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Thursday, May 25, 2017

East Africa

Human Rights watch condemns rape by Uganda’s troops

International rights group, Human Rights Watch has accused Ugandan troops deployed in Eastern Central African Republic of sexually abusing women and girls. A report by...

WHO declares fresh Ebola outbreak in D.R. Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo's ministry of health has announced nine suspected cases of ebola after three people died of a hemorrhagic fever that...

Somalia and its backers seek security pact to beef up army...

Somalia's government and its foreign backers said on Thursday (April 11) that they had worked on a plan to try and strengthen the army...

U.S. suspends aid to Kenyan health ministry over corruption concerns

The U.S. government has suspended $21 million in direct aid to Kenya's Ministry of Health amid concern over corruption, the embassy said on Tuesday, giving...

Roadside bomb kills three soldiers at Somali checkpoint north of capital

No fewer than three Somali soldiers on a ordnance-clearing mission were killed on Monday by a roadside bomb just 90 km (60 miles) north...

U.N. Human Rights chief pushes for inquiry into Ethiopia unrest

The United Nations human rights chief says he will ask Ethiopia's government to allow his agency investigate rights abuses during months of unrest in...

Ex-Guinea miniter convicted of laundering bribes

A former Guinean government minister has been convicted of laundering $8.5 million in bribes which U.S. prosecutors say he took in exchange for helping...

Registration frenzy for candidates as Kenya election deadline nears

Outside Lucy Ndungu's Nairobi office, the queue of angry aspiring politicians snaked down the stairs, out of the door and into the adjoining beer...

Rwanda brings rhinos back to boost tourism

A decade after poachers wiped out its native population of rhinos, Rwanda has reintroduced the animals to its national parks after flying up a...

Kenya police have not gathered evidence on Gallmann shooting – sources

Kenyan police have yet to take witness statements or gather ballistic evidence from the site of an ambush where gunmen wounded a world-famous...
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