10 June 20

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza dies of heart attack

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at the age of 55.

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02 June 20

HRW: Intimidation, arrests and abuses during Burundi election

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for investigations into allegations of intimidation, arrests and human rights abuses during Burundi’s recent presidential election.

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25 May 20

Burundi: Evariste Ndayishimiye elected as new president

Burundi has elected ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye as its new president in a contentious election.

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27 April 20

HRW: Burundi opposition targeted with violence ahead of election

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the ruling party and authorities in Tanzania are using fear and repression against opposition groups and the few remaining independent organisations in the country ahead of presidential elections in May.

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26 February 20

Burundi: 24 killed in clashes ahead of election

At least 24 people have been killed in clashes between police and armed militants in the outskirts of Burundi’s largest city, Bujumbura.

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26 February 20

Ethiopia set to release more prisoners ‘for the national good’

Authorities in Ethiopia have announced that dozens of high-profile prisoners are set to be released from jail, including opposition activists accused of an attempted coup last year.

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26 February 20

South Sudan leaders form coalition government

South Sudan’s rival leaders have formed a transitional coalition government in their latest effort to implement lasting peace after years of civil war.

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25 February 20

Tanzania: Journalist Erick Kabendera freed, seven months after arrest

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera has been released, seven months after his arrest.

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25 February 20

Uganda: EACJ to hear case against Museveni age limit change

The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) has agreed to hear a case against Uganda over constitutional changes that would allow President Yoweri Museveni to run for candidacy in another two elections.

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20 February 20

Sudan: ICC delegates arrive in Khartoum to discuss Bashir handover

A delegation from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has arrived in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, to discuss the potential handover of former president Omar al-Bashir who is wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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