27 February 20

Somalia: US airstrike kills telecoms worker

A telecoms company in Somalia says one of its workers was killed in a US airstrike on Monday.

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25 February 20

Ethiopia: 29 injured in ‘bomb attack’ at pro-Abiy rally

An explosion injured 29 people in the Ethiopian town of Ambo on Sunday at a rally in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

20 February 20

Somalia: 12 soldiers killed in al-Shabaab military base attack

At least 12 soldiers have been killed in al-Shabaab attacks at a military base in Somalia.

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20 February 20

Kenya: Report finds Chinese fish contains 427 times recommended amount of lead

An investigative report carried out by Kenyan news publication Daily Nation claims to have found fish imported from China containing 427 times the recommended amount of lead.

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19 February 20

HRW calls out Ugandan police officer for sexual abuse victim-blaming

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon police in Uganda to provide greater support for victims of sexual violence rather than perpetuate a culture of victim-blaming.

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19 February 20

Burundi: More than 6,000 bodies found in mass graves

More than 6,000 bodies have been found across six mass graves in Burundi – the largest discovery since excavations began in 2014.

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10 February 20

HRW: ‘Free Speech Again Under Attack in Tanzania’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Tanzania’s ruling party of threatening opposition leaders in the latest report from the organisation criticising the government’s attack on free speech.

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10 February 20

Locusts invade Uganda as East African crisis expands

Uganda is the latest country to be invaded by swarms of locusts ina crisis that already threatens crops in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

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05 February 20

South Sudan: UN welcomes release of kidnapped women, children

The United Nations has welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children abducted by South Sudan’s leading opposition group.

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05 February 20

Kenya: 9 cleared of dam collapse manslaughter charges

A court in Kenya has cleared nine people charged with causing the deaths of almost 50 people during the collapse of a dam in 2018.

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