30 October 19

Tanzania: Rights groups criticise Magufuli over increasing repression

Two prominent rights groups have criticised Tanzania President John Magufuli, accusing him of creating an increasingly repressive regime.

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30 October 19

Ethiopia PM calls for unity after deadly ethnic violence

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has called on his country’s people to unite after the latest spate of deadly violence brings national security into question.

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24 October 19

Burundi: 14 armed men from DRC killed, security force say

Security forces in Burundi say they have killed at least 14 armed men from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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16 October 19

Somalia: Mortar bombs strike Mogadishu airport

At least three mortar bombs were fired at Mogadishu’s international airport, authorities have confirmed.

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15 October 19

Tanzania: President tells Burundi refugees to ‘go back home’

Tanzania President John Magufuli has told Burundian refugees in the country to “go back home” as plans to repatriate almost 200,000 refugees come into effect.

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15 October 19

Uganda denies plans to impose death penalty for gay sex

Uganda has denied reports the country is planning to impose the death penalty for gay sex, following a global backlash.

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15 October 19

Ethiopia Prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in establishing a peace deal with Eritrea and stabilising tensions in the Horn of Africa.

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15 October 19

11 Kenyan police officers killed in bomb blast near Somali border

Almost a dozen Kenyan police officers were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb near the border with Somalia.

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05 October 19

Somalia: US reopens embassy after almost 30 years

The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia, almost 30 years after closing it during the midst of civil war in the Horn of Africa nation.

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05 October 19

Burundi: 590 refugees return from Tanzania

Almost 600 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from neighbouring Tanzania as part of a major repatriation campaign.

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