16 May 19

South Sudan: President warns against planned protests

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned organisers calling for protests on Thursday that any attempt to seize power will be met with “violent resistance”.

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13 May 19

WHO warns DRC Ebola outbreak could breach border due to violence

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ebola outbreak could breach the country’s border if attacks against health workers continue.

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06 May 19

DRC Ebola outbreak death toll passes 1,000

The number of people killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ebola outbreak has passed 1,000, the country’s health ministry says.

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06 May 19

Rwanda buries remains of almost 85,000 genocide victims

Rwanda buried the remains of almost 85,000 victims from the country’s 1994 genocide on Saturday.

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06 May 19

South Sudan: Parties agree 6-month delay on unity government

South Sudan’s ruling party and leading opposition group have agreed to delay the formation of a unity government by six months.

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01 May 19

Eritrea calls on UNHCR to return ‘stranded’ citizens home from Libya

Eritrea has called out the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) over the resettlement of Eritrean refugees in Libya.

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01 May 19

Rights group calls on South Sudan to investigate 2017 activist

Rights group Amnesty International has called upon authorities in South Sudan to investigate the killing of two outspoken activists in 2017.

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29 April 19

An inside job: Kenya’s struggles to stop ethanol smuggling

Earlier this month, officials from Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations became involved in a stand-off with police at a roadblock in the Nairobi suburb of Kitengela. It is alleged that the police officers were trying to protect an impounded vehicle
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26 April 19

Sudan: ‘million-strong march’ demands civilian rule

Thousands of protesters are marching through the streets of Khartoum calling for the end of military rule following the end of Omar al-Bashir’s regime.

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26 April 19

South Sudan: Rebels warn civil war could break out again

Rebels in South Sudan have warned that the country’s bitter civil war could break out again if plans to implement a power-sharing transitional government aren’t delayed for six months.

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