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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08 August 19

Burundi: 1,800 dead in malaria ‘epidemic’

Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, according to the United Nations.

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06 August 19

Ugandan musician dies after abduction, torture

A musician and blogger in Uganda has died from injuries sustained after being kidnapped and tortured by unknown people.

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04 August 19

Mayor of Mogadishu dies after al-Shabaab attack

The mayor of Mogadishu has died from injuries sustained in an al-Shabaab terrorist attack in his office last week.

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04 August 19

Sudan army says bank security to blame for killing schoolchildren at protest

Sudan’s ruling military council has blamed a bank’s security force for killing six people, including four schoolchildren, during a protest in El-Obeid earlier this week.

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03 August 19

HWR calls on South Sudan to release detained airport officials

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called upon authorities in South Sudan to release six airport officials who have been detained without trial since November 2018.

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