Tanzania says over 40 killed in Lake Victoria ferry capsize

2018-09-20 21:21

More than 40 people died when a ferry capsized in the south of Victoria, Africa's largest lake, a Tanzanian government spokesperson has said.

Uganda pop star put into police van on arrival

2018-09-20 13:19

A lawyer for Ugandan pop star and opposition activist Bobi Wine says his client has been out into a police van and driven after arriving home for the US.

'We're overwhelmed by work,' nurses say after dead infants found stuffed in boxes

2018-09-20 08:00

Nurses at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, have reportedly denied any wrongdoing after bodies of at least 12 infants were found stuffed in cardboard boxes and plastic bags.

Armed group behead youth chief in Burundi's ruling party

2018-09-19 21:20

A senior member of a youth movement that underpins the ruling party in Burundi has been beheaded and his wife shot dead, sources have said.

Ethiopia's stunning reforms now challenged by deadly unrest

2018-09-19 18:12

Ethiopia's stunning political reforms are now threatened by long-standing ethnic tensions that have roared back to life since a young prime minister took power just five months ago and promised greater freedoms.

Hunted for their ethnicity, displaced Ethiopians ask: why us?

2018-09-19 17:13

Askale Adacha, a 63-year-old living what she calls a "hand-to-mouth" life weaving clothes in the Ashewa Meda suburb of Ethiopia's capital, lost what little she had.

Uganda's opposition pop star Bobi Wine set to return home

2018-09-19 16:14

Uganda's pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker is returning home after seeking treatment in the United States for injuries suffered during alleged state torture.

Top Africa stories: Kenyan infants' corpses, Kirsty Coventry's pregnancy

2018-09-19 07:41

Top hospital officials in kenya have been suspended after infants' corpses were found in boxes, and Zimbabwe's new sports minister Kirsty Coventry says she is pregnant.

UN chief praises meeting of Djibouti, Eritrea

2018-09-18 13:21

The UN chief Antonio Guterres has hailed a summit between Djibouti and Eritrea in Saudi Arabia, voicing hope in a statement that it would help create "greater peace" in the region.

WATCH: How red flip flops become a green boat

2018-09-18 10:01

Washed up flip flops and plastic are being used to build boats and clean the ocean in east Africa.

 

Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

2018-09-20 19:22

Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine has vowed to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying," shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture.

Heavy security, arrests as Ugandan pop star set to come home

2018-09-20 10:11

Ugandan security forces have deployed heavily before the return of pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine from the United States.

Rwanda's president to newly freed prisoners: Be careful

2018-09-20 06:01

Rwanda's president has warned a prominent opposition leader and others newly released from prison to be "humble" and "careful" or they'll end up behind bars again.

Tanzanian opposition boycotts elections

2018-09-19 20:20

Tanzania's main opposition party has said it would boycott the electoral process until further notice after by-elections that it said had been wrecked by "militarisation" by the authorities.

Mistrust hampering S Sudan peace, UN says as Amnesty flags 'war crimes'

2018-09-19 18:12

The United Nations has warned that entrenched suspicion was clouding a newly-minted deal to restore peace to South Sudan, as Amnesty International accused government forces of war crimes.

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

2018-09-19 17:13

With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty International report says.

UN envoy: Warring parties in South Sudan must silence guns

2018-09-19 10:00

The UN envoy for South Sudan says the first step by the country's warring parties to demonstrate their backing for what they say is their final peace agreement is to silence their guns immediately and everywhere - which hasn't happened

Israel to approve immigration for 1 000 Ethiopian Jews

2018-09-18 16:01

The Israeli government has agreed to absorb 1 000 Ethiopian Jews - accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8 000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel

WATCH: Hospital officials suspended after infants' corpses found in boxes

2018-09-18 11:11

Top management of a hospital in Nairobi, Kenya has reportedly been suspended after corpses of at least 12 infants were found stuffed in boxes. (WARNING: The visuals may upset sensitive viewers).

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Grace flown to Singapore, DRC's Bemba

2018-09-18 08:12

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, have reportedly been flown out of the country for medical checks, and Mugabe's son-in-law is being investigated over the new Zimbabwe airline deal.

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