Burundi Watch Update 100

Force used in Burundi referendum register Burundian opposition parties are complaining that people are being forced to register to vote in the referendum set for May this year. The referendum will consider a raft of constitutional amendments that, among other things, extend the president’s term from five to seven years. Leonce Ngendakumana, the deputy chairperson… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 99

$400 million needed for Burundi refugees  The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) launched a funding appeal for $391 million to support the Burundian refugees in the countries where they fled. The appeal that was presented in Geneva seeks to get funding from donors to support the over 400,000 refugees spread out across Tanzania, DRC, Rwanda and… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 49

No more US arms export to South Sudan The Unites States of America showed its support for a proposed UN arms embargo on South Sudan by banning the sale of arms and defense services to South Sudan saying that they are not happy about the violence that is sweeping the country. The US Department of… View Article

Burundi Watch Update 98

Burundian refugees angry Refugees in the Lusenda camp located in eastern DRC attempt to protest the lack of aid was violently stopped by police after firing in the air. The camp is home to about 30,000 refugees who had not got any aid for about two weeks despite pleas to the camp administrator. The angry… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 48

More prisoners of war released The armed opposition group allied to Dr. Riek Machar the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO), said through its deputy spokesperson Lam Paul Gabriel that they had released up to 15 prisoners of war in Phow State. The prisoners were handed over to the International Committee of the Red… View Article

Uganda Watch Update 13

MP ready for disciplinary committee Ruling party Member of Parliament who voted against the lifting of the age limit Connie Galiwango says she is ready to meet her party’s disciplinary committee to explain why she voted no to the age limit amendment. Prior to the vote the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party told its… View Article