Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Thousands of Kenyans on Tuesday gathered to mourn the country's longest-serving leader, the hardline Daniel arap Moi, as a week of mourning climaxed with a state funeral.
A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.
The British failure to institute combined arms warfare left the sometimes hapless South Africans to their own devices. The natural role for the highly mobile South Africans would have been integration with the British armor formations, but this proved to be a step beyond British vision and command capability.
Improved rules and greater investment in infrastructure are laudable, but are these measures adequate?
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.
Government and opposition rivals are meeting in Burundi, seeking a deal after days of deadly demonstrations against a third term bid by the president, as international pressure mounts to end the crisis.
Kenya has launched a single electronic system for processing imports and exports to simplify red tape blamed for holding up trade in east Africa.
The World Food Programme says looters in South Sudan have stolen food aid that would have fed more than 220 000 people for a month.
Kenyan authorities are stepping up security measures following the Westgate Mall siege, as Nairobi is set to host two critical tourism conferences from Thursday.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has bemoaned developed countries' contribution to climate change, commending Africa for its political and moral leadership on the climate emergency.
Somalia has called on the South African government to protect its citizens in the country as a wave of attacks targets foreigners and their businesses.
Sanlam has reached an agreement with asset manager PineBridge Investments to acquire PineBridge’s majority stake in PineBridge Investments East Africa Limited in Kenya.
Heavy floods and drought sparked by the El Nino weather phenomenon in East Africa in coming weeks could see the number of people needing aid soar by over 80%.
Rising greenhouse gases have boosted rainfall in the Sahel region of Africa, easing droughts that killed 100 000 people in the 1970s and 1980s.
In today's news headlines: Kelly Khumalo says Senzo Meyiwa took his last breaths in her arms, Nigerian preacher TB Joshua has been threatened with arrest and Zambia’s interim president becomes Africa’s first white president in twenty years. Watch.
Rwanda President Paul Kagame says that the genocide in his country 20 years ago has taught the nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate".
Five East African countries have launched an integrated real-time cross-border payments system designed to remove bottlenecks.
A massive fire destroyed the arrivals hall at Kenya's main international airport, forcing the closure of East Africa's largest airport and the rerouting of all inbound flights. Watch.
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