ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

South Sudan women suggest sex strike to end war

2014-10-23 22:31

A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.

Rwanda ends Ebola checks on travellers from US, Spain

2014-10-23 12:32

Rwanda has lifted Ebola travel restrictions on travellers who had been in the US and Spain after the president publicly told the health minister it was not necessary.

South Sudan sexual violence rampant, says UN

2014-10-21 13:21

Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread and a 2-year-old child is among the victims, the UN says.

Warring South Sudan rivals meet in Tanzania

2014-10-20 14:34

Warring South Sudanese factions are meeting Monday in Tanzania in the latest bid to end a 10-month civil war in which thousands have been killed, a presidential aide said.

Kenya: 5 suspected bombers killed

2014-10-20 10:00

Kenyan and Somali soldiers have killed five suspected Islamic extremist bombers attempting to cross into the country from Ethiopia in a car laden with explosives and suicide vests, a spokesperson says.

Uganda journalist told to pay fine or face jail

2014-10-18 07:42

A Ugandan journalist has been fined and ordered to pay damages or face jail after he accused a government official of corruption, a case that has raised concern among rights groups.

2 suspected 'witches' hacked to death in Tanzania

2014-10-17 17:20

Two Tanzanian women have been hacked to death by men who accused them of casting spells that made them sexually impotent, police say, in the latest killings of alleged "witches".

3 Ethiopian peacekeepers killed in Darfur attack

2014-10-17 09:52

Three Ethiopian peacekeepers have been killed in an attack in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the joint UN-African Union mission says, the latest deaths in increasingly dangerous peace operations in Africa.

Kenya arrests separatist leader

2014-10-15 20:45

Kenyan police have arrested the leader of a separatist movement seeking independence for the country's Indian Ocean coast regions.

Shabaab plot to attack Ethiopian capital, US says

2014-10-15 12:04

Somali Islamist insurgents are plotting to attack an upmarket area of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the US embassy has warned, in a notice to citizens to avoid crowded areas.

Tanzania gives Burundi refugees citizenship

2014-10-14 18:10

Tanzania will grant citizenship to about 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Burundi.

5 Ugandans in isolation over Marburg virus

2014-10-13 12:54

Ugandan health officials say they are continuing to monitor five people feared to have contracted the Ebola-like Marburg virus, even though all suspected cases so far have tested negative.

Somalia to halt charcoal trade

2014-10-12 07:41

Somalia's president says he will halt charcoal exports from Barawe, a port town recaptured from an Islamist group.

Rape in S Sudan worst ever: UN envoy

2014-10-11 09:36

The levels of rape in war-torn South Sudan are the worst the UN special envoy on sexual violence has ever seen, she told after meeting scores of survivors of attacks.

Ethiopia: US embassy intruders must be charged

2014-10-10 13:09

Ethiopia's government says it hopes US authorities will prosecute protesters who tried to take down the national flag on the grounds of its embassy in Washington.

Kenyatta to appeal for case to be dropped

2014-10-08 13:41

Kenya's president is appearing before the ICC to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence.

Kenyatta to become 1st sitting leader to appear before ICC

2014-10-08 09:48

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is due to become the first sitting president to appear before the ICC, summoned over his floundering trial charges of crimes against humanity.

Prosecutors: Kenya not co-operating with ICC

2014-10-07 14:02

International Criminal Court prosecutors say Kenya is refusing to comply with repeated requests for information that could form evidence against the country’s president who is facing trial.

Ethiopians guilty over niqab

2014-10-07 05:00

An Ethiopian group has been found guilty of conspiracy via social media networks over niqabs.

Kenyatta going to ICC in personal capacity

2014-10-06 16:35

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he will attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court, the first sitting world leader to appear in The Hague-based court.

Uganda mobilises health teams after man dies of Marburg virus

2014-10-06 11:21

Uganda is mobilising response teams and has issued a public health alert after a man died of the Ebola-like Marburg virus, a senior health official says.

Man dies of Marburg fever in Uganda

2014-10-05 22:07

A man has died in Uganda after an outbreak of Marburg, a highly infectious haemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, authorities say.

Rwanda court sentences presidential guard to life

2014-10-04 22:30

A military court in Rwanda has sentenced several former members of President Paul Kagame's presidential guard to prison.

Anti-gay law: Uganda leader warns of economic impact

2014-10-03 14:23

Uganda's president has signalled he is having second thoughts over tough anti-homosexuality legislation, arguing the impoverished east African nation needs to consider the impact of trade and economic growth.

Sudan arrests dozens of activists

2014-10-02 08:26

Sudan has arrested scores of activists, lawyers and journalists over the past two weeks in a crackdown coinciding with the anniversary of massive protests against the lifting of fuel subsidies.

