ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

'Shabaab commanders' killed in AU offensive

2014-07-25 13:14

AU troops in Somalia say they have killed two “senior” commanders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents, in the latest push of an offensive against the extremist fighters.

Second tourist shot dead on Kenyan coast

2014-07-24 21:13

A foreign female tourist has been shot dead in Kenya's port city of Mombasa, the second such killing there this month.

Christians harassed in Sudan

2014-07-24 19:14

Church properties have been bulldozed and seized in a climate of growing harassment of minority Christians in Islamist-run Sudan since the south's 2011 independence.

S Sudan warring sides to resume talks

2014-07-24 09:19

South Sudan's warring leaders are set to resume peace talks by the end of the month, mediators say, as warnings grow of famine within weeks if fighting continues.

85 bags of body parts found in Tanzania

2014-07-22 21:20

Tanzanian police have arrested eight people after 85 bags stuffed with human body parts including limbs, fingers and skulls were found dumped in a landfill.

S Sudan rebel bid for Uganda troop pull out fails

2014-07-22 14:00

South Sudanese rebels who travelled to Uganda pleading for Kampala to pull troops out of the war-torn nation have left without meeting officials, the foreign minister says.

Emaciated children in looming South Sudan famine

2014-07-22 05:00

A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan, points to the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine.

27 dead in Sudan bus crash

2014-07-21 19:15

Twenty-seven people have been killed in Sudan when a bus and a transport truck collided south of the capital Khartoum.

Gunmen kill 3 in Kenyan coast – police

2014-07-21 10:10

Police says three more people have been killed by unknown gunmen on the Kenyan coast where 94 people have so far perished in less than a month in attacks claimed by al-Shabaab.

3 years after devastating famine, Somalia faces new threat

2014-07-20 13:31

Three years to the day since a famine that eventually killed more than a quarter of a million people was declared in Somalia, aid agencies have warned the country faced a new catastrophe.

Al-Shebaab militants claim attack on Kenya bus

2014-07-19 10:59

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebaab has claimed responsibility for an attack on a bus and police vehicle on Kenya's restive southeastern coast that killed at least seven people.

Kenya prosecutors given month to probe governor

2014-07-18 11:40

A Kenyan court has given prosecutors an additional month to conclude their investigation into a regional governor accused of links to a spate of massacres.

2 killed in Somalia attacks

2014-07-17 14:54

At least two people have been killed in Somalia in separate attacks, including a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu, officials and witnesses say.

Ugandan cops abuse street kids – HRW

2014-07-17 13:48

Ugandan street children face constant abuse from police and government officials, who beat and extort bribes from them, HRW says.

Defeat of Somalia's Shabaab 'matter of time'

2014-07-17 09:49

A former UN envoy says Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels will be defeated if foreign governments stay in the course in backing the fragile government in Mogadishu.

Kenya govt not serious on Islamist threat – Odinga

2014-07-16 12:12

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of Islamist attacks.

Kenya seizes mega heroin haul

2014-07-15 20:27

Kenyan police have seized a large quantity of heroin hidden in the diesel tank of a ship, the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Vote violence: Kenya 'failing to deliver justice'

2014-07-15 11:57

Amnesty International has condemned what it says is the Kenyan government’s continued failure to properly investigate and deliver justice to victims of the 2007-2008 post election violence.

Sudan's Bashir: 163 troops killed

2014-07-14 15:08

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, giving a rare battlefield toll, says 163 members of the controversial Rapid Support Forces have been killed in Darfur and South Kordofan.

Britain issues new Kenya travel warning

2014-07-12 19:37

Britain has advised its citizens to avoid the Kenyan island of Lamu, a popular tourist destination, following a string of attacks and massacres in the coastal region.

Uganda anti-gay ruling criticised as 'flawed'

2014-07-11 15:42

Human Rights Watch is criticising a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

Raiders steal police guns in attack at Kenya coast

2014-07-11 13:27

An official says armed gunmen have attacked a Kenyan coastal village, the latest of a series of attacks that have killed more than 80 people and displaced thousands.

Fresh attack in Kenya's coastal Lamu region

2014-07-11 10:45

Unidentified gunmen have raided a village near Kenya’s restive coastal town of Lamu, Kenyan officials say, the latest in a string of attacks in the region.

Legal trade needed to end Somali piracy

2014-07-10 20:22

A new study says local infrastructure, especially roads are the key to ending Somalia's piracy problem.

