17 September 18

Rwanda frees Victoire Ingabire, more than 2,000 other political prisoners

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has approved the release of more than 2,000 political prisoners, including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire who was jailed in 2012 for conspiring against the government.

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16 September 18

Eritrea-Ethiopia border opens for the first time in 20 years

The border between Eritrea and Ethiopia has opened for the first time in 20 years as the two country’s move forward with their reconciliation efforts.

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15 September 18

Ethiopians clash in Addis Ababa over the use of regional flags

Clashes erupted in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Wednesday between residents of the city and youth from the Oromia region.

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11 September 18

Uganda: Museveni warns against foreign interference amid calls to cut US aid

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has warned foreign powers against interfering in his country’s politics, days after the lawyer of an opposition MP called for the US to suspend military funding to the government.

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06 September 18

Rwanda: Two opposition lawmakers elected for the first time

Two opposition candidates have won seats in Rwanda’s parliament for the first time in the country’s history.

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06 September 18

Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea leaders meet in Asmara

Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki hosted a meeting with Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday.

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04 September 18

Uganda’s Bobi Wine tells of torture carried out by soldiers

Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has taken to social media to give his account of the “torture” he received from soldiers while being detained for more than two weeks.

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01 September 18

Bobi Wine ‘re-arrested’ attempting to leave Uganda for medical treatment

Ugandan MP Bobi Wine has been prevented from leaving Uganda to seek medical treatment despite being granted bail earlier this week, his lawyers say.

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30 August 18

Ethiopia: Govt, opposition groups agree to disarm rebel groups

Ethiopia has announced an agreement with key opposition groups that will see the disarmament of several former rebel groups in the country.

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30 August 18

South Sudan: Riek Machar set to sign latest peace deal

A Sudanese negotiator says South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has decided to sign the latest draft of a peace deal after refusing earlier this week.

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