11 March 19

Ethiopia: 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane cash

An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed on Sunday, shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.

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07 March 19

South Sudan welcomes Eritrea, Ethiopia leaders to discuss peace deal

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed met with South Sudan leader Salva Kiir on Monday for high-level talks regarding the country’s peace process.

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07 March 19

UN says Burundi forced closure of human right office

The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.

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28 February 19

Report: 320,000 Somalis fled conflict in 2018

A new report from the Norwegian Refugee Council reveals that 320,000 people in Somalia fled their homes to escape conflict in 2018.

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27 February 19

DRC: Former M23 rebels return home from Uganda

Uganda’s government has repatriated 70 former Congolese rebels and 10 family members to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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26 February 19

Somalia: US airstrikes kill 55 al-Shabaab militants

The United States military says it has killed 55 al-Shabaab militants during airstrikes over the past two days.

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26 February 19

Ethiopia: Anger as officials demolish hundreds of houses

The Ethiopian government has begun the demolition of thousands of houses in the Oromia region, which it says were illegally constructed.

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26 February 19

Ethiopia: Police seizes 382 illegal Kalashnikovs from traffickers

Police in Ethiopia have seized hundreds of Kalashnikov machine guns from illegal weapons traffickers during the past six months.

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24 February 19

HRW: DRC police killed, ‘forcibly disappeared’ 34 youths

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) killed at least 27 young men and “forcibly disappeared” seven others during an anti-crime campaign between May and September 2018. According to HRW, the campaign known
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23 February 19

Kenya postpones ruling on criminalised homosexuality

Kenya’s high court has postponed a ruling on whether to repeal sections of the law that criminalise homosexuality in the country.

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