21 May 18

Burundi opposition says it will reject referendum outcome

The leader of Burundi’s main opposition group says the coalition will reject the outcome of a referendum on extending President Pierre Nkurunziza’s, accusing the government of using intimidation tactics to influence votes.

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18 May 18

Kenya: Miguna files new petition for Kenya return

Lawmaker Miguna Miguna has filed a fresh petition seeking court orders to allow his unconditional return to Kenya, less than a day after cancelling a trip to the East African country.

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18 May 18

Burundi votes on extending Pierre Nkurunziza’s rule until 2034

The people of Burundi are taking to the polls to vote in a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to extend his rule until 2034.

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16 May 18

Kenya approves contested cybercrimes law

Kenya has approved a controversial cybercrime law that threatens heavy punishments for people who abuse others on social media or publish fake news.

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15 May 18

Ethiopia opens talks with exiled Oromo Democratic Front

Ethiopia’s government has opened talks with exiled opposition group, the Oromo Democratic Front (ODF).

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08 May 18

South Sudan: SPLM-IO rejoins ruling party as president asks Machar to return

South Sudan’s First Vice President and former rebel Taban Deng Gai on Monday formally merged his party with the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

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06 May 18

Tanzania: Bloggers win temporary court order against $900 licence fee

Tanzanian bloggers and online content creators won a temporary court order against government legislation forcing them to pay $900 per year in licencing fees.

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05 May 18

Burundi bans the BBC, VOA ahead of referendum

Burundi media authorities have suspended operations by the British Broadcasting Association (BBC) and Voice of America (VOA).

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30 April 18

Ethiopia set to place two-term limit on prime ministers

Ethiopia’s government is working on legislation to place a two-term limit on the prime ministerial position, new PM Abiy Ahmed said on Friday.

25 April 18

Somalia takes over UAE-run military base in Mogadishu

Somali troops have taken over a military base run by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Mogadishu, as bilateral relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate.

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