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Gabon's disputed presidential election is getting a recount after weeks of unrest

The decision came in response to a case filed by opposition candidate Jean Ping and follows weeks of opposition demonstrations and international pressure
Kayla Ruble
9.20.16
africa

Suspected Al Shabaab recruiter kills four police officers after arrest in Kenya

The alleged militant was arrested this week and taken to a police station near the Kenyan border with Uganda, where he grabbed a gun from a guard and opened fire.
VICE News and Reuters
7.14.16
africa

Somalia's Security Forces Bring Deadly Hotel Attack to An End in Mogadishu

The al Qaeda affiliated Islamist militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the car bombing and hours-long siege at Hotel Ambassador, which left at least 16 people dead.
VICE News and Reuters
6.2.16
africa

Chad's Former Dictator Hissene Habre Found Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

The verdict caps a 16-year battle by victims and rights campaigners to bring the former strongman to justice in Senegal, marking the first time that the former head of one African nation has been tried by a court in another country.
VICE News and Reuters
5.30.16
africa

Kenyan Troops Kill al-Shabaab Militants in Deadly Firefight in Somalia

Kenya's military announced that its soldiers struck a group of al-Shabaab fighters near the Kenyan border in western Somalia, killing 21 militants.
VICE News and Reuters
5.25.16
africa

Burundi on the Brink: A Year of Violence, and the World Isn't Sure What to Do

While Burundi wallows in political upheaval, the United Nations has watched its government repress protests as dissidents and members of the opposition are tortured, killed, or disappeared.
Samuel Oakford
4.28.16
africa

Foreign Soldiers Reportedly Attacked an al-Shabaab Base in Somalia, Days After US Airstrikes

Reports of the early morning incident came from both al Shabaab and a Somali official saying foreign soldiers from an unnamed country traveled by helicopters and landed near the militant's base 30 miles outside Mogadishu.
Kayla Ruble
3.9.16
africa

Journalist Turned al Shabaab Commander Sentenced to Death in Somalia for Murdering Reporters

Hassan Hanafi, a 30-year-old former media officer for the militant group, was sentenced on Thursday for the murder of six journalists in the East African country.
VICE News and Reuters
3.3.16
africa

Skepticism Greets Decision to Send Human Rights and Military Observers Into Burundi

President Pierre Nkurunziza has finally agreed to let the international community intervene in Burundi's crisis, but regional experts and members of the political opposition have expressed their doubts.
Kayla Ruble
3.1.16
war and conflict

South Sudan Forces Accused of Leaving 50 People to Suffocate in a Shipping Container

Various groups have documented the use of metal containers as informal detention sites in South Sudan. The latest incident was among five violations of the ceasefire signed in August that a monitoring group described in a submission to the African...
Samuel Oakford
2.1.16
africa

The African Union Plans a Trip to Burundi After Its Peacekeeping Plan Fails

Plans to send AU troops into Burundi, with or without the government's consent, began to unravel over the weekend as several African leaders said they would not support the proposal.
VICE News
2.1.16
africa

Security Forces Allegedly Buried Bodies in Mass Graves in Burundi

Amnesty International says security forces buried the bodies of rebels after an attack on a government base as the African Union urges the president to accept peacekeeping forces to prevent further violence.
Kayla Ruble
1.28.16
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