ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Kerry warns South Sudan leader on ceasefire

2015-09-04 07:56

US Secretary of State John Kerry has rung the president of South Sudan to warn him to respect an oft-broken ceasefire.

Uganda says 12 of its soldiers killed in Islamist attack in Somalia

2015-09-03 12:30

Twelve Ugandan soldiers who served as African Union peacekeepers were killed when militants attacked their base in Somalia this week, a Ugandan military spokesperson says.

Kenya makes major security reshuffle

2015-09-02 18:03

Kenya's government has announced major changes in its administrative and security personnel, with a clear focus on tackling al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab rebels.

At least 50 dead in Shabaab attack on AU base

2015-09-02 15:18

At least 50 AU soldiers are believed to have been killed and another 50 are missing after al-Shabaab militants overran a military camp in southern Somalia, according to Western military officials.

Shabaab bombs, takes second AU base

2015-09-01 19:46

Al-Shabaab has overrun an African Union base in southern Somalia, a military official says.

Al-Shabaab captures AU military base in Somalia

2015-09-01 12:44

Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has captured an African Union military base in Somalia on, killing many soldiers.

South Sudan rebels say peace at risk

2015-08-31 21:10

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has accused government forces of repeatedly breaking a ceasefire and putting at risk a peace deal.

South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger

2015-08-31 16:19

South Sudan’s rebel leader says attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could cause the failure of a peace agreement between the warring sides.

South Sudan rebels accuse army of violating ceasefire

2015-08-30 13:58

South Sudan rebels has accused the army of violating a ceasefire, just hours after it came into effect, by bombarding their positions along the White Nile river.

South Sudan army ordered to end fighting ahead of ceasefire

2015-08-28 16:26

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered all government troops to cease fighting rebel forces as part of a peace agreement, his spokesperson says, ahead of a full ceasefire.

 

Dozen Uganda soldiers killed in Somalia returned

2015-09-03 21:29

Uganda says the 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack by Islamic extremists are back home.

Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack

2015-09-03 10:12

A day after Islamic extremists overran an AU military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town are describing the daring attack and its aftermath, with one saying he saw at least nine dead soldiers inside the base.

Shabaab warn against 'immoral culture' at hotels, beaches

2015-09-02 16:52

Islamist militants have issued a warning against Somalis who frequented hotels, beaches and nightclubs in the capital Mogadishu, saying it will target men and women who engage in "immoral culture".

Africa in the dock at the ICC

2015-09-02 09:11

The International Criminal Court where the trial of Congolese warlord Bosco Ntangada is set to open, has launched investigations in eight African countries.

Uganda lawmakers debate controversial NGO bill

2015-09-01 17:54

Ugandan lawmakers have debated a bill that would give authorities sweeping powers to regulate civil society as rights groups warned it would “strangle” criticism of the government.

Al-Shabaab claims 'scores' killed in attack on AU troops

2015-09-01 08:49

Al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia have killed "scores" of African Union troops in an attack south of capital, Mogadishu, a spokesperson for the armed group says.

Hunger increasing in Somalia

2015-08-31 16:57

About one third of the Somali population needs some sort of aid.

UN: Somalia aid crisis critical

2015-08-31 15:55

War-torn Somalia remains in a “critical” state four years after a devastating famine, the UN says, noting a sharp rise in those needing food aid.

New violence in South Sudan despite peace deal

2015-08-29 19:23

South Sudan’s army and rebels have begun fighting again in northern Unity State, two days after President Salva Kiir signed a long-awaited peace deal.

Burundi inflation hits 8% in July as political unrest persists

2015-08-28 16:26

Burundi's inflation rose to 8% year-on-year in July from 7.7% in June as a political crisis in the country drove up costs for all essentials, notably for housing, water and energy, official data show.

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