11 April 19

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir steps down as president

Reports are emerging that Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir ha stepped down as the country’s leader after months of protests.

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05 April 19

Burundi extends BBC, VOA bans as media crackdown continues

Burundi’s government has extended a ban on media organisations the BBC and VOA while increasing the extent of restrictions against journalists in the country.

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22 March 19

Burundi: Schoolgirls face 5 years in prison for drawing on president’s photo

Three schoolgirls in Burundi are facing up to five years in prison for drawing on pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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20 March 19

DRC: Felix Tshisekedi blocks new senators over corruption claims

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has blocked newly-elected senators from taking office over allegations of corruption.

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18 March 19

Uganda’s ruling party backs Museveni for another term

Members of parliament from Uganda’s ruling party have given their backing for  President Yoweri Museveni to run for another term in charge.

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16 March 19

DRC: Kabila’s coalition wins clear majority in senate elections

The coalition party led by former Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila won a decisive majority in senate elections on Friday.

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15 March 19

DRC president pardons 700 political prisoners

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners jailed under the regime of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

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13 March 19

Sudan cuts state of emergency to six months

Sudan’s parliament has approved a nation-wide state of emergency of six months in place of the one-year period ordered by President Omar al-Bashir last month.

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11 March 19

Sudan: Bashir orders release of detained female protesters

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all women protesters detained during months of nationwide demonstrations.

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07 March 19

Rwanda accuses Uganda of supporting rebels as relations sour

Rwanda has accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups opposing President Paul Kagame as relations between the neighbouring countries continue to deteriorate.

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