central Africa

Opposition candidates call for protests in Somalia

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Somalia’s opposition presidential candidates have called for protests on Friday over what they call “illegal stay in power by the president”. Former President Sheikh Shariff Sheikh Ahmed said, while making the announcement on behalf of other candidates, that the government had failed to organise both parliamentary and presidential elections. President …

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Ethiopia ‘indiscriminately shelled towns in Tigray’, said HRW


Human Rights Watch has accused the Ethiopian military of indiscriminately shelling urban centres during the conflict in the northern region of Tigray last November. The US-based group said the attacks violated the “laws of war” and urged the government to investigate. The government has not immediately reacted to the accusations …

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CAR: Humanitarian convoys finally gain passage in Bangui

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Humanitarian convoys have made way in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui after rebel groups losing ground to pro-government forces temporarily allowed passage. The Coalition of Patriots for Change (CPC), an alliance of six of the most powerful armed groups that have controlled two-thirds of the Central African Republic’s eight-year …

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Congo Brazaville long-time ruler Denis Sassou Nguesso runs for fourth term

Denis sassou

Eight canditates are running for the presidential elections in Congo Brazaville and their names have been submitted to the constitutional court for validation ahead of the 21 March election. President Denis Sassou Nguesso will face seven challengers including the former finance minister, Mathias Dzon, and Guy-Brice Parfait Kolelas, the son …

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