Sudan police deploy in large numbers ahead of fresh protests

2019-01-20 17:17

Sudanese security forces are deploying in large numbers in Khartoum and the capital's twin city in anticipation of fresh protests calling on longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir to step down, according to activists and video clips circulating online.

Kenya police arrest wife, father of hotel suicide bomber

2019-01-19 19:00

Kenyan police have arrested the wife and father of a man identified as the suicide bomber in an attack on Nairobi's Dusit hotel complex that left 21 dead, a police source says.

Ethiopia readies 'massive offensive' on al-Shabaab in Somalia

2019-01-19 14:07

The Ethiopian National Defence Force is confirming an ambush by al-Shabaab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighbouring Somalia and says Ethiopian forces are preparing a "massive offensive" in response.

5 suspected in Kenya attack appear in court

2019-01-19 10:02

Five people accused of involvement in this week's extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex have appeared in court, and prosecutors say there has been progress in the investigation.

Why photographs of dead in Nairobi terror attack failed journalism – and dishonoured victims

2019-01-18 19:00

Foreign press took away the dignity from victims killed in the Nairobi terror attacks by publishing their pictures, writes The Conversation.

Son of Kenyan military officer named as 1 of Nairobi gunmen

2019-01-18 12:13

Kenyan investigators say one of the extremists who attacked a hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi this week was a son of a Kenyan military officer.

Top Africa stories: Zim pastor charged with subversion, Kenya hotel attack

2019-01-18 08:05

A Zimbabwe lawyers' group says a prominent pastor and activist Evan Mawarire has been charged with subverting a constitutional government, and Kenyan police say 11 arrested after deadly hotel attack.

Tear gas fired at protesters marching to Sudan presidential palace: witnesses

2019-01-17 19:29

Sudanese police have fired tear gas at protesters marching towards the presidential palace, witnesses said, during a demonstration in the capital to demand the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir.

Ethiopia deploys military against opposition faction

2019-01-17 16:31

Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country's remote west, the government says.

Kenya's deadly hotel attack: A timeline of how it occurred

2019-01-17 14:45

Here's a rough timeline of what occurred in the deadly attack on a luxury hotel complex in Kenya's capital.


In deadly Nairobi attack, stories of fear, bravery and loss

2019-01-20 13:04

Days after the assault on the hotel complex in Kenya's capital, stories of those who were there — victims and survivors, saviours and killers — have emerged, bringing depth to jarring images of civilians fleeing the chaos that were broadcast around the world.

Mourners protest after deaths in Sudan demos

2019-01-19 17:07

Hundreds of mourners leaving the funeral of a protester launched one of several spontaneous anti-government rallies in Sudan on Friday, as police said "only two" people had died in violence the day before.

Ethiopian rebel group accuses government of airstrikes

2019-01-19 12:03

An Ethiopian rebel group recently welcomed back to the country accuses the reformist government of targeting it with airstrikes. The government denies it.

Thousands protest against Bashir's rule across Sudan

2019-01-18 20:37

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in cities across Sudan, where activists say two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters attempting to reach the presidential palace to demand longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir step down.

Death toll from Thursday Sudan demos rises to 3: protest group

2019-01-18 17:00

A group organising anti-government rallies across Sudan says that three people died in protests in Khartoum a day earlier, raising the toll as crowds gathered for the funeral of one of the victims.

Kenyan security find an explosive after deadly hotel attack

2019-01-18 11:15

Kenyan bomb disposal experts have found and safely detonated an explosive left over from the deadly extremist attack on a Nairobi luxury hotel complex.

Kenyan police say 11 arrested after deadly hotel attack

2019-01-17 20:29

Kenyan authorities arrested nine more people for their alleged involvement in the deadly extremist attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi this week, bringing the total number of suspects detained to 11, police have said.

SAS soldier saved lives in Nairobi attack

2019-01-17 19:29

A heavily-armed man seen working with Kenyan forces and helping victims during the Nairobi attack this week was a member of Britain's special forces, British media has reported, citing officials.

UPDATE: US dismisses 'false reports' on Kenya attack

2019-01-17 15:36

The US ambassador in Kenya says the United States is working closely with Kenyan authorities following the extremist attack in Nairobi this week.

EXPLAINER: Who are al-Shabaab attackers of Kenya hotel?

2019-01-17 10:09

The overnight attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi that left 14 dead was quickly claimed by the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab. Who are the al-Shabaab attackers of the hotel in Kenya's capital?

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