29 September 19

President: Somalia making progress but eradicating terrorism ‘will not be easy’

Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that his country is making great progress on establishing political security although he admitted that eradicating terrorism in the conflict-ridden country “will not be easy”.

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29 September 19

Ethiopia: More than 1,000 people killed in ethnic violence over past year

Ethiopia’s government has confirmed that more than 1,000 people have been killed in ethnic violence over the past 12 months.

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26 September 19

Kenya: 7 children killed in Nairobi school collapse

At least seven children have been killed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi after a primary school collapsed.

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14 September 19

Kenya introduces malaria vaccine to fight surge in deaths

Kenya has become the third African nation to introduce a malaria vaccine for babies and toddlers.

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07 September 19

Ethiopia opens infamous Maekelawi detention centre to public

Ethiopia has opened one of its most notorious detention centres to the public, in a move described by Human Rights Watch as a “symbolic step towards justice for past abuses”.

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01 September 19

DRC: Ebola outbreak death toll passes 2,000

The death toll from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) Ebola outbreak has surpassed 2,000 people.

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01 September 19

Uganda: 9-year-old girl dies from Ebola

A 9-year-old-girl who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, the country’s health officials announced on Friday.

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28 August 19

Ethiopian police caught assaulting man in viral video

Two policemen in Ethiopia have gone viral in a video which shows them assaulting a man already retrained in handcuffs.

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17 August 19

Uganda: 1.4 million malaria cases since June

Uganda on Wednesday announced it has recorded 1.4 million cases of malaria since June this year, marking a 40% surge in cases of the mosquito-spread disease.

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17 August 19

HRW: Eritrean high schoolers face abuse, forced labour

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says high school students in Eritrea face forced labour and abuse in the country. In a report published earlier this month, HRW revealed young Eritrans spend their final year at school at military camps, preparing for
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