15 March 19

DRC president pardons 700 political prisoners

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi has pardoned about 700 political prisoners jailed under the regime of his predecessor Joseph Kabila.

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13 March 19

Sudan cuts state of emergency to six months

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.

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11 March 19

Sudan: Bashir orders release of detained female protesters

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all women protesters detained during months of nationwide demonstrations.

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07 March 19

Rwanda accuses Uganda of supporting rebels as relations sour

Rwanda has accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups opposing President Paul Kagame as relations between the neighbouring countries continue to deteriorate.

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28 February 19

Millions of people in Uganda have stopped using the internet due to new social media tax

Millions of people in Uganda have stopped using the internet after the government introduced new tax regulations for social media use and mobile money transactions.

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28 February 19

Tanzania suspends newspaper over story on falling shilling

Tanzania has suspended newspaper The Citizen for seven days after the publication ran a story on the falling value of the Tanzanian shilling.

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26 February 19

Amnesty: New DRC president must act on human rights

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.

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26 February 19

Sudan: Bashir bans protests as state of emergency fails to end demonstrations

Sudan President Omar al-Bahir on Monday banned unlicensed public gatherings and all forms of protests.

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23 February 19

Sudan: President declares year-long state of emergency

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has declared a year-long state of emergency following weeks of protests calling for him to step down.

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08 February 19

Uganda: BBC journalists arrested by police

Police in Uganda have arrested a group of BBC investigative journalists in the country’s capital, Kampala.

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