24 January 20

DRC: Amnesty shines light on Tshisekedi’s first year in office

Amnesty International is marking the first year anniversary of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi taking office by highlighting a number of ongoing human rights concerns under his rule.

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23 January 20

Outgoing Burundi president to get luxury villa, lifetime salary

Burundi’s parliament has voted to provide outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza a luxury villa and pay him $530,000 when he leaves office.

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23 January 20

Trump set to add more African nations to US travel ban

US President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to expand his ban on travel to the States, which could prevent people arriving from another four African counties.

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21 January 20

Amnesty calls upon Tanzania to release rights lawyer Tito Magoti

Rights group Amnesty International has called upon authorities in Tanzania to release rights lawyer Tito Magoti.

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16 January 20

Ethiopia sets August 2020 date for elections

Ethiopia’s electoral board on Wednesday announced it expects to hold national elections on 16 August 2020.

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11 January 20

Trump makes bizarre claim over Ethiopia PM’s Nobel Peace Prize

US President Donald Trump puzzled global audiences on Thursday by claiming he was involved in a deal that “saved” Ethiopia and lead to Prime Minister Aboy Ahmed winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

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09 January 20

South Sudan: US places sanctions against vice president

The United States government has placed sanctions on South Sudan Vice President Taban Deng Gai over alleged human rights abuses.

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07 January 20

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested, fans teargassed

Police in Uganda arrested opposition figure Bobi Wine and fired teargas at his fans on Monday, during a public meeting that was supposed to mark the start of his presidential campaign.

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28 December 19

Rwanda: Pastor’s daughter accused of treason, espionage

The daughter of a pastor in Rwanda has been charged with treason and espionage after being detained for more than a month. Jackie Umuhoza’s family insist the charges are fabricated and despite having been held since late November and charged
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23 December 19

Burundi: President Nkurunziza insists he won’t run again

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza reaffirmed on Saturday that he will not run for a fourth term in power in next year’s election.

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