28 February 21

Ethiopia: US report documents ‘ethnic cleansing’ in Tigray region

A US government report obtained by The New York Times accuses Ethiopia of carrying out “a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing” under the guise of civil war in the country’s Tigray region.

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27 February 21

HRW urges AU against endorsing Eritrea for UN rights body

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the African Union (AU) to not endorse Eritrea’s bid for re-election at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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24 February 21

Tanzania announces new Covid-19 measures amid criticism

Tanzania has announced new Covid-19 measures after months of downplaying the outbreak and refusing to take preventative measures against the virus.

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22 February 21

HRW: Justice for beaten journalists in Rwanda

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for authorities in Uganda to hold security forces accountable after at least 10 journalists were beaten by military soldiers while covering the political activities of opposition leader Bobi Wine.

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15 February 21

DRC: New Ebola outbreak confirmed, cases announced in Guinea

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has confirmed a new outbreak of the Ebola virus with at least four confirmed cases.

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10 February 21

EU accuses Eritrea of fuelling Ethiopian conflict

The European Union (EU) has accused Eritrean troops of fuelling conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region between local forces and the federal government.

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08 February 21

Ethiopia: Tigray opposition parties estimate 50,000+ civilian deaths

Opposition groups in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say at least 50,000 civilians have been killed since conflict broke out between local forces and the federal military three months ago.

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05 February 21

UN: DR Congo attacks may amount to crimes against humanity

The United Nations human right office (OHCHR) says that widespread attacks carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could amount to crimes against humanity.

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30 January 21

Tanzania: President criticised for Covid-19 lockdown, vaccine comments

Tanzania President John Magufuli has drawn criticisms from opposition groups and international health officials over his comments related to lockdowns and vaccines against Covid-19.

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28 January 21

HRW: Repression escalating in DR Congo

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that repression is escalating in the Democratic Republic of Congo under President Felix Tshisekedi.

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