Burundi recalls Belgium ambassador amid tensions

2016-12-10 20:00

Burundi's foreign minister says the country's ambassador to Belgium has been told to return home amid diplomatic tensions related to political violence in the east African nation.

British journalist says detained in Kenya without charge

2016-12-10 12:10

A British journalist for The Times of London newspaper says he is being detained at a Nairobi airport without explanation or charge after entering Kenya.

Castro's troubled legacy in the Horn of Africa: hero or villain?

2016-12-09 17:03

Many Ethiopians regard Castro as the man who saved their country. Somalis view him as the man who denied them the Greater Somalia re-union, writes Martin Plaut.

New Zealander to head UN mission in South Sudan

2016-12-09 11:23

A New Zealand lawmaker who has led UN aid efforts worldwide is to be named the UN mission chief in South Sudan, one of the world's toughest peacekeeping jobs, diplomats say.

Malawi police arrest exiled Rwandan genocide convict

2016-12-09 10:02

Malawian police say they have arrested a Rwandan who was convicted of genocide crimes back home but has been living in the country for 13 years.

Dozens killed, vanished as Kenya fights extremists - report

2016-12-08 11:15

A human rights organisation says at least 81 extremism suspects have been killed illegally or forced to disappear by Kenyan police after a series of attacks.

Top Africa stories: Ghana, Kenya, Zim

2016-12-08 07:09

Malawian churches have held a march against homosexuality and abortion, and Mugabe has appeals for calm as his government battles to contain a debilitating economic crisis.

Sick turned away from hospitals as Kenyan doctors' strike continues

2016-12-07 17:10

Sick Kenyans have been turned away from hospitals and patients left stranded in their wards as a crippling strike by doctors and nurses demanding pay rises continues.

4-year-old 'abandoned' in Kenyan hospital amid strike

2016-12-07 10:06

A 4-year-old child has been abandoned and left in the care of cleaners at a Kenyan hospital, as doctors and nurses continue with a nationwide strike over pay rise, a report says.

Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord's Resistance Army, whose fugitive leader Kony is one of the world's most-wanted war crimes suspects, has appeared before the ICC.

Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord's Resistance Army, whose fugitive leader Kony is one of the world's most-wanted war crimes suspects, has appeared before the ICC.

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Burundi talks: Mediator siding with govt, opposition claims

2016-12-10 18:00

The latest effort to end Burundi's dragging political crisis has run into trouble as the opposition accused the mediator of siding with government by accepting it as "legitimate".

Kenya deploys army doctors as hospital strike deepens

2016-12-10 07:07

Kenya has deployed army doctors to the country's main teaching and referral hospital where the last remaining doctors have joined a five-day strike that has crippled healthcare services around the country.

Striking Kenyan doctors threaten to shut private hospitals

2016-12-09 12:34

Kenyan doctors and nurses have warned they will extend a strike crippling public hospitals to private clinics as well next week, unless the government offers them more in a pay dispute.

Somali political leaders OK presidential polls for Dec 28

2016-12-09 11:23

Somalia's political leaders say they have agreed to hold presidential polls on December 28 after three delays and amid allegations of bribery, fraud and voter intimidation.

Sudan arrests top human rights activist - Amnesty

2016-12-09 08:14

Sudanese security agents have arrested a prominent rights activist, Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, as part of an ongoing crackdown on dissent, Amnesty International says.

WATCH: Austerity measures fuel discontent in Bashir's Sudan

2016-12-08 09:45

Tensions are high as Sudan’s government tries to resolve the country's economic troubles. Following the secession of South Sudan in 2011, Sudan’s economy has struggled to recover after losing three-quarters of its oil production.

Kenya president: At least 20 dead as medical workers strike

2016-12-07 21:06

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged striking medical workers to return to the job, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of care.

AP reporter deported from South Sudan

2016-12-07 15:01

Government agents have ordered a journalist working for The Associated Press out of South Sudan, taking him to the airport in Juba and putting him aboard a flight to Uganda

China sends another 120 army peacekeepers to South Sudan

2016-12-06 20:25

China has sent 120 troops to South Sudan as part of a 700-member U.N. peacekeeping force, deepening its commitment to the troubled East African nation

Uganda rebel commander goes on trial at ICC

2016-12-06 11:03

One of the most senior commanders in the feared militia of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony is going on trial at the International Criminal Court.

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