27 December 19

MSF: Urgent resources needed to tackle world’s largest measles epidemic in the DRC

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has warned that urgent resources are needed to tackle the world’s largest measles epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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27 December 19

Eritrea: 7 national football players fail to return home

Seven players from the Eritrean national football team are missing after playing in the East African regional championship in Uganda.

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24 December 19

Sudan launches investigation into Darfur conflict

Sudan has launched an investigation into crimes committed in the Darfur region under the rule of former president Omar al-Bashir who was ousted from power earlier this year.

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23 December 19

Ethiopia: 5 arrested over attack on mosques in Amhara

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested five people suspected of burning down four mosques in the country’s Amhara region.

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21 December 19

South Sudan: Kiir and Machar agree to form unity government

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government in February, even if they fail to resolve ongoing political disputes.

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21 December 19

Rwandan official convicted on charges of genocide

A court in Belgium has convicted 71-year-old Rwandan official Fabien Neretse on charges of genocide over his involvement in the 1994 atrocity that killed an estimated 800,000 people.

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21 December 19

Tanzania: Police arrest ‘abducted’ activist

Police in Tanzania say they have arrested an activist who was reported as having been abducted by the rights group he works for.

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17 December 19

DRC: At least 22 killed by ADF fighters in eastern DR Congo

At least 22 people were killed on Saturday by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), officials say.

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13 December 19

UN: Escalating food crisis in South Sudan

The UN food security agency fears more than 5.5 million people in South Sudan could face hunger in 2020.

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12 December 19

HRW Burundians pressured into leaving Tanzania

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Burundian refugees in Tanzania are being pressured into returning to their home country.

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