03 May 21

Communications Authority suspends and fines Kenyan broadcasters for airing explicit content.

The Communication Authority (CA) of Kenya has suspended Mt. Kenya TV station for four weeks. The vernacular television station faced public outrage for airing sexually explicit content during a kid’s show called “mucci wa ciana” (Home for the children). In
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03 May 21

Covid-19 Lockdowns Escalate Police brutality in East Africa

At least 30 Kenyans have died due to injuries sustained from police beatings between March 2020 and June this year. Ugandan law enforcement agencies are also using excessive force to police its citizens after a heavily disputed election. While the
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30 April 21

DRC declares ‘state of siege’ in eastern provinces

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared a “state of siege” in the eastern provinces of Ituri and North Kivu amid escalating violence.

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23 April 21

EU announces €43.5 million fund for South Sudan food crisis

The EU has announced a new funding package worth €43.5 ($51 million) to help South Sudan deal with one of the worst food shortages in its history.

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22 April 21

Ethiopia: UN issues first statement on Tigray conflict

The United Nation Security Council has issued its first statement on the conflict taking place in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, more than months after national troops marched into the region.

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14 April 21

HRW: S. Sudan government reshuffle rewards rights abusers

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says South Sudan’s government reshuffle emboldens rights abusers in the country by promoting a top official accused of ongoing human rights abuses.

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13 April 21

UN: Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear

The United Nations Human Right Council (OHCHR) on Tuesday warned that Burundian refugees in Tanzania are living in fear.

30 March 21

Tanzania: 45 people killed in Magufuli memorial crush

Police confirmed on Tuesday that 45 people died during a stampede last week’s memorial for late president John Magufuli.

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26 March 21

France ‘blind’ to Rwanda genocide, new report says

A new report published by French historians says France was “blind” to the 1994 Rwandan genocide but finds no evidence of complicity.

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23 March 21

Ethiopia: Abiy Ahmed acknowledges Tigray atrocities

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed acknowledged that reports indicate atrocities have been committed in the country’s Tigray conflict.

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