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Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

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Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team may have 'self-initiated' their disappearance during an international competition in Washington DC.

2 missing Burundi teens entered Canada; no foul play seen

2017-07-21 15:22

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

2017-07-21 14:18

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back; 'I never thought I'd be here'.

US warns South Sudan regional plan is last chance for peace

2017-07-21 08:32

The US has warned that a new regional plan to shore up South Sudan's failing peace agreement is the last chance for Juba's leaders to end the war, now in its fourth year.

Burundi robotics team missing after competition in DC

2017-07-20 20:00

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition

Burundi's president goes abroad for 1st time since coup plot

2017-07-20 19:06

An official says Burundi's president is traveling out of the country for the first time since the failed coup attempt of May 2015.

Kenyan cattle herders defend 'necessary' land invasions

2017-07-20 14:59

Close by a narrow, rickety bridge in Kenya's central Laikipia highlands two herders sit on blistering hot rock next to the muddy trickle of the Ewaso Nyiro river to explain why they routinely break the law, invading private land to graze their cattle

3 men sentenced to death for stripping, abusing woman in Kenya

2017-07-19 20:15

A Kenyan court has sentenced three men to death for stripping naked and abusing a woman during a wave of attacks by mobs claiming that women were inappropriately dressed.

Rwanda's essential oils offer big profits from little land

2017-07-19 15:04

Inside a metal shed in southeastern Rwanda, Nicholas Hitimana brandished a plastic container holding a green liquid: geranium essential oil, freshly distilled and ready for export at more than $200 a kilo.

Somalia's internet returns after 3-week outage caused outcry

2017-07-18 06:17

Authorities say Somalia's internet has returned after an outage of more than three weeks cost the Horn of Africa nation about $10 million a day.

 

Burundi leader urges nearly 250 000 refugees to return home

2017-07-21 16:59

Burundi's president is urging the nearly quarter-million Burundians sheltering in Tanzania to return home, saying the country is now peaceful.

'Less fighting' in Darfur led to troops cut: UN official

2017-07-21 15:22

A reduction in fighting in Sudan's Darfur, where a brutal conflict has killed thousands, prompted the UN to downsize the number of peacekeepers deployed there, a top UN official says.

Tanzanian opposition figure held for denouncing president

2017-07-21 11:30

Tanzanian opposition number two Tundu Lissu has been arrested, three days after having called President John Magufuli a "dictator", party sources say.

Tanzanian leader urges Burundian exiles to go home

2017-07-21 06:18

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has called on Burundians who have fled their country to return home, after talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza who was making his first foreign trip in more than two years.

Uganda arrests dozens of opposition activists

2017-07-20 20:00

Police in Uganda have announced the arrests of opposition activists this week amid speculation that longtime President Yoweri Museveni is planning to change the constitution so he can stand for re-election.

Kenya court overturns ruling on presidential ballot contract

2017-07-20 18:01

Kenya's appeals court has quashed a ruling cancelling a contract to print presidential ballot papers, a victory for the electoral commission less than three weeks before general elections.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Uganda

2017-07-20 10:00

A 10 year-old girl has been killed by a lion outside her home in south-eastern Zimbabwe, and ex Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda has been hospitalised.

Protesters arrested for burning Museveni T-shirts

2017-07-19 16:40

Two people, protesting against a plan by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to change the constitution, have been arrested for burning T-shirts with the president's face on them.

Tragedy in the Nuba Mountains: hunger and starvation are constants

2017-07-18 16:35

The world has turned its back on the Nuba people of Sudan. Despite the critical need for food, none of the organisations involved in helping people in dire need have attempted to deliver aid to them, writes Samuel Totten.

Official: Kenya unlikely to shut down internet during vote

2017-07-17 18:00

Kenya's government is "unlikely" to shut down the internet during next month's presidential elections but some social media might be shut down as needed, government officials say.

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