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Police arrest opposition demonstrator in Bujumbura in mid-April
27/04/2015 - Burundi

Hundreds arrested, independent media shut down in Burundi

Hundreds of people, including leading rights activist Pierre-Claver Mbonimpa, have been arrested in Burundi as protests continued on Monday, the second day of demonstrations against President Pierre ...

African press review 27 April 2015

Two people die in political violence in Burundi as Pierre Nkurunziza announces his intention to stand for third term in office, young prisoners are starving in Uganda and some Kenyans are worried ...
Incumbent presidential candidate Faure Gnassingbe casts his ballot in Lome 25 April 2015.
25/04/2015 - Togo

Winds of change will not sweep Togo says government, as hopes of new "Black Spring" fade

Voters in Togo took to the polls on Saturday to elect their new president. Outgoing leader Faure Gnassingbé is expected to win a third term, yet his main rival Jean Pierre Fabre has called for an end to his family’s rule of almost 50 years.


African press review 25 April 2015

The South African press comes under attack for showing the nation's ugliest face to the world.
President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Vice-President William Ruto in Nairobi
24/04/2015 - Kenya

Anti-corruption officials suspended, casting shadow on Kenyan transparency

Kenya's top anti-corruption officials have been suspended after a standoff with Parliament.

African press review 24 April 2015

The Nigerian press offers hectic coverage of the transition of power at Aso Rock Palace as President-elect Muhammadu Buhari consults his party on the cabinet pen picks and fine-tunes his act ahead of ...
Faure Gnassingbe waves to a crowd at a campaign rally in Tado, Togo, 13 April 2015
24/04/2015 - Togo

Togolese voters won't accept fraudulent election results, says opposition

Togo’s opposition warned on Friday that tampering with this weekend’s election results could trigger violence.
Migrant protesting in front of Italian parliament, 21 April 2015

EU should focus less on smuggling, more on plight of refugees: NGOs

The European Union held an emergency meeting on refugees after more than 1,100 people drowned in the Mediterranean in what is the worst single such accident on record.

African press review 23 April 2015

A Nigerian woman is sentenced to 226 years in a multi-million naira graft case.
Violence in South Africa has targeted foreigners
23/04/2015 - Africa

Nigerian Senate calls for more action on xenophobia in South Africa

Tensions are brewing between Africa’s two main powerhouses, Nigeria and South Africa, with the Nigerian Senate calling on the International Criminal Court to investigate Zulu King Goodwill ...