31 October 18

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam forms anti-gay surveillance squad

Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda has announced the formation of a surveillance squad to hunt down gay people in the capital.

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31 October 18

South Sudan: Fresh peace deal signed as Riek Machar returns to Juba

South Sudan’s leaders have signed a fresh peace deal as Riek Machar returns to Juba for the first time since he fled the capital more than two years ago.

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30 October 18

WFP: Violence in South Sudan blocking food aid

The World Food Programme (WFP) says ongoing violence in South Sudan is blocking deliveries of food aid, despite a peace deal signed last month.

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23 October 18

Tanzania’s youngest billionaire released unharmed, 9 days after kidnapping

Tanzania’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been released unharmed, nine days after he was abducted by gunmen.

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23 October 18

South Sudan: Rebel group accuses SPLM-IO of ceasefire violation

Members of South Sudanese rebel group the Federal Democratic Party (FDP) have accused Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) of violating the country’s ceasefire.

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19 October 18

Ethiopia releases 1,174 detainees held over Addis Ababa violence

Authorities in Ethiopia have released more than 1,100 people arrested over violent protests in and around the capital of Addis Ababa in September.

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19 October 18

UN calls for the release of hundreds of abducted girls in South Sudan

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for the release of hundreds of South Sudanese civilians kidnapped by opposition forces.

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15 October 18

Africa’s youngest billionaire abducted in Tanzania

Africas youngest billionaire has been abducted by gunmen in the Tanzanian capital of Dar Es Salaam.

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15 October 18

Somalia: 20 killed in Baidoa suicide bombing

At least 20 people have been killed by two suspected suicide bombings in the southern Somali city of Baidoa.

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09 October 18

Ethiopia: Rights body calls for army deployment following ethnic violence

Ethiopia’s national human rights commission is calling upon the government to deploy national defence forces in areas recently hit by an uptake in ethnic violence.

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