16 December 20

Despite low numbers of Coronavirus deaths in Kenya, cynical business moves leave millions of citizens without work

The latest figures from the World Bank show that Kenya’s unemployment rate has doubled between April and October, reaching 10.4% as the country’s economic fragility is exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic. At just over 1,500 Covid-19 related deaths, Kenya has
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15 December 20

UNMISS: Keep focus in South Sudan peace process

The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has appealed for the international community to remain focused on the country’s crisis as a tentative peace process continues to falter.

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07 December 20

Ethiopia: ‘Quickly restore the rule of law,’ UN chief urges

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged leaders in Ethiopia to quickly restore the rule of law in the country as civil war intensifies in the Tigray region.

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30 November 20

HRW: Burundian refugees forcibly disappeared, tortured in Tanzania

Human Right Watch (HRW) says at least eight Burundian refugees have been forcibly returned to their home country while many more have faced human right violations including arbitrary detention, forced disappearance and torture.

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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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