26 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine escapes house arrest, protests innocence

Ugandan politician and pop star Bobi Wine appeared in public on Thursday to announce he escaped from house arrest.

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23 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested at concert, teargas fired at supporters

Ugandan MP and pop star Bobi Wine has been arrested at one of his own concerts after security officials shut down the event.

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20 April 19

Uganda: Top court paves way for Museveni 2021 election run

Uganda’s top court has upheld controversial changes to the country’s constitution pave the way for President Yoweri Museveni to run in elections scheduled for 2021.

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19 April 19

Ethiopia, Gambia most improved in 2019 Press Freedom Index

Ethiopia and Gambia have shown the most improvement in the latest Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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17 April 19

Rwanda anniversary highlights the need to look back as well as forward

Last week, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres met Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda, to mark 25 years since the genocide which left around 800,000 people dead and wiped out 70% of the country’s Tutsi minority. In his speech to honor
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15 April 19

Sudan: Protesters demand civilian ruler as military purges top officials

Protesters in Sudan are calling upon the country’s military to “immediately and unconditionally” hand power over to transitional government led by civilians.

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11 April 19

Sudan: Omar al-Bashir steps down as president

Reports are emerging that Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir ha stepped down as the country’s leader after months of protests.

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05 April 19

Burundi extends BBC, VOA bans as media crackdown continues

Burundi’s government has extended a ban on media organisations the BBC and VOA while increasing the extent of restrictions against journalists in the country.

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22 March 19

Burundi: Schoolgirls face 5 years in prison for drawing on president’s photo

Three schoolgirls in Burundi are facing up to five years in prison for drawing on pictures of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

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20 March 19

DRC: Felix Tshisekedi blocks new senators over corruption claims

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has blocked newly-elected senators from taking office over allegations of corruption.

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