Africa Insights

Suspected ADF Rebels Kill Eight In DR Congo Attack

Summary Islamic State group have killed eight people in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Suspected militants linked to the Islamic State group have killed eight people in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Tuesday. Rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces …

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Uganda Explores Exclusive Oil Import Deal with Tanzania

Summary: Uganda and Tanzania are poised to leverage their respective strengths and resources to ensure the successful implementation of the envisioned oil import arrangement In a bid to bolster economic ties and streamline its oil import operations, Uganda is currently engaged in discussions with Tanzania to explore the possibility of …

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Malawi Parliament Approves Export of 10,000 Laborers to Israeli Farms

Summary: Despite these challenges, Malawian workers generally reported satisfaction with their working conditions. Malawi’s parliament has given the green light for the government’s initiative to send 10,000 laborers to work on farms and industries in Israel. The decision came after a government delegation visited Israel to assess the conditions of …

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Kenya women demand justice for femicide amid spate of killings

Summary The high-profile murders of 26-year-old Starlet Wahu Mwangi and 20-year-old Rita Waeni in particular, both in Nairobi, has put pressure on the government to rapidly investigate, arrest and prosecute those responsible. In January alone, at least 14 women in Kenya were killed by their intimate partners.   The high-profile …

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Uganda refutes allegations of supporting DR Congo’s M23 rebels

Summary Uganda refutes allegations of supporting M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conflict, denying involvement in internal conflicts unless part of a regional peace effort. Social media rumors fueling the claims have been dismissed by the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Ugandan embassy in Kinshasa. …

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Rwanda Accused of ‘Looting Wealth’ in Eastern DR Congo

Summary: The objective of this mini-summit is to think together to obtain a ceasefire between the DRC and the M23, and to attempt a possible direct dialogue between the Heads of State of Rwanda and DRC because the situation is deteriorating The President of Angola, Joao Lourenco, on Friday hosted …

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DR Congo steps up security at embassies after anti-Western protests

Summary: Policing has been increased at several sites in the capital, Kinshasa, after anti-Western protests erupted. The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have stepped up security outside embassies and UN buildings after they were targeted by protesters accusing the West of supporting M23 rebels in the conflict-wracked east. …

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