31 December 19

Civilians hacked to death by rebels in eastern DRC

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) say rebel fighters have killed at least 23 civilians in the east of the country.

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31 December 19

Sudan sentences 29 to death over protester killing

A court in Sudan has sentenced 29 intelligence officers to death over the torture and killing of a teacher who participated in the country’s protest movement that contributed to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir.

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30 December 19

DRC: Doctors Without Borders quits Ebola operations in eastern town

Medical aid organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has ceased operations in the eastern town of Biakato in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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30 December 19

Somalia turns to security cameras in fight against terrorism

Somalian authorities are installing security cameras along major roads in the capital of Mogadishu in the hope they will deter terrorist attacks in the volatile city.

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30 December 19

Sudan, rebels sign peace deal to end conflict in Darfur

Sudan’s transitional government and nine rebel groups operating in the Darfur region have signed a peace agreement to bring an end to conflict in the region.

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28 December 19

South Sudan President set to pardon prisoners

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has ordered the release of a number of prisoners following the inspection of an inmate facility in Juba.

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28 December 19

Somalia: At least 90 killed in Mogadishu bombing

At least 90 people have been killed after a bomb exploded in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday morning.

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27 December 19

MSF: Urgent resources needed to tackle world’s largest measles epidemic in the DRC

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned that urgent resources are needed to tackle the world’s largest measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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27 December 19

Eritrea: 7 national football players fail to return home

Seven players from the Eritrean national football team are missing after playing in the East African regional championship in Uganda.

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24 December 19

Sudan launches investigation into Darfur conflict

Sudan has launched an investigation into crimes committed in the Darfur region under the rule of former president Omar al-Bashir who was ousted from power earlier this year.

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