ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade

2015-08-01 16:09

Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food.

Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya

2015-07-31 21:00

Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling sanctuary for lions, giraffes and zebras, wildlife officials have said.

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

2015-07-31 14:12

Burundi’s re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.

Despite $7bn to 'Power Africa,' why the continent is still in the dark

2015-07-31 11:15

When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7bn signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa.

US envoy tired of South Sudan warring

2015-07-30 19:04

The US special envoy to South Sudan says that patience has run out over the country's civil war, pressing the message that the warring parties were running out of time to strike a deal.

South Sudan soldiers stole relief food – official

2015-07-30 14:55

A local official says soldiers believed to be South Sudanese government troops and allied militia stole relief food and killed seven people in an attack in a rebel-held part of Unity state.

Mugabe 'unmoved' after Obama snubs him

2015-07-29 15:01

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson has reportedly described President Barack Obama’s visit to the African Union headquarters as 'just a visit by another visitor'.

Kenya auditor uncovers massive govt misspending

2015-07-29 12:31

Only 1% of Kenyan government spending can be properly accounted for, according to a report by the country’s auditor-general released just days after US President Barack Obama warned corruption was holding the country back.

Manna from heaven for South Sudan hell

2015-07-28 21:23

The sacks of grain falling from the sky are the first food aid the people of Dablual have seen in months since fighting cut the South Sudanese village off in April.

Somalia unable to hold full elections in 2016

2015-07-28 18:09

War-torn Somalia will not be able to hold full elections due next year, although it remains unclear whether some kind of voting process will still be held.

 

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

2015-07-31 22:12

Burundi's re-elected President Pierre Nkurunziza is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.

Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election

2015-07-31 18:00

Uganda's long-serving president has declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying he is backed by the historical leaders of the former rebel movement that has been in power since 1986.

The secret to Ethiopia's counterterrorism success

2015-07-31 12:37

Obama has expressed keen interest in learning from Ethiopia's counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategies, a report says.

Burundi politicians make peace

2015-07-31 05:39

Agathon Rwasa has been elected deputy head of parliament after support from the ruling party of president Nkurunziza.

Burundi opposition leader takes top parliament job

2015-07-30 16:51

Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has been elected as deputy head of the national parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest.

Somalia hotel bomber is former German resident

2015-07-29 17:02

Somalia's intelligence agency has identified a suicide truck bomber who attacked a hotel in Mogadishu as a 30-year-old Somali who has lived in Germany.

Tanzania's free SMS health campaign helps pregnant women

2015-07-29 14:02

Women in Tanzania are signing up to receive text messages on staying healthy during pregnancy as part of a government campaign to improve maternal and newborn health in the east African country.

Obama gets Ethiopia democracy wrong - critics

2015-07-28 23:36

President Obama has been criticised for saying the Ethiopian government is 'democratically elected'.

Kenya police: Obama visit a security nightmare

2015-07-28 21:23

Kenya's police chief has admitted that US President Barack Obama's weekend visit to Kenya was a security nightmare.

Obama urges Africa to end 'cancer of corruption', embrace democracy

2015-07-28 14:46

US President Barack Obama has called on Africa to end 'the cancer of corruption' and embrace democracy to ensure continued progress, in a speech to the African Union.

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