Rwanda President Paul Kagame has approved the release of more than 2,000 political prisoners, including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire who was jailed in 2012 for conspiring against the government.
The border between Eritrea and Ethiopia has opened for the first time in 20 years as the two country’s move forward with their reconciliation efforts.
Clashes erupted in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Wednesday between residents of the city and youth from the Oromia region.
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has warned foreign powers against interfering in his country’s politics, days after the lawyer of an opposition MP called for the US to suspend military funding to the government.
Two opposition candidates have won seats in Rwanda’s parliament for the first time in the country’s history.
Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki hosted a meeting with Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo on Wednesday.
Ugandan politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has taken to social media to give his account of the “torture” he received from soldiers while being detained for more than two weeks.
Ugandan MP Bobi Wine has been prevented from leaving Uganda to seek medical treatment despite being granted bail earlier this week, his lawyers say.
Ethiopia has announced an agreement with key opposition groups that will see the disarmament of several former rebel groups in the country.
A Sudanese negotiator says South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has decided to sign the latest draft of a peace deal after refusing earlier this week.