08 August 19

Burundi: 1,800 dead in malaria ‘epidemic’

Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, according to the United Nations.

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06 August 19

Ugandan musician dies after abduction, torture

A musician and blogger in Uganda has died from injuries sustained after being kidnapped and tortured by unknown people.

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04 August 19

Mayor of Mogadishu dies after al-Shabaab attack

The mayor of Mogadishu has died from injuries sustained in an al-Shabaab terrorist attack in his office last week.

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04 August 19

Sudan army says bank security to blame for killing schoolchildren at protest

Sudan’s ruling military council has blamed a bank’s security force for killing six people, including four schoolchildren, during a protest in El-Obeid earlier this week.

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03 August 19

HWR calls on South Sudan to release detained airport officials

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called upon authorities in South Sudan to release six airport officials who have been detained without trial since November 2018.

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03 August 19

Rwanda reopens border with DR Congo amid Ebola crisis

Rwanda has reopened its shared border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after the Ebola virus was detected in the Rwandan city of Gisenyi.

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03 August 19

Uganda launches new trial of experimental Ebola vaccine

Health researchers in Uganda have launched the largest trial to date of an experimental Ebola vaccine expected to be deployed in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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01 August 19

Sudan suspends schools after students killed in protests

Authorities in Sudan have suspended all schools as of Wednesday after four students were killed during protests.

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01 August 19

Rwanda closes border with DRC over Ebola outbreak

Rwanda has closed its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following the second death from Ebola in the city of Goma.

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29 July 19

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in Sidama clashes

At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and activists in Ethiopia’s southern Sidama region.

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