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Sudan’s transitional government has repealed a public order law used to regulate women’s behaviour and moved to dissolve the former ruling government of Omar al-Bashir that introduced the law.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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22 November 19

Ethiopia: Ruling coalition agrees to form single party ahead of 2020 poll

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has agreed to form a single national party ahead of elections next year.

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21 November 19

Ethiopia: Sidama votes on forming new regional state

People in Ethiopia’s southern Sidama region are taking to the polls to vote on the creation of a new semi-autonomous state.

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19 November 19

HRW: Attacks against Sudan protesters were planned

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the deadly attacks against Sudanese protesters calling for democratic change in June were planned and could amount to crimes against humanity.

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