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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14 February 20

South Sudan: Academic suspended over opinion piece

A renowned academic in South Sudan has been suspended over the publication of an opinion piece on the issue of states and their boundaries in the country.

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14 February 20

Ethiopia approves controversial hate speech law

Lawmakers in Ethiopia have approved controversial law aimed at tackling hate speech that critics warn could be used to restrict freedom of expression.

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14 February 20

Kenya: Thousands gather for Daniel arap Moi funeral

Around 30,000 people filled the Nyayo National Stadium on Tuesday in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for the funeral of former president Daniel arap Moi, who dies last week.

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05 February 20

HRW accuses Burundi of ‘flawed trial’ over jailed journalists

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Burundi of convicting four journalists in “a flawed trial”.

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05 February 20

Kenya: Former President Daniel arap Moi dies aged 95

Kenya’s former president Daniel arap Moi has died at the age of 95.

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31 January 20

Burundi: Four journalists jailed for ‘undermining state security’

A court in Burundi has sentenced four journalists to two and a half years in prison for attempting to undermine state security.

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28 January 20

Ethiopia: Amnesty condemns crackdown on OLF supporters

Amnesty International has condemned the mass arrest of Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) supporters by authorities in Ethiopia over the weekend.

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