03 September 20

HRW: Tanzania freedoms threatened ahead of elections

Human Rights Watch (HRW) warns that authorities in Tanzania are stepping up repression of opposition parties, nongovernmental organizations, and the media in the build-up to presidential elections later this year.

28 August 20

Tanzania election: 15 candidates approved for presidential vote

Tanzania has approved 15 candidates for the country’s upcoming presidential election who will compete against current leader John Magufuil.

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11 August 20

Ethiopia: At least 10 killed in southern region violence

At least 10 people were killed during clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday.

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11 August 20

South Sudan: 80 killed in Warrap state inter-communal clashes

At least 80 people were killed over the weekend in South Sudan’s Warrap state during clashes between soldiers and civilians.

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02 July 20

Ethiopia: Military deployed after 80 killed in protests

Ethiopia deployed the military in the country’s capital on Wednesday in response to protests and unrest that has killed more than 80 people over the previous two days.

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21 June 20

South Sudan leaders agree landmark deal over control of states

South Sudan’s rival leaders have reached a landmark deal to determine the selection of governors for the nation’s 10 states.

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21 June 20

Burundi: Evariste Ndayishimiye sworn in as president

Burundi has sworn in newly-elected Evariste Ndayishimiye as president two months earlier than planned, following the death of former president Pierre Nkurunziza.

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10 June 20

Burundi: Pierre Nkurunziza dies of heart attack

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at the age of 55.

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02 June 20

HRW: Intimidation, arrests and abuses during Burundi election

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for investigations into allegations of intimidation, arrests and human rights abuses during Burundi’s recent presidential election.

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25 May 20

Burundi: Evariste Ndayishimiye elected as new president

Burundi has elected ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye as its new president in a contentious election.

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