ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

4 ordered to trial in beating death of Somali cab driver

2017-05-28 09:50

Four men have been ordered to stand trial in western Pennsylvania in the beating death of a Somali immigrant cab driver in Pittsburgh

Morgue workers in Tanzania jailed for stealing drugs from corpse's stomach

2017-05-27 20:56

Tanzanian police have said that they had arrested two morgue employees in Dar es Salaam after they admitted to cutting open a dead man's corpse and stealing the drugs hidden in his stomach.

Rwanda to vet campaign messages of presidential hopefuls

2017-05-27 15:00

Rwanda's electoral commission has announced it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election, a decision that many in the opposition see as an attack on free speech.

Rights groups condemn Ugandan inaction over killings

2017-05-27 13:00

Rights groups have accused the Ugandan government of inaction over the deadly assault by security forces on a tribal king's palace six months ago, renewing their call for an independent probe.

In moral 'crusade', Burundi forces unwed couples to marry

2017-05-26 21:38

Unmarried couples have until the end of the year to legalise their relationships, the Burundi government says, as part of an effort to reform morals in the country.

Ethiopia charges 2 with terrorism over deadly stampede

2017-05-26 17:52

Ethiopia has charged two people with terrorism, saying they caused a stampede last year that killed dozens of people and led the government to declare a state of emergency.

Rights groups urge Uganda to back probe into deadly clashes

2017-05-26 12:31

Dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers have urged Uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during violent clashes with a tribal kingdom last year that left over 100 dead.

Last Japanese peacekeepers pull out of South Sudan

2017-05-25 21:15

The last Japanese peacekeepers with a United Nations mission have left South Sudan.

UN envoy: South Sudan seeing military action as rains arrive

2017-05-25 16:30

The UN envoy for South Sudan says the conflict-torn African country is seeing significant military action and the last push to position combatant forces because the rainy season has arrived and roads will soon become unpassable for about four months.

8 police officers killed by separate bomb blasts in Kenya

2017-05-24 22:45

Eight Kenyan police officers were killed when their vehicles ran over improvised bombs in two separate incidents near the border with Somalia, officials have said.

 

Burundi 'peace run' attracts 8 000, say organisers

2017-05-27 20:56

More than 8 000 people took part in a "Burundi Peace Run" through the capital Bujumbura, organisers have said, in a bid to show the country has overcome more than two years of political crisis.

S Korean-skippered vessel outruns Somali 'pirates'

2017-05-27 19:03

A fishing vessel, initially believed to have been hijacked off the Somalian coast was confirmed to be operating as normal, the South Korean foreign ministry has said.

S Korea fishing vessel 'hijacked' off Somalia

2017-05-27 15:00

A South Korean fishing vessel was apparently hijacked in waters off Somalia on Saturday, a defence ministry official has said.

Hunter-gatherers win battle against Kenya government

2017-05-27 13:00

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights Friday ruled the Kenyan government has violated the rights and freedoms of the Ogiek hunter-gatherer people by driving them out of their ancestral lands.

South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge

2017-05-26 21:38

South Sudan has released a United Nations journalist held for two and a half years without trial, the UN has announced.

Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident

2017-05-26 16:48

Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Zambia, Libya

2017-05-26 06:14

First Lady Grace Mugabe is concerned about her future after her husband is no longer president, and DA leader Mmusi Maimane slams Zuma, ANC over silence on Zambia's Hichilema treason trial.

Shabaab kills 5 Kenyan police in third bombing

2017-05-25 19:15

Five police officers have been killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kenya in an attack claimed by Shabaab Islamists a day after eight police died in similar blasts.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Somalia, Nigeria

2017-05-25 07:33

HRW says villagers on Grace Mugabe farm were 'beaten on soles of their feet by Zimbabwe's riot police, and Nigeria has seized an illegal arms shipment.

Somalia car bomb kills at least 8 in capital, police say

2017-05-24 21:49

A car bomb exploded in Somalia's capital, killing at least eight people and injuring 15, says police, as the extremist group al-Shabaab quickly claimed responsibility.

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