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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28 January 20

Wining the fight against fuel smuggling in Southern and Eastern Africa

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has called in no less than forty-two local fuel companies as part of an investigation into the smuggling of fuel from Zimbabwe to South Africa, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Now, the
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24 January 20

DRC: Amnesty shines light on Tshisekedi’s first year in office

Amnesty International is marking the first year anniversary of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi taking office by highlighting a number of ongoing human rights concerns under his rule.

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23 January 20

Outgoing Burundi president to get luxury villa, lifetime salary

Burundi’s parliament has voted to provide outgoing president Pierre Nkurunziza a luxury villa and pay him $530,000 when he leaves office.

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