13 May 20

Eritrean rights group sues EU over forced labour links

A group of Eritreans based in the Netherlands are suing the European Union over links between the bloc’s funding and forced labour programmes in Eritrea.

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27 April 20

Somalia: US military admits civilian deaths during airstrikes

The US military has admitted that two civilians were killed and three more injured during an airstrike carried out in Somalia last year.

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22 April 20

Tanzania president calls for debt relief to aid coronavirus battle

Tanzania President John Magufuli has called upon international creditors to write off debts owed by African nations to help them fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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24 March 20

Amnesty International calls on Mozambique to protect Cabo Delgado residents

The international human rights organisation Amnesty International has called on authorities in Mozambique to “do all needed to lawfully protect people in Cabo Delgado.” On Monday, an attack on Mocimboa da Praia by an armed Islamist group variously described as
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08 March 20

Somalia: Al-Shabaab leader Bashir Mohamed Qorgab killed in airstrike

A senior commander of Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has been killed in an airstrike, according to local reports.

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08 March 20

Inquiry finds Sudanese authorities orchestrated protest massacre

An inquiry carried out by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has found that Sudanese authorities orchestrated an attack against pro-democracy demonstrators on 3 June 2019 that may have killed as many as 241 people.

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08 March 20

South Sudan: Fresh violence prompts peace deal fears

Fresh violence in South Sudan threatens to compromise the country’s struggling peace process.

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04 March 20

Kenya launches pesticide spraying operation to tackle locust infestation

Kenya’s government has launched pesticide spraying operations in several counties in an effort to contain its worst locust infestation in 70 years.

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04 March 20

MSF: Thousands flee violence in eastern South Sudan

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says thousands of people in eastern South Sudan are fleeing violence despite growing optimism over the country’s peace process.

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03 March 20

Eritrea: UN denounces “lack of progress” on human rights

A United Nations investigator has condemned a lack of progress on numerous human rights issues in Eritrea and a series of recent events that no improvements are being made in the country.

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