East African leaders to hold summit on Burundi violence

2015-05-26 22:55

East African leaders will meet to discuss the crisis in Burundi as violent clashes between police and anti-government protesters continue.

US sends huge food aid shipment to Sudan

2015-05-26 21:41

Nearly 50 000 tons of US food aid bound for areas of Sudan affected by conflict has arrived in the country, the UN World Food Programme said.

France suspends security co-operation with Burundi

2015-05-26 18:02

France has suspended its security co-operation with the crisis-hit east African nation of Burundi, a French diplomat says.

African leaders to hold summit on Burundi as violence continues

2015-05-26 12:05

East African leaders are set to meet over the weekend at a special summit to discuss the crisis in Burundi, where police and protesters continue to clash on the streets of the capital.

Burundi slams foreign diplomatic pressure over political crisis

2015-05-26 10:00

Burundi’s government has condemned mounting diplomatic pressure over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid to stand for a third consecutive term, signaling it would not bow to international criticism.

Opposition breaks off Burundi peace talks

2015-05-25 23:07

Burundi's opposition has boycotted peace talks with the government in protest at the killing of an opposition leader, despite UN-led calls for dialogue.

Tanzania to pick new leader, parliament in Oct

2015-05-25 18:02

Tanzanians are set to pick a new president and parliament, officials say, in a national election likely to be dominated by the ruling party despite anger at poverty and corruption.

Gunshots heard as 100s take to the streets in Bujumbura

2015-05-25 14:12

Hundreds of anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Burundian capital, Bujumbura, after an opposition politician was killed at the weekend.

Burundi activists vow intensified protests

2015-05-25 08:43

Thousands of Burundian activists have mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral, vowing to intensify their protests against a bid by President Pierre Nkurunziza to seek a third consecutive term.

Horn of Africa's Djibouti dreams of becoming 'new Dubai'

2015-05-24 14:28

For years the Horn of Africa nation Djibouti was seen by foreign powers as a far-flung military outpost overlooking the Gulf of Aden but now it wants to capitalise on its key position on one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.


AU say Ethiopia poll credible, opposition cries foul

2015-05-26 22:55

African Union observers have said hat Ethiopia's parliamentary election held was credible except for a few irregularities, but the opposition dismissed the vote as marred by violations.

France suspends security co-operation with Burundi: diplomat

2015-05-26 20:58

France has suspended its security co-operation with the crisis-hit central African nation of Burundi.

Cholera outbreak among Burundi refugees in Tanzania slowing

2015-05-26 14:04

A cholera outbreak raging among Burundian refugees in Tanzania has slowed significantly with no new deaths reported in the past five days, the UN says.

Shabaab attack: At least 13 Kenyan cops missing

2015-05-26 10:00

At least 13 Kenyan police officers are missing following an ambush by suspected Shabaab militants in the northeast of the country close to the border with Somalia, a police spokesperson says.

At least 20 Kenyan police killed in suspected Shabaab attack

2015-05-26 08:54

At least 20 Kenyan police officers have been killed in an ambush by suspected al-Shabaab gunmen in a village in the eastern country of Garissa, reports say.

Sudan seizes runs of 10 newspapers

2015-05-25 21:07

Sudan has confiscated issues of 10 major newspapers in response to reports they carried on sexual assaults on children in Sudan.

Sudanese govt denies supporting rebels in South Sudan

2015-05-25 15:16

The Sudanese government has denied supporting rebels in South Sudan after it accused Khartoum of supplying arms to the insurgents threatening its oil fields.

UN, EU, Africa urge dialogue in Burundi after politician's killing

2015-05-25 09:54

The UN, the EU and African nations have urged Burundi’s government and the opposition not to let violence derail dialogue after an opposition politician was shot dead.

UN chief urges dialogue in Burundi after politician's murder

2015-05-24 19:28

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burundi's government and its opponents not to let violence derail United Nations-sponsored talks.

Ruling party set for landslide win in Ethiopian elections

2015-05-24 14:28

Ethiopians have voted in a parliamentary election that is expected to hand a landslide win to the ruling party, which boasts about delivering strong economic growth while opponents say it has trampled on political freedoms.

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