30 October 15

Rwanda: Paul Kagame One Step Closer to Third Term

Rwanda President Paul Kagame is one step closer to a third term in power, after the nation’s lower house of parliament passed the necessary constitutional amendment.

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29 October 15

Tanzania: Lowassa Calls for Election Recount

Tanzania presidential candidate Edward Lowassa has called for a recount of Sunday’s poll, on the grounds of voting irregularities.

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28 October 15

‘Fake’ Ballot Papers Discovered in Tanzania Election Poll

Fresh doubts have been cast on the most anticipated presidential election in Tanzania’s history, as reports emerge of ‘fake’ ballot papers being discovered.

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28 October 15

Opposition Parties Unite Against S. Sudan 28 States

Opposition parties in South Sudan have united in a nation-wide effort to stop the creation of 28 states in the African country.

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27 October 15

Freedom for the Remaining Zone 9 Bloggers

The last of Ethiopia’s Zone 9 Bloggers has been released from jail, after nearly 18 months, based on charges of terrorism.

27 October 15

Tensions Flare in Tanzania Elections as CCM Claims Early Lead

Tensions reached a new level in the Tanzania election on Monday as official figures put ruling party candidate John Magufuli in the lead.

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25 October 15

Rwanda Dismisses Burundi Meddling Claims

Rwanda has rejected accusations it has been meddling in Burundi’s political crisis, insisting it only wants to see peace in its neighbouring country.

25 October 15

Missing Burundi Opposition Leader Dead, Police Confirm

Burundi police have confirmed that an opposition leader who went missing last week has been found dead.

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24 October 15

Burundi Establishes Body to Resolve Country’s Political Crisis

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has established a national commission, dedicated to ending the country’s violent political crisis.

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24 October 15

Kenya Calls on UN to Defer Ruto, Sang Cases

Kenya has once again urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to defer cases against Deputy President William Ruto and a former radio journalist.

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