Kenya president promises to fight graft

2015-03-26 21:01

Kenya's president has promised to take personal charge of a battle against corruption and said anyone in office cited in a report by an anti-graft watchdog should step aside pending investigation.

'Racist' Chinese restaurant owner charged

2015-03-26 17:14

The manager of a Chinese restaurant in Kenya at the centre of racism storm has been charged with not having a work permit and operating without a licence.

Kenyan cop shot in possible Islamist revenge attack

2015-03-26 14:34

A senior officer with Kenya’s counter-terrorism police unit has been shot dead by gunmen in the port city of Mombasa, police say.

Uganda confirms Shabaab threat

2015-03-26 10:12

Uganda says it is boosting security over threats by Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, hours after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

Typhoid sickens hundreds in Kampala

2015-03-25 22:25

Ugandan officials say a typhoid outbreak has infected hundreds in the capital and is likely to spread.

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

2015-03-25 11:43

A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports say.

South Sudan president's term extended

2015-03-24 22:46

Lawmakers in South Sudan have voted to extend the president's term by 3 years amid a violent rebellion.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign accord over Nile waters

2015-03-23 16:35

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed an initial agreement on how to share water from the Nile River that runs through the three countries.

UN: South Sudan rebels free 250 child soldiers

2015-03-22 21:06

A South Sudanese rebel group has freed 250 child soldiers - including a girl as young as nine, the UN children's agency says.

Tanzania warns of violence in Burundi

2015-03-20 22:35

Peace mediator Tanzania has warned of the risk of renewed violence in Burundi if politicians do not abide by a new constitution that would prevent the president there running for another term.


Burundi ruling party asks president to drop 3rd term quest

2015-03-26 19:50

Dozens of senior in Burundi’s ruling party have urged President Pierre Nkurunziza to abandon a quest for a third term this June to avoid renewed violence in the landlocked central African nation.

Somali pirates return, seize Iranian fishing vessel

2015-03-26 16:13

Pirates have seized an Iranian vessel fishing illegally off the coast of Somalia in the first successful hijacking in almost three years, officials say, raising fears that the scourge of Somali piracy may be returning.

Sudan confirms joining Saudi-led Yemen operation

2015-03-26 13:30

Sudan has confirmed that it has joined a Saudi-led intervention in Yemen to push back Shiite rebels advancing on the Aden stronghold of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansur Hadi.

US issues emergency terror attack warning in Uganda

2015-03-26 05:47

The US embassy in Uganda has issued an emergency warning to its nationals, saying a terrorist attack may take place soon in the capital Kampala.

US envoy urges S Sudan talks

2015-03-25 22:25

The US envoy has pressed for negotiations after the South Sudan president's term is extended by 3 years.

Burundi journos, activists bemoan mounting harassment

2015-03-25 09:58

As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech.

Kenya beefing up security on Somali border

2015-03-23 21:10

Kenya plans to build a new road, more border crossings and barriers on its 700 km border with Somalia in an attempt to thwart attacks from al-Shabaab.

Uganda shuts down 5 madrassas over training extremists

2015-03-23 14:37

A Ugandan police official says five madrassas across Uganda have been shut down over allegations they are training students to become extremists.

Ethiopia burns 6 tons of ivory

2015-03-21 06:45

Ethiopia has burnt 6.1 tons of ivory, tusks and trinkets seized from poachers and traders over twenty years in a country that has lost 90% of its elephants in just three decades.

S Sudan govt, rebels 'abducted 100s of kids to fight in past month'

2015-03-20 20:36

South Sudan’s army and rebels have forced hundreds of children to fight in the country’s devastating civil war in the past month alone, the UN says.

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