ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Al-Shabaab recruiting orphans aged 3-15 - Kenyan police

2016-02-12 14:19

Kenyan police have reportedly revealed that the militant group, al-Shabaab, is recruiting minors at a Mombasa children's home.

Rwanda to relocate Burundi refugees to other countries

2016-02-12 10:05

Rwanda is to relocate refugees from Burundi to other countries, the government said Friday, amid accusations Kigali was meddling in the affairs of its troubled neighbour.

First UN aid reaches civilians fleeing clashes in Sudan's Darfur

2016-02-12 08:36

The first UN convoy carrying aid to civilians fleeing clashes in Sudan's Darfur has reached a peacekeeping base where up to 23,000 people have taken shelter, the United Nations said Thursday.

Tanzanians charged with British wildlife pilot murder

2016-02-11 22:04

Nine Tanzanians have been charged in connection with the murder of a British conservationist whose helicopter was shot down while he chased suspected poachers.

WATCH: Police officers charged for killing innocent teen

2016-02-11 14:29

Two police officers have been charged for the murder of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Kwale County in Kenya, reports say.

Elections: Uganda declares February 18 a holiday

2016-02-11 11:56

The Ugandan government has declared February 18 a public holiday to allow registered voters to participate in the upcoming presidential elections.

US accuses Rwanda of destabilising Burundi

2016-02-11 05:17

The United States accused Rwanda of involvement in 'destabilising activities' in strife-torn Burundi, including the recruitment of refugees for armed attacks.

Ugandan LRA top rebel captured in Central Africa

2016-02-10 17:50

A commander in Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army captured by rebels in the Central African Republic has been identified as Okot Odek, a key figure in the group.

Uganda presidential hopeful promises Idi Amin museum

2016-02-10 10:37

A top challenger in next week's Ugandan presidential election has promised to repatriate the remains of dictator Idi Amin and build a museum in his honour, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Tanzania president backs new Zanzibar polls

2016-02-09 18:37

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has backed an election re-run for Zanzibar despite an opposition boycott and international fears that a fresh poll could trigger violence.

 

Will Museveni attend final presidential debate?

2016-02-12 14:15

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's attendance at the second presidential debate hangs in the balance again after he was a no-show at the first one, a report says.

South Sudan president names arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president

2016-02-12 09:23

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, after fighting for more than two years of civil war.

Mogadishu orders removal of English-language signboards

2016-02-12 05:27

The Somali capital Mogadishu has ordered entrepreneurs to remove English-language signboards so as to protect the Somali language.

Grenade wounds 26 in Burundi capital

2016-02-11 22:04

Twenty-six people were injured, nine of them seriously, when a grenade exploded in the Burundi capital of Bujumbura.

WATCH: Teacher charged for using mobile phone to solicit gay sex

2016-02-11 14:29

A 21-year-old teacher in Murang’a County has been charged for using his mobile phone to solicit gay sex from a male journalist.

UN wants to send experts for Burundi mass graves probe

2016-02-11 09:14

The United Nations wants to send independent forensics experts to Burundi to help authorities investigate allegations of mass graves in the strife-torn country, a senior official said on Wednesday.

On patrol with Uganda's controversial 'crime preventers'

2016-02-10 19:44

As night falls in Uganda's capital Kampala, some 240 members of a vast volunteer "crime preventer" force parade outside a police station.

I have a duty to protect black people - Museveni

2016-02-10 14:32

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to leave power only after the east African region is united, adding that he has a duty to "protect black people and to make sure they embrace unity", a report says.

Ugandan opposition general to spend polls in jail

2016-02-09 19:34

A former Ugandan intelligence chief and critic of President Yoweri Museveni has been denied bail days before elections in which the veteran leader is seeking to extend his 30-year rule.

Intimidation, bribery stand in way of Besigye victory

2016-02-09 15:34

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye says he has accumulated significant support in many parts of the country, as the elections draw near.

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