01 October 19

First group of refugees trapped in Libya arrive in Rwanda

The first group of African refugees trapped in Libyan detention centres arrived in Rwanda late on Thursday.

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01 October 19

WHO demands answers from Tanzania over suspected Ebola cover-up

The World Health Organization is calling upon the government of Tanzania to fully disclose information related to a suspected cover-up of Ebola cases in the country.

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30 September 19

DRC president calls for permanent African seats at UN Security Council

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi has called upon the United Nations to grant permanent seats on the Security Council for African nations.

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30 September 19

Al-Shabaab attacks US military base, EU convoy in Somalia

Somali militant group al-Shabaab has attacked a UN military base in Mogadishu and an EU military convoy in the capital.

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30 September 19

Eritrea: Amnesty joins calls release of political prisoners

Amnesty International has joined calls from a number of rights groups seeking the release of 11 politicians and 17 journalists being held as political prisoners in Eritrea, since 2001.

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29 September 19

HRW: Time for Eritrea to release political prisoners

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon the Eritrean government to address ongoing human rights issues as the country emerges from diplomatic isolation.

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29 September 19

President: Somalia making progress but eradicating terrorism ‘will not be easy’

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that his country is making great progress on establishing political security although he admitted that eradicating terrorism in the conflict-ridden country “will not be easy”.

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29 September 19

Ethiopia: More than 1,000 people killed in ethnic violence over past year

Ethiopia’s government has confirmed that more than 1,000 people have been killed in ethnic violence over the past 12 months.

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26 September 19

Kenya: 7 children killed in Nairobi school collapse

At least seven children have been killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi after a primary school collapsed.

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14 September 19

Kenya introduces malaria vaccine to fight surge in deaths

Kenya has become the third African nation to introduce a malaria vaccine for babies and toddlers.

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