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KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda’s high court on Thursday acquitted the country’s most prominent opposition figure, Diane Rwigara, of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, with judges saying the prosecution failed to provide evidence of insurrection and forgery. The case has drawn global attention as Kagame again faces pressure to give … Continue reading KIGALI, Rwanda | Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia OKs former opposition figure as election chief

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia— An opposition figure who recently returned from exile was named Ethiopia’s election chief on Thursday as the country prepares for what the reformist prime minister vows will be “free and fair” elections in 2020. Birtukan Mideksa, a former judge, is the most senior ex-opposition figure to assume a high government post in … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia OKs former opposition figure as election chief

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia has arrested 63 intelligence officials, military personnel and businesspeople on allegations of rights violations and corruption, the country’s attorney general announced Monday. The sweeping high-profile arrests carried out in recent days are a result of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s order for a months-long investigation into misdoings under the previous government. … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopia arrests 63 suspected of rights abuses, corruption