11 February 16

Riek Machar: ‘I’m a Hero. I Created a Country,’ Says South Sudan Rebel Leader

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has called himself a “hero” and the man responsible for bringing independence to the country.

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11 February 16

AU Failure to Deploy Burundi Peacekeepers ‘Predictable,’ Says ISS

The African Union’s (AU) failure to send peacekeepers troops into Burundi has been labelled “predictable” by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

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10 February 16

Evidence Suggests Laptop Bomb Caused Somali Plane Explosion

Investigations into Tuesday’s explosion aboard a Somali passenger plane have revealed the blast was likely caused by a laptop bomb.

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06 February 16

Kenya Police Vow to Track Down Uber Taxi Attackers

Police in Kenya have launched a manhunt to track down individuals believed to have staged attacks on Uber taxis and their drivers.

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02 February 16

Somalia Probes Kenya Air Strikes As Residents Flee

Somalia is investigating recent air strikes carried out by Kenya amid claims of heavy civilian casualties.

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01 February 16

Press Freedom Groups Criticise East African Nations

Three press freedom watchdogs have criticised Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for systematically clamping down on the media within their countries.

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01 February 16

AU Says No Troops in Burundi Without Country’s Consent

The African Union (AU) has said it will not send peacekeeping troops into Burundi without the nation’s consent.

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31 January 16

Terrorism, Burundi Crisis Dominates AU Summit Talks

The Burundi crisis and wider terrorism across Africa have been the dominant topics between leaders and officials at African Union (AU) talks held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

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30 January 16

Russia Opposes South Sudan Arms Embargo, Sanctions

Russia has said it is opposed to placing a UN arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.

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30 January 16

Burundi: Possible Mass Graves Spotted As Opposition Calls for AU Intervention

Amnesty International says it has found evidence of mass graves in Burundi at five locations where security forces have been accused of killing 87 people in December.

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