Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners jailed under the regime of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.
Sudan’s parliament has approved a nation-wide state of emergency of six months in place of the one-year period ordered by President Omar al-Bashir last month.
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all women protesters detained during months of nationwide demonstrations.
Rwanda has accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups opposing President Paul Kagame as relations between the neighbouring countries continue to deteriorate.
Tanzania has suspended newspaper The Citizen for seven days after the publication ran a story on the falling value of the Tanzanian shilling.
Amnesty International has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) newly elected president Félix Tshisekedi to tackle the country’s “abysmal” human rights record.
Sudan President Omar al-Bahir on Monday banned unlicensed public gatherings and all forms of protests.
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has declared a year-long state of emergency following weeks of protests calling for him to step down.
Police in Uganda have arrested a group of BBC investigative journalists in the country’s capital, Kampala.