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Sunday, April 30, 2017

East Africa

Burundi stops World Food Program convoy from entering country

Burundi has blocked a World Food Programme (WFP) convoy originating in Rwanda from entering the country, citing security concerns, the WFP has said. The WFP...

Rigging, chaos mar Kenyan party primary votes – observers

Ballot-stuffing, multiple voting and violence marred polls to pick candidates in Kenya's looming national elections, observers and participants said on Friday, raising fears of...

Raila Odinga returns to Kenya’s presidential race

An old challenger is returning to the presidential race in Kenya. Opposition leader Raila Odinga is scheduled to be announced this afternoon as presidential candidate...

One person stabbed to death as party primaries turn bloody in...

One person has been stabbed to death and another injured in Kenya's primary elections on Wednesday. Kenyan police confirmed the incident and Nairobi police boss,...

Somalia executes four it says were al Shabaab fighters behind 2016...

A military court in Somalia has executed four men it said were fighters belonging to al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab who were behind a 2016...

Bus-truck crash in Kenya kills at least 26

At least 24 persons have died in Kenya when a passenger bus and a tanker ferrying cooking oil rammed into each other. The accident occurred...

Primary primaries: Kenyan court extends nomination deadline to May 1

Kenya's political parties have been given a five-day extension to perfect the nomination of candidates for the August general elections. A court ruled this Tuesday...

Kenya promises to curb election-related violence amid party primaries

The Kenyan government on Monday promised "decisive action" to stem a surge in violence during party primary elections in a country still haunted by...

Kenya arrests suspects in shooting of conservationist

Kenya has arrested an unspecified number of suspects and recovered a gun linked to the shooting of Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation...

Gunmen shoot, injure conservationist Gallmann in Kenya

Gunmen shot and wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park in northern Kenya on Sunday, a source close to her family said. The...
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