10 December 18

DRC: Joseph Kabila doesn’t rule out running for president in 2023

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) outgoing president, Joseph Kabila, says he plans to stay in politics and does not rule out running for president once again in 2023.

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10 December 18

Somalia: Motion filed to impeach President Mohamed Farmaajo

The leading official of Somalia’s parliament administration has filed a motion for the impeachment of President Mohamed Farmaajo, he said on Sunday.

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10 December 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara acquitted of ‘baseless’ charges

Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara has been acquitted of insurrection and forgery charges by a court in Kigali.

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10 December 18

Burundi issues arrest warrant for ex-president Buyoya

Burundi has issued an international arrest warrant for ex-president Pierre Buyoya, accused of being involved in the assassination of former leader Melchior Ndadaye in 1993.

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04 December 18

DRC: 18 killed ahead of election as army and rebels clash in Fizi

Clashed between government troops and rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed 18 people, as tensions rise ahead of this month’s presidential elections.

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27 November 18

Burundi: 4 arrested over assassination of former president

Authorities in Burundi have arrested four former military officials accused of involvement in the assassination of the country’s first democratically elected president, Melchior Ndadaye, in 1993.

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26 November 18

Ethiopia: Prime minister accused of ethnic clampdown

The Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has accused Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed of attacking members of the Tigrayan ethnic group in a recent clampdown on security and corruption.

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25 November 18

DRC: Election campaigns launched ahead of historic vote

Candidates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have launched their election campaigns ahead of landmark presidential elections scheduled for December 23.

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22 November 18

Ogaden rebel group returns to Ethiopia following peace accord

Hundreds of former ONLF rebel fighters are returning to Ethiopia after signing a peace accord with the country’s government.

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15 November 18

Ethiopia arrests former deputy intelligence chief

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested former deputy intelligence chief Yared Zerihun amid investigations into corruption and human right abuses committed by security forces.

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