 

Tanzania to vote on new constitution

2014-10-23 16:53

Tanzania will hold a referendum next year on a constitution, the government has announced, a move rejected by the opposition.

Kagame allies seek vote to allow him a 3rd term

2014-10-23 09:16

A campaign for Rwandan President Paul Kagame to seek a third term has begun with allies suggesting a constitutional change to allow him to run in 2017.

Ugandan student shot as cops break up protest

2014-10-20 16:35

Uganda police have fired live bullets and tear gas to break up protests by university students, wounding several people, authorities and witnesses say.

Tanzanian police kill bombing 'mastermind'

2014-10-20 13:05

Tanzanian police say they have shot dead a man suspected of carrying out bomb attacks in the tourist town of Arusha, including targeting a church and restaurant.

Madagascar 'won't expel' detained ex-president

2014-10-19 08:59

Madagascar's ex-president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been placed under house arrest, will not be deported and will be asked to take part in national reconciliation efforts.

East Africa to send 600 health workers for Ebola

2014-10-17 19:04

East African nations are sending over 600 health workers including 41 doctors to west Africa to combat the spread of Ebola, the regional five-nation bloc says.

Gunmen seize UN worker in South Sudan

2014-10-17 14:48

Gunmen have seized a United Nations worker in war-torn South Sudan, the World Food Programme says in a plea for his release.

Ugandan Ebola survivors ask to be sent to West Africa

2014-10-16 17:21

Survivors of an Ebola epidemic that killed more than 200 people in Uganda 14 years ago have asked to be sent to West Africa to lend psychological support to sufferers there.

Sleeping in a swamp: South Sudan battles to survive

2014-10-15 12:04

Outside, in the war-zone state of South Sudan, citizens say they are too fearful to venture, frightened of revenge attacks in a civil war that entered its eleventh month.

Burundi: 40 corpses found Rwandans

2014-10-14 20:02

The general prosecutor of Burundi says an investigation into 40 bodies found in a lake on the border with Rwanda has concluded that the dead were Rwandans.

Somali faces grave problems - UN

2014-10-13 13:59

War-torn Somalia's government remains riddled with corruption while al-Shabaab islamists are as deadly as ever, United Nations investigators say.

At least six dead in Somalia blast

2014-10-12 19:17

At least six people have been killed by a car bomb near a popular hotel and café in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Somali pres survives assassination attempt

2014-10-11 18:35

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has narrowly escaped an assassination attempt by the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab.

Shabaab down but not out after military setbacks

2014-10-10 13:09

Military strikes that drove al-Shabaab from a strategic Somali port this week and killed their leader last month have dealt the group a hefty blow, but it is far too soon to declare victory.

Kenyatta gets triumphant welcome home

2014-10-09 14:04

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has received a triumphant welcome on his return from The Hague, where he was the first head of state to face charges of crimes against humanity before the ICC.

Kenyatta arrives at the ICC

2014-10-08 12:31

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived at the International Criminal Court, where he is to become the first sitting president to appear.

Marburg fever scare in Uganda

2014-10-07 18:03

Eight people in Uganda have developed symptoms of the Ebola-like Marburg haemorrhagic disease and about 90 more people are under observation.

Kenyatta heads to International Criminal Court

2014-10-07 12:41

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has flown out of Kenya to attend a hearing at the ICC, where he will become the first sitting president to appear before the chamber.

Kenya blames poor co-ordination for slow response to coast attacks

2014-10-06 20:59

Kenya's intelligence and security agencies need to improve their co-ordination and command structures to avoid a repeat of the slow response to attacks in June.

Somali troops celebrate port capture

2014-10-06 12:51

Somali military commanders have celebrated the capture of the last major port held by Islamist al-Shabaab insurgents, as the government secured control of the town for the first time in over two decades.

South Sudan peace talks put on hold again

2014-10-06 08:53

The stop-start talks between warring factions in South Sudan, which have borne little fruit since they began almost 10 months ago, have once again been put on hold, the government says.

Somali, African troops take key port from Shabaab

2014-10-05 12:02

Somali troops backed by African peacekeepers have recaptured the last major port held by the Shabaab.

Sudan court annuls marriage of five-year-old girl

2014-10-04 12:13

A court in the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman has annulled the marriage of a girl wed at the age of five to a man in his 40s.

+20 Shabaab members killed in Somalia fighting

2014-10-02 09:46

More than 20 combatants of the radical Islamist group al-Shabaab and several soldiers from Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region have been killed in fighting, officials say.

Ugandan piglet protestors arrested

2014-10-01 21:07

Ugandan police have arrested two men over an anti-unemployment protest where they paraded four piglets painted in the ruling party colours.

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