25 March 19

DRC: Number of Ebola cases surpasses 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has surpassed 1,000 and the daily rate of confirmed cases is on the rise, according to Rescue.org.

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22 March 19

WFP halts food aid to Uganda following deaths linked to cereal

The World Food Programme (WFP) has halted the distribution of a fortified porridge to refugees and people suffering from malnourishment in Uganda following the deaths of four people after eating the porridge.

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20 March 19

US airstrikes are killing civilians in Somalia, Amnesty International says

Amnesty International says there is credible evidence that US airstrikes in Somalia are killing civilians.

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20 March 19

Kenyans express anger over Turkana ‘starvation’ being ignored

Kenyans on social media have accused their government of ignoring drought victims in the north-western Turkana region following reports that at least 10 people have died of hunger.

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18 March 19

Tanzania: Opposition politicians call nation ‘police state’

Two opposition politicians in Tanzania say the country has become a “police state” under the rule of President John Magufuli.

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18 March 19

S. Sudan rebels call for pressure on Kiir to fund peace process

South Sudan’s leading rebel group is calling for added pressure to be placed on President Salva Kiir to provide funds for implementing the country’s fragile peace process.

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16 March 19

Eritrea: HRW raises concern as forced conscription continues

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has raised concern that Eritrea’s controversial policy of forced conscription continues, despite a peace deal signed with neighbouring Ethiopia last year.

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15 March 19

WHO: Pneumonic plague outbreak on Uganda-DRC border

The World Health Orgainzation (WHO) says a deadly form of pneumonic plague has broken out along Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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15 March 19

Somalia: 8 killed in Bay region market explosion

At least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a livestock market in Somalia’s southwestern Bay region.

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13 March 19

Somalia: US conducts airstrike after troops attacked

The US military has conducted an airstrike in Somalia in response to an attack by al-Shabaab militants against a Somali-led force and its accompanying US military advisors.

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