10 December 19

Abiy Ahmed swerves media at peace prize collection

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is refusing to speak to the media as he collects his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo today.

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05 December 19

Kenya vows to remain in AU Mission in Somalia

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has said his country’s forces will remain part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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02 December 19

Bobi Wine: Museveni plans to rig 2021 election

Ugandan pop star and politician Bobi Wine says President Yoweri Museveni will attempt to rig presidential elections in 2021 that could see the leader become president for life.

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02 December 19

Ethiopia: Defence minister opposes ruling party merger plan

Ethiopia’s defence minister has publicly stated his opposition to plans that would merge the country’s ruling coalition into a single party.

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30 November 19

Sudan repeals public order law, moves to dissolve former ruling party

Sudan’s transitional government has repealed a public order law used to regulate women’s behaviour and moved to dissolve the former ruling government of Omar al-Bashir that introduced the law.

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29 November 19

HRW urges South Sudan to free detained journalist

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon authorities in South Sudan to release journalist it says has been arbitrarily detained.

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29 November 19

UK, US say Tanzania elections lack credibility

The United Kingdom and the United States have both expressed concerns over the legitimacy of Tanzania’s landslide local elections that saw President John Magufuli’s ruling party won 99 percent of available seats.

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27 November 19

South Sudan: US recalls ambassador after unity government delay

The United States has recalled its ambassador for South Sudan after the country’s leaders one again failed to form a unity government.

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25 November 19

Ethiopia: Sidama votes in favour of creating autonomous state

Residents of Ethiopia’s Sidama region have voted overwhelmingly in favour of creating a new autonomous state for the ethnic group.

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22 November 19

Uganda bans thousands of charities in crackdown

Uganda’s government has told more than 12,000 charities that they can no longer operate in the country.

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