ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Sudan guarantees rebels freedom

2015-08-03 18:35

Sudan's government says it is ready to offer rebels battling its forces legal guarantees to allow them to attend talks in Khartoum.

Burundi tense amid gunfire after killing of a general

2015-08-03 11:42

Gunfire has been heard in Burundi’s capital following the killing of a feared military general who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Burundi in crisis as top general assassinated

2015-08-02 13:38

A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza has been killed in an ambush on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses say.

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

2015-07-31 22:12

Burundi's re-elected President Pierre Nkurunziza is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.

Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election

2015-07-31 18:00

Uganda's long-serving president has declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying he is backed by the historical leaders of the former rebel movement that has been in power since 1986.

The secret to Ethiopia's counterterrorism success

2015-07-31 12:37

Obama has expressed keen interest in learning from Ethiopia's counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategies, a report says.

Burundi politicians make peace

2015-07-31 05:39

Agathon Rwasa has been elected deputy head of parliament after support from the ruling party of president Nkurunziza.

Burundi opposition leader takes top parliament job

2015-07-30 16:51

Burundi’s main opposition leader Agathon Rwasa has been elected as deputy head of the national parliament, despite having condemned recent elections and supported months of civil unrest.

Somalia hotel bomber is former German resident

2015-07-29 17:02

Somalia's intelligence agency has identified a suicide truck bomber who attacked a hotel in Mogadishu as a 30-year-old Somali who has lived in Germany.

Tanzania's free SMS health campaign helps pregnant women

2015-07-29 14:02

Women in Tanzania are signing up to receive text messages on staying healthy during pregnancy as part of a government campaign to improve maternal and newborn health in the east African country.

 

Outcry after journalist beaten in Burundi

2015-08-03 14:29

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders have lashed out at the “despicable assault” against an AFP reporter in Burundi, who says he was detained and badly beaten after a top general was assassinated.

To save forests, Kenyan tea factory brews new way to dry tea

2015-08-03 11:42

Kenya’s Makomboki Tea Factory has switched to a greener, cheaper fuel: briquettes made of biomass byproducts to save forests.

South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade

2015-08-01 16:09

Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food.

Chinese-built railway to cut through national park in Kenya

2015-07-31 21:00

Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling sanctuary for lions, giraffes and zebras, wildlife officials have said.

Burundi's president urges unity after contentious polls

2015-07-31 14:12

Burundi’s re-elected president is urging unity after winning contentious polls that the international community says were not credible.

Despite $7bn to 'Power Africa,' why the continent is still in the dark

2015-07-31 11:15

When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7bn signature foreign aid initiative, Power Africa.

US envoy tired of South Sudan warring

2015-07-30 19:04

The US special envoy to South Sudan says that patience has run out over the country's civil war, pressing the message that the warring parties were running out of time to strike a deal.

South Sudan soldiers stole relief food – official

2015-07-30 14:55

A local official says soldiers believed to be South Sudanese government troops and allied militia stole relief food and killed seven people in an attack in a rebel-held part of Unity state.

Mugabe 'unmoved' after Obama snubs him

2015-07-29 15:01

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson has reportedly described President Barack Obama’s visit to the African Union headquarters as 'just a visit by another visitor'.

Kenya auditor uncovers massive govt misspending

2015-07-29 12:31

Only 1% of Kenyan government spending can be properly accounted for, according to a report by the country’s auditor-general released just days after US President Barack Obama warned corruption was holding the country back.

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