03 August 19

Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo amid Ebola crisis

Rwanda has reopened its shared border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the Ebola virus was detected in the Rwandan city of Gisenyi.

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03 August 19

Uganda launches new trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

Health researchers in Uganda have launched the largest trial to date of an experimental Ebola vaccine expected to be deployed in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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01 August 19

Sudan suspends schools after students killed in protests

Authorities in Sudan have suspended all schools as of Wednesday after four students were killed during protests.

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01 August 19

Rwanda closes border with DRC over Ebola outbreak

Rwanda has closed its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following the second death from Ebola in the city of Goma.

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29 July 19

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in Sidama clashes

At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and activists in Ethiopia’s southern Sidama region.

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19 July 19

WHO says Ebola patient may have travelled to Rwanda

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday withdrew a report that said an Ebola patient may have entered Rwanda while infected with the disease, acknowledging the possibility that the virus could spread into the country for the first time.

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19 July 19

HRW: Kenya needs to address police killings

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon authorities in Kenya to address a “scourge” of unlawful police killings.

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18 July 19

Ethiopia plans 10th state referendum to ease autonomy demands

Ethiopia’s National Election Board has announced plans to hold a referendum on creating a 10th regional state for the Sidama ethnic group after activists promised to declare a new region for themselves on Thursday.

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18 July 19

DRC Ebola outbreak global health emergency, WHO announces

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a global health emergency.

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16 July 19

DRC: First Ebola case reported in Goma, on Rwanda border

The Ebola virus has reached the city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the border with Rwanda.

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