The daughter of a pastor in Rwanda has been charged with treason and espionage after being detained for more than a month. Jackie Umuhoza’s family insist the charges are fabricated and despite having been held since late November and charged
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza reaffirmed on Saturday that he will not run for a fourth term in power in next year’s election.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that a new draft law on hate speech in Ethiopia threatens freedom of expression in the country.
Officials from Rwanda and Uganda failed to reach agreement on a range of bilateral disputes on Saturday.
Former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a state-run reform centre over corruption charges.
South Sudan’s government has allocated $40 million in funds to integrate rebel forces into the national army.
The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals over their alleged involvement in the execution of two government critics.
A senior UN official has called for Ethiopia to put an end to internet shutdowns and revise controversial hate speech laws that could be used to suppress free speech.
Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is refusing to speak to the media as he collects his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo today.
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has said his country’s forces will remain part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).