19 July 19

Burundi: Notorious militia chief named head of state broadcaster

Burundi has appointed the leader of the ruling party’s notorious youth league militia as head of its state-run broadcaster.

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16 July 19

Sudan: Night protests held after civilian killed

Dozens of protesters marched in the streets of Khartoum on Monday night, this time over the killing of a civilian the previous day, allegedly by paramilitaries.

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16 July 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine to run in 2021 election ‘on behalf of the people’

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine has announced he will run in the country’s next presidential election in 2021.

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05 July 19

Sudan: Military and opposition agree power-sharing deal

Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders have agreed terms on a power-sharing deal, according to mediators.

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03 July 19

Ethiopia: Internet restored 10 days after coup attempt

Ethiopia began restoring internet services on Tuesday, 10 days after a coup attempt in the Amhara region in which six top government officials were killed.

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02 July 19

Burundi President renames historical landmarks

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has renamed a number of national and historic landmarks in a move he says should “remind Burundians of their history.”

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02 July 19

Ethiopia: PM defends reform policy, warns ‘coup’ plotters

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has defended his reform policy and issued a strong warning to anyone interested in toppling his government following a coup attempt in the Amhara region.

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27 June 19

Ethiopia: Dozens killed in failed coup attempt

Dozens of people were killed during a failed coup attempt in Ethiopia’s Amhara region at the weekend, a government spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.

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21 June 19

Rights groups call on Tanzania to drop pregnant student ban

Human rights groups are rallying to pile pressure upon Tanzania’s government to drop a ban against pregnant schoolgirls and teenage mothers from attending school.

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21 June 19

Burundi: ‘Encouraging signs’ ahead of 2020 election, UN says

The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.

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