The United States government has placed sanctions on South Sudan Vice President Taban Deng Gai over alleged human rights abuses.
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.
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
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza reaffirmed on Saturday that he will not run for a fourth term in power in next year’s election.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that a new draft law on hate speech in Ethiopia threatens freedom of expression in the country.
Officials from Rwanda and Uganda failed to reach agreement on a range of bilateral disputes on Saturday.
Former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a state-run reform centre over corruption charges.
South Sudan’s government has allocated $40 million in funds to integrate rebel forces into the national army.
The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals over their alleged involvement in the execution of two government critics.
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.