19 July 18

DRC: Kabila avoids confirming his intent to step down in latest address

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joeseph Kabila refused to confirm he will step down as the country’s leader ahead of presidential elections scheduled for December.

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19 July 18

Tanzania: John Magufuli says his party will stay in forever

Tanzania President John Magufuli has said that his party will remain in power forever.

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19 July 18

South Sudan: President says he’s ‘ready’ to accept peace deal

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has said he’s “ready” to accept a peace deal that includes a power-sharing agreement between the government and opposition groups.

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16 July 18

DRC: Jean-Pierre Bemba named as presidential candidate

Jean-Pierre Bemba has been named as an opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming election, days after being acquitted of war crimes via an appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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15 July 18

Tanzania: President Magufuli says prisoners should be made to work ‘ night and day’

Tanzania President John Magufuli says prisoners in the country should be made to work “night and day” while suggesting prison officers should “kick them” if inmates show laziness.

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12 July 18

South Sudan: President Salva Kiir’s mandate extended to 2021

South Sudan’s parliament has extended President Salva Kiir’s mandate until 2021 in the war-torn country.

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05 July 18

Kenya: 9 officials to be arrested over dam break that killed 47

Kenya’s public prosecutor says nine people will be arrested over the collapse of a dam that killed 47 in May.

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03 July 18

South Sudan: Government moves to keep Salva Kiir in power until 2021

Lawmakers in South Sudan have submitted a proposal for the extension of Salva Kiir’s presidency until 2021.

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30 June 18

Uganda introduces new tax on social media users

Uganda’s government has introduced a new tax law that means people have to pay to use popular social networks such as WhatsApp and Facebook.

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30 June 18

African Union chief calls for action against South Sudan

Chairman of the African Union (AU) Dr Mousa Faki Mahamat is calling for action to be taken against South Sudan’s leaders following another ceasefire violation in the world’s youngest nation.

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