05 November 19

Ethiopia: PM says protest death toll rises to 86

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday that the death toll from violent protests last month now stands at 86 people.

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05 November 19

Kenya population reaches 47.6m, census reveals

Kenya’s population has increased by nine million over the past decade, official 2019 census data has revealed.

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01 November 19

Ethiopia: At least 78 killed in protest violence, death toll could rise

Authorities in Ethiopia say at least 78 people were killed during protest violence last week, warning the death toll could still rise as ethnic tensions continue to trouble the East African nation.

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31 October 19

Burundi: UNHCR raises concerns over forcibly returned refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has repeated its stance that all refugees returning to Burundi must do voluntarily, without any pressure from the governments of Tanzania and Burundi.

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30 October 19

Uganda finally taking a stand for effective alcohol regulation

In a long-overdue move, Ugandan authorities have approved the National Alcohol Control Policy in a bid to curb alcohol abuse nationwide. With Ugandans among the highest consumers of alcohol in Africa— more than one-fifth of the population engages in binge
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30 October 19

Somalia: People feared dead, 182,000 displaced by floods

Numerous people are feared dead and an estimated 182,000 have been forced from their homes by floods in Somalia.

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30 October 19

Tanzania: Rights groups criticise Magufuli over increasing repression

Two prominent rights groups have criticised Tanzania President John Magufuli, accusing him of creating an increasingly repressive regime.

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30 October 19

Ethiopia PM calls for unity after deadly ethnic violence

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has called on his country’s people to unite after the latest spate of deadly violence brings national security into question.

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24 October 19

Burundi: 14 armed men from DRC killed, security force say

Security forces in Burundi say they have killed at least 14 armed men from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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16 October 19

Somalia: Mortar bombs strike Mogadishu airport

At least three mortar bombs were fired at Mogadishu’s international airport, authorities have confirmed.

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