Uganda police shoot 2 for violating movement ban

2020-03-27 18:28

Ugandan police have said that two men were in hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

WATCH | Coronavirus gives an unexpected boost to Kenyan fishermen

2020-03-24 21:12

On the shore of Lake Victoria, Kenyan fishermen are benefiting from a fall in cheap imports from China, as well as wary customers - fearing coronavirus - turning away from Chinese fish.

64 migrants found dead in container in Mozambique: hospital official

2020-03-24 12:06

More than 60 suspected undocumented migrants from Ethiopia have been found dead in a cargo container in Mozambique's northwest Tete province, a hospital official has said.

'Everyone stay at home' - Madagascar orders lockdown of two main cities in virus fight

2020-03-23 10:24

President Andry Rajoelina has ordered lockdowns in Madagascar's two main cities to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus across the poor Indian Ocean nation.

Sudan announces first coronavirus death

2020-03-13 17:13

Sudan has announced its first case of the novel coronavirus following the death of a 50-year-old man.

Sudan suspends flights over virus fears

2020-03-12 21:54

Sudan has suspended flights and closed its land border with Egypt, in efforts to prevent the arrival of the new coronavirus pandemic, a government statement says.

Sudan June crackdown killed 241 people: rights group

2020-03-05 19:39

Sudanese security forces deliberately killed 241 people in a crackdown on a pro-democracy protesters in June, an international rights group says.

Kenya needs to stop panicking and start preparing for coronavirus

2020-03-02 18:32

Kenyans are a worried lot. As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the globe, there are increasing questions being raised about the measures - or more accurately, the lack of measures - the government is taking to protect the population.

US warns of attack threat against major hotel in Nairobi

2020-02-27 22:00

The United States has warned that extremists may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi, urging its citizens to be cautious.

22 'evil-doers' killed in Burundi clashes: Police

2020-02-26 19:33

At least 22 "evil-doers" have been killed in clashes between Burundi's security forces and an armed group near the country's economic capital, Bujumbura, according to police.


WATCH | 'It's not rosy': Kenya's flowers rot amid virus slowdown

2020-03-25 17:51

On a Kenyan flower farm, workers stick to their daily schedule of cutting some of the world's finest roses.

Ethiopia's Abiy seeks $150bn for African virus response

2020-03-24 19:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has urged G20 leaders to help Africa cope with the coronavirus crisis by facilitating debt relief and providing $150 billion in emergency funding.

WATCH | Kenya police fire teargas to clear market amid virus shutdown

2020-03-23 13:32

Police fire teargas to disperse traders and buyers on a street market in the Kenyan city of Kisumu, after the government ordered a shutdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus arrives in Tanzania as regional cases rise

2020-03-16 16:59

Tanzania has become the latest east African country to confirm its first case of coronavirus, as neighbouring countries shuttered borders and schools, as fears of contagion rose.

Ugandan general arrested for alleged treason

2020-03-13 15:40

A Ugandan military general who recently declared he would challenge President Yoweri Museveni in 2021 elections, has been arrested for suspected treason, police say.

In starving South Sudan, peace is no guarantee of a meal

2020-03-09 18:22

The villagers hear the distant roar of jet engines before a cargo plane makes a deafening pass over Mogok, dropping sacks of grain from its hold to the marooned dust bowl below.

Kenya accuses Somali army of 'unwarranted attack' on border town

2020-03-04 18:44

Kenya has accused Somalia of an "unwarranted attack" on the frontier town of Mandera, during heavy fighting over the border between government and regional forces.

Kenya court blocks flights from China over virus fears

2020-02-28 21:01

Kenya's high court has ordered the suspension of flights from China after an uproar over the government allowing travellers into the country without compulsory quarantine for the new coronavirus.

IMF says members pledged $334m in debt relief for Somalia

2020-02-26 21:22

More than 100 IMF members have pledged to provide $334 million in debt relief for Somalia, which then will unlock fresh funds to help the country, the International Monetary Fund has announced.

NGO urges shutdown of 'dilapidated' South Sudan oil pipeline

2020-02-25 22:04

A key South Sudan oil export pipeline suffered at least two massive spills last year, an NGO reports, urging the government to shut it down before it causes more environmental damage.

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