03 February 16

S. Sudan Army Accused of Suffocating 50 Civilians in Shipping Container

Government forces in South Sudan killed 50 civilians last October by forcing them into a metal container during stifling heat, according to a new report.

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02 February 16

Dozens Killed As Ethnic Violence Continues in Ethiopia

Dozens are reported to have been killed in renewed ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s southwestern town of Gambella.

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31 January 16

Somalia, AU Troops Arrest 50 Al-Shabaab Supsects

At least 50 A-Shabaab suspects have been arrested by Somalia and African Union (AU) forces in a joint operation this week.

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27 January 16

UN Calls for South Sudan Arms Embargo, Leaders Accused of Killing Civilians

UN sanctions monitors have called for an arms embargo to be placed on South Sudan and sanctions against the country’s president and top rebel leader.

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25 January 16

Al-Shabaab Kills 20 in Somalia Beach Attack

An estimated 20 people have been killed in the latest Al-Shabaab attack carried out in the Somalia capital Mogadishu.

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25 January 16

Somalia: Cholera Outbreak Kills 17, El Niño Blamed

An outbreak of cholera in southern Somalia has killed at least 17 people, including children, over the last two weeks.

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22 January 16

Kenya: Muslim Who Shielded Christians in Al-Shabaab Bus Attack Dies

A Kenyan Muslim who shielded Christian passengers during an Al-Shabaab bus attack last month has died in hospital.

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21 January 16

UN Confirms Gang Rape, Mass Graves in Burundi

The UN has confirmed multiple cases of gang rape carried out by Burundi security forces and mass graves in a growing list of human rights violations in the country.

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15 January 16

South Sudan: Conflict Keeps Half of Children out of School

More than half of South Sudanese children are not in school – the highest proportion of any country – due to ongoing conflict in the country, according to the UN.

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14 January 16

ISIS on Calls Al-Shabaab Defectors to Join Its Expansion Into Africa

ISIS has released a new video calling on its “Somalian brothers” to abandon Al-Shabaab and join the Islamic State as it prepares to expand into Africa.

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