ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Kenya recycles global e-waste

2014-08-22 22:34

Dead floppy drive: Kenyan company recycles global e-waste; lawmakers debate new e-waste law

Kenyan businessman claims US 'owns' Ebola

2014-08-22 14:08
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A Kenyan businessman has reportedly made claims that the United States government owns the Ebola virus that is affecting West African countries.

Somali journos face trial as govt denies torture

2014-08-21 16:09

Three senior Somali journalist are set to face trial for broadcasts allegedly inciting violence, the government says, dismissing reports they had been tortured in jail as "pure fabrication".

Somali pirate kingpin finally arrested

2014-08-20 08:29

Somali security forces have arrested one of the country's most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources say.

Celebrating South Sudan troops fire on UN base

2014-08-19 16:37

South Sudanese soldiers opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 40 000 civilians, wounding a child and spraying bullets across the camp.

Somali journos urge fair trial for colleagues

2014-08-18 10:33

Somalia's journalist union has urged the government to ensure a fair trial of three colleagues arrested when security forces stormed a major radio station for 'negative' broadcasts.

Somali security forces shut radio station

2014-08-15 22:22

Somali security forces have stormed one of Mogadishu's main radio stations arresting 20 staff members and seizing equipment.

Heavy fighting in S Sudan amid sanctions warnings

2014-08-15 11:57

South Sudan's civil war has entered its ninth month with rebels and government troops engaged in heavy battles, diplomats say, days after UN warnings of sanctions in the conflict continues.

Kenya 'White Widow' trail cold

2014-08-14 21:37

Kenyan detectives have told a court they had lost the trail of British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite, known as the 'White Widow'.

UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

2014-08-13 10:15

The UN has warned South Sudan's warring leaders they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

US gives $180m for food in South Sudan

2014-08-12 19:50

The United States will provide approximately $180m to help feed the people of South Sudan due to a risk of famine there.

Forests for the future: Kenya's carbon credit scheme

2014-08-10 21:52

When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.

Somali Shebab say 18 dead in attack on govt troops

2014-08-09 17:08

Somalia's hardline Islamists have reported heavy fighting in battles against government and African Union troops in the central Hiran region.

E Africa drought, war puts 14m at risk

2014-08-09 08:18

Poor rains and multiple conflicts across eastern Africa have put over 14 million people in need of food aid, three years since extreme drought devastated the region.

Lack of experience fuels Ebola crisis

2014-08-08 22:47

Five months ago, deep in the steamy forests of southern Guinea, people began developing fevers with body aches, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Kenya downplays security risks, looking for aid

2014-08-08 10:37

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in the US to court western investors, has sought to downplay the violent attacks tied to militants in neighbouring Somalia and their impact on Kenya's economy.

Violence puts South Sudan close to catastrophe - UN

2014-08-07 10:14

A top UN official has told the Security Council that a fresh wave of violence in South Sudan is dragging the country closer to a 'humanitarian catastrophe'.

World bodies move toward South Sudan ultimatum

2014-08-06 12:18

The international community is moving toward issuing an ultimatum to the parties in South Sudan's civil war raging since 2013, US secretary of state John Kerry warns.

Ebola mortality rate expected to rise drastically

2014-08-06 09:57

The death rate so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola is not as extreme as recorded in the past, but experts expect it to prove no less virulent in the end, once more victims succumb.

Rwanda island rehab haven has dark side

2014-08-05 22:17

Surrounded by glittering waters, Rwanda's remote Iwawa island appears idyllic, but it has housed thousands of drug users, as well as reputedly those the authoritarian government deems unsuitable for society.

Somalia appeals for urgent aid amid drought

2014-08-05 17:28

Somalia's government has begged for help, warning the war-torn nation once again faced a hunger and drought catastrophe.

South Sudan peace talks resume as famine looms

2014-08-04 19:37

Peace talks to end South Sudan's more than seven month-long civil war have resumed with mediators warning rival leaders would face repercussions if fighting continued.

