ARTICLES RELATING TO EAST AFRICA

Malawi court bans planned airport, border protests

2019-08-24 13:11

A Malawi court has ordered a ban on protest at the country's airports and border crossings as authorities try to avert new post-election demonstrations aimed at shutting down key transport hubs.

WATCH | Could Africa's largest wind farm boost Kenya's green energy plans?

2019-08-22 16:41

Based in northern Kenya, Lake Turkana Wind Farm is now fully operational and could help the country to reach 100% green energy by 2020. Kwame Amoah Mensah reports.

Somali state braces for election with risks to regional stability

2019-08-22 06:52

Somalia's southern state of Jubaland is under lockdown ahead of a tense election which has pitted regional authorities against Mogadishu and sparked tensions with neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia.

'Tasgut bas' to Rihanna's tweets: How Sudan's protests went viral

2019-08-12 21:25

Social media has told Sudan's story, with messages by protesters winning the attention of the diaspora and celebrities.

Kenya drought: More than a million people face starvation

2019-08-09 12:02

Months of rain have just ended but weather experts say it was not enough to prevent worsening food and water shortages.

Rwanda strives to stop Ebola from spreading from DRC

2019-08-07 22:37

Rwanda is taking emergency measures to try and stop the Ebola virus from spreading across the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda's Bobi Wine charged with 'annoying' president

2019-08-06 22:06

A Ugandan court has charged pop star turned leading opposition figure Bobi Wine with "annoying" President Yoweri Museveni, his lawyer says.

WATCH | Mozambique sets up Ebola screening at Malawi border

2019-08-03 14:21

Mozambique on Saturday set up disease checkpoints along its border with Malawi as a precaution against any spreading of a deadly Ebola outbreak, a senior health ministry official said.

Rwanda reopens border with Ebola-hit DR Congo: Kinshasa

2019-08-01 20:52

Rwanda reopened its frontier with DR Congo after closing it for eight hours following a new case of Ebola in the Congolese border city of Goma, Kinshasa said.

Rwanda shuts border with Ebola-hit DRC - Congolese presidency

2019-08-01 11:08

Rwanda has shut its frontier with Ebola-hit Democratic Republic of Congo after a third case of the deadly virus was detected in the border city of Goma, the Congolese presidency said.

 

Lead pollution in Zambia town a public health 'emergency': HRW

2019-08-24 09:22

Children living in a central Zambian mining town are still exposed to high levels of toxic lead 25 years after the mine closed, Human Rights Watch says, as lawyers announced plans to take legal action.

Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact aimed at ending standoff

2019-08-22 14:24

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.

19 killed in Uganda fuel truck blast - police

2019-08-19 22:21

Nineteen people died when a fuel truck barrelled into other vehicles in a busy town in western Uganda and exploded, police say.

Tanzania fuel tanker blast kills 57

2019-08-10 12:34

Fifty-seven people have died in Tanzania when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning on a road west of the capital Dar Es Salaam, police said.

Sudan's military, protest leaders sign constitutional declaration

2019-08-08 22:11

Sudan's ruling generals and protest leaders have signed a constitutional declaration that paves the way for a transition to civilian rule.

WATCH: When this MP was evicted from parliament for having her baby with her, fellow females staged a walk out

2019-08-07 20:55

Female MPs in Kenyan parliament walk out after an MP is told to leave because she had taken her baby.

1 800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi - UN

2019-08-06 13:27

Malaria has killed more than 1 800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mozambique urges opposition fighters to hand in weapons or risk being 'hunted down'

2019-08-03 09:22

More than 5 200 Renamo fighters are expected to surrender their weapons to the government as one of the conditions for upholding a landmark peace deal.

Mogadishu mayor dies of wounds after Shabaab attack

2019-08-01 19:39

The mayor of Somalia's capital Mogadishu has died of wounds sustained in a militant bombing attack on his office last month, the government said.

Two Somali refugees charged with plans to join Islamic State group

2019-07-30 21:37

The US Justice Department announced the arrest of two refugees from Somalia who were allegedly planning to travel to Egypt to join the Islamic State group.

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