Burundi: Thousands protest UN report citing rights abuses

2016-09-24 22:00

Thousands of people have staged a protest in the Burundian capital over a UN report that accuses the government of carrying out serious rights abuses

Tanzanian lecturer charged with insulting president on WhatsApp

2016-09-24 14:17

A Tanzanian lecturer has been charged with insulting President John Magufuli in a Whatsapp message, a senior official says, bringing the number of people charged under a tough new cybercrimes law to 10.

You are not welcome in Ethiopia, PM tells S Sudan’s Machar

2016-09-23 13:27

Ethiopia has reportedly announced that South Sudan's former vice president, Riek Machar, will no longer be welcome into the east African country.

Ethiopian PM blames US-based govt dissenters for protests

2016-09-22 15:01

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has blamed the United States-based "dissenters" for being behind Olympic medallist Feyisa Lilesa’s protest at the Rio de Janeiro Games, a report says.

Uganda says police will arrest planners of gay pride parade

2016-09-21 19:00

A Ugandan official says police will arrest organisers who are planning a gay pride parade in the capital Kampala.

Sudan says hosting 400 000 S Sudan refugees

2016-09-21 17:33

Sudan says it is hosting at least 400 000 South Sudanese refugees who fled a brutal civil war that erupted in the world's youngest country after it broke away in 2011.

Al-Shabab threatens Somalia's elders over upcoming elections

2016-09-20 22:00

Mogadishu - The al-Shabab extremist group is warning Somalia's traditional elders against taking part in upcoming elections, saying it will deal with them "with an iron hand".

Kenya: World court has no jurisdiction in Somalia dispute

2016-09-20 06:34

Kenya says that the International Court of Justice has no jurisdiction in a case filed by Somalia covering a dispute over potentially oil-rich seabed off the two countries' Indian Ocean coasts.

Kenya failed obligation to aid in Kenyatta probe - ICC

2016-09-19 20:15

Kenya failed to work with the International Criminal Court in its probe over post-election violence against President Uhuru Kenyatta, the tribunal has said, 18 months after the case spectacularly collapsed.

Elephant in Kenya kills Italian tourist trying to take photo

2016-09-19 19:06

A police official says an elephant killed an Italian tourist in Kenya's coastal region after he moved closer to get a better photo.


Uganda: Police stop gay pride parade deemed illegal

2016-09-24 17:10

Ugandan police have prevented organisers from holding a gay pride parade on the orders of a government minister who says such an event is illegal.

Kenyan police accused of executing 3 women after attack

2016-09-24 06:00

Human rights activists have accused Kenyan police of executing three women who allegedly attacked a police station this month after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group.

Rwanda opposition activist freed after 'kidnapping'

2016-09-22 15:53

The party of a jailed Rwandan opposition leader says one of its activists has been released after his "kidnapping" three days earlier.

UN probe reveals 'gross human rights abuses' in Burundi

2016-09-21 19:00

The government of Burundi has been implicated in a number of human rights abuses across the country, including execution and torture, a new report released by the United Nations has says.

Ugandan wildlife dying in national park from drought

2016-09-21 18:51

A Ugandan wildlife official says scores of animals have died in a national park because of drought.

Five million Somalis now going hungry

2016-09-21 07:00

Five million Somalis, or more than two out of five people in the country, do not have enough to eat, the UN says, calling for extra funds for food aid.

Somalia slams Kenya for dragging out maritime border row

2016-09-20 19:11

Somalia has accused Kenya of unnecessarily prolonging a battle over lucrative Indian Ocean oil and gas reserves, saying "both impoverished nations" had an interest in swiftly resolving the dispute.

Disease outbreak kills 19 in rain-hit Sudan - minister

2016-09-19 22:30

An outbreak of water-borne disease has killed at least 19 people and sickened scores more in Sudan's rain-ravaged states of Blue Nile and Kasala, a minister says.

Somali border claims 'absurd, hurtful', Kenya tells top UN court

2016-09-19 19:07

Kenya has rebuked Somalia for dragging it before the UN's top court to defend a maritime border dispute that could decide the fate of potentially lucrative Indian Ocean oil and gas reserves.

Sudan threatens to shut S Sudan border over rebels

2016-09-19 12:29

Sudan has threatened to shut its border with South Sudan used by refugees fleeing conflict if Juba fails to "fulfil its commitment" of expelling insurgent groups battling Khartoum.

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