Somali journalists released from jail

2015-10-08 13:34

Somalia’s government has released two journalists who spent a week in jail after broadcasting a debate on the presence of foreign forces in the country.

Burundi expels Rwandan diplomat

2015-10-07 22:35

Burundi has expelled a senior Rwandan diplomat, the latest sign of tension between the central African neighbours.

Shabaab militants kill president's nephew in ambush

2015-10-07 16:36

Islamist al-Shabaab gunmen have ambushed and killed the nephew of Somalia’s president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud in the capital Mogadishu, police and the rebels say.

Shabaab vow violence against peacekeepers

2015-10-07 07:14

Somalia's extremist rebels have vowed violence against British troops set to deploy to Somalia as peacekeepers.

Somali journalist slam arrest of 2 colleagues

2015-10-06 15:25

Somali journalists and rights groups have condemned the arrest of two colleagues and the closure of a key television station by the government.

Man alleges misconduct at Kenyan orphan abuse trial

2015-10-06 12:31

An attorney for a man convicted of sexually abusing children at a Kenyan orphanage has asked for a federal court hearing to explore defence allegations of misconduct by a prosecutor in the case.

Red Cross in South Sudan retreats

2015-10-05 19:01

The Red Cross in South Sudan has withdrawn from a violent town after threats amid fighting.

Burundi's hunt for 'rebels' spooks frightened Rwandans

2015-10-04 07:24

Buses to Burundi from neighbouring Rwanda used to be full, but nowadays they struggle for passengers: a reflection of tensions amid accusations Kigali is backing a rebellion against Bujumbura.

Solar motorbikes hit the road in Kenya

2015-10-02 23:09

Taxi motorbikes are a big industry in Kenya, employing thousands of young people.

Shabaab takes two towns in central Somalia

2015-10-02 22:19

The radical Islamist group al-Shabaab has taken two towns in central Somalia, officials and witnesses have said.


Rwandan court dismisses presidential term limits case as baseless

2015-10-08 12:36

Rwanda's Supreme Court has dismissed an application aimed at preventing the president from extending his time in office beyond two terms.

Clooney's South Sudan coffee reaches Europe despite war

2015-10-07 17:28

Nespresso is bringing South Sudan’s coffee to the international market for the first time as part of a long-term plan to revive the coffee industry in the poor, war-wracked east African country.

Somalia's Shabaab warn UK troops of welcome 'with bullets'

2015-10-07 11:40

Somalia’s Shabaab Islamists have threatened to “welcome with bullets” British soldiers due to be deployed in support of an AU force.

Genocide case dropped against Rwanda priest in France

2015-10-06 17:26

French judges have dropped the case against Rwandan priest Wenceslas Munyeshyaka for his alleged role in the country's 1994 genocide, a judicial source says.

Govt derailing peace deal, South Sudan rebels warn

2015-10-06 12:31

South Sudan’s rebels have warned the government risks a “return to war” by ordering an increase in regional states and undermining the power sharing clauses of a peace deal.

Burundi ruling party slams EU

2015-10-06 05:31

Burundi's ruling party has accused the European Union of ethnic bias after it slapped sanctions on four senior officials.

At least a dozen killed in fresh Burundi protests

2015-10-04 14:06

At least a dozen civilians have been killed in weekend clashes between police and anti-government protesters in the Burundi capital Bujumbura, sources say.

Rebels accuse S Sudan government of attacks

2015-10-03 19:37

South Sudanese rebels have said government troops had attacked their positions over the last three days, casting further doubt on a fragile peace agreement.

Millions hungry as Ethiopia drought bites

2015-10-02 22:19

The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Nino weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need.

Burundi coup plotter, authorities hit with EU sanctions

2015-10-02 19:22

A former army general who backed a foiled coup attempt in May against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has been hit with EU sanctions, amid efforts to quell the violence in the eastern African country.

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