01 September 19

CPJ: Detained Tanzanian journalist needs urgent medical attention

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says detained Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera needs urgent medical attention.

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01 September 19

Ethiopia set 13 November date for Sidama referendum

The government o Ethiopia has announced it will hold a referendum on 13 November for the Sidama ethnic group to vote on creating a 10th autonomous region.

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28 August 19

Tanzania to send back all Burundian refugees, prompting UNHCR concerns

Tanzania says it has reached an agreement with Burundi to send back all Burundian refugees to the neighbouring country, starting from October this year.

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28 August 19

Harvard student sues Uganda president for blocking him on Twitter

A student at Harvard University has filed a lawsuit against Uganda President Yoweri Museveni for blocking him on Twitter.

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08 August 19

Ugandan police say Ziggy Wine died in bike crash, rejects torture reports

Police in Uganda say musician and blogger Ziggy Wine died in a car crash, rejecting reports that the government critics was kidnapped and tortured by state officials.

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08 August 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine charged with ‘annoying’ president

Ugandan musician and Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine, has been charged with “annoying” the East African country’s leader, President Yoweri Museveni.

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06 August 19

Sudan: Details of constitutional declaration emerge

On Sunday, Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition protest leaders signed a constitutional declaration, paving the way for a transitional government to rule the country over the next three years, until elections are held.

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06 August 19

Tanzania charges journalist with money laundering, tax evasion

Authorities in Tanzania on Monday charged investigative journalist, Erick Kabendera, with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting organised crime.

04 August 19

Sudan army, protesters reach ‘full agreement’ on constitutional declaration

Sudan’s ruling military council and the country’s main opposition coalition have reached an agreement to form a transitional government after months of protests.

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03 August 19

Uganda: Stella Nyanzi sentenced to 18 months in prison

Ugandan women’s rights activist, Stella Nyanzi, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of cyber harassment over comments made about President Yoweri Museveni.

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