21 November 19

Ethiopia: Sidama votes on forming new regional state

People in Ethiopia’s southern Sidama region are taking to the polls to vote on the creation of a new semi-autonomous state.

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19 November 19

HRW: Attacks against Sudan protesters were planned

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the deadly attacks against Sudanese protesters calling for democratic change in June were planned and could amount to crimes against humanity.

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05 November 19

HRW: Students, journalists attacked by Uganda security forces

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says students and journalists are being attacked by security forces in Uganda ina succession of human rights violations.

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01 November 19

Tanzanian comedian arrested over Magufuli face-swap

A popular Tanzanian comedian is being held by police after sharing face-swap images of himself and President John Magufuli, according to his lawyer.

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31 October 19

South Sudan: Machar calls for further unity government delay

The leader of South Sudan’s main opposition group Riek Machar has called for another six-month delay on implementing a unity government in another setback to the country’s peace process.

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22 October 19

South Sudan: UN calls on leaders to speed up peace process

The United Nations is calling upon South Sudan’s leaders to speed up action on the country’s tentative peace deal.

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16 October 19

Tanzania: Magufuli moves to new capital Dodoma

Tanzania President John Magufuli has moved his office to the country’s new capital of Dodoma, fulfilling his pledge to relocate his government to the city by the end of 2019.

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16 October 19

HRW: Uganda’s media clampdown intensifies

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Ugandan government is intensifying its clampdown on media and press freedoms in the East African country.

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04 October 19

Rwanda: 25 peopled linked to rebel group charged with treason

Rwanda has charged 25 men linked to rebel group, the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), with treason and other crimes.

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04 October 19

Uganda outlaws red berets, symbol of opposition figure Bobi Wine

Uganda’s government has outlawed re berets, as worn by popular opposition figure Bobi Wine.

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