06 February 19

Sudan reopens border with Eritrea after year-long closure

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has reopened the border with Eritrea, which had been closed since early January 2018.

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02 February 19

DRC: Fayulu calls for ‘peaceful resistance’ after controversial election loss

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC’s) top opposition leader Martin Fayulu has called upon supporters to engage in “peaceful resistance” following his controversial presidential election loss earlier this year.

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31 January 19

Sudan army insists it won’t let state fall to protesters

The Sudanese army has issued a statement insisting it will not allow the state to fall as weeks of anti-government protests continue.

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31 January 19

Tanzania: MPs grant government sweeping powers over political parties

Tanzania’s parliament has passed new amendments to legislation granting the government sweeping powers over political parties in the country.

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26 January 19

Ethiopia: Oromia state signs ceasefire deal with OLF

Ethiopia’s Oromia regional state has signed a ceasefire deal with the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) rebel group after months of sporadic violence in the region.

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25 January 19

DRC swears in Felix Tshisekedi as new president

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has sworn in Felix Tshisekedi as its new president in the country’s first peaceful transition of power since becoming an independent nation.

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23 January 19

Ethiopia pardons 13,000 accused of treason, terrorism

Ethiopia has pardoned more than 13,000 people accused of treason or terrorism over the past six months, according to state-affiliated media.

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21 January 19

DRC: Court confirms Felix Tshisekedi as election winner

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) constitutional court has ruled that Felix Tshisekedi won last month’s disputed presidential election.

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19 January 19

AU calls upon DRC to suspend election result announcemnet

The African Union (AU) has called upon the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to delay the final announcement of last month’s presidential election.

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14 January 19

African nations call upon DRC to recount election result

The Southern African Development Community (SADC), comprising of 16 member states, has called upo the Demovratic Republic of Congo to recount its disputed presidential election result.

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