08 August 19

Ugandan police say Ziggy Wine died in bike crash, rejects torture reports

Police in Uganda say musician and blogger Ziggy Wine died in a car crash, rejecting reports that the government critics was kidnapped and tortured by state officials.

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08 August 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine charged with ‘annoying’ president

Ugandan musician and Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine, has been charged with “annoying” the East African country’s leader, President Yoweri Museveni.

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06 August 19

Sudan: Details of constitutional declaration emerge

On Sunday, Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition protest leaders signed a constitutional declaration, paving the way for a transitional government to rule the country over the next three years, until elections are held.

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06 August 19

Tanzania charges journalist with money laundering, tax evasion

Authorities in Tanzania on Monday charged investigative journalist, Erick Kabendera, with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting organised crime.

04 August 19

Sudan army, protesters reach ‘full agreement’ on constitutional declaration

Sudan’s ruling military council and the country’s main opposition coalition have reached an agreement to form a transitional government after months of protests.

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03 August 19

Uganda: Stella Nyanzi sentenced to 18 months in prison

Ugandan women’s rights activist, Stella Nyanzi, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of cyber harassment over comments made about President Yoweri Museveni.

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03 August 19

Kenyan court rejects ‘repressive’ content laws

A Kenyan judge has declared a section of communications laws that ban the sharing “obscene material” online as unconstitutional.

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01 August 19

Amnesty International calls for release of Tanzanian journalist

Amnesty International has called for the release of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera who was taken from his home and detained on July 29.

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19 July 19

Burundi: Notorious militia chief named head of state broadcaster

Burundi has appointed the leader of the ruling party’s notorious youth league militia as head of its state-run broadcaster.

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16 July 19

Sudan: Night protests held after civilian killed

Dozens of protesters marched in the streets of Khartoum on Monday night, this time over the killing of a civilian the previous day, allegedly by paramilitaries.

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