Ethiopia races to bolster ventilator stockpile for coronavirus fight

2020-04-03 15:04

In four years as a doctor in Ethiopia, Rediet Libanos has used a mechanical ventilator just once: on a patient who suffered a haemorrhagic stroke a few months ago.

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta warns against US, China rivalry in Africa

2020-02-06 11:18

Kenya's president has said that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers were exacerbating the continent's divisions.

At least 20 people killed in church stampede in Tanzania - official

2020-02-02 14:15

At least 20 people in Tanzania have been trampled to death at an open-air evangelical Christian church service in the north of the country, according to officials.

Al-Shabaab militants claim huge Mogadishu bomb attack that killed over 80 people

2019-12-31 10:25

Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.

Condoms recalled in Uganda over quality concerns - Marie Stopes charity

2019-11-20 20:26

Global health charity Marie Stopes says it has recalled hundreds of thousands of faulty condoms on sale in Uganda, where HIV rates are among the highest in the world.

LATEST: Foreigners among 26 killed, 56 injured in Al-Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

2019-07-13 11:00

At least 26 people, including many foreigners, have been killed and 56 were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia.

Dadaab crisis: Refugees' fears are real, says MSF

2016-10-16 19:00

As the closure of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, draws ever near, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called upon the Kenyan Government as well as the UNHCR to urgently consider alternative arrangements.

Free sanitary towels could help keep girls in school

2016-06-01 17:33

In the world’s poorer countries girls who are menstruating usually can’t afford sanitary towels. Instead, they’ll use old rags.

Burundi's president warns of 'severe sanctions' against protesters

2015-05-01 18:57

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned of tough measures against those who organised and took part in street protests against his decision to seek a third term in office.


Group of Canadian charity workers detained in Ethiopia

2020-03-01 15:42

Ottawa has confirmed that a group of Canadians had been detained in Ethiopia after a humanitarian organisation reported that 15 volunteers and workers, including 13 Canadian nationals, had been apprehended.

Gay community targeted and cut off from healthcare in Tanzania

2020-02-03 15:43

Tanzanian gay activist Tee, 34, recalls with nostalgia a time when Tanzania was like 'paradise' for LGBT people – before the 2015 election of President John Magufuli ushered in fear and persecution.

Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

2020-01-05 12:10

Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group have attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region, according to the army spokesperson.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed picks up Nobel Peace Prize as pressure mounts back home

2019-12-10 12:16

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, but as ethnic violence rises at home, he has kept festivities to a minimum and refused media requests.

At least five dead in Somalia car bomb attack

2019-07-22 14:11

At least five people have been killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses have said.

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni visited the flood-ravaged village of Wanjenwa, eastern Uganda. At least 43 people were killed after a landslide caused by a river to burst its banks. Take a look at this image gallery.

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni visited the flood-ravaged village of Wanjenwa, eastern Uganda. At least 43 people were killed after a landslide caused by a river to burst its banks. Take a look at this image gallery.

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Burundi and Rwanda: A rivalry that lies at the heart of Great Lakes crises

2016-08-16 22:11

The end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil wars saw a reversal of the political and ethnic dominance in Rwanda and Burundi, with Paul Kagame and Pierre Nkurunziza both having a profound effect on the eastern region.

Car bomb at Somali military base

2015-08-22 11:06

A suicide car bomb rammed into a Somali military training base in the southern port city of Kismayu. Militant group al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for the incident.

Hundreds arrested in Burundi amid protests

2015-05-01 16:41

More than 400 people are believed to be in detention as Burundi's government tries to stop street protests against a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza, a Human Rights Watch researcher says.

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