26 October 21

Sudan’s Military Takes Over Civilian Government: Pro-Democracy Protests Erupt Across the Capital Khartoum

The Military in Sudan has dissolved and taken over the civilian government. Several civilian leaders have also been arrested and a state of emergency declared. The coup, which is led by General Abdel Fattah Burhan, brings to an end a
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18 October 21

What Next for Kenya-Somalia Relations After ICJ Ruling

Relations between Kenya and Somalia have become stretched in recent years. The two countries have in fact cut diplomatic ties recently and have engaged in a series of public spats, mostly about the maritime border dispute, and Kenya’s continued military
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12 October 21

Ethiopia’s Military Begins Large Scale Ground Assault Against Rebel Positions in Tigray

The Ethiopian Army has begun a full-scale ground assault against rebel positions in Tigray. According to the rebels, the army is closing in on all fronts using heavy artillery, jets, and drone attacks. The rebels also note that they were
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27 May 21

High Court Halts BBI Push, Justice Koome Appointed Kenya’s First Female Chief Justice

The revamped Kenyan judiciary has in recent years served significant rulings. Arguably the most momentous was the nullification of the 2017 presidential elections. The High Court has now declared The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) illegal. In addition, the High Court
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09 May 21

South Sudan: President Kiir dissolves parliament in step towards peace

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has dissolved parliament, the latest move in line with the country’s peace process.

07 May 21

Somalia restores ties with Kenya after six months

Somalia says it is restoring diplomatic relations with Kenya, six months after the country severed ties with its neighbour, accusing Kenya of meddling in elections taking place in Jubbaland.

16 April 21

Uganda: US imposes travel bans over disputed election

The US is imposing visa restrictions on Ugandans linked to the country’s contested election in January.

07 April 21

Tanzania: New president reverses direction under Magufuli

Tanzania’s new president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, is already taking the country in a different direction from the previous administration under the rule of John Magufuli.

24 March 21

Burundi: Amnesty calls for release of activist Germain Rukuki

Rights group Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Burundian human rights activist Germain Rukuki.

19 March 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli dies aged 61

Tanzania President John Magufuli has died aged 61, two weeks after his last public appearance, amid rumours he had contracted Covid-19


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