On October 25, 2015, Tanzania elected John Magufuli to become the country’s fifth president with more than 58% of the vote. During his 20-year career as a member of parliament, prior to being elected as president, Magufili built a reputation
Burundi’s Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to exiled opposition members.
An activist has been found beaten and unconscious in a southern Tanzanian village, prompting fears of a crackdown on opposition politics.
Police in Uganda have clashed with supporters of arrested pop star and MP Bobi Wine, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators taking to the streets to demand his release.
Ugandan opposition MP and popular musician Bobi Wine has been arrested and sent to a maximum-security prison over his alleged role in a street protest last year.
Ugandan MP and pop star Bobi Wine has been arrested at one of his own concerts after security officials shut down the event.
Two opposition politicians in Tanzania say the country has become a “police state” under the rule of President John Magufuli.
Ethiopia has pardoned more than 13,000 people accused of treason or terrorism over the past six months, according to state-affiliated media.
Prosecutors in Rwanda requested a 22-year prison sentence for Diane Rwigara, at the opening of her trial in the capital Kigali on Wednesday.