15 October 15

Tanzania President Rejects Rigged Election Rumours, Warns Against Violence Ahead of Elections

Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete has rejected accusations that his party plans to rig the presidential elections next week and warned against violence in the build up to polls.

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15 October 15

New Law to Protect Kenyan MPs From Public Criticism

Kenya’s Parliament has passed a new law to protect MPs from public criticism and restrict media coverage.

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14 October 15

Sudanese Troops Clash with Ethiopian Gunmen at Border

Fresh clashes have broken out between Sudanese troops and Ethiopian gunmen, at the border shared by both countries, according to reports.

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14 October 15

Burundi: Seven Killed in Shootings, Grenade Attack

Seven people have been killed in the latest spate of shootings in Burundi, involving another grenade attack on police officers.

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14 October 15

S. Sudan Cabinet Approves 28 State Plan

South Sudan’s cabinet has approved controversial plans to turn the country into 28 states, from the existing 10.

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13 October 15

Kenyan Teachers to Sue TSC Over Failure to Pay Wages

Teachers in Kenya have threatened to sue the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) after it failed to pay them their September wages.

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13 October 15

Top Al-Shabaab Commander Captured in Somalia

A senior Al-Shabaab commander has been captured in Somalia, according to intelligence sources on Monday.

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13 October 15

Uganda: Top Female Opposition Member Arrested, Stripped Naked by Museveni’s Police

A top female opposition member was stripped naked by police on Saturday, during a violent arrest in Western Uganda.

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12 October 15

Tanzania Arrests Leader of Africa’s Largest Ivory Smuggling Ring

A Chinese woman accused of leading Africa’s largest ivory smuggling rings has been arrested in Tanzania. Yang Feng Glan, who is dubbed by authorities as the “ivory queen,” was arrested by a specialised task force earlier this week. The task
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12 October 15

Rwanda Supreme Court Dismisses Case Against Kagame’s Third Term

Rwanda’s Supreme Court has dismissed a case against Paul Kagame’s third term as President, deeming the challenge as groundless. The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda took its case to the Supreme Court in an attempt to prevent the acting president
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