23 October 18

Released Ethiopian bloggers expose digital media control tactics

A group of six bloggers released from prison in 2015 have shared their experience on the control of digital media, surveillance and censorship in Ethiopia. Speaking publicly for the first time at the recently concluded Forum on Internet Freedom in
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23 October 18

Ethiopia signs peace deal with ONLF rebel group

Ethiopia has signed a peace deal with rebel group, the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), after 34 years of insurgency in the country’s eastern Somali Region State.

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09 October 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara and mother freed on bail

The family of Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara say she and her mother have been released on bail, after being detained for more than a year.

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05 October 18

The forgotten victims of South Sudan

It is surely one of humanity’s greatest shames that in times of war, it is women who are made to bear the deepest scars of conflict – and habitually denied avenues for redress in times of peace. Reports of rampant
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03 October 18

Rwanda makes it illegal for cartoonists to ‘humiliate’ officials

Rwanda has made it illegal for cartoonists and writers to publish work that “humiliates” public officials, as part of new revisions to the country’s penal code.

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29 September 18

UN warns DRC election threatened by human rights violations

The United Nations says the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming presidential election could be threatened by ongoing human rights violations in the country.

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24 September 18

Uganda: Bobi Wine ‘escorted’ home by police upon return

Ugandan politician Bobi Wine was “escorted” home by police upon his return to the country with authorities denying the MP was arrested.

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24 September 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara trial begins after multiple delays

Former presidential candidate and Paul Kagame critic Diane Rwigara faces trial today after months of delays.

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20 September 18

ICC fines DRC’s Jean-Pierre Bemba for witness tampering

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has fined former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba €300,000 for tampering with witnesses during his war crimes trial.

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20 September 18

Uganda: Bobi Wine set to return to Uganda

Uganda MP Bobi Wine says he will return home from the US on Thursday, despite concerns for his safety.

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