Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has sparked a political crisis in the volatile country after moving to dissolve the ruling coalition government.
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine suspended his presidential campaign on Tuesday after members of his team were injured during clashes between his supporters and security forces.
At least 37 people have been killed in violent protests over the arrest of opposition figure Bobi Wine.
Tanzania President John Magufuli has secured a second term in power after winning a landslide victory in the country’s latest presidential election.
Tanzania President John Magufuli was sworn in for the second time on Thursday after his contested landslide election win last month.
Security officials in Uganda raided the offices of opposition leader Bobi Wine on Wednesday morning, seizing cash and symbolic red berets often worn by the former pop star.
The United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has accused the ruling party and authorities in the country of using strategic violence to influence the outcome of its most recent presidential election.
Authorities in Ethiopia have charged 24 opposition figures with terrorism offences in connection with a wave of ethnic unrest that came after the killing of popular Oromo singer and activist, Hachalu Hundessa.
A man who saved hundreds of Rwandan’s during the country’s 1994 genocide and later fled into exile has been arrested by authorities in Kigali as part of an “international operation”.
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.