Burundi Watch Monthly Update – November 2018

Summary The month of October was regarded as a decisive month as Burundian invested in peace were invited to the 5th and concluding session of the inter-Burundian dialogue. Despite the massive participation of the opposition, the government of Burundi, the ruling CNDD-FDD party and their allies boycotted the session, claiming October is month mourning in… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 74

Amidst Peace, fighting breaks in Kajo Keji Despite the ceasefire and peace revitalization treaty, there have been several cases of continued fighting in South Sudan. Last week there fighting in Kajo-Keji county in Yei River State between the SPLA and rebel forces led by Dr. Riek Machar.  The deputy spokesperson of the SPLA-IO, Col. Lam… View Article

South Sudan Watch Update 73

UN wants 9,000 abductees released The United Nations has released a report urging the rebel group SPLA-IO to release the people that they abducted during the fighting that started in April 2018. The report says over 900 people were abducted and another 24,000 forced to flee their homes during fighting in Western Equatoria State. The… View Article

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