30 December 15

Ethiopia: Second Journalist Arrested in a Week as Oromia Tensions Flare

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says Ethiopian authorities have arrested two journalists in the space of one week as tensions flare over the Oromia land dispute.

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28 December 15

Senator Demands Action Against UEA “Terrorist Employers” Following Kenyan Deaths

A senator has called on the Kenyan government to sack all of its envoys in the Middle East as Kenyan workers in the region continue to die in strange circumstances.

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28 December 15

Strathmore University Fires Security Director Over Deadly Security Drill

Strathmore University has fired its security director and suspended three managers over a bungled security drill that left one person dead and more than 30 injured.

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28 December 15

Rwanda President Dismisses Refugee Recruitment Claims

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has dismissed claims made by Refugee International (RI) that Burundi refugees are being recruited as rebel fighters at asylum camps in his country.

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28 December 15

Somalia Bans Christmas and New Year Celebrations

Somalia’s government has banned all Christmas and New Year celebrations in the predominantly Muslim country, insisting the Christian festivities could prompt Islamist attacks.

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24 December 15

South Sudan Peace Talks Begin in Juba

Highly anticipated peace talks between South Sudan’s government and the country’s leading opposition group have begun in the capital Juba.

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24 December 15

80 Killed in Ethiopia Protests During Last Four Weeks, Opposition Says

Government forces in Ethiopia have killed more than 80 people during protests in the last four weeks, according to an opposition party.

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21 December 15

Kenya Railways Court Case Leaves Hundreds Homeless in Nairobi

Hundreds of tenants in Nairobi’s Muthurwa Estate have been left homeless after a long-running court battle against Kenya Railways Corporation.

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21 December 15

S. Sudan Opposition Groups Say Most Sudanese Object to 28 States

An alliance of 18 opposition parties in South Sudan claims a majority of the people object to the president’s directive to create a 28 state system within the country.

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21 December 15

Rwanda Says Yes to Paul Kagame Third Term

Rwandans have voted by an overwhelming majority to give Paul Kagame the right to run for a third term as president.

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