UN, EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

2015-05-25 09:54

The UN, the EU and African nations have urged Burundi’s government and the opposition not to let violence derail dialogue after an opposition politician was shot dead.

UN chief urges dialogue in Burundi after politician's murder

2015-05-24 19:28

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burundi's government and its opponents not to let violence derail United Nations-sponsored talks.

Ruling party set for landslide win in Ethiopian elections

2015-05-24 14:28

Ethiopians have voted in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party, which boasts about delivering strong economic growth while opponents say it has trampled on political freedoms.

Burundi opposition figure 'sprayed with bullets'

2015-05-24 08:47

The leader of a Burundi opposition party was slain in a drive-by shooting in which at least one of his bodyguards was also killed.

Calm in Burundi as truce starts after deadly protests

2015-05-23 21:57

Burundian anti-government protesters have begun a two-day truce after almost a month of deadly violence triggered by the president's bid for a third term.

Sanctions will worsen war: Kiir

2015-05-23 15:24

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned that proposed international sanctions will only worsen the civil war ravaging his country.

Ugandan extremist fights extradition from Tanzania

2015-05-22 22:46

An Islamic extremist leader detained in Tanzania is fighting extradition home to Uganda.

Burundi protesters defy police crackdown

2015-05-22 12:02

Anti-government protesters in Burundi have marched on the streets of the capital Bujumbura, defying one of the heaviest pushes by police to end weeks of demonstrations.

Ethiopia to be put to the test in general election

2015-05-22 10:06

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, holds general elections this weekend, with incumbent Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn seen as all but certain to stay in office.

WHO: Cholera kills 30 Burundi refugees in Tanzanian camp

2015-05-21 22:10

A World Health Organisation official in Tanzania says a cholera outbreak has killed at least 30 people in a refugee camp for Burundians fleeing political unrest.


Burundi activists vow intensified protests

2015-05-25 08:43

Thousands of Burundian activists have mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral, vowing to intensify their protests against a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third consecutive term.

Horn of Africa's Djibouti dreams of becoming 'new Dubai'

2015-05-24 14:28

For years the Horn of Africa nation Djibouti was seen by foreign powers as a far-flung military outpost overlooking the Gulf of Aden but now it wants to capitalise on its key position on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.

Ruling party seen winning as Ethiopians vote

2015-05-24 08:47

Ethiopians are voting in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party.

Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capital - report

2015-05-23 22:49

Local media in Burundi are reporting that the leader of an opposition party has been killed by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura.

Ethiopia readies for elections, but outcome not in doubt

2015-05-23 19:36

Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous country, readied Saturday for the first general election since the death of strongman Meles Zenawi, whose successor Hailemariam Desalegn is all but certain to stay in office.

Two die in grenade explosion in Burundi

2015-05-23 13:10

Two people have died as grenades exploded in a Burundi market as political turmoil persists in Bujumbura, a report says.

Garissa attack by Somali militants thwarted

2015-05-22 19:20

Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted near Garissa, the scene of a recent college attack.

Ethiopia's discreet Hailemariam likely to return to power

2015-05-22 11:13

Ethiopia's quiet premier, Hailemariam Desalegn, whose powerful party is expected to return to office in elections this weekend, is a onetime technocrat with a modern bent who was little known a few years ago.

Al-Shabaab attacks village in Kenya's Garissa

2015-05-22 08:17

Al-Shabaab militants have attacked a village in the north-eastern Kenyan country of Garissa, the ministry of interior says.

Rwanda genocide case in German spotlight

2015-05-21 21:08

A Rwandan already behind bars for assisting a massacre in Rwanda could face life in prison after Germany's top court said he was also guilty of other crimes.

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