ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Three more Kenyan ministers vacate office

2015-03-29 08:58

Three more Kenyan ministers have vacated their posts to pave way for investigations into allegations of corruption.

At least 21 dead in Al-Shabaab hotel attack

2015-03-29 06:30

The attack on a Somali hotel by al-Shabaab extremists has been ended by troops leaving at least 21 dead.

Kenya detains 52 over suspected Islamist attack

2015-03-28 07:45

Police have detained 52 people in Kenya’s main port city, a day after an officer was killed in a suspected Islamist revenge attack, heightening tensions in an area where the authorities say militant Islamist is spreading.

Uganda police hunt terror suspect

2015-03-27 22:29

Police in Uganda are hunting a terrorist suspect they believe is linked to Somalia's Shabaab militants and was planning an attack in the capital Kampala.

Australia warns of possible attacks in Kenyan capital

2015-03-27 14:09

Militants may be planning attacks against crowded places in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Australian government says in a travel alert, without naming any group it suspects might opt for violence.

Uhuru Kenyatta apologises for govt’s past wrongs

2015-03-27 10:02

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has apologised to the Kenyan people for past wrongs committed by both his government and past regimes.

Burundi ruling party asks president to drop 3rd term quest

2015-03-26 19:50

Dozens of senior in Burundi’s ruling party have urged President Pierre Nkurunziza to abandon a quest for a third term this June to avoid renewed violence in the landlocked central African nation.

Somali pirates return, seize Iranian fishing vessel

2015-03-26 16:13

Pirates have seized an Iranian vessel fishing illegally off the coast of Somalia in the first successful hijacking in almost three years, officials say, raising fears that the scourge of Somali piracy may be returning.

Sudan confirms joining Saudi-led Yemen operation

2015-03-26 13:30

Sudan has confirmed that it has joined a Saudi-led intervention in Yemen to push back Shiite rebels advancing on the Aden stronghold of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansur Hadi.

US issues emergency terror attack warning in Uganda

2015-03-26 05:47

The US embassy in Uganda has issued an emergency warning to its nationals, saying a terrorist attack may take place soon in the capital Kampala.

 

Tanzania orders probe into 'ghost' government workers

2015-03-29 08:58

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has ordered a probe into "ghost workers" on the public sector payroll after a new audit revealed the government paid about $76.6m to fake workers over the past year.

Somali forces end Shabaab siege at hotel

2015-03-28 12:33

Somali elite units have ended a siege by al-Shabaab militants in a Mogadishu hotel, during which at least 18 people were killed.

Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype

2015-03-28 06:45

Ethiopia, with a booming economy, is charting a new course with massive projects, shedding the famine stereotype.

Islamists storm Mogadishu hotel

2015-03-27 20:50

Suspected Islamist fighters have stormed a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu trapping government officials inside.

Top Shabaab commander captured in Somalia

2015-03-27 12:29

A top commander of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab has been captured as he was preparing attacks in the country’s capital, a senior intelligence officer says.

Kenya president promises to fight graft

2015-03-26 21:01

Kenya's president has promised to take personal charge of a battle against corruption and said anyone in office cited in a report by an anti-graft watchdog should step aside pending investigation.

'Racist' Chinese restaurant owner charged

2015-03-26 17:14

The manager of a Chinese restaurant in Kenya at the centre of racism storm has been charged with not having a work permit and operating without a licence.

Kenyan cop shot in possible Islamist revenge attack

2015-03-26 14:34

A senior officer with Kenya’s counter-terrorism police unit has been shot dead by gunmen in the port city of Mombasa, police say.

Uganda confirms Shabaab threat

2015-03-26 10:12

Uganda says it is boosting security over threats by Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, hours after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

Typhoid sickens hundreds in Kampala

2015-03-25 22:25

Ugandan officials say a typhoid outbreak has infected hundreds in the capital and is likely to spread.

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