01 July 20

Sudan: One person killed in protests demanding faster reforms

One person has been killed and several others injured during protests in Sudan, a government spokesman has confirmed.

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24 June 20

South Sudan: UN highlights COVID-19 and violence threat to peace process

The United Nations has raised concerns over the threat of the coronavirus outbreak and an increase in violence across South Sudan as a “twin-threat” to the country’s struggling peace process.

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24 June 20

Uganda reopens border to refugees fleeing DRC

Uganda has temporarily reopened its border with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to accept refugees fleeing violence from the country.

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21 June 20

Kenya secures final seat at UN Security Council after second vote

Kenya narrowly secured a place on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday after beating Djibouti in a second round of voting.

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05 June 20

UN: 1,300 civilians killed in eastern DRC violence

The United Nations says 1,300 civilians have been killed in conflicts involving several rebel groups and government forces over the past eight months in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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02 June 20

DRC annoucnes fresh Ebola outbreak in northwest

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have reported a fresh Ebola outbreak in the northwestern city of Mbandaka.

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02 June 20

Kenya records more than 2,000 Covid-19 cases

Kenya has reported more than 2,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus after 59 more people tested positive on Monday.

31 May 20

Deadly clashes between Ethiopian and Sudanese forces

At least two people have been killed during clashes between Ethiopian militias and the Sudanese army along the shared border between the two countries.

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27 May 20

Tanzania: Magufuli accused of covering up Covid-19 outbreak

Opposition groups in Tanzania have accused President John Magufuli of covering a major outbreak of Covid-19 in the country.

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13 May 20

Eritrean rights group sues EU over forced labour links

A group of Eritreans based in the Netherlands are suing the European Union over links between the bloc’s funding and forced labour programmes in Eritrea.

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