23 April 18

Burundi: 8 arrested over plans to disrupt referendum vote

Police in Burundi say they have arrested eight people for planning attacks to disrupt next month’s constitutional referendum that could allow Pierre Nkurunziza to maintain power until 2034.

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19 April 18

Ugandan constitutional coup: a regrettable sign of the times

The coming weeks could represent a make-or-break moment for Uganda’s long-suffering political opposition – and for the political integrity of Africa as a whole. The country’s court is due to review a legal challenge to a recent amendment of the
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17 April 18

Ethiopia: PM vows to reform national security laws

Ethiopia’s prime minister has vowed to reform the country’s national security laws following years of violent protests.

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13 April 18

Somalia stops UAE support for its troops as relations deteriorate

Somalia is halting United Arab Emirates (UAE) support for its armed forces as relations between the two nations continue to deteriorate.

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13 April 18

UN to blame for Ethiopia-Eritrea border crisis, analyst says

The United Nations Security Council is to blame for the ongoing border dispute between Ethiopia and Eritrea, according to an Eritrean-American analyst and writer with the U.S. Foundation for the Horn of Africa.

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11 April 18

Sudan: President orders release of all political prisoners

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all political prisoners in the country, according to state media.

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11 April 18

Tanzania: Blogger required to pay $930 annual licence fee

Bloggers and other “online content creators” in Tanzania now have to pay $930 in licence fees per year to be approved by the government.

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09 April 18

DRC: Moïse Katumbi could be barred from election

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) most popular opposition leader could be barred from standing in elections later this year after it was revealed he held Italian citizenship for sixteen years.

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07 April 18

US military grounds aircraft in Djibouti after successive accidents

The US military has halted air operations in Djibouti – at the request of the African nation’s government – following two accidents involving military aircraft.

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06 April 18

Ethiopia: 11 politicians, journalists released once again

Eleven politicians, journalists and bloggers in Ethiopia have been released after being arrested last month for violating the country’s state of emergency, one of their lawyers has said.

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