03 October 18

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in latest round of ethnic clashes

At least 44 people were killed in western Ethiopia over the weekend in clashes between rival ethnic groups.

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02 October 18

Burundi calls on UN to remove it from Security Council’s agenda

Burundi has called upon the UN to remove the country political and security situation form the Security Council’s agenda.

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02 October 18

Ethiopia: 5 charges with terrorism over PM assassination attempt

Five people in Ethiopia have been charged with terrorism for trying to kill Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a grenade attack during a rally in June.

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02 October 18

South Sudan: 10 killed in nightclub grenade attack

At least 10 people have been killed in South Sudan after a grenade exploded in a busy nightclub.

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29 September 18

Sudan: Thousands hit by mosquito-borne diseases in Kassala

At least 11,000 people have been infected by mosquito-borne diseases in Sudan’s Kassala state, amid fears of an epidemic sweeping the country.

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28 September 18

Burundi: 37,000 refugees have returned from Tanzania since January

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says 37,000 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from Tanzania since January – bringing the total to 48,930 since September 2017.

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28 September 18

South Sudan President orders army to abide by ceasefire following skirmishes

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has ordered the army and security forces to fully observe the country’s ceasefire, following a number of breaches in parts of the country.

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27 September 18

Ethiopia: Thousands arrested in Addis Ababa following ethnic clashes

Security forces in Ethiopia have arrested thousands of people following ethnic clashes in the capital, Addis Ababa.

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27 September 18

Study: South Sudan war has killed almost 400,000 people

A new study looking into South Sudan’s civil conflict says the countries war has killed almost 400,000 people since it began in 2013 – far higher than previous estimates.

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24 September 18

Tanzania: Ferry death toll hits 224, ship’s managers questioned

Authorities in Tanzania say the death toll from last weeks ferry incident has risen to 224 while the ship’s managers have been detained for questioning.

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