27 August 18

Uganda : Pop star MP Bobi Wine released on bail

Authorities in Uganda released pop star turned MP Bobi Wine on Monday along with 11 others charged with treason.

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24 August 18

DRC: Jean-Pierre Bemba told he can’t run for president

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) electoral commission says opposition hopeful Jean-Pierre Bemba can’t run for president in the country’s upcoming election.

23 August 18

Uganda: Pop star MP Bobi Wine charged with treason

Ugandan MP and former pop star Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, has been arrested and charged with treason.

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18 August 18

DRC: Kabila accuses foreign countries of ‘blackmail’ ahead of presidential vote

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has accused foreign countries of attempting to “blackmail” the country as it prepares for its next presidential election.

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17 August 18

Uganda: 3 lawmakers charged with treason after president’s car stoned

Three lawmakers in Uganda have been charged with treason after opposition supporters stoned the car of President Yoweri Museveni.

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15 August 18

Burundi head teacher jailed for sitting student’s exam

A head teacher in Burundi has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam in place of someone else.

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12 August 18

Kenya president calls on citizens to arrest corrupt officials

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the country’s citizens to arrest those suspected of corruption.

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08 August 18

DRC: Joseph Kabila confirms he will step down as president

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has confirmed he will step down after ruling the country for 17 years.

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04 August 18

DRC: Jean Pierre Bemba registers as presidential candidate

Jean Pierre Bemba has registered as a presidential candidate ahead of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) elections scheduled for December.

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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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