28 November 20

Ethiopia: Soldiers accused of blocking refugees at Sudan border

Ethiopian forces have manned the border between the country’s northern Tigray region and neighbouring Sudan, allegedly blocking refugees from re-entering the country.

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25 November 20

Somalia: CIA officer killed in combat

A CIA officer has been killed in combat during an unspecified operation in the Horn of Africa nation.

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24 November 20

Uganda protests: Death toll rises to 45 as violence continues

At least 45 people have been killed in ongoing protest violence in Uganda as unrest continues across parts of the capital, Kampala, and other areas of the country.

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18 November 20

Democratic Republic of Congo declares end to latest Ebola outbreak

The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared the end to its latest Ebola outbreak, almost six months after cases were first reported.

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15 November 20

Ethiopia conflict: Rockets fired at Eritrean capital

Tigray forces in Ethiopia fired rockets across the border into Eritrea following claims Ethiopian soldiers were using an airport in the Eritrean capital to attack Tigray fighters. Ethiopia’s civil conflict between government forces and the Tigray is approaching its second
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05 November 20

Ethiopia: ‘War’ breaks out between government and Tigray forces

Ethiopia’s army says it is at war against forces in the country’s heavily-armed Tigray region after Nobel Prize-winning prime minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops in the region.

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29 October 20

South Sudan: 4 killed in skirmish near Ugandan border

Four soldiers have been killed in a clash near the shared border between South Sudan and Uganda with both countries losing two soldiers each.

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24 October 20

Ethiopia condemns Trump suggestion Egypt could ‘blow up’ Nile dam

Ethiopia on Saturday condemned comments from the US President Donald Trump suggesting that Egypt could “blow up” the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) unless a resolution is agreed between the two countries.

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23 October 20

Ethiopia: Up to 2 years in jail for refusing to wear a mask

People in Ethiopia face up to two years in prison for refusing to wear a face mask or deliberately violate restrictions in place to tackle the spread of Covid-19.

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23 October 20

Kenya: Police face legal action of Covid-19 curfew killings

Police in Kenya face legal action from rights groups over the killing of 15 people during the first nine weeks of a curfew implemented due to Coivd-19.

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