21 June 19

Rights groups call on Tanzania to drop pregnant student ban

Human rights groups are rallying to pile pressure upon Tanzania’s government to drop a ban against pregnant schoolgirls and teenage mothers from attending school.

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21 June 19

Burundi: ‘Encouraging signs’ ahead of 2020 election, UN says

The United Nations has said Burundi is showing “encouraging signs” ahead of next year’s presidential election but warns the political landscape remains fragile.

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19 June 19

Amidst Sudan internet outage, Instagram users turn profile pictures blue in support

Sudan’s ongoing political crisis has captured the world’s attention and authorities in the country have responded by blocking internet services.

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19 June 19

Eritrea: Catholic Church speaks out over property seizures

Eritrea’s Catholic Church has condemned the government for seizing and shutting down all of its health centres over the past week.

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19 June 19

Ethiopia: Internet restored after week-long outage

Internet and text messaging services were restored in Ethiopia on Tuesday after a week-long outage.

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18 June 19

Eritrea: Social media movement aims to topple president

A social media campaign driven by Eritreans living outside of the country is calling for an end to President Isaias Afwerki’s regime.

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10 June 19

Sudan: 4 killed as civil disobedience campaign seeks to oust military

At least four people have been killed in Sudan after opposition groups started a civil disobedience campaign, demanding a transition of power.

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04 June 19

Burundi’s SADC membership rejected over political instability

Burundi’s application to join the Southern African Development Council (SADC) has been rejected over concerns about the country’s political instability and ongoing tensions with neighbouring Rwanda.

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04 June 19

Sudan’s military council calls snap elections after protesters killed

Sudan’s ruling military council has cancelled all previous agreements with opposition groups and called for snap elections after security forces killed at least 35 people on Monday.

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04 June 19

Sudan: At least 35 killed as security forces crackdown on protesters

Protesters in Sudan say at least 35 people have been killed after security forces stormed their main camp in the capital, Khartoum.

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