Burundi Watch Monthly Update – October 2018

Summary September 2018 was marked by the presentation of the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi to the UN Human Rights Council and the renewal of its mandate for one year. Amongst the striking events that dominated the month was the suspension of international NGOs for three months, which adds to the list… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 72

Kiir invites rebels to Juba The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has sent an invitation to all rebel leaders to visit Juba as a gesture of building confidence in s readiness to uphold the peace agreement signed in Ethiopia. Salva Kiir extended the invitation to the rebels saying that they should come to Juba… View Article

Uganda Watch Update 14

Member of parliament whereabouts unknown A member of Uganda parliament Francis Zaake’s whereabouts still unknown days after he was discharged from hospital in India. Zaake was among the 32 people arrested and brutalized in Arua by-election where it was claimed that President Yoweri Museveni motorcade was attacked MP Zaake left for the Manipal hospital in… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 71

Fighting breaks out despite peace efforts Days after what was considered a final peace deal was penned, the rebel group SPLA-IO in South Sudan reported that they were attacked by government troops at two of their bases. The deputy spokesperson of the SPLA-IO Lam Paul Gabriel said that the government forces attacked them at Mundu… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 70

US wants hybrid court now The United States embassy in Juba released a statement last week calling on the government to expedite the creation of a hybrid court. The statement called on the government to conclude a memorandum of understanding with the African Union on the establishment of the court to try those that are… View Article

Burundi Watch Monthly Update – September 2018

Summary In Burundi the month of August was marked by a high number of arbitrary arrests. In preparation for the 2020 general election, the government of Burundi set up a new electoral commission that has raised controversy among political actors. The situation of Burundian refugees remains a matter of concern due to infiltration of Imbonerakure… View Article