ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Pictures of Kenyan VP having lunch in a makeshift restaurant go viral

2016-05-30 13:31

Pictures of Kenyan Deputy President, William Ruto having lunch at a makeshift restaurant in Uasin Gishu County have gone viral on social media.

Prisoners 'tortured' in South Sudan shipping container prisons

2016-05-27 08:46

Dozens of prisoners in South Sudan are being held in conditions amounting to torture, crammed into metal containers in baking heat with minimal water and food, Amnesty International says.

Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty

2016-05-26 18:04

The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab that killed 76 people in Kampala has been found guilty.

Kenya arrests two over 'ISIS' bomb plot

2016-05-26 07:33

Kenyan police have arrested two suspected members of an Islamic State affiliate plotting bomb attacks, weeks after arresting other members of the alleged gang.

Kenya military, al-Shabaab clash

2016-05-25 18:06

A Kenyan military official says Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 21 suspected al-Shabab extremists who were plotting an ambush in southern Somalia

Policeman and civilian killed in Burundi 'bandit' attack

2016-05-25 13:08

Gunmen in Burundi have killed a policeman and a civilian in a night-time raid, a governor says, the latest in a string of attacks in the troubled country.

A quarter of a century after independence Eritreans still yearn for freedom

2016-05-24 15:59

Eritrea marks 25 years of independence from Ethiopia this month. It is now one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world and is run by a repressive government. Thabo Leshilo sheds light on the secretive country as it marks this milestone.

At least one killed in Kenya protests

2016-05-23 21:52

Kenyan police have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse opposition supporters demanding a change of leadership at the electoral commission.

Kenyatta threatens to withdraw troops from Somalia

2016-05-23 13:29

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has threatened to witdraw his country's troops from Somalia, citing fund cuts by the international community as the reason behind the decision, a report says.

In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby

2016-05-22 14:26

Using an old mobile phone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest local pregnancy, part of efforts in Rwanda to boost maternal health through a monitoring programme in isolated rural areas.

 

Kenya’s threat to close Dadaab camp plays on international refugee fears

2016-05-27 16:02

If enacted, the Kenyan government’s plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest reugee camp, would have grave consequences for the hundreds of thousands of refugees living in the country.

UN's top court to hear Kenya-Somalia border dispute

2016-05-26 19:58

The UN's top court will hold hearings in September into a maritime border dispute between Somalia and Kenya which may decide the fate of potentially lucrative oil and gas reserves.

WATCH: Kenyan Police officers caught looting on camera

2016-05-26 13:33

Kenyan police officers were recently caught on camera while stealing from a businesswoman's house, in the disguise that they were conducting a search for counterfeit goods.

South Korea's president arrives in Ethiopia

2016-05-25 23:04

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye has arrived in Ethiopia to start her three-nation visit to Africa.

Kenya protests: Victims narrate their ordeal

2016-05-25 14:31

Kenyans who were shot and wounded by anti-riot police during demonstrations in Nairobi on Monday have narrated their ordeal, saying however, that they did not participate in the demos.

Kenyan teacher canes pupil to death over tuition fee

2016-05-25 12:27

A teacher at Kiserian Primary School in Kajiado North County, Kenya, has been arrested for killing his Class Six pupil, a report says.

Catholic nun held in Kenya for blocking immunisation of pupils

2016-05-24 12:27

Police in Nakuru County, Kenya, have arrested a Catholic nun for blocking the immunisation of at least 700 pupils against measles and rubella.

Sudan effectively expels top UN humanitarian official

2016-05-23 21:52

UN says the government of Sudan has effectively expelled a senior UN official in charge of co-ordinating relief efforts.

12 dead as Tanzania boat sinks in Lake Malawi

2016-05-23 13:27

Twelve people have died after a Tanzanian boat that was sailing from Mbamba Bay in Tanzania to Nkhata Bay in Malawi, sunk in Lake Malawi.

Is Kenya bluffing over closure of world's largest refugee camp?

2016-05-22 11:11

Kenya's plan to close the world's largest refugee camp could be a bid to trigger more international aid as well as a "cynical" political move ahead of presidential elections, according to analysts and NGOs.

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