Somalia executes three suspected militants

2014-08-03 20:08

Three men have been executed by firing squad after a Somali military court found them guilty of killing civilians in a series of recent attacks in the country blamed on al-Shabaab .

 

Kenya: Man says he is wanted Somali terror suspect

2014-08-22 20:10

A Somali man in Kenyan police custody has admitted that he is Hassan Hanafi, who is wanted in Somalia for the killing of journalists, a senior Kenya police official says.

S Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops

2014-08-22 12:46

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesperson says.

Kenyan president picks new intelligence boss

2014-08-21 21:26

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has nominated a new intelligence chief with experience in the war on al Qaeda-linked insurgents in neighbouring Somalia.

China presses South Sudan over new violence

2014-08-20 12:39

China's foreign minister has pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and dialogue in the country which is reliant on Chinese investment.

South Sudan shuts key radio station

2014-08-18 14:15

Security forces in South Sudan have shut one of the country's main independent radio stations and arrested its news editor after it broadcast rebel views, the station says.

Ebola: Kenya bans west African travellers

2014-08-17 11:40

Kenya has become the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

Kenyan intelligence boss quits

2014-08-15 11:57

The head of the Kenyan intelligence service, which has been criticised in recent months for failing to stop a spate of attacks blamed on Islamist militants from neighbouring Somalia has resigned.

Mogadishu: Warlord's house raided by troops

2014-08-15 10:29

The sounds of warfare have rattled Mogadishu residents from their beds as government troops launched an attack on a house belonging to a former warlord.

Government trying to disarm Mogadishu

2014-08-14 20:31

Somalia's government has launched a new disarmament campaign that has netted some 500 guns during four raids.

Threat of famine, fighting loom over South Sudan

2014-08-13 07:21

The risk of famine and reports of growing arms imports could bring fresh woe to South Sudan, a delegation from the UN Security Council has warned.

Kerry slams failed South Sudan peace deal

2014-08-12 10:45

The United States has lambasted South Sudan's warring factions after they missed a key deadline to forge a unity government.

South Sudan rebel chief meets Sudan's Bashir

2014-08-10 21:50

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has held talks with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir as a deadline passed to end months of civil war in the South.

Uganda gays holding pride parade

2014-08-09 15:01

Ugandan homosexuals are holding a pride parade on a beach after a court nullified the harsh anti-gay law.

Two Sudan men die after floggings

2014-08-09 06:30

Two Sudanese men have died after being detained and flogged 40 times each, a rights group says.

S Sudan: Conditions 'an affront to human dignity'

2014-08-08 15:13

The aid group Doctors Without Borders says that residents in South Sudan living in a UN camp because of the fear of violence are enduring conditions that are an affront to human dignity.

Ugandan anti-gay law overturn win for president

2014-08-07 11:26

Uganda's overturning of anti-gay laws is a win not a defeat for President Yoweri Museveni, analysts say, with the veteran leader thawing donor relations while burnishing a strongman image at home.

Somalia new military push to begin in days

2014-08-06 11:09

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says he expects a new military drive by African Union and Somali forces to push al Shabaab militants from more territory to begin soon.

Sudan cabinet meets after 23 die in floods

2014-08-05 22:17

Sudan's cabinet has met in emergency session after flooding killed 23 people, destroyed thousands of homes and sparked complaints of government negligence.

Westgate attackers stole identities

2014-08-05 18:33

Witnesses in the trial of four men accused of helping the gunmen behind Kenya's Westgate mall massacre say their identities had been falsely used to secure telephones used in planning the attack.

US calls for political tolerance in Africa

2014-08-05 07:49

The US has opened a US-Africa summit by urging African leaders to respect political differences, saying that core democratic principles are vital to achieving long-term economic growth.

Sudan flood victims beg for help

2014-08-04 10:37

As Sudan's rainy season begins, there have already been three brief, violent storms in the capital region. Official media say more than 3 000 homes have been destroyed around the country.

Fifth Somali MP killed in Mogadishu

2014-08-02 06:15

Islamist militants shot dead a Somali MP in the capital Mogadishu by blocking his car and spraying him with bullets.

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