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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19 October 20

DRC: WHO creates independent body to investigate Ebola sex abuse claims

The World Health Organization (WHO) has set up a seven-person independent commission to investigate allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during the recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

19 October 20

Kenya: Floods displace 20,000 people in Baringo county

Floods in Kenya’s eastern Baringo county have displaced an estimated 20,000 people, according to the country’s Environment Ministry.

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17 October 20

Djibouti: 12 migrants dead, others missing along coast

The United Nations says at least 12 migrants have died and several more are missing after being thrown off a boat by smugglers off the coast of Djibouti.

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07 October 20

Amnesty: Ethiopians ‘held in life-threatening conditions’ in Saudi Arabia

An Amnesty International investigation reveals that Ethiopian migrants are being held in “life-threatening conditions” in Saudi Arabia.

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07 October 20

Kenya: 2 convicted over 2013 Westgate shopping mall terror attack

Two men were convicted on Wednesday for their involvement in the 2013 terror attack at Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall.

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21 September 20

Kenya: Pupils set to return to class on October 19

Schoolchildren in Kenya are set to return to the classroom on October 19 – for the first time since Covid-19 restrictions closed education facilities across the country – under new proposals.

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11 September 20

HRW: Eritrea sends thousands of students to military camps

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that thousands of students in Eritrea have been moved to military training camps where they will begin compulsory military training.

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03 September 20

Uganda suspends majority of humanitarian agencies

Uganda’s government has suspended 208 humanitarian agencies over non-compliance with operational regulations.

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