07 October 20

Amnesty: Ethiopians ‘held in life-threatening conditions’ in Saudi Arabia

An Amnesty International investigation reveals that Ethiopian migrants are being held in “life-threatening conditions” in Saudi Arabia.

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07 October 20

Kenya: 2 convicted over 2013 Westgate shopping mall terror attack

Two men were convicted on Wednesday for their involvement in the 2013 terror attack at Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall.

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21 September 20

Kenya: Pupils set to return to class on October 19

Schoolchildren in Kenya are set to return to the classroom on October 19 – for the first time since Covid-19 restrictions closed education facilities across the country – under new proposals.

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11 September 20

HRW: Eritrea sends thousands of students to military camps

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that thousands of students in Eritrea have been moved to military training camps where they will begin compulsory military training.

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03 September 20

Uganda suspends majority of humanitarian agencies

Uganda’s government has suspended 208 humanitarian agencies over non-compliance with operational regulations.

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02 September 20

Burundian refugees’ return from Rwanda begins

On August 27, the first group of Burundian refugees repatriating from neighbouring Rwanda began their return journey home.

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29 August 20

Rwanda tightens Covid-19 restrictions as cases surge

Rwanda has increased the length of its evening curfew and restricted movement in the western Rusizi area after a surge in coronavirus cases.

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28 August 20

DRC declares end of deadly measles epidemic

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared the end of a deadly measles epidemic that claimed the lives of more than 7,000 children under the age of five during a 25-month period.

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12 August 20

DRC: At least 19 civilians killed by armed group in Ituri province

At least 19 civilians were killed and a further two injured in attacks carried out across three villages in Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ituri province on Sunday.

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31 July 20

Kenya: Schools to remain closed until 2021 due to COVID-19

Kenya has announced that all schools in the country will remain closed until January as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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