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1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

2017-08-17 17:11

The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations has said, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Nigeria

2017-08-17 09:04

The MDC says Zimbabwe's international image has been tarnished by Grace Mugabe's alleged assault, and Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been released from prison and treason charges against him have been dropped.

The Latest: EU urges Kenya to publish all election results

2017-08-16 18:41

The European Union's election observer mission in Kenya is calling on the government to promptly publish all results forms of the disputed August 8 vote.

Suspense as Kenya awaits next move on poll dispute

2017-08-16 16:33

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is expected to unveil his next move to contest a presidential poll he claims was rigged in favour of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kenya election official stopped from flying to US

2017-08-16 10:31

Kenyan officials say a top electoral official, among those who oversaw Kenya's disputed presidential election, has been stopped from travelling to the US.

Five Kenyan police killed in suspected Islamist ambush

2017-08-16 08:42

Five police officers were killed when their patrol was ambushed by suspected Shabaab Islamists in eastern Kenya, police have said, the latest in a string of similar attacks in the area.

Kenyan baby dies after being beaten by police: family

2017-08-15 21:58

A six-month-old baby has died after being beaten by Kenyan police during a raid on her house as protests erupted following a disputed election result in western Kisumu, says her father.

Kenya seeks to shut down two rights bodies in wake of election

2017-08-15 18:26

The Kenyan government has moved to shut down two rights organisations, one of which said that it was contemplating court action over last week's disputed presidential election.

South Sudan rebels recapture Pagak, their headquarters

2017-08-15 16:02

South Sudan's rebel forces have reclaimed their stronghold of Pagak, a week after being pushed out of the town by government forces, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, deputy spokesman for the opposition IO, has said

Kenya's Odinga to unveil next move over vote dispute

2017-08-15 13:46

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga is to announce his strategy for contesting his election loss, a decision with the potential to ease or exacerbate tensions in the country.

 

Kenya’s election: the good, the bad and the memorable moments

2017-08-17 13:17

Kenya's recently concluded general election has been described as a mixed bag of highs and the lows being the deadly clashes, writes Faith Kiboro.

Kenyan opposition to launch 'civil disobedience' campaign

2017-08-16 21:00

Kenya's opposition has announced it will challenge the results of last week's presidential election in Supreme Court and wage a campaign of "civil disobedience."

Kenya's defeated Odinga to take poll dispute to top court

2017-08-16 17:35

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has said he would take his claims that Kenya's presidential election was rigged to the Supreme Court, after previously refusing to do so, and vowed to protest peacefully.

Kenya minister blocks actions against NGOs after election

2017-08-16 14:32

Kenya's interior minister has blocked an attempt to de-register two civil society groups that pointed out anomalies in last week's presidential election.

Top Africa Stories: Mugabe, S Leone, Senegal

2017-08-16 08:42

President Robert Mugabe says all locals accused of killing white former commercial farmers during Zimbabwe's controversial reform programme are immune to prosecution, and at least 600 are reported missing in the deadly Sierra Leone mudslides.

Kenya moves against NGOs mulling legal action over election

2017-08-16 06:12

Kenya's government moved to shut down two rights organisations who said they have been contemplating court action over last week's disputed presidential election.

UN concerned over shooting of Kenyan protesters

2017-08-15 20:27

The United Nations human rights chief says he is concerned about reports that Kenyan security forces used live ammunition against protesters opposing results of the country's presidential election.

Kenya's Odinga delays decision on poll dispute

2017-08-15 17:19

Kenya's Raila Odinga has pushed back plans to announce his next move on a disputed election, leaving Kenyans in suspense over a political crisis that has already sparked deadly protests.

Trump congratulates Kenyan president on election

2017-08-15 14:49

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Kenya's president on his re-election and the country for conducting "a peaceful, fair, and transparent contest".

Six bodies found after boat accident off Kenya coast

2017-08-15 08:33

Rescuers have recovered six bodies in Kenya's coastal Lamu region after a boat carrying a local politician and his family capsized over the weekend.

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