10 February 20

Locusts invade Uganda as East African crisis expands

Uganda is the latest country to be invaded by swarms of locusts ina crisis that already threatens crops in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

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05 February 20

South Sudan: UN welcomes release of kidnapped women, children

The United Nations has welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children abducted by South Sudan’s leading opposition group.

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05 February 20

Kenya: 9 cleared of dam collapse manslaughter charges

A court in Kenya has cleared nine people charged with causing the deaths of almost 50 people during the collapse of a dam in 2018.

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05 February 20

Somalia declares national emergency over locust swarms

Somalia has declared a national emergency over a number of large locust swarms that are spreading across East Africa.

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05 February 20

Ethiopia: Citizens call for flights from China to be stopped amid coronavirus outbreak

Citizens in Ethiopia are calling upon the government to halt flights from China as concerns over the coronavirus outbreak intensify.

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05 February 20

Kenya: At least 14 children killed in primary school stampede

At least 14 school children were killed on Monday during a stampede at a primary school in Kenya.

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31 January 20

DRC: Dozens killed in overnight rebel attack, Beni region

At least 36 people were killed during an overnight attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Beni region on Tuesday.

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28 January 20

Kenya: Student with ‘coronavirus symptoms’ quarantined

A student from China has been quarantined in Kenya after developing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus.

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27 January 20

HRW calls out Rwanda over detained street children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for the United Nations Child Rights Committee to place pressure on authorities in Rwanda to close a detention centre where children are being held and abused.

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16 January 20

More than 4,000 mass graves discovered in Burundi

More than 4,000 mass graves have been found in Burundi as part of investigations carried out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

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