EU imposes sanctions on S Sudanese military leaders

2014-07-10 14:54

The EU has imposed a travel ban and asset freezes on two South Sudanese military leaders it says are violating ceasefire agreements put in place to stop fighting that has killed thousands.

 

Sudan 'apostate' meets Pope

2014-07-25 09:03

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, has met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the US.

US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

2014-07-24 21:13

The Peace Corps is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of Kenya over security fears.

Sudan 'apostate' arrives in Italy

2014-07-24 17:28

A Sudanese woman who has been spared a death sentence for converting from Islam to Christianity and then barred from leaving Sudan flew into Rome on an Italian government plane.

Somali woman MP shot dead by Islamists

2014-07-24 05:00

A Somali member of parliament famed for political and patriotic songs she sang over decades was shot dead in Mogadishu by Islamist gunmen.

S Sudan rebel team quits Uganda

2014-07-22 18:52

South Sudanese rebels who want to mend ties with Uganda and press for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from South Sudan left Kampala without meeting the president.

South Sudan truce crumbles

2014-07-22 09:07

South Sudan rebels and government troops have battled over the strategic town of Nasir, the UN says, with rebels launching their largest offensive since an oft-broken May truce.

Kenya military Twitter account hacked

2014-07-21 21:13

The Kenya military Twitter account has been hacked by a group alleging to be affiliated to Anonymous.

Darfur rebels deny killing 13 civilians

2014-07-21 13:22

Rebels in Sudan’s Darfur have denied killing 13 civilians, calling government claims of their involvement a fabrication, a report says.

S Sudan rebels launch new offensive

2014-07-21 09:01

South Sudan rebels have launched an offensive to retake a key town near the border with Ethiopia in what the UN says is a clear violation of a truce agreement.

Aid workers free after 32-day captivity in Darfur

2014-07-19 18:49

Three Sudanese employees of international aid agencies have been released in the troubled Darfur region after 32 days in captivity, peacekeepers say.

Ethiopia charges 9 journos with terrorism

2014-07-18 13:06

The Committee to protect Journalists says Ethiopia’s government has charged nine journalist with terrorism and inciting violence.

Ugandan police abuse homeless kids

2014-07-17 18:59

Ugandan police beat and abuse homeless children living on the streets Human Rights Watch claims.

Ethiopian bloggers challenge detention

2014-07-17 14:54

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters says he is filing a civil suit against the country’s police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

Uganda lifts TV station's 'sleeping president' ban

2014-07-17 09:49

Uganda’s government says it is lifting a ban on a TV station’s coverage of presidential events imposed after the media outlet aired images it said showed President Yoweri Museveni asleep in parliament.

Kenyan governor accused of links to coast massacres

2014-07-16 17:01

The governor of Kenya’s coastal region of lamu has appeared in court on allegations of links to a spate of massacres, with the prosecution requesting more time to complete investigations.

At least 7 million need aid in Sudan

2014-07-16 11:08

Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan have helped push to almost seven million the number needing aid in Sudan, the UN says.

Hundreds arrested in Somalia

2014-07-15 17:42

More than 200 suspects have been arrested in a security sweep to stop militant attacks in the Somali capital.

Burundi denies 'plot' to kill opposition leader

2014-07-14 07:41

Burundi's interior minister has denied government involvement in an alleged attempt by a policeman to assassinate a prominent opposition leader.

4 rhino killed in Kenya's worst poaching attack

2014-07-12 11:30

Two armed gangs have killed four rhino for their horns in rural Kenya this week in possibly the worst rhino poaching incident in the country in more than 25 years, a spokesperson says.

Cholera threatens 1 000s in South Sudan

2014-07-11 15:12

The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan.

Security-linked website hacked in Sudan

2014-07-11 12:10

Hackers have attacked a Sudanese website close to the country’s powerful security apparatus, a report says.

US sending $22m more to aid S Sudan

2014-07-11 07:40

The US is sending an additional $22m in humanitarian assistance to refugees and people displaced by the violence in South Sudan.

Dire conditions in Darfur town - UN

2014-07-10 18:27

Aid workers in Sudan have found dire conditions after entering a town in war-torn Darfur that had been off-limits to most of them for three years.

End violence, Kerry tells S Sudan leaders

2014-07-10 07:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s feuding leaders to show "courage and leadership" by halting deadly violence as the nation marks its third anniversary.

 
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