09 January 20

South Sudan: US places sanctions against vice president

The United States government has placed sanctions on South Sudan Vice President Taban Deng Gai over alleged human rights abuses.

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07 January 20

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested, fans teargassed

Police in Uganda arrested opposition figure Bobi Wine and fired teargas at his fans on Monday, during a public meeting that was supposed to mark the start of his presidential campaign.

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28 December 19

Rwanda: Pastor’s daughter accused of treason, espionage

The daughter of a pastor in Rwanda has been charged with treason and espionage after being detained for more than a month. Jackie Umuhoza’s family insist the charges are fabricated and despite having been held since late November and charged
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23 December 19

Burundi: President Nkurunziza insists he won’t run again

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza reaffirmed on Saturday that he will not run for a fourth term in power in next year’s election.

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21 December 19

HRW: Ethiopia hate speech law threatened freedom of expression

Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that a new draft law on hate speech in Ethiopia threatens freedom of expression in the country.

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17 December 19

Rwanda-Uganda talks fail to reach agreement

Officials from Rwanda and Uganda failed to reach agreement on a range of bilateral disputes on Saturday.

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16 December 19

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir sentences to two years for corruption

Former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a state-run reform centre over corruption charges.

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16 December 19

South Sudan: $40m allocated to integrating rebel forces

South Sudan’s government has allocated $40 million in funds to integrate rebel forces into the national army.

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13 December 19

US imposes sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals over their alleged involvement in the execution of two government critics.

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10 December 19

Ethiopia: UN calls for end to internet shutdowns

A senior UN official has called for Ethiopia to put an end to internet shutdowns and revise controversial hate speech laws that could be used to suppress free speech.

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