ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Roadside bomb kills eight on Somalia minibus

2016-06-30 12:43

A roadside bomb ripped apart a minibus just outside Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least eight people and injuring several others, a witness says.

Briton accused of killing Kenyan girlfriend faces more charges

2016-06-28 16:45

Richard Alden, who was accused of killing his girlfriend, is now facing additional charges of possessing an unlicensed firearm, reports say.

WATCH: Kenya supports British exit from EU, expects no major harm

2016-06-27 12:56

Kenya says it supports Britain's exit from the EU and that it expects no major harm to its economy in the wake of fears of recession following the vote.

Eleven dead in Mogadishu hotel attack claimed by Al-Shabaab

2016-06-26 09:08

At least 11 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu that was swiftly claimed by Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab militants.

Why Ethiopia, Eritrea skirmish is unlikely to spiral into another war

2016-06-24 16:34

International attention has once again been drawn to the fraught relationship between Ethiopia and Eritrea. Both sides admit that the recent flare-up of armed conflict on the common border has resulted in “significant casualties”.

Hate speech raises its ugly voice as Kenya drifts into election mode

2016-06-22 16:07

The history of hate speech and incitement to violence in Kenya is a long, widespread and unhappy one with the phenomenon rearing its ugly head once again in the lead-up to elections.

S Sudan asks Zim to help with education

2016-06-21 21:11

South Sudan is reportedly working with Zimbabwe in its efforts to craft the east African country's education curriculum and viable national examination system.

An island refuge for Tanzania's albino people

2016-06-20 13:40

It's an hour after dawn on Ukerewe island in Lake Victoria and Alphonce Yakobo, face and hands withered by the scorching sun that has tortured his pigment-free skin for all of his 57 years, is vigorously sweeping the leaves outside his house.

Kenyan teacher sentenced to 90 years for sexually assaulting 9 boys

2016-06-17 12:59

A primary school teacher in Murang'a County, Kenya, has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for sexually assaulting nine male pupils.

Judge upholds use of anal probes to define sexuality

2016-06-16 18:45

A Kenyan judge has upheld the use of anal examinations to determine a suspect's sexual orientation, dismissing the argument that the procedure amounted to torture.

 

Kenyan dad sues institution for son's death in terror attack

2016-06-29 13:56

The father of one of the students who died during an attack on Garissa University in Kenya by al-Shabaab militants in 2015 has sued the institution for failing to protect his son.

Food for thought from the land of a thousand hills

2016-06-28 16:37

Rwanda certainly lives up to the tagline “the land of a thousand hills”, with stunning mountain scenery at every turn. This is beautiful, but it presents real challenges to farmers, who typically have a farm plot that is just 0.6 hectares in size.

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art

2016-06-26 14:12

Centuries have passed since Neolithic artists swirled red and white colour on the cliffs of northern Somalia, painting antelopes, cattle, giraffes and hunters carrying bows and arrows.

Gunmen take hostages after Somalia hotel blast

2016-06-25 19:37

Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police say.

WATCH: Doctors arrested in Kenya while performing abortion on abducted 14-year-old

2016-06-23 12:09

Two doctors have been arrested in Kenya for performing an abortion on a 14-year-old girl who they had abducted, a report says.

MSF says UN failed to protect civilians in South Sudan

2016-06-22 09:05

Doctors Without Borders says the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan failed to protect civilians during a February attack on a base in the northern city of Malakal, where at least 25 people were killed.

Five Kenya police killed near Somali border

2016-06-20 16:49

Suspected Islamic extremists have ambushed a police vehicle in northern Kenya and killed five officers.

Shabaab confirms death of Garissa attack leader

2016-06-19 14:44

Somalia's al-Shabaab jihadists have confirmed the death of a commander suspected of organising the attack on Kenya's Garissa University.

Soldier kills 7 at army barracks

2016-06-16 21:09

A Kampala report says a soldier, apparently fighting with his wife, has shot and killed seven people, all women or children.

Bomb scare at High Commission in Nairobi

2016-06-16 18:45

Kenya's police chief says the Canadian High Commission had a bomb scare over an unexpectedly large package of visa forms

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