ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

118 dormitories burned in Kenya in wave of arson attacks

2016-07-30 21:21

More than 100 high school dormitories in Kenya have been burned in a wave of arson attacks over the past three months.

Kenya overtakes SA as biggest investor in African countries

2016-07-29 13:23

Kenya has overtaken South Africa as the biggest investor in African countries, after investing in 36 projects in other parts of the continent last year, compared to South Africa’s 33.

UN: Over 100 sexual assault cases in South Sudan's Juba

2016-07-28 13:24

The UN says there have been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan's capital Juba since fighting erupted three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country's rival leaders.

South Sudan armed opposition removes VP - claim

2016-07-23 19:07

South Sudan's armed opposition has claimed it has replaced its leader, who remains in hiding.

Free maternity insurance cover for poor Kenyan women

2016-07-22 16:16

Kenya is providing free maternity insurance cover for poor women, to help reduce infant mortality rates in the East African nation.

Kenya security accused of murder and abduction

2016-07-20 16:18

Security agencies are killing and abducting men in north-east Kenya who they suspect of links to Islamist extremists, a rights group says.

4 Kenya police charged in killing of lawyer, 2 others

2016-07-18 19:43

Four Kenyan officers have been charged with the killing of a rights lawyer and two others amid an uproar over police abuses.

President Museveni feeling besieged, insecure - Besigye

2016-07-18 11:31

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has claimed that President Yoweri Museveni's recent roadside telephone conversation is clear evidence that he is feeling insecure and besieged

Sudan evacuates nationals from South Sudan

2016-07-15 20:46

Dozens of Sudanese women and children have arrived in Khartoum from Juba as Sudan began evacuating its nationals.

South Sudanese clamour for refuge in Uganda

2016-07-13 22:25

Predatory soldiers and the sluggish waters of the Unyama River separate thousands of fearful South Sudanese from the safety of Uganda.

 

US urges UN to back African force for South Sudan

2016-07-30 16:38

The United States urged the UN Security Council to back a regional force for South Sudan to shore up UN peacekeepers unable to cope with the violence.

Ugandan pastor accused of sexual abuse

2016-07-29 05:33

A Ugandan pastor allegedly sexually abused several women in his congregation in an effort to make them "fertile", the Daily Monitor reports.

Suicide car bomb at UN mine offices kills 10 - Somalia

2016-07-26 12:14

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 10 people, including seven U.N. guards, a Somali police official said Tuesday

Tanzania bans lube in crackdown on gays

2016-07-23 08:34

The Tanzanian government has banned imports and sales of sexual lubricants in its latest move targeting the gay community, officials say.

Human rights groups urge South Sudan arms embargo

2016-07-22 09:19

Human rights groups are urging the United Nations Security Council to place an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan in order to reduce unlawful attacks on civilians

11 dead in suspected South Sudan cholera outbreak

2016-07-19 12:57

11 dead in suspected cholera outbreak in South Sudan, UNICEF says; 1 case in UN camp.

South Sudan struggles to avert 'catastrophe'

2016-07-18 12:36

Street sweepers in South Sudan's capital Juba have cleaned up the blood and bullet casings after gun battles at the presidential palace, but salvaging peace will be a far harder task, analysts warn.

Sudan's al-Bashir lands in Rwanda, defying ICC

2016-07-17 08:39

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has arrived in Rwanda to attend a summit of African leaders, defying an international warrant for his arrest.

Ugandan police attack Besigye supporters after his release

2016-07-14 12:48

Ugandan police reportedly attacked former presidential candidate Kizza Besigye's supporters who had gathered to see him after he had been incarcerated for two months on treason charges, a report says.

UN: Juba death toll probably higher

2016-07-13 21:18

UN peacekeeping chief says South Sudan's official death toll of more than 270 in the recent fighting in the capital, is likely "only the tip of the iceberg".

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