Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu

2014-04-17 15:47

Kenya’s police say chief says 91 Somali nationals have been deported to Mogadishu. The deportations are part of a massive security operation.

UN chief: 1m S Sudanese may face famine

2014-04-17 12:52

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action.

Ramaphosa returns from South Sudan

2014-04-17 07:23

Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to South Sudan, where he met with President Salva Kiir and other stakeholders on the process to resolve the ongoing conflict, the department of international relations says.

Burundi demands UN apology

2014-04-16 11:49

Burundi’s government has demanded the UN provide evidence or apologise after an alleged UN report claimed it was arming young supporters.

S Sudan rebel leader vows to take key oil fields

2014-04-15 12:45

The leader of South Sudan rebels has vowed to attack capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning that the civil war will not end until the country’s president is ousted.

Ugandan nurse accused of spreading HIV

2014-04-14 07:52

A Ugandan nurse has been dubbed “the killer nurse” after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a 2-year-old patient.

Kenyan troops free aid workers held in Somalia

2014-04-11 14:43

Kenyan troops say they have freed two aid workers working with the charities MSF and CARE who were kidnapped by Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels in 2011.

Group accuses Kenya of 'abusing' Somalis

2014-04-11 12:11

HRW has accused Kenya of treating Somalis like scapegoats amid swoops by security forces that have seen thousands arrested and scores expelled back to their torn country.

Africa's anti-gay movement spreads to Ethiopia

2014-04-10 16:15

Two groups in Ethiopia say they are set to hold an anti-gay demonstration in the capital Addis Ababa, as the country’s parliament is considering anti-gay legislation.

'Insecurity' prevents UN, EU mission to Darfur camp

2014-04-10 11:57

Instability in Sudan’s Darfur region has prevented top UN officials and European diplomats from visiting a camp where thousands have fled the worst fighting in a decade, officials say.

UN staff shot in Somalia 'were experts in piracy'

2014-04-09 15:16

The two UN workers shot dead in central Somalia were working on the links between money transfer systems and piracy, the UN anti-drugs and crime agency.

MSF issues attack on 'shameful' UN in S Sudan

2014-04-09 14:21

A leading international aid agency has issued a stinging attack on the UN mission in South Sudan, accusing it of a “shameful attitude” and leaving thousands of displaced living in squalor.

Rwanda: Tearful memorial for Belgian troops

2014-04-08 14:48

Emotional commemorations have been held for a group of Belgian peacekeepers murdered at the start of Rwanda’s genocide 20 years ago.

Concern over mass arrests of Somali refugees

2014-04-08 08:36

The UN refugee agency UNHCR has expressed concern over a wave of arrests of Somali refugees during the weekend in Nairobi.

Rwanda president hits out at France

2014-04-07 15:05

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at France, saying it is impossible to "change the facts" about the genocide 20 years ago.

2 foreign nationals shot dead in Somalia

2014-04-07 12:41

Two foreign nationals have been shot dead at an airport in Galkayo, central Somalia, officials and witnesses say.

1994 genocide: Rwanda mourns the dead

2014-04-07 09:04

Rwanda is set to hold commemorations for the 20th anniversary of the genocide in which 800 000 died, a time of intense national grief, but overshadowed by renewed claims France was complicit in the killings.

US envoy to focus on genocide prevention

2014-04-05 10:30

The US ambassador to the UN says she's going to Africa not just to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide but to spotlight ethnic killings elsewhere in the region as well.

Kenyan cops, Muslim youth clash in Mombasa

2014-04-04 14:27

Kenyan police and Muslim youths have clashed in Mombasa following weekly prayers, witnesses say, days after a firebrand Islamic cleric was gunned down in the port city.

Genocide: No justice for DRC massacres

2014-04-04 11:15

Twenty years after the genocide of Rwanda’s Tutsi minority, the massacres of Hutu civilians who fled across the border into the DRC remain a taboo subject in Kigali.

Ugandan MPs refused pay rise

2014-04-03 19:55

Ugandan MPs have seen their controversial demand for higher salaries rejected by the finance ministry after it decided the country had more important priorities, officials say.

UN officials see severe hunger in S Sudan

2014-04-03 07:41

Desperate South Sudan villagers are eating grass and roots to survive as the World Food Programme starts costly air drops of food to northern parts of the country.

S Sudan peace talks break as crisis worsens

2014-04-02 17:30

Peace talks aimed at ending over three months of civil war in South Sudan have been paused until the end of April, rebels say.

Cops patrol Kenyan port city Mombasa

2014-04-02 11:00

Armed police are patrolling the streets of Kenya’s port city Mombasa after a prominent radical Muslim cleric was assassinated.

Big terror attack possible in Kenya

2014-04-02 07:34

Officials fear a wave of explosions in Kenya could indicate another large-scale attack is coming.


S Sudan oil-state battles 'grave' concern - UN

2014-04-17 14:58

The UN peacekeepers say they are "gravely concerned" at heavy fighting in South Sudan’s key oil state of Unity, after rebels seized the town of Bentiu in a renewed offensive.

Gunmen kill 9 in Ethiopia truck attack

2014-04-17 11:43

Gunmen have opened fire on a truck in western Ethiopia, killing nine people and injuring seven, the information ministry says.

S Sudan army admits loss of key oil town

2014-04-16 13:52

South Sudan’s army says rebels have wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

South Sudanese flood into Ethiopia

2014-04-16 11:49

Up to 1 000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopia each day, many of then on the brink of death, the UN says.

Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda

2014-04-14 22:39

Police in Rwanda say they have arrested a musician and a journalist for alleged links to opposition groups.

Heavy Tanzanian floods kill 10

2014-04-12 22:30

At least 10 people, five of them children, have been killed by heavy floods in Tanzania’s economic capital, Dar es Salaam, officials say.

US announces sanctions in S Sudan conflict

2014-04-11 13:19

The US, which backed the independence of South Sudan, will take targeted sanctions against those involved in the conflict which has ravaged the young nation for the past four months.

UN concerned at political violence in Burundi

2014-04-11 08:56

Burundi is experiencing rising political violence and restrictions on political rights, the press and civil liberties in the run-up to 2015 elections, the UN has warned.

Fear drives gays out of Africa - report

2014-04-10 14:17

Fear is reportedly driving African gays to seek asylum in the United States after countries like Nigeria and Uganda recently enacted draconian anti-gay laws.

Doctors Without Borders blasts UN in S Sudan

2014-04-09 18:56

In a blistering criticism of the UN mission in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders has said that the mission is refusing to quickly move 21 000 displaced people to safer grounds.

Terror crackdown: Kenya deports 82 Somalis

2014-04-09 15:16

Kenya’s security minister says 82 Somali nationals have been deported in an ongoing security crackdown following recent terror attacks in Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa.

Sudan expels UN agency chief

2014-04-09 13:01

Sudan has expelled the head of a UN agency in the country and accused her of interfering in domestic affairs, the foreign ministry says.

Ban tells Rwandans 'never again'

2014-04-08 09:39

The UN chief has told a packed stadium of sombre and weeping Rwandans the world would “never again” let genocide tear their nation apart.

Outrage in France over Rwanda accusations

2014-04-07 15:51

Top-ranking former French officials have angrily rejected claims of complicity in Rwanda’s genocide, as ceremonies were held in Kigali to mark the 20th anniversary of the massacres.

'Shame still clings' to UN over Rwanda genocide

2014-04-07 14:04

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world body is still wracked by shame over its failure to act against the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago.

French envoy barred from genocide anniversary

2014-04-07 10:07

The French ambassador to Rwanda says he has been barred from attending events marking the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide amid renewed claims France was complicit in the killings.

Rwanda-France row mars genocide anniversary

2014-04-06 14:00

Preparations in Rwanda for the commemorations for the 20th anniversary of the genocide have been overshadowed by a major spat with France amid renewed allegations that Paris was complicit in the killings.

Uganda: Cops raid US project that assists gays

2014-04-04 15:47

A Ugandan government spokesperson says police have raided the offices of a United State funded project known to offer Aids services to homosexuals.

Kenya: Attacks meant to ignite sectarian violence

2014-04-04 13:18

Kenya’s president says recent attacks in the country, blamed on Somali-based Islamic militants, are meant to provoke a sectarian war but it won’t succeed.

Obama clears way for S Sudan sanctions

2014-04-04 08:46

President Barack Obama is warning that the US may levy sanctions on individuals and entities involved in stoking violence and instability in South Sudan.

S Sudan on verge of Africa's worst famine

2014-04-03 17:00

War-torn South Sudan could become the scene of the worst famine catastrophe in Africa in decades without more aid and a ceasefire to let farmers reach their fields, the UN has warned.

Uganda MPs in controversial pay rise demand

2014-04-03 07:41

Members of Uganda’s parliament have caused a storm after it emerged they have demanded a massive raise in their salaries, already 60 times higher than most state employees.

Kenyan Muslim: Living on borrowed time

2014-04-02 15:03

A prominent hardline Muslim cleric Abubakar Shariff Ahmed assassinated in Kenya’s coast was certain that he would be killed.

Fiery Muslim cleric shot dead in Kenya

2014-04-02 08:45

A prominent hardline Muslim cleric in Kenya has been shot dead in Mombasa amid worsening religious tensions in the strategic port city and gateway to east Africa.

Kenya charges grasscutter case men with gang rape

2014-04-01 22:31

A group of men in Kenya accused of ferociously gang raping a schoolgirl and originally punished by being made to cut grass around a police station are to be formally charged.

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