ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted

2017-06-27 16:34

Albino children whose limbs were hacked off by witch doctors now have new lives, thanks to US medicine and an international support network.

South Sudan censors newspapers, hampers press in civil war

2017-06-26 18:31

As South Sudan's civil war creates the world's largest refugee crisis and widespread allegations of sexual violence and ethnic cleansing, journalists charge the government is restricting their ability to report the news

In world's largest refugee camp, youth are drawn to soccer

2017-06-25 19:57

In world's largest refugee camp, young South Sudanese keep themselves entertained with soccer,

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

2017-06-24 20:00

The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

2017-06-24 10:02

"Several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association says.

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

2017-06-23 19:36

The Kenya Medical Association says "several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera.

Tanzania president says teen mothers should quit school

2017-06-23 19:35

Tanzania President John Magufuli has said students who become pregnant should not be allowed to finish their studies after giving birth, sparking outrage from women's rights campaign groups.

At refugee summit, UN chief urges 'solidarity' with Uganda

2017-06-23 18:30

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for international solidarity with Uganda at a fundraising summit to help the country deal with nearly a million South Sudanese fleeing war.

Gunmen kill 3 in suspected extremist attack in Kenya's north

2017-06-23 15:33

Officials say three people have been killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya's Mandera County, which borders Somalia.

South Sudan must end war, UN chief says on refugee visit

2017-06-22 20:09

South Sudan's leaders must end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions, the United Nations secretary-general has said while visiting what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

 

Somali refugees regret returning home from Kenya

2017-06-27 12:31

As a teenager, Aden Hussein chose to become a refugee to get an education. Now he is bitterly disappointed that he has not been able to finish high-school since his return to Baidoa in southwestern Somalia.

Tanzania vows to arrest those 'protecting' gay interests

2017-06-26 12:00

Tanzania has threatened to arrest and deport those campaigning for gay rights and de-register organisations protecting homosexual interest, reports say.

South Sudan cancels independence day events

2017-06-25 11:27

South Sudan, the world's youngest nation gripped by civil war, has cancelled its official independence day celebrations for the second year running.

Uganda refugee crisis fundraising fall short of hopes at $358m

2017-06-24 18:00

The international community has pledged $358 million at a fundraising summit to help Uganda tackle the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, falling well short of expectations.

US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabaab leader

2017-06-24 07:52

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded an up to $5 million reward for information about a top member of the al-Qaeda allied al-Shabaab in Somalia

US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia

2017-06-23 19:36

The United States ambassador to Somalia says the US once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year.

Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

2017-06-23 18:30

Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief has said

UN chief seeks $8bn for South Sudan refugee crisis

2017-06-23 17:00

The United Nations secretary-general is making a plea for protection of refugees around the world, saying some richer countries haven't been as tolerant as some in Africa.

S Sudan to lift ban on foreign journalists: media official

2017-06-22 21:04

South Sudan's media authority will lift a ban on around 20 foreign journalists who had been refused access to the country, a top media official says.

7 dead in suicide blast at police station in Somalia capital

2017-06-22 20:09

At least seven people are dead and a dozen wounded after a suicide car bomb blast at a police station in Somalia's capital, police and an ambulance service have said.

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