01 May 19

Uganda police clash with Bobi Wine supporters

Police in Uganda have clashed with supporters of arrested pop star and MP Bobi Wine, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators taking to the streets to demand his release.

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30 April 19

South Sudan hires US lobbyists to block war crimes court

South Sudan’s government has hired US lobbyists to help it reverse sanctions imposed by the US and prevent the establishment of a court that would prosecute those guilty of committing war crimes in the country.

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30 April 19

Sudan’s military council and protesters discuss power deal

Leaders from Sudan’s protests movement and members of the country’s military council are holding talks to discuss the formation of a transitional government.

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30 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested, sent to maximum-security prison

Ugandan opposition MP and popular musician Bobi Wine has been arrested and sent to a maximum-security prison over his alleged role in a street protest last year.

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26 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine escapes house arrest, protests innocence

Ugandan politician and pop star Bobi Wine appeared in public on Thursday to announce he escaped from house arrest.

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23 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested at concert, teargas fired at supporters

Ugandan MP and pop star Bobi Wine has been arrested at one of his own concerts after security officials shut down the event.

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20 April 19

Uganda: Top court paves way for Museveni 2021 election run

Uganda’s top court has upheld controversial changes to the country’s constitution pave the way for President Yoweri Museveni to run in elections scheduled for 2021.

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19 April 19

Ethiopia, Gambia most improved in 2019 Press Freedom Index

Ethiopia and Gambia have shown the most improvement in the latest Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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17 April 19

Rwanda anniversary highlights the need to look back as well as forward

Last week, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, to mark 25 years since the genocide which left around 800,000 people dead and wiped out 70% of the country’s Tutsi minority. In his speech to honor
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15 April 19

Sudan: Protesters demand civilian ruler as military purges top officials

Protesters in Sudan are calling upon the country’s military to “immediately and unconditionally” hand power over to transitional government led by civilians.

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