ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Terrified DRC refugees prefer hunger to home

2014-11-27 10:04

Thousands of DRC refugees prefer to live in abject poverty in refugee camps rather than risk being raped, killed or robbed by Hutu rebels back home.

Tanzania president vows Maasai to stay

2014-11-24 17:11

Tanzania's president has vowed never to evict the Maasai people from their traditional lands.

Sudan rebels claim raids on Blue Nile army bases

2014-11-23 22:01

Sudanese rebels have said that they attacked two military bases in war-torn Blue Nile state, days after attending a round of peace talks with the government.

Shabaab militants hijack bus, kill non-Muslims

2014-11-22 11:52
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Police officials say al-Shabaab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.

Runner begs for cash to fly S Sudan flag at Olympics

2014-11-21 14:11

South Sudan marathon runner Guor Mading Maker has been forced to resort to crowd-funding to raise his civil war-torn nation’s flag for the first time at the Olympics.

Ugandan anti-gay bill may be ready by Christmas

2014-11-21 08:47

Ugandan lawmakers say they have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support, and hope to present it before parliament by the end of the year.

Kenyan cops arrest 109 at mosques, seize explosives

2014-11-19 17:42

Kenyan police have found explosives at three mosques in Mombasa and arrested 109 people on suspicion they were undergoing military training, in the latest in a series of raids in the port city.

Wildlife 'devastated in South Sudan war'

2014-11-19 13:15

Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten “alarming” numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa's largest migrations, conservationists say.

Tanzania threat to evict 40 000 for hunting park

2014-11-18 23:09

Tanzania will evict thousands of members of the Maasai community from their traditional lands if it goes ahead with plans to create a hunting park.

4 killed in revenge attacks after Kenya mosques raid

2014-11-18 11:39

Four people have been stabbed to death in Kenya’s volatile port city of Mombasa following security raids on mosques in which a man was killed and over 200 people arrested, police say.

Somali political power struggles turn violent

2014-11-17 19:50

At least two people have been killed in clashes in the Somali town of Baidoa, the latest violence in the war-torn nation sparked by political power struggles.

1 dead, 200 held in Kenya radical mosques raid

2014-11-17 11:30

One man has been killed as Kenyan security forces arrested over 200 people and seized weapons in raids on mosques accused of links to Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, police say.

Kenyan school note to parents: don't mutilate your daughter

2014-11-14 18:33

Kenyan schoolchildren have ended school for December holidays accompanied with a stern warning to parents: carry out female genital mutilation and be prosecuted.

Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan border zones

2014-11-14 13:16

Sudanese warplanes have bombed South Sudan, wounding six civilians in areas bordering war zone regions where Khartoum is trying to crush rebel fighters, reports said Friday.

Kenya to extradite 'drug kingpins' to US

2014-11-13 20:32

A Kenyan court has ordered police to process the extradition of four suspected drug traffickers to the United States.

UN authorises patrols against Somali pirates

2014-11-13 09:07

The UN has voted to authorise international ships to keep patrolling sea lanes off Somalia and protecting shipping in the Indian Ocean from pirates who threaten the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Wounded SANDF members recovering in hospital

2014-11-12 14:48

Two SA National Defence Force soldiers who were critically wounded in an ambush in Sudan are recuperating well, the SANDF says.

No immediate proof found of mass Darfur rape

2014-11-11 08:17

The joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region says an initial investigation has turned up no evidence of a claimed mass rape.

Unspeakable suffering in South Sudan

2014-11-10 21:00

Residents of war-torn South Sudan are enduring "unspeakable abuse and violence" as well as the threat of famine, a leading aid agency says.

Tanzania president undergoes surgery in US

2014-11-10 13:29

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete has undergone successful prostate surgery at a US hospital, the presidency says.

Hopes new South Sudan deal holds more weight

2014-11-08 19:08

Leaders of two warring sides in South Sudan have agreed to yet another peace deal, which may hold more weight because of increasing threats by the UN Security Council and leaders of East African countries to impose sanctions.

Uganda draws up new anti-gay law - activists

2014-11-08 16:06
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Uganda's ruling party has drawn up a new anti-gay law and could push it through parliament before the end of the year, rights activists say.

Ebola death toll nears 5 000

2014-11-08 11:30

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 4 950 out of 13 241 cases in the three worst-hit countries of West Africa, the World Health Organisation says.

East Africa leaders push South Sudan peace

2014-11-06 21:31

East African leaders have met in Ethiopia to push warring South Sudanese rivals to end almost 11 months of conflict, amid renewed threats of UN sanctions.

 

Stop the killings, protesters tell Kenya's Kenyatta

2014-11-26 08:40

Kenyan police have used teargas to disperse demonstrators shouting "president, stop the killings!" outside President Uhuru Kenyatta’s offices in protest over 28 people killed in a weekend attack claimed by al-Shabaab.

Kenyan unions warn 1 000s of workers to leave restive north

2014-11-25 22:23

Thousands of Kenyan civil servants, teachers and medics have been warned by their unions to leave troubled north-eastern regions hit by a wave of insurgent attacks, reports say.

100 suspected al-Shabaab members killed

2014-11-24 06:27

Kenyan security forces have killed more than 100 suspected members of the Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab who were pursued into Somalia after massacring 28 people on a bus, Deputy President William Ruto says.

Kenya bus attack 'an attempt by Shabaab to start religious war'

2014-11-23 07:25

A senior adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta says the killing of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt by al-Shabaab militants to start a "religious war", according to a report.

Mosque raids provoke clashes in Kenya's Mombasa port

2014-11-21 14:58

Armed police are patrolling streets in Kenyan port city of Mombasa and many businesses have been shut after clashes broke out with Moslem youths following a raid on a mosque.

Tanzanian PM tries to halt debate on energy sector

2014-11-21 10:04

Tanzania's government has asked parliament to cancel a planned debate on corruption allegations in the energy sector, angering some lawmakers who complained of a cover-up.

Crocodile eats pregnant woman in Uganda

2014-11-20 14:18

A crocodile has killed and eaten a pregnant woman on the shores of a lake in north-eastern Uganda, a senior wildlife official says, making her the 30th victim of such reptile attacks in the east African nation this year.

3rd journo killed in Somalia this year

2014-11-19 14:15

Gunmen have shot dead a journalist in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the third killed in Somalia this year, a colleague and the national union of Somali journalists says.

Kenya cops carry out fresh raid on Mombasa mosque

2014-11-19 08:44

Kenyan police officers have carried out a fresh raid on a mosque in the port city of Mombasa, police say.

Kenya: Mob strips another woman despite protest

2014-11-18 18:02

Police and witnesses say a mob of Kenyan men have attacked a woman they say was inappropriately dressed only hours after nearly 1 000 people marched through downtown Nairobi to protest such attacks.

Embattled Somali PM tells ministers to resign

2014-11-18 09:19

Somalia’s OM has told cabinet ministers to resign if they are unhappy, intensifying a dispute which has stymied efforts to rebuild the country after decades of war.

Kenya women march for mini-skirts

2014-11-17 17:41

After attacks by mobs of men, Kenyan women have marched for the right to wear mini-skirts.

Sudan summons Unamid head over 'mass rape' report

2014-11-15 07:14

Sudan has summoned the head of the UN-African Mission in Darfur over reports government troops carried out a mass rape in the war-torn region, an official says.

UN halves food aid to Kenya

2014-11-14 16:04

Food rations vital for half a million refugees in Kenya will be slashed in half due to an aid shortfall, the United Nations says in an appeal to donors.

Uganda free of Ebola-like Marburg virus

2014-11-14 07:38

The World Health Organisation has confirmed that Uganda is free of the Ebola-like Marburg virus after completing a 42-day surveillance period with no new cases.

Abductions by Uganda's LRA rebels on the rise

2014-11-13 15:14

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the UN says.

Genital cutting continues in Kenya

2014-11-12 19:51

Draped in animal skin and covered in white paint, four teenage girls squat over large stones in a remote western Kenyan village after being circumcised.

UN greets first food convoy from Sudan

2014-11-11 11:04

The UN is welcoming the arrival of the first food convoy from Sudan to northern South Sudan as a step forward in relations between the feuding neighbours.

Rwanda prayer group gets 5yrs for sedition

2014-11-10 22:35

Eight members of a Rwandan prayer group have been jailed for five years for trying to start a divine uprising.

Fresh fighting in South Sudan despite ceasefire

2014-11-10 16:21

Fresh fighting has erupted in civil war-torn South Sudan, the government and rebels say, with both sides blaming each other for violating a new ceasefire deal.

Sudan army denies Darfur mass rape report

2014-11-09 22:05

The Sudanese army has said a media report that its troops had carried out a mass rape in the war-torn western region of Darfur was "unjustified and unreasonable".

Attacker kills 2 guards at Sudan presidential palace

2014-11-08 16:06

An assailant has killed two Sudanese soldiers before being shot dead himself when he tried to enter the building where President Omar al-Bashir has his offices, a spokesperson says.

Mediator says South Sudan rivals agree to end war

2014-11-08 11:30

South Sudan's warring parties committed to stop fighting and bring the months-long conflict to an end without conditions, the chief mediator for regional African group IGAD says.

South Sudan rivals under pressure to end civil war

2014-11-07 16:00

South Sudan's president and the country's rebel chief are locked in a second day of talks, under pressure from regional leaders to end their nearly 11-month-old civil war.

Uganda suspends 15 officers over sex abuse

2014-11-06 20:47

The Ugandan army has suspended 15 senior officers over allegations that African Union troops have sexually abused women in Somalia, an army spokesperson says.

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