Do more for S Sudan refugees, top UN official says

2016-08-30 17:05

The international community must respond to the refugee crisis caused by fighting in South Sudan in the same way it responded to the crisis in Europe, the UN refugee chief has said.

Police arrest Tanzanian opposition leader Lowassa

2016-08-30 14:46

Tanzanian opposition Chadema party leader, Edward Lowassa has reportedly been arrested after police said he disobeyed a government order, reports say.

2 held in Kenya, accused of ISIS anthrax attack plot

2016-08-30 11:49

Two people accused of being part of an Islamic State group extremist cell of medics attempting to launch an anthrax attack in the country have been arrested, Kenya police say.

South Sudan court martials 60 soldiers

2016-08-29 20:30

Sixty South Sudanese soldiers have been tried before a court martial for alleged crimes committed during last month's fighting in the capital Juba.

Japan PM pledges to invest $30bn in Africa by 2018

2016-08-27 19:39

Japan will pour $30bn of investments into Africa by 2018, including $10bn in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a summit in Nairobi.

'Son' of Boko Haram's founder named jihadi head

2016-08-26 05:28

When the Islamic State group appointed Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the head of Boko Haram early in August, few people even recognised his name.

Administrative ineptitude threatens to hobble Kenya’s track and field athletes

2016-08-25 18:41

Kenya's international success in track and field hides management inefficiencies and corruption that have frustrated athletes and fed a pipeline of runners willing to ditch the national flag, writes Wycliffe W Njororai Simiyu.

Mwai Kibaki has blood clot in neck, to undergo surgery in SA

2016-08-24 11:57

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is set to undergo surgery in South Africa after a blood clot was found in a vein on his neck, reports say.

South Sudan's Machar in Khartoum for 'medical treatment'

2016-08-23 22:27

South Sudan's former rebel leader, Riek Machar, has arrived in Khartoum for "medical treatment", the Sudanese government says, after he had escaped to the Democratic Republic of Congo following deadly clashes in Juba.

Kerry urges deployment of South Sudan 'protection force'

2016-08-23 08:23

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for the deployment of a 4 000-strong "protection force" to bolster the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.


5 dead in Shabaab suicide car bomb at Somalia hotel

2016-08-30 15:02

At least five people have been killed after jihadists exploded a suicide car bomb outside a popular hotel close to the presidential palace in Somalia’s Capital Magadishu.

Suicide car bomb targets Somalia hotel

2016-08-30 12:04

A suicide car bomb has exploded outside a popular hotel close to the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, in an attack claimed by al-Shabaab militants.

Let children taste alcohol - Ugandan Catholic priest

2016-08-30 06:15

A Ugandan Catholic priest has urged parents to allow their children to taste alcohol in a bid to teach them self control as he believes that alcohol abuse and not alcohol alone is the problem, a report says.

Gender inequality costs Africa $95bn a year - UN

2016-08-28 19:08

The UN has urged African nations to close a gender gap that has been costing an estimated $95bn a year in lost economic potential.

Seven killed in Mogadishu beach restaurant attack

2016-08-26 10:27

Seven people were killed in an attack by Shabaab jihadists on a beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a spokesperson for the city authorities says.

Sudan floods: 'We have to start from scratch'

2016-08-25 18:41

Popular initiatives aim to help Sudanese who have been affected by floods rebuild their lives.

Machar in Khartoum 'purely on humanitarian reasons', Sudan insists

2016-08-24 13:54

The Sudanese government has maintained that the sacked South Sudan vice president Riek Machar is in the country "purely on humanitarian reasons".

Ex-Dutch general to lead probe into South Sudan attacks

2016-08-24 05:47

A retired Dutch general will lead an independent investigation into allegations that UN peacekeepers did not take action to prevent multiple cases of abuse and sexual violence against civilians and foreigners in South Sudan's capital.

SA doctors say Kibaki responding well to treatment

2016-08-23 11:31

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is responding well to treatment after being admitted to a South African hospital, doctors say.

Kerry in Kenya to discuss regional security and terrorism

2016-08-22 14:13

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Kenya where he is expected to hold talks with leaders of the East African nation focusing on regional security and extremism.

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