ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory in bid to stop poaching

2016-04-30 21:07

Kenya's president has set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.

14 killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse

2016-04-30 15:21

Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 14 people dead, police have said, including at least seven crushed when a six-storey building collapsed

Albinos facing 'systematic extinction' in Malawi - UN

2016-04-30 09:18

A United Nations human rights expert has described Malawians living with albinism as "an endangered group facing a risk of systemic extinction over time if nothing is done".

Kenyans may soon be able to view remains of founding father Jomo Kenyatta

2016-04-29 14:02

Kenyans may soon be able to view the remains of the country’s founding father, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, if a new bill is passed.

Kenyan bishop charged with scamming congregants out of millions

2016-04-29 12:15

A Kenyan bishop is being charged with scamming two of his congregants out of KES5.6m.

Sudan police teargas students

2016-04-28 19:16

Sudanese police have fired tear gas as clashes broke out during a protest at Khartoum University over the killing of a student by security forces.

WATCH: Kenyan student held after marijuana garden found on top of his house

2016-04-28 14:12

Kenyan police have arrested a student for growing marijuana on the roof of his parents' house in Nairobi.

Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45

2016-04-27 19:59

A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.

Rebel leader returns to Juba

2016-04-26 17:04

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Jubal, raising hopes for peace.

ICC to investigate Burundi political violence

2016-04-26 05:32

A UN estimate says at least 430 people have been killed in the past year after President Nkurinziza launched his election campaign.

 

Death toll rises after building collapse, floods in Nairobi

2016-04-30 21:07

At least 12 people have died when a building collapsed in Nairobi, officials say, as rescuers scrambled to find more survivors after torrential storms which killed another seven people.

Race for survivors after Kenya building collapse

2016-04-30 09:58

Rescue teams are searching for survivors after a seven-storey building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Gunmen kill five in Burundi bar attack

2016-04-29 14:41

Gunmen in trenchcoats have burst into a bar firing at drinkers in Burundi's capital Bujumbura killing five, police say, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

South Sudan forges unity government

2016-04-29 12:38

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has named his transitional unity government sharing power with ex-rebels, a key step in a long-delayed peace process, a decree says.

Patients share ward with dead bodies in Kenyan hospital

2016-04-29 12:07

Patients at Msambweni sub-county hospital in Kwale County, Kenya, are reportedly sharing wards with dead bodies.

Kenya readies to torch tusks

2016-04-28 18:17

Thousands of elephant tusks are being piled high into pyres as Kenya prepares to torch its vast ivory stockpile hoping to stop trafficking and prevent extinction of elephants in the wild.

Kenyan journalist recounts how former first lady Lucy Kibaki 'terrorised' media house

2016-04-28 14:02

Macharia Gaitho, a former managing editor for special projects at Kenya's Daily Nation, has narrated how the former first lady Lucy Kibaki stormed the media house 2005 and lashed out at editors for writing a negative story about her.

Riek Machar sworn in as first vice president

2016-04-26 19:59

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice president after arriving in the capital Juba in a long awaited UN brokered peace deal.

Tanzania marks 52nd Union Day amid political tension

2016-04-26 13:43

A time of retrospection and celebration has been marred by political tension in Tanzania, with opposition parties airing their grievances against the country's ruling party.

Burundi general assassinated

2016-04-25 22:42

A military general in Burundi who was an adviser to the country's vice president has been shot dead in the capital.

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