Tag Archives: Political freedom

19 September 19

What do Ethiopia’s election law changes mean ahead of 2020 vote?

Last month, Ethiopia’s parliament passed a new election law that amends a total of 149 articles in what is now called the “Ethiopian Election, Political Parties Registration and Election Ethics.” While the law passed unanimously through parliament, it has caused
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08 August 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine charged with ‘annoying’ president

Ugandan musician and Member of Parliament, Bobi Wine, has been charged with “annoying” the East African country’s leader, President Yoweri Museveni.

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18 June 19

Eritrea: Social media movement aims to topple president

A social media campaign driven by Eritreans living outside of the country is calling for an end to President Isaias Afwerki’s regime.

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29 May 19

Tanzania’s incredible transformation from ‘beacon of democracy’ to oppressive state

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
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16 May 19

Burundi orders asset seizure of exiled opposition

Burundi’s Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to exiled opposition members.

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12 May 19

Tanzania: Activist found beaten, dumped in village

An activist has been found beaten and unconscious in a southern Tanzanian village, prompting fears of a crackdown on opposition politics.

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01 May 19

Uganda police clash with Bobi Wine supporters

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.

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30 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested, sent to maximum-security prison

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.

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23 April 19

Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested at concert, teargas fired at supporters

Ugandan MP and pop star Bobi Wine has been arrested at one of his own concerts after security officials shut down the event.

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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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