Tag Archives: Political freedom

18 March 19

Tanzania: Opposition politicians call nation ‘police state’

Two opposition politicians in Tanzania say the country has become a “police state” under the rule of President John Magufuli.

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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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10 November 18

Diane Rwigara: Prosecutors seek 22-year prison sentence for Rwandan activist

Prosecutors in Rwanda requested a 22-year prison sentence for Diane Rwigara, at the opening of her trial in the capital Kigali on Wednesday.

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09 October 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara and mother freed on bail

The family of Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara say she and her mother have been released on bail, after being detained for more than a year.

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06 October 17

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara to face trial on Friday

Female opposition candidate and women’s rights activist Diane Rwigara will appear in court on Friday to face charges of inciting insurrection and forgery.

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