22 March 21

UN: Armed attacks kill hundreds in DR Congo since January

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warns that armed attacks against civilians in northeastern regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo are on the rise.

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11 March 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli reportedly in hospital with Covid-19

Speculation is growing over the whereabouts of Tanzania President John Magufil amid reports he is in hospital with Covid-19.

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05 March 21

HRW: Eritrean forces massacre civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Eritrean armed forces killed scores of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray regions, including children as young as 13, in November 2020.

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03 March 21

UN: South Sudan peace process slowly ‘itching forward’

The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says the country’s peace process is “itching forward” albeit “frustratingly slowly”.

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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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