30 December 18

DRC: Voters take to the polls after latest election delay

Voters in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today will vote to choose the country’s next leader after the latest delay in a long-running election saga.

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20 December 18

DRC: Concerns over voting machines grow ahead of election

Concerns over the use of voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) upcoming presidential election are mounting ahead of the vote.

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19 December 18

DRC: UN rights chief calls for end to violence ahead of election

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called for authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to implement measures to prevent further violence in the build-up to the country’s presidential election later this month.

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17 December 18

Uganda: Bobi Wine in hading after police raid, lawyer says

Ugandan pop star and opposition MP, Bobi Wine, is in hiding after a police raid on a hotel he was staying in before a concert, his lawyer has said.

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17 December 18

Ethiopia: 66 soldiers imprisoned over PM protest

A military court in Ethiopia has imprisoned 66 soldiers for marching on the residence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and demanding a pay rise in October.

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10 December 18

DRC: Joseph Kabila doesn’t rule out running for president in 2023

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) outgoing president, Joseph Kabila, says he plans to stay in politics and does not rule out running for president once again in 2023.

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10 December 18

Somalia: Motion filed to impeach President Mohamed Farmaajo

The leading official of Somalia’s parliament administration has filed a motion for the impeachment of President Mohamed Farmaajo, he said on Sunday.

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10 December 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara acquitted of ‘baseless’ charges

Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara has been acquitted of insurrection and forgery charges by a court in Kigali.

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10 December 18

Burundi issues arrest warrant for ex-president Buyoya

Burundi has issued an international arrest warrant for ex-president Pierre Buyoya, accused of being involved in the assassination of former leader Melchior Ndadaye in 1993.

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04 December 18

DRC: 18 killed ahead of election as army and rebels clash in Fizi

Clashed between government troops and rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed 18 people, as tensions rise ahead of this month’s presidential elections.

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