ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Spanish diplomat found dead at home in Sudan

2014-09-29 19:58

A Spanish diplomat has been found dead with stab wounds in his home in Sudan’s capital Khartoum, Sudanese police say.

Court upholds life terms for Rwanda ex-ruling party bosses

2014-09-29 12:07

The UN-backed tribunal for Rwanda has upheld the life sentences for two former heads of the ex-ruling party for genocide crimes committed in 1994.

Somali militants stone woman to death

2014-09-27 14:15

Somali al-Shabaab militants stoned a woman to death in the southern town of Barawe after a court they had set up declared her guilty of adultery.

Burundi, Rwanda urged to probe bodies found in lake

2014-09-26 22:08

The US has called on Burundi and Rwanda to conduct a "thorough and impartial" probe into the appearance of several corpses in a lake bordering the two central African nations.

2 Rwandan cops held over killing of anti-graft activist

2014-09-26 09:36

Rwanda has arrested two policemen in connection with the murder of an anti-corruption campaigner who had been investigating mineral smuggling from neighbouring DRC, police say.

Kenyan nurse sentenced to hang over botched abortion

2014-09-26 08:21

A Kenyan nurse has been sentenced to death by hanging after being found guilty of carrying out an abortion on a young woman that led her to death.

Reporter held in Somalia free after 2 years

2014-09-23 22:30

A German-American journalist and writer, Michael Scott Moore, who was abducted in Somalia two and a half years ago, is free, the German foreign ministry says.

Sudan lifts ban on Red Cross operations

2014-09-22 21:31

The Red Cross says Sudan has ended a ban on its aid operations, imposed by the government in February.

Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilant

2014-09-20 21:58

Kenya's police chief has asked residents to be "extra vigilant" of attacks in the week following the anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack.

Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

2014-09-19 20:29

One year after the Kenyan mall assault many of the Kenyan capital's shopping areas remain protected by unarmed, poorly trained security guards who aren't equipped to fend off assaults.

Harassment haunts Somalis after Westgate

2014-09-19 10:27

Mass arrests, extortion, deportation: One year since the Westgate mall attack, Somalis in Kenya say the attack has left their community battling harassment and denigration.

Terror at the Kenyan mall - Documentary tells it all

2014-09-18 08:09

A documentary showing all that transpired during an al-Shabaab attack Kenya's Westgate mall in Nairobi has been released. Watch the video

Fears for S Sudan's future after foreign worker ban

2014-09-17 16:52

A move by war-torn South Sudan to turf out foreign workers has been met with shock, consternation and dire predictions that the country is being led towards total collapse.

Sudan frees opposition party leader

2014-09-16 10:25

Sudan has released an opposition leader who was detained for three months after accusing counter-insurgency paramilitaries of abuses against civilians in the Darfur region, his party says.

Sick Burundi activist kept in jail

2014-09-15 19:48

A Burundi court has rejected pleas to release on bail a sick human rights activist on trial for endangering national security.

Shebaab bombers held, Uganda attacks foiled

2014-09-14 16:26

Ugandan police say suspected Islamist al-Shebaab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks.

US: Uganda foils imminent Shebaab attack

2014-09-13 20:20

Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's al-Qaeda linked al-Shebaab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack", the US embassy says.

Mbeki sees big step to end Sudan wars

2014-09-10 22:04

Efforts to end Sudan's wars and other crises have made a major advance, the African Union's chief mediator Thabo Mbeki said after talks in Khartoum.

Thousands mourn Italian nuns killed in Burundi

2014-09-10 18:21

Thousands of mourners in Burundi have celebrated the lives of three Italian nuns who were brutally murdered before their bodies were taken to the DRC for burial.

UN: Chopper which crashed in South Sudan shot down

2014-09-09 20:38

The UN mission in South Sudan says a preliminary investigation shows its helicopter that crashed in the country last month was shot down.

Protests, gunfire at Darfur displaced camp

2014-09-09 10:32

Tensions have escalated at a camp for disabled people in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, peacekeepers say after demonstrations and gunfire.

SA mercenary dies in Shabaab attack - report

2014-09-08 20:31

A South African mercenary reportedly is among the victims of twin bombings by Shabaab militants in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Nun decapitated in Burundi

2014-09-08 15:59

Three elderly Italian nuns were raped and murdered in twin attacks in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with one being decapitated.

Shabaab pledge allegiance to new leader

2014-09-08 11:23

Rebels of the Somali Islamist group al-Shabaab have pledged allegiance to their new leader after his predecessor was killed.

Shells hit Mogadishu after Shabaab leader's death

2014-09-08 08:04

A Somali police officer says mortar shells struck a Mogadishu neighbourhood a day after the al-al-Shabaab named a new leader and vowed to avenge the death of the previous leader killed by a US airstrike.

 

Scores killed in South Sudan bus crash

2014-09-29 17:42

At least 56 people have been killed after a bus travelling from South Sudan to Uganda crashed into a truck, doctors say.

Somalia announces $2m bounty for al-Shabaab leader

2014-09-27 21:14

A 2-million-dollar bounty is in place for information leading to the capture of the new leader of the al-Shabaab terrorist group in Somalia, announced the country's intelligence chief.

3 killed as Somali pirates fight over ransom

2014-09-26 13:54

Police say three people have been killed as pirates clashed in a central Somali town over a ransom paid for the freedom of a German-American journalist.

Salva Kiir snubs talks on South Sudan in New York

2014-09-26 09:36

The US has warned of positive new sanctions on South Sudanese leaders as President Salva Kiir snubbed talks in New York on the nine-month conflict wracking his country.

Hungry South Sudanese 'under the radar': Red Cross

2014-09-25 22:09

The scale of South Sudan’s food crisis remains a massive unknown, with aid workers fearing the worst in isolated parts of the conflict-ravaged country, the international Red Cross says.

Kenya mall trial hit by assault claims

2014-09-23 19:31

The trial of four men charged in connection with Kenya's Westgate mall massacre has been hit by assault allegations.

Two Iranians held in Kenya amid terror alert

2014-09-20 12:05

Authorities in Kenya say they have arrested two men believed to be Iranian nationals transiting through the east African nation on fake passports.

Ugandan leader sacks PM seen as rival

2014-09-19 12:55

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, the government says, removing a former ally who some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job.

Kenya massacre: Developments one year on

2014-09-18 08:09

One year after Somalia's Shabaab rebels stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall, killing at least 67 people in a four-day siege, multiple questions remain.

Kenya mall attack: A tale of nerve-wracking experiences

2014-09-18 08:09

Read about nerve-wracking experiences of Kenyan journalists who covered the 21 September 2013 massacre that left at least 67 people dead at the Westgate mall in Nairobi.

South Sudan bans foreign aid workers

2014-09-16 23:41

Authorities in war-torn South Sudan have announced a ban on foreign workers, including staff with foreign aid agencies.

Somalia's al-Shabaab denies Uganda claim

2014-09-16 05:00

Somalia's al-Shabaab militants have denied that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group.

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

2014-09-15 15:55

At least six terror suspects have been arrested in a raid on an al-Shabaab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country, a spokesperson says.

Kenyan police kill suspect in tourist deaths

2014-09-14 14:05

A Kenyan suspected of killing tourists in the coastal city of Mombasa in July has been shot and killed by police in a raid at his home, police say.

Rwanda arrests prompt purge speculation

2014-09-11 11:33

A string of arrests of prominent Rwandan military figures, some of them close to the east African nation’s inner circle of power, have prompted speculation of a major political crisis.

Attackers of Rwandan exile jailed for eight years

2014-09-10 18:21

Four men convicted of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame in South Africa were each jailed for eight years.

Burundi cops arrest killer of nuns

2014-09-09 21:44

Police in Burundi have arrested a man for killing and raping three elderly Italian nuns murdered in twin attacks in their convent.

Senior Sudan opposition figure freed

2014-09-09 16:15

Sudanese authorities have released a senior member of the opposition Umma Party who was detained last month after the party reached a deal to co-operate with rebels.

Pope Francis mourns nuns murdered in Burundi

2014-09-08 20:34

Pope Francis has led the Catholic Church's mourning of three elderly Italian nuns, killed in Burundi following two separate attacks on the convent where they were serving as missionaries.<

Twelve killed in Somalia attack

2014-09-08 18:21

Twelve civilians have been killed in a Somalia suicide bombing targeting African Union troops.

HRW: Amisom raped vulnerable Somalis

2014-09-08 14:43

Internationally-funded AU troops in war-torn Somalia have raped women and traded food aid for sex, Human rights Watch says in a damning report.

2 Italian nuns killed in Burundi

2014-09-08 10:51

Two elderly Italian nuns have been murdered in their convent in the capital of Burundi, with police hunting their suspected killer, government officials say.

Two Australians dead in Kenya bus crash

2014-09-08 06:25

A bus plunged into a river killing two Australians and injuring several other tourists in Kenya, officials and reports say.

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