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State of emergency extended in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso's parliament voted to extend a state of emergency by six months in several northern provinces where attacks by Islamist militants surged in...

Egypt state of emergency extended again

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Egypt's parliament approved extension of a nationwide state of emergency for three months from July 14. Egypt imposed the emergency in 2017 after...

Parliament approves lifting of Ethiopia state of emergency

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Ethiopia's parliament approved government's decision to lift a six-month state of emergency two months earlier than planned, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported. Government...

Ethiopia to lift state of emergency

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Ethiopia's parliament is set to lift a six-month state of emergency two months early, after cabinet approved a draft law saying calm...

Freed journalist calls for end to Ethiopian emergency

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Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed should fulfil his pledge to expand political freedoms by lifting a state of emergency, said a journalist...

UN de-activates maximum emergency level for DR Congo crisis

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The United Nations is downgrading Congo from its highest level of humanitarian emergency after the arrival of aid and an outcry from...

Protests and publications inciting violence banned in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia's state of emergency imposed on Friday includes a ban on protests and publications that incite violence, Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa said. The...

Ethiopia state of emergency to last six months

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A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defence minister...

State of emergency extension in Egypt

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Egypt has extended a state of emergency for another three months, starting Friday, the official gazette said. Egypt first imposed the state of...

Ethiopia to lift state of emergency

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Ethiopia's parliament voted to lift a state of emergency declared last year following months of deadly protests that killed hundreds of people....

State of emergency declared in South Sudan president’s home state

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir has declared a three month state of emergency in his home state, where clashes have raged for...

Zambian president invokes emergency powers

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu said he had invoked emergency powers to deal with "acts of sabotage" by political opponents, after fire gutted...

State of emergency extended in Egypt

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Egypt's parliament approved the extension of a nationwide state of emergency until the end of September as a police officer and two...

UN human rights chief pushes for Ethiopia unrest inquiry

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The United Nations human rights chief will push Ethiopia to allow his agency to investigate rights abuses in 2015 and 2016 which...

Mali extends state of emergency

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Mali's National Assembly voted to extend a state of emergency by six months in a bid to quell an upsurge in attacks...

Egypt approves three month state of emergency

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Egypt's cabinet has approved a countrywide state of emergency for three months it said in a statement a day after two church...

State of emergency extended in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia's parliament voted unanimously on Thursday to extend the country's state of emergency for another four months after Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa...

Ethiopia lifts some state of emergency restrictions

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The Ethiopian government has lifted some restrictions imposed during a state of emergency declared last year following deadly protests, state-run media quoted...

State of emergency declared in The Gambia

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after refusing to hand power to opposition leader Adama Barrow, who...

Ethiopia to “consolidate gains” before lifting emergency law

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Ethiopia needs to "consolidate gains" after the deadly unrest last year before it can lift a state of emergency imposed in October...

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