30 September 19

Sudan: New PM launches investigation into protester deaths

Sudan’s newly-appointed prime minister has launched an independent investigation into the deaths of protesters during a deadly crackdown on demonstrations in June.

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30 September 19

South Sudan tells UN it’s ‘heading towards lasting peace and stability’

South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that his country is “heading towards lasting peace and stability.”

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29 September 19

Rwanda: Opposition figure’s murder prompts safety concerns

The murder of Rwandan political figure Sylidio Dusabumuremyi has prompted fears among opposition groups in for their safety.

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29 September 19

Burundi: ‘Climate of fear’ getting worse, church says

Burundi’s Catholic Church says political violence and intimidation is worsening in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election.

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14 September 19

Uganda: US sanctions ex-police chief over rights abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions against Uganda’s former chief of police, Kale Kayihura, over alleged human rights violations and corruption.

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14 September 19

Burundi: UN warns of ‘climate of fear’ ahead of 2020 election

United Nations investigators have warned of the danger that human rights atrocities could take place in Burundi ahead of presidential elections next year.

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01 September 19

CPJ: Detained Tanzanian journalist needs urgent medical attention

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says detained Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera needs urgent medical attention.

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01 September 19

Ethiopia set 13 November date for Sidama referendum

The government o Ethiopia has announced it will hold a referendum on 13 November for the Sidama ethnic group to vote on creating a 10th autonomous region.

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28 August 19

Tanzania to send back all Burundian refugees, prompting UNHCR concerns

Tanzania says it has reached an agreement with Burundi to send back all Burundian refugees to the neighbouring country, starting from October this year.

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28 August 19

Harvard student sues Uganda president for blocking him on Twitter

A student at Harvard University has filed a lawsuit against Uganda President Yoweri Museveni for blocking him on Twitter.

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