22 October 19

South Sudan: UN calls on leaders to speed up peace process

The United Nations is calling upon South Sudan’s leaders to speed up action on the country’s tentative peace deal.

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16 October 19

Tanzania: Magufuli moves to new capital Dodoma

Tanzania President John Magufuli has moved his office to the country’s new capital of Dodoma, fulfilling his pledge to relocate his government to the city by the end of 2019.

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16 October 19

HRW: Uganda’s media clampdown intensifies

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Ugandan government is intensifying its clampdown on media and press freedoms in the East African country.

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04 October 19

Rwanda: 25 peopled linked to rebel group charged with treason

Rwanda has charged 25 men linked to rebel group, the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), with treason and other crimes.

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04 October 19

Uganda outlaws red berets, symbol of opposition figure Bobi Wine

Uganda’s government has outlawed re berets, as worn by popular opposition figure Bobi Wine.

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30 September 19

Sudan: New PM launches investigation into protester deaths

Sudan’s newly-appointed prime minister has launched an independent investigation into the deaths of protesters during a deadly crackdown on demonstrations in June.

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30 September 19

South Sudan tells UN it’s ‘heading towards lasting peace and stability’

South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that his country is “heading towards lasting peace and stability.”

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29 September 19

Rwanda: Opposition figure’s murder prompts safety concerns

The murder of Rwandan political figure Sylidio Dusabumuremyi has prompted fears among opposition groups in for their safety.

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29 September 19

Burundi: ‘Climate of fear’ getting worse, church says

Burundi’s Catholic Church says political violence and intimidation is worsening in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election.

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14 September 19

Uganda: US sanctions ex-police chief over rights abuses

The United States has imposed sanctions against Uganda’s former chief of police, Kale Kayihura, over alleged human rights violations and corruption.

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