ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

On patrol with Uganda's controversial 'crime preventers'

2016-02-10 19:44

As night falls in Uganda's capital Kampala, some 240 members of a vast volunteer "crime preventer" force parade outside a police station.

I have a duty to protect black people - Museveni

2016-02-10 14:32

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to leave power only after the east African region is united, adding that he has a duty to "protect black people and to make sure they embrace unity", a report says.

Ugandan opposition general to spend polls in jail

2016-02-09 19:34

A former Ugandan intelligence chief and critic of President Yoweri Museveni has been denied bail days before elections in which the veteran leader is seeking to extend his 30-year rule.

Intimidation, bribery stand in way of Besigye victory

2016-02-09 15:34

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye says he has accumulated significant support in many parts of the country, as the elections draw near.

Tanzania arrests more suspects in UK pilot death

2016-02-08 22:10

Police in Tanzania say they are holding a total of nine suspects over the killing of a British helicopter pilot who was on an anti-poaching mission.

South Sudan teetering on brink of famine

2016-02-08 17:57

At least 40 000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations says.

Four killed, including child, in Burundi attacks

2016-02-07 20:29

Four people, including a child, have been killed in grenade attacks in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, which has been wracked by political violence.

WATCH: Woman commits suicide after failing to kill children

2016-02-05 12:17

A 35-year-old woman committed suicide at her Eldoret home in Kenya's Rift Valley after failing to take the lives of her two young sons.

Explosive residue found in Somalia airline incident

2016-02-04 22:33

The head of the airline whose jet was damaged by an explosion shortly after take-off from Mogadishu says investigators have found what appears to be residue from explosives.

Kenya taxi rivalry turns violent over Uber

2016-02-04 20:35

When driver service Uber launched in Kenya's tech-savvy capital, it was eagerly welcomed by many in Nairobi.

 

Ugandan LRA top rebel captured in Central Africa

2016-02-10 17:50

A commander in Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army captured by rebels in the Central African Republic has been identified as Okot Odek, a key figure in the group.

Uganda presidential hopeful promises Idi Amin museum

2016-02-10 10:37

A top challenger in next week's Ugandan presidential election has promised to repatriate the remains of dictator Idi Amin and build a museum in his honour, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Tanzania president backs new Zanzibar polls

2016-02-09 18:37

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has backed an election re-run for Zanzibar despite an opposition boycott and international fears that a fresh poll could trigger violence.

WATCH: Man locks up wife for over three months

2016-02-09 12:18

A Kenyan man, Samuel Kamotho, has been criticised for locking up his wife of 20 years in their matrimonial home for over three months.

Wrong plane bombed

2016-02-08 21:14

Daallo Airlines says another airline was the actual target of the Somali bomber.

General defends French response to Rwanda massacre

2016-02-08 05:36

A French general has defended France's response to the 1994 Rwandan genocide, saying his troops did not give so much as a bullet to the perpetrators.

Somali, AU troops retake key port from al-Shabaab

2016-02-06 13:55

Somali government troops and African Union peacekeepers have recaptured the key port of Merka from al-Shabaab.

Burundi mass graves a lie

2016-02-04 23:18

Burundi has denied reports that mass graves containing the bodies of government opponents existed in and near the capital Bujumbura.

Rwanda recruiting refugees to oust Burundi president: UN

2016-02-04 22:33

Rwanda has recruited refugees from Burundi for combat training aimed at removing President Pierre Nkurunziza from power.

Former Kenyan minister's "sick note" could land him in jail

2016-02-04 11:55

A former Kenyan minister risks being arrested for feigning illness to enable him to miss a court summon in an ongoing corruption probe.

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