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Uganda protest killing of two nationals by Rwanda border officials

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished in a further sign of fraying relations between the neighboring states. The two Ugandans were shot...

Rwandan border police shot and killed two Ugandans at border

Rwandan police officers shot dead two Ugandans on Sunday in the north-western Nyagatare district amid border tension between the two East Africa neighbours.The two suspects were shot for "illegally crossing the border and assaulting police officers", Rwandan police say.Rwanda...

Pope Francis to visit South Sudan next year urges unity govt

Pope Francis said on Sunday he wanted to make his postponed visit to South Sudan next year, and he urged the country’s leaders to overcome their divisions and bring an end to the suffering of its people.Francis spoke of...

USA president Donald Trump offers ‘to open Ethiopia’s controversial dam’

US President Donald Trump has told ministers from Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan that he would "cut the ribbon" at the inauguration of the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam when it is completed, an Ethiopian minister says.Sileshi Bekele, Ethiopia's minister...

US ‘disappointed’ in postponement of South Sudan peace government

The US has said it is disappointed at the failure of South Sudan's leaders to agree to form a power-sharing government.The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, questioned whether President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek...

Ex-Kenya death row inmate bags University of London law degree

A former death row inmate in Kenya has told the BBC of his joy at having graduated with a law degree from the University of London.William Okumu, one of several inmates or former inmates who graduated at a ceremony...

Tanzania bans trade at 73,000 Burundian refugee camp

The Tanzanian authorities have banned commercial activities inside Nduta refugee camp, in the north-west region, which hosts more than 73,000 Burundian refugees.The refugees say the ban, together with the demolition of the main market over the weekend, is part...

Uganda says no plan to bring bill punishing homosexuals

Uganda’s government is denying that it intends to introduce a bill targeting homosexuals, dismissing claims by a senior official who wants such legislation Associated Press reports.Esther Mbayo, minister in charge of the presidency, said in a statement Monday that...

Death toll from recent Ethiopia protests now 86 – PM Abiy

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Sunday the death toll from protests last month had risen to 86 and urged citizens to resist forces threatening to impede the country’s progress.“We have to stop those forces who are trying...

DR Congo launches all out offensive against rebels in east

DR Congo’s military says it has launched an offensive against rebel groups in the country’s east even while efforts continue there to contain a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus.Army spokesman Gen. Leon Kasonga announced the large