31 August 18

Ethiopia: Political prisoners thrown to lions, PM reveals

Security forces in Ethiopia have been using lions and tigers to torture and intimidate political prisoners, the country’s prime minister has revealed.

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30 August 18

Uganda: Calls for security forces to be arrested over torture claims

Uganda’s speaker of parliament has called for the arrest of security forces suspected of torturing 33 people, including pop star MP Bobi Wine.

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14 August 18

South Sudan most dangerous country for aid workers, report says

South Sudan has been named as the world’s most dangerous country for aid workers for the third year running in the latest report from Humanitarian Outcomes.

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13 August 18

Ethiopia: 40 killed by paramilitary troops in Oromiya

At least 40 people were killed in eastern Ethiopia over the weekend by regional paramilitary forces, senior officials said on Monday.

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07 August 18

Somalia: 6 people killed in two car bomb attacks

At least six people were killed in Somalia on Sunday in two separate car bomb attacks.

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06 August 18

South Sudan: Leaders sign new peace deal to end 5 years of civil war

South Sudan’s rival leaders have signed a power-sharing deal to bring an end to five years of civil war in the world’s youngest nation.

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01 August 18

South Sudan arrests government critic, wife says

Authorities in South Sudan have arrested a prominent economist and government critic, according to his wife.

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30 July 18

Ethiopia: Thousands gather for funeral of Renaissance dam engineer

Thousands of people gathered in Addis Ababa on Sunday to attend the funeral of engineer Semegnew Bekele.

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27 July 18

Somalia announces its first prosecution for female genital mutilation

Somalia’s attorney general has announced the country’s first prosecution for female genital mutilation (FGM), following the death of a 10-year-old girl last week.

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27 July 18

Ethiopia: Renaissance dam engineer found dead in car

The project manager of a controversial dam project along the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia was found dead in his car on Thursday.

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