legal action from rights groups over the killing of 15 people during the first nine weeks of a curfew implemented due to Coivd-19.

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19 October 20

DRC: WHO creates independent body to investigate Ebola sex abuse claims

The World Health Organization (WHO) has set up a seven-person independent commission to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

19 October 20

Kenya: Floods displace 20,000 people in Baringo county

Floods in Kenya’s eastern Baringo county have displaced an estimated 20,000 people, according to the country’s Environment Ministry.

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17 October 20

Djibouti: 12 migrants dead, others missing along coast

The United Nations says at least 12 migrants have died and several more are missing after being thrown off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti.

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07 October 20

Amnesty: Ethiopians ‘held in life-threatening conditions’ in Saudi Arabia

An Amnesty International investigation reveals that Ethiopian migrants are being held in “life-threatening conditions” in Saudi Arabia.

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07 October 20

Kenya: 2 convicted over 2013 Westgate shopping mall terror attack

Two men were convicted on Wednesday for their involvement in the 2013 terror attack at Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall.

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