ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Floods kill 38 in Tanzania

2015-03-04 18:49

Flooding sparked by a hail and rainstorm has killed 38 people in a village in north western Tanzania, police say.

Uganda denies massing troops along Sudan border

2015-03-04 07:15

Ugandan troops based in South Sudan are not massing along the Sudan border, Ugandan military officials say.

Man on terror most-wanted list detained in Somalia

2015-03-03 12:44

A former taxi driver from Virginia who was recently placed on the FBI’s list of most-wanted terrorists has been captured in Somalia, a US law enforcement official says.

Albinos 'hunted like animals' for body parts in Malawi

2015-03-03 08:55

Albinos are living in fear of being killed in Malawi, where their body parts are increasingly being sold for use in traditional rituals that promise to deliver wealth and power.

Hundreds of children feared snatched in South Sudan

2015-03-01 20:20

The UN children's agency says it fears that hundreds of boys have been kidnapped in the northeast of South Sudan.

Rwanda urged to take action over BBC genocide documentary

2015-03-01 10:33

Rwandan investigators on Saturday urged the government to take action against the BBC and ban its radio programmes from the country's airwaves over a controversial documentary questioning official versions of the 1994 genocide.

Mass protest in Maldives over ex-leader's arrest

2015-02-27 22:34

Thousands of supporters of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed have marched in Male to protest his detention on terror charges.

Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for 5 years

2015-02-27 13:29

Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, local officials say.

Presidential palace in Somalia hit by mortar fire - Shabaab

2015-02-26 15:12

Somalia's al-Shabaab militants say they carried out a mortar attack on the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Sudan opposition figures may be freed if they apologise: Bashir

2015-02-26 08:51

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says that two opposition figures detained after they signed an agreement to form an anti-government alliance could be freed if they apologise.

 

UN Security Council OKs sanctions for South Sudan

2015-03-04 11:11

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan.

Kenyan president torches ivory stockpile

2015-03-03 19:22

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a giant pile of 15 tons of elephant ivory vowing to destroy the east African country's entire stockpile.

Prominent Burundi dissident escapes from prison

2015-03-03 09:59

A former head of Burundi’s ruling party and leading dissident has escaped from prison where he was serving a 13 year sentence for plotting against state security, police say.

DRC announces gains in offensive against rebels

2015-03-02 17:23

The Congolese army has killed rebels and captured 102 in its offensive in the east of the country, a government spokesperson says, announcing territorial gains.

UN-AU mission in Darfur cuts 770 jobs

2015-03-01 13:38

The UN-AU mission in Sudan's Darfur says it will cut 770 civilian jobs, as it faces pressure from Khartoum to withdraw from the war-torn western region.

Sentence for Rwanda's justice minister upheld

2015-02-28 09:52

Rwanda's high court has upheld the life sentence of the genocide-era justice minister, who was convicted for her role in the 1994 slaughter.

Tanzania opposition calls for boycott of referendum

2015-02-27 19:31

Tanzania's main opposition party has called on voters to boycott a constitutional referendum after the party set up plans to block the charter.

Somali president survives mortar attack

2015-02-26 21:02

Mortar shells have landed inside Somalia's presidential palace compound.

Rwanda's Kagame heads to France for UN meeting

2015-02-26 14:25

Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrives in Paris, his spokesperson says, but for a UN meeting and is not expected to meet French officials while in the country, which he accuses of complicity in the 1994 genocide.

173 die in extremist attacks in Kenya in 2014 - police

2015-02-25 18:11

Islamic extremists killed 173 people in Kenya in 2014, the highest number in the three years that Kenya has experienced violence blamed on neighbouring Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, police say.

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