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Ethiopian opposition leaders’ health deteriorating in jail

Incarcerated Ethiopian opposition leaders lives are now in danger following nearly a month long hunger strike which and drawn international attention as they protest their treatment by the government, according to their lawyer.“Four of them have continued with their...

US considers options against Ugandan forces over abuses

The US State Department says it's considering a range of targeted options against members of the Ugandan security forces it holds responsible for abuses against opposition candidates and civil society.The run-up to January's election was marked by a series...

Italian ambassador killed in an ambush attack in DR Congo

The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a U.N. convoy traveling to a school in eastern Congo, the Italian Foreign Ministry and residents said.Luca Attanasio, serving...

Exiled Rwandan opposition politician killed in South Africa

In what has become a routine, South Africa police are investigating the death of another exiled Rwandan opposition politician Seif Bamporiki who was killed in Cape Town.Bamporiki, the Rwanda National Congress party’s coordinator in South Africa, was shot dead...

Somali security forces fire on protest over delayed election

Security forces in Somali capital fired on hundreds of people protesting the delay of the country’s election on Friday as at least one explosion was reported at the international airport and armoured personnel carriers blocked major streets. A protest...

Eritrea calls story on Tigray massacre an outrageous lies

Eritrea government is rejecting as “outrageous lies” a story by The Associated Press in which witnesses describe a massacre of several hundred people carried out by Eritrean soldiers in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.Information Minister Yemane Gebremeskel criticized Thursday’s story on...

Tanzania’s Zanzibar vice-president Maalim Seif dies at 77

The vice-president of Tanzania semi-autonomous islands of Zanzibar has died, nearly three weeks after his party said he had contracted Covid-19.No official reason has been given for the death of Seif Sharif Hamad, popularly known as Maalim Seif, at...

Fear in Ethiopia’s Tigray: We’ll be left without families

As soldiers from Eritrea looted border town of Rama in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, one home became a dispensary for frightened residents seeking medicine in the midst of war.In return, they shared details of killings in nearby communities. An American...

Jailed Ethiopian activist Jawar Mohammed on hunger strike

Leading Ethiopian opposition figure Jawar Mohammed and 19 others who have been charged with terrorism have been on a hunger strike for over 13 days, according to their lawyers.They were charged in September in relation to a wave of...

One shot dead in anti-government protest in Mekele, Ethiopia

One person was shot dead Tuesday when soldiers opened fire on an anti-government protest in Mekele, the capital of Ethiopia's conflict-hit northern Tigray region, a medical official said.The protest in the city of Mekele was timed to coincide with...
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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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