02 September 20

Burundian refugees’ return from Rwanda begins

On August 27, the first group of Burundian refugees repatriating from neighbouring Rwanda began their return journey home.

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29 August 20

Rwanda tightens Covid-19 restrictions as cases surge

Rwanda has increased the length of its evening curfew and restricted movement in the western Rusizi area after a surge in coronavirus cases.

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28 August 20

DRC declares end of deadly measles epidemic

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has declared the end of a deadly measles epidemic that claimed the lives of more than 7,000 children under the age of five during a 25-month period.

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12 August 20

DRC: At least 19 civilians killed by armed group in Ituri province

At least 19 civilians were killed and a further two injured in attacks carried out across three villages in Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ituri province on Sunday.

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31 July 20

Kenya: Schools to remain closed until 2021 due to COVID-19

Kenya has announced that all schools in the country will remain closed until January as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

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30 July 20

Sudan: More than 80 people killed in Darfur region

More than 80 people were killed in Sudan’s Darfur region over the weekend, according to the United Nations.

29 July 20

Kenya extends curfew, restricts alcohol sales amid COVID-19 spike

Kenya has extended a nightly curfew and restricted alcohol sales in restaurants following a steep rise in coronavirus cases in the East African nation.

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17 July 20

UN: 2 aid workers, 4 others shot dead in South Sudan

The United Nations says two aid workers and four other people were killed by a group of armed attackers in South Sudan earlier this week.

17 July 20

HRW sends open letter to Burundi president over human rights

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has sent an open letter to recently-elected Burundi President Évariste Ndayishimiye, urging the country’s new leader to address a series of ongoing human rights issues.

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03 July 20

Burundi: New president shifts government stance on COVID-19

Newly-elected Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye says the coronavirus is the country’s “biggest enemy” in a dramatic turnaround from the stance taken by his late predecessor, Pierre Nkurunziza.

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