31 May 21

Shortage of vaccine doses threatens Africa’s COVID-19 immunisation program

Panic is spreading in Kenya as coronavirus vaccine doses are running low and many people are unable to get their second jab on schedule. Kenyan health authorities have said that less than two percent of the country’s population of more
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20 May 21

Kenyan Schools Reopen Despite Surge in Covid-19 Infections

Schools in Kenya re-open in May allaying fears of the covid-19 Indian variant currently sweeping the country. As 15 million students flock back to classrooms, parents are wary and concerned at the same time. Overcrowding and underfunding make it difficult
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13 May 21

Eritrean troops disguised as Ethiopian military blocking aid in Tigray

Eritrean troops in Ethiopia’s Tigray regions are blocking critical aid from reaching those who need it in the region, according to reports from CNN.

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11 May 21

DRC: UN peacekeepers attacked in North Kivu

The United Nations says a peacekeeping mission was attacked by suspected Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) fighters in North Kivu on Monday.

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06 May 21

Uganda: UN, rights groups condemn anti-gay bill

The United Nations and human rights groups have condemned the passing of Uganda’s Sexual Offences Bill that criminalises same-sex relations.

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04 May 21

Tanzania: New president issues Covid-19 restrictions

Tanzania’s new president Samia Suluhu Hassan announced new measures to restrict the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

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03 May 21

Communications Authority suspends and fines Kenyan broadcasters for airing explicit content.

The Communication Authority (CA) of Kenya has suspended Mt. Kenya TV station for four weeks. The vernacular television station faced public outrage for airing sexually explicit content during a kid’s show called “mucci wa ciana” (Home for the children). In
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03 May 21

Covid-19 Lockdowns Escalate Police brutality in East Africa

At least 30 Kenyans have died due to injuries sustained from police beatings between March 2020 and June this year. Ugandan law enforcement agencies are also using excessive force to police its citizens after a heavily disputed election. While the
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30 April 21

DRC declares ‘state of siege’ in eastern provinces

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared a “state of siege” in the eastern provinces of Ituri and North Kivu amid escalating violence.

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23 April 21

EU announces €43.5 million fund for South Sudan food crisis

The EU has announced a new funding package worth €43.5 ($51 million) to help South Sudan deal with one of the worst food shortages in its history.

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