16 December 19

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir sentences to two years for corruption

Former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir has been sentenced to two years in a state-run reform centre over corruption charges.

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16 December 19

South Sudan: $40m allocated to integrating rebel forces

South Sudan’s government has allocated $40 million in funds to integrate rebel forces into the national army.

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13 December 19

US imposes sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals

The US Treasury has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese nationals over their alleged involvement in the execution of two government critics.

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10 December 19

Ethiopia: UN calls for end to internet shutdowns

A senior UN official has called for Ethiopia to put an end to internet shutdowns and revise controversial hate speech laws that could be used to suppress free speech.

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10 December 19

Abiy Ahmed swerves media at peace prize collection

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is refusing to speak to the media as he collects his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo today.

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05 December 19

Kenya vows to remain in AU Mission in Somalia

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has said his country’s forces will remain part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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02 December 19

Bobi Wine: Museveni plans to rig 2021 election

Ugandan pop star and politician Bobi Wine says President Yoweri Museveni will attempt to rig presidential elections in 2021 that could see the leader become president for life.

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Sudan’s transitional government has repealed a public order law used to regulate women’s behaviour and moved to dissolve the former ruling government of Omar al-Bashir that introduced the law.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