28 February 19

Millions of people in Uganda have stopped using the internet due to new social media tax

Millions of people in Uganda have stopped using the internet after the government introduced new tax regulations for social media use and mobile money transactions.

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28 February 19

Tanzania suspends newspaper over story on falling shilling

Tanzania has suspended newspaper The Citizen for seven days after the publication ran a story on the falling value of the Tanzanian shilling.

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26 February 19

Amnesty: New DRC president must act on human rights

Amnesty International has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) newly elected president Félix Tshisekedi to tackle the country’s “abysmal” human rights record.

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26 February 19

Sudan: Bashir bans protests as state of emergency fails to end demonstrations

Sudan President Omar al-Bahir on Monday banned unlicensed public gatherings and all forms of protests.

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23 February 19

Sudan: President declares year-long state of emergency

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has declared a year-long state of emergency following weeks of protests calling for him to step down.

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08 February 19

Uganda: BBC journalists arrested by police

Police in Uganda have arrested a group of BBC investigative journalists in the country’s capital, Kampala.

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06 February 19

Sudan reopens border with Eritrea after year-long closure

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has reopened the border with Eritrea, which had been closed since early January 2018.

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02 February 19

DRC: Fayulu calls for ‘peaceful resistance’ after controversial election loss

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC’s) top opposition leader Martin Fayulu has called upon supporters to engage in “peaceful resistance” following his controversial presidential election loss earlier this year.

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31 January 19

Sudan army insists it won’t let state fall to protesters

The Sudanese army has issued a statement insisting it will not allow the state to fall as weeks of anti-government protests continue.

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31 January 19

Tanzania: MPs grant government sweeping powers over political parties

Tanzania’s parliament has passed new amendments to legislation granting the government sweeping powers over political parties in the country.

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