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Rwanda set release report on French role in 1994 genocide

The findings of a commission in Rwanda, that has spent two years uncovering France’s role in 1994 genocide are set to be made public Friday.There have been persistent, and so-far unsubstantiated, claims that France under then-President Francois Mitterrand did not act...

Roadside bomb kills 4 bus passengers in Kenya hostile north

A Kenyan official says four passengers were killed and dozens wounded when a bus hit an improvised bomb on a main road in the northern county of Mandera, near the border with Somalia.The bus was heading to Mandera town...

Kenya marks Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps for closure

Kenya has ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Somalia and gave the UN refugee agency – UNHCR – two weeks to present a plan to do so.The Dadaab and...

Ethiopia Human rights body cites Eritreans in Aksum killings

The Ethiopia Human Rights Commission the EHRC states that Eritrean soldiers killed more than 100 civilians in the city of Aksum in Tigray at the end of November.Its investigation between 27 February and 5 March followed reports of a...

Tanzania’s president John Magufuli dies at 61

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, he was aged 61, the country's vice-president, Samia Suluhu Hassan has announced.Magufuli had not been seen in public for more than two weeks, and...

20 Yemen bound migrants die after being thrown overboard

The International Organization for Migration says at least 20 migrants are dead after smugglers threw 80 overboard during a voyage from Djibouti in East Africa to Yemen.A statement says “smugglers started shouting there were too many on board” after...

Army says ADF rebels killed 10 villagers in eastern DRC

Fighters believed to be from the notorious ADF rebels have killed at least 10 civilians in two overnight attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the army said on Sunday.At least eight people were decapitated in...

Journalists targeted and detained in Tigray

Three journalists, two working with foreign media house and one with local media are being detained by the military in Ethiopia's Tigray region.Fitsum Berhane, who was working with the AFP news agency, was arrested by uniformed Ethiopian soldiers on...

Eritrea throws shade on Aksum massacre accusations

Eritrea government has "categorically rejected’’ accusations that its troops fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed hundreds of people in the holy city of Aksum over two days in November.An Amnesty International report says the mass killings on 28...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures" to Uganda about its elections, this is according the state-linked Newspaper, New Vision.His comments came after the US said it...
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Chad says army killed 300 rebels fighters

Chad military says it has killed some 300 rebels advancing on the capital, N’Djamena, as the government on Monday...
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