27 December 20

Uganda: Bobi Wine says bodyguard killed by police

Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine says police killed one of his bodyguards on Sunday, accusing military police of deliberately running him over.

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18 December 20

Burundi: Ex-president Pierre Buyoya dies aged 71

Former president of Burundi, Pierre Buyoya, has died at the age of 71, the country’s government has confirmed.

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15 December 20

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Kenya

Somalia’s government is withdrawing its diplomatic staff from Kenya as the country cuts diplomatic ties with the neighbouring country.

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08 December 20

DRC: Political crisis as Tshisekedi moves to dissolve ruling coalition

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has sparked a political crisis in the volatile country after moving to dissolve the ruling coalition government.

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02 December 20

Uganda: Bobi Wine suspends campaigns over protest violence

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine suspended his presidential campaign on Tuesday after members of his team were injured during clashes between his supporters and security forces.

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20 November 20

Uganda: 37 killed in protests over Bobi Wine arrest

At least 37 people have been killed in violent protests over the arrest of opposition figure Bobi Wine.

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05 November 20

Tanzania: John Magufuli wins second term in disputed election

Tanzania President John Magufuli has secured a second term in power after winning a landslide victory in the country’s latest presidential election.

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05 November 20

Tanzania: John Magufuli sworn in after contested election win

Tanzania President John Magufuli was sworn in for the second time on Thursday after his contested landslide election win last month.

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14 October 20

Uganda: Bobi Wine’s offices raided by security forces

Security officials in Uganda raided the offices of opposition leader Bobi Wine on Wednesday morning, seizing cash and symbolic red berets often worn by the former pop star.

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28 September 20

UN investigation raises concerns over Burundi election violence

The United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has accused the ruling party and authorities in the country of using strategic violence to influence the outcome of its most recent presidential election.

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