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26/08/2015 - South Sudan

South Sudan's Kiir signs peace agreement despite 'reservations'

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace agreement aiming to end the country’s 20-month conflict.
Supreme Court Justice Smokin Wanjala (R) with other judges, 25 March 2013
25/08/2015 - Kenya

Kenyan court ruling on teacher pay will alleviate 'hardship'

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday said that the government must give teachers a pay rise of at least 50 per cent, upholding an earlier court ruling.
Burundi police patrol the streets of Musaga district in the capital Bujumbura after the results of the elections, 24 July 2015.
12/08/2015 - Burundi

Burundi: Dialogue must resume immediately to prevent ‘systematic violence’, says US envoy

Burundi needs to restart inclusive political dialogue immediately to bring an end to the violence, according to Thomas Perriello, the US Special Envoy to the Great Lakes.
London Somalia Conference, May 2013.
06/08/2015

Somalia: Accusations from UN experts prompt corruption probe into British oil company

UN sanctions experts this week accused a British company of making large payments to Somalia’s oil ministry, saying it creates a serious conflict of interest.
29/07/2015 - Zimbabwe

Calls for American dentist to face justice over killing of Zimbabwe's 'Cecil the lion'

Rich American dentist Walter Palmer should face justice and possibly extradition to Zimbabwe for the illegal killing of ‘Cecil the lion’, according to the heads of conservation and safari groups.

US President Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailermariam Desalegn during meeting in New York, 25 September 2014
24/07/2015 - Ethiopia

Obama's visit to Ethiopia must extend relationship beyond security and business: activists

Rights activists and press freedom advocates are pushing US President Barack Obama to raise concerns over political space, press freedom and human rights in Ethiopia, ahead of his trip to Addis Ababa ...
23/07/2015 - Burundi

Burundi civil society won't recognise Nkurunziza's re-election, violence set to continue

Provisional results in Burundi’s controversial presidential elections are expected on Friday.
17/07/2015 - Kenya

Kenyan government asked Hacking Team to attack dissident website

Kenya’s government negotiated to buy sophisticated spy software from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team, according to leaked emails published by WikiLeaks.
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (L) and Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza (R) in Bujumbura, 14 July 2015.
15/07/2015 - Burundi

Uganda's Museveni leaves Burundi after mediation to deal with the 'wrong ideas'

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni left Burundi on Wednesday without a deal following mediation efforts to try and solve the country’s political crisis.
11/07/2015 - Nigeria

Dispelling the myths about Nigeria's Boko Haram

Nigerian militant Boko Haram group has become a permanent fixture on the news, especially with the kidnap of the Chibok girls.
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