27 May 21

High Court Halts BBI Push, Justice Koome Appointed Kenya’s First Female Chief Justice

The revamped Kenyan judiciary has in recent years served significant rulings. Arguably the most momentous was the nullification of the 2017 presidential elections. The High Court has now declared The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) illegal. In addition, the High Court
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09 May 21

South Sudan: President Kiir dissolves parliament in step towards peace

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, the latest move in line with the country’s peace process.

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07 May 21

Somalia restores ties with Kenya after six months

Somalia says it is restoring diplomatic relations with Kenya, six months after the country severed ties with its neighbour, accusing Kenya of meddling in elections taking place in Jubbaland.

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16 April 21

Uganda: US imposes travel bans over disputed election

The US is imposing visa restrictions on Ugandans linked to the country’s contested election in January.

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08 April 21

To heal, Ethiopia must urgently investigate sexual violence in Tigray conflict

International pressure is mounting on warring parties in Ethiopia’s conflict-ridden Tigray region to halt attacks against civilians as reports of human rights abuses snowball. The UN recently raised the alarm over the atrocities and, in particular, called for a stop
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07 April 21

Tanzania: New president reverses direction under Magufuli

Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, is already taking the country in a different direction from the previous administration under the rule of John Magufuli.

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01 April 21

Djibouti a nation in demand despite democratic deficit

Egypt sent a high-ranking delegation to Djibouti in March, inaugurating a new era of bilateral relations between the two countries. Unsurprisingly, the visit has raised suspicions that Cairo had its own interests at heart, especially with regard to its aim
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24 March 21

Burundi: Amnesty calls for release of activist Germain Rukuki

Rights group Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Burundian human rights activist Germain Rukuki.

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19 March 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli dies aged 61

Tanzania President John Magufuli has died aged 61, two weeks after his last public appearance, amid rumours he had contracted Covid-19

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09 March 21

Uganda: Bobi Wine calls for protests against election result

Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi has called upon citizens to take to the streets in protest over January’s presidential election result, which his party claims was rigged in favour of long-serving president Yoweri Museveni.

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