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.
Tanzania has approved 15 candidates for the country’s upcoming presidential election who will compete against current leader John Magufuil.
At least 10 people were killed during clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday.
At least 80 people were killed over the weekend in South Sudan’s Warrap state during clashes between soldiers and civilians.
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.
South Sudan’s rival leaders have reached a landmark deal to determine the selection of governors for the nation’s 10 states.
Burundi has sworn in newly-elected Evariste Ndayishimiye as president two months earlier than planned, following the death of former president Pierre Nkurunziza.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at the age of 55.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling for investigations into allegations of intimidation, arrests and human rights abuses during Burundi’s recent presidential election.
Burundi has elected ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye as its new president in a contentious election.