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Concern about Ethiopian detention under state of emergency

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Ethiopia's state-appointed rights commission said some human rights were not being upheld during the current national state of emergency and expressed concern about conditions...

State of Emergency only to be declared when need arises –...

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, says the President will only declare a State of Emergency when the need arises. While the Minister strongly...

Chad state of emergency extended

Chad’s parliament extended a state of emergency by four months in three provinces where there is fighting between rival ethnic groups. The state of...

State of emergency declared in Port Sudan

Sudan’s newly-created sovereign council formally declared a state of emergency in Port Sudan city following tribal clashes police say killed at least 16. The...

State of emergency declared in Chad

Chad’s Council of Ministers declared a state of emergency in three provinces amid fighting between rival ethnic groups, a government spokesman said in a...

Tunisia state of emergency extended

Tunisia’s interim president extended the country’s state of emergency for another month, his office said in a statement. Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in...

Sudan state of emergency cut to six months

Sudan’s parliament voted to shorten from a year to six months a state of emergency declared by President Omar al-Bashir last month in response...

Attacks see state of emergency declared in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso declared a state of emergency in several northern provinces, a government spokesman said, as Islamist groups intensify attacks in areas bordering Mali....

Turkey’s Erdogan, alliance partner agree to lift state of emergency

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his government alliance partner have agreed not to extend emergency rule when the current three-month period expires...

Egyptian state of emergency extended

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Egypt is to extend its nationwide state of emergency for three months from April 14, the official gazette said. Egypt imposed the current...

Dispute over Ethiopian emergency rule vote

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Footage of an Ethiopian parliamentary session posted online appeared to contradict official reports of votes cast to validate the state of emergency,...

Egypt to extend state of emergency for 3 months

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Egypt is to extend its nationwide state of emergency for three months from Jan. 13 to help tackle "the dangers and funding...

Zuma rejects reports of new emergency laws

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South African President Jacob Zuma rejected local news reports his office is drafting regulations for a state of emergency, the president's office...

Zambia extends state of emergency by three months

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Zambia's parliament voted on Tuesday to extend the state of emergency by three months, the presidency office said, as tensions rose following...

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

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Egypt will extend a national state of emergency for three months after the government approved President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's proposal to do...

Ethiopia arrests 1 645 “ringleaders and bandits” in crackdown on violence

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Ethiopian authorities said on Thursday they have detained 1,645 people since declaring a state of emergency less than two weeks ago in...

New curbs in Ethiopia as part of emergency measures

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Ethiopia imposed curbs on its opposition, travel restrictions on diplomats and a dusk-to-dawn curfew around major projects in new measures announced on...

Ethiopia declares state of emergency to restore order after protests

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Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency on Sunday, saying months of unrest threatened the nation's stability. Rights...

State of emergency extended in Diffa region of Niger

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Niger has extended a state of emergency in the south-eastern region of Diffa for three months after a series of attacks by...

Mali extends state of emergency by 10 days as Islamist violence...

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Mali extended a state of emergency for 10 days on Wednesday, the council of ministers said, after a spate of attacks by...

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