Ethiopia: Blanket State of Emergency Law Requires Proportionality

[Addis Fortune] Two months on from the declaration of the state of emergency and the country now seem to be normalised. Investment activities, which stalled due to the unrest and following extensive property damage, have recommenced operations while negotiating for long term engagements. Small shops and transportation services impacted by the same unrest are now fully functional.

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Uganda: Jailed Sheikhs Lose Petition Against Director of Public Prosecutions

[Monitor] Kampala -The Constitutional Court on Wednesday threw out the petition in which nine suspects including the leader of Tabliq Sect Sheikh Yunus Kamoga wanted the state to give them the evidence it intended to use against them in the murder trial.

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Africa: Child Anti-Malaria Drug Programs a ‘Blueprint’ for Africa

[VOA] Researchers say that giving anti-malarial drugs to older children can significantly reduce overall transmission of disease. Currently, most such programs are limited to the under-fives, but a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that expanding the intervention can lower the number of malaria cases.

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