01 August 18

Burundi reverses school ban for pregnant girls, expectant fathers

Burundi has reversed a policy banning pregnant girls and expectant fathers from school, a month after introducing the controversial bill.

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30 July 18

Uganda court validates Yoweri Museveni presidency for life

A constitutional court in Uganda has validated constitutional changes that could allow President Yoweri Museveni to remain in power for the rest of his life.

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30 July 18

South Sudan MPs given $40,000 to buy cards

Lawmakers in South Sudan are set to receive $40,000 loans to buy luxury cars, it was announced on Thursday.

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28 July 18

UN: DRC still not ready for credible elections

The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has warned the country isn’t yet ready to hold credible elections.

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26 July 18

South Sudan: Leaders sign power-sharing deal to end civil war

South Sudan’s warring leaders have signed a power-sharing deal aimed at bringing an end to the country’s five-year civil war.

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23 July 18

White House says South Sudan lacks leadership required to deliver peace

The White House has expressed doubts over South Sudan’s ability to implement lasting peace, suggesting the country lacks the leadership required to bring an end to its ongoing conflict.

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19 July 18

DRC: Kabila avoids confirming his intent to step down in latest address

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joeseph Kabila refused to confirm he will step down as the country’s leader ahead of presidential elections scheduled for December.

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19 July 18

Tanzania: John Magufuli says his party will stay in forever

Tanzania President John Magufuli has said that his party will remain in power forever.

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19 July 18

South Sudan: President says he’s ‘ready’ to accept peace deal

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has said he’s “ready” to accept a peace deal that includes a power-sharing agreement between the government and opposition groups.

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16 July 18

DRC: Jean-Pierre Bemba named as presidential candidate

Jean-Pierre Bemba has been named as an opposition presidential candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming election, days after being acquitted of war crimes via an appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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