ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

South Sudan rebels accuse army of violating ceasefire

2015-08-30 13:58

South Sudan rebels has accused the army of violating a ceasefire, just hours after it came into effect, by bombarding their positions along the White Nile river.

South Sudan army ordered to end fighting ahead of ceasefire

2015-08-28 16:26

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered all government troops to cease fighting rebel forces as part of a peace agreement, his spokesperson says, ahead of a full ceasefire.

Ethiopians hungry after poor rains

2015-08-28 07:20

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply this year to 4.5 million due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon.

S Sudan government calls peace deal 'reward for rebellion'

2015-08-27 16:41

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal aimed to end civil war, but a list of government reservations seen Thursday undermines fundamental pillars of the accord.

South Sudan leader signs peace deal, but doubts implementation

2015-08-27 08:08

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal already approved by rebel leader Riek Machar in an attempt to end their 20-month military conflict, but at the same time cast doubt on its implementation.

Kenya court blocks bail for 'ivory kingpin'

2015-08-26 19:10

Kenya's High Court has blocked the release on bail of a suspected kingpin of an ivory smuggling gang who figured on an Interpol list of the nine most wanted people.

South Sudan’s leader to sign peace deal

2015-08-26 12:43

South Sudan’s government is set to sign a peace deal aimed at ending 20 months of civil conflict, regional mediators say.

20 months of conflict in South Sudan

2015-08-26 08:58

South Sudan, independent since 2011, has been wracked for 20 months by a conflict between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those of ex-president Riek Machar.

South Sudan soldiers raped, burned people alive

2015-08-25 21:39

South Sudanese soldiers raped children, burned people alive in their homes and hunted others for days in swamps in an increasingly brutal war.

South Sudan leader to sign peace deal – aide

2015-08-25 13:41

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has finally agreed to sign a peace deal and power-sharing accord to end a 20-year-month civil war, his spokesperson says.

 

New violence in South Sudan despite peace deal

2015-08-29 19:23

South Sudan’s army and rebels have begun fighting again in northern Unity State, two days after President Salva Kiir signed a long-awaited peace deal.

Burundi inflation hits 8% in July as political unrest persists

2015-08-28 16:26

Burundi's inflation rose to 8% year-on-year in July from 7.7% in June as a political crisis in the country drove up costs for all essentials, notably for housing, water and energy, official data show.

South Sudan rebels urge Kiir to respect pact

2015-08-27 19:31

Rebels in South Sudan have expressed doubt that President Salva Kiir is committed to a peace deal he has signed.

South Sudan peace deal welcomed with optimism, caution

2015-08-27 13:49

A deal signed by South Sudan’s president aimed at ending 20 months of civil war has been given a cautious welcome, with both sides in the conflict urged to show good faith.

White House warns Kiir over peace deal

2015-08-26 21:56

The White House has welcomed the decision by South Sudan President Salva Kiir to belatedly sign a peace accord, but warned his endorsement should not come with caveats.

South Sudan president signs peace deal

2015-08-26 16:47

South Sudan's president has signed a peace deal to end a 20-month conflict with rebels.

East African leaders head to S Sudan to witness peace deal

2015-08-26 11:09

East African leaders are set to witness President Salva Kiir’s expected signing of a peace deal with rebels, amid threats of the UN sanctions in the absence of an accord.

Salif Keita says Africa albino attacks 'unacceptable'

2015-08-26 07:40

African music legend Salif Keita has called for people with albinism to be protected, as Tanzania begins campaigning for general elections with fears growing over a rise in witchcraft attacks.

Two MSF aid workers killed in South Sudan

2015-08-25 20:39

Two Doctors Without Borders staff have been killed in South Sudan, taking the number of aid workers killed in the 20-month conflict to over 30.

Kenya's 'ivory kingpin' bail suspended

2015-08-24 20:04

A court in Kenya has suspended the release on bail of a suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang following an appeal by government prosecutors.

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