Sudan floods: 'We have to start from scratch'

2016-08-25 18:41

Popular initiatives aim to help Sudanese who have been affected by floods rebuild their lives.

Machar in Khartoum 'purely on humanitarian reasons', Sudan insists

2016-08-24 13:54

The Sudanese government has maintained that the sacked South Sudan vice president Riek Machar is in the country "purely on humanitarian reasons".

Ex-Dutch general to lead probe into South Sudan attacks

2016-08-24 05:47

A retired Dutch general will lead an independent investigation into allegations that UN peacekeepers did not take action to prevent multiple cases of abuse and sexual violence against civilians and foreigners in South Sudan's capital.

SA doctors say Kibaki responding well to treatment

2016-08-23 11:31

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is responding well to treatment after being admitted to a South African hospital, doctors say.

Kerry in Kenya to discuss regional security and terrorism

2016-08-22 14:13

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Kenya where he is expected to hold talks with leaders of the East African nation focusing on regional security and extremism.

Former Somalia PM who lost US court battle dies: president

2016-08-21 07:51

Somalia's president has announced the death of a former prime minister who lost a long court battle in the US over accusations of killing and torture.

South Sudan rebel leader flees country

2016-08-18 08:27

A spokesperson for South Sudan's opposition and rebel group says that their leader Riek Machar has fled the country.

Anger in Uganda as MPs set to get new luxury cars

2016-08-17 14:55

There is considerable anger in Uganda over a plan by the government to pay members of parliament up to Sh150 million each to buy new vehicles.

23 South Sudan refugees charged in Ethiopia murder case

2016-08-16 20:19

A court in Ethiopia has charged 23 South Sudanese refugees with the April murders of 10 Ethiopians, local media reported.

Rampaging South Sudan troops raped foreigners, killed journalist

2016-08-16 10:18

On July 11, South Sudanese troops, fresh from winning a battle in the capital, Juba, over opposition forces, went on a nearly four-hour rampage through a residential compound popular with foreigners.


Administrative ineptitude threatens to hobble Kenya’s track and field athletes

2016-08-25 18:41

Kenya's international success in track and field hides management inefficiencies and corruption that have frustrated athletes and fed a pipeline of runners willing to ditch the national flag, writes Wycliffe W Njororai Simiyu.

Mwai Kibaki has blood clot in neck, to undergo surgery in SA

2016-08-24 11:57

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki is set to undergo surgery in South Africa after a blood clot was found in a vein on his neck, reports say.

South Sudan's Machar in Khartoum for 'medical treatment'

2016-08-23 22:27

South Sudan's former rebel leader, Riek Machar, has arrived in Khartoum for "medical treatment", the Sudanese government says, after he had escaped to the Democratic Republic of Congo following deadly clashes in Juba.

Kerry urges deployment of South Sudan 'protection force'

2016-08-23 08:23

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for the deployment of a 4 000-strong "protection force" to bolster the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Former Kenyan leader Mwai Kibaki flown to SA for treatment

2016-08-22 13:00

Former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki has been flown to South Africa for medical treatment, reports say.

UN: South Sudan government recruited child soldiers in past week

2016-08-19 08:25

South Sudan's government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare for a renewed conflict, according to an internal United Nations document.

Summer floods in Sudan kill over 100, destroy 14 000 homes

2016-08-17 20:12

The United Nations says heavy rains and flooding this summer has killed more than a hundred people and destroyed thousands of houses in central, eastern and western Sudan

Getting aid to flood victims in Sudan a struggle - NGOs

2016-08-16 23:40

Aid workers have been struggling to get hundreds of tons of aid to people made homeless by widespread flooding in Sudan after torrential rains severed a highway and other roads.

Kenyan MP storms police station to free official held on drug charges

2016-08-16 14:09

Drama has ensued at a Kenyan police station after a MP, together with youths, stormed the facility to demand the release an area official held on drug charges.

US lawmakers urge Obama on UN arms embargo for South Sudan

2016-08-12 11:46

US lawmakers urge Obama on UN arms embargo for South Sudan after recent fighting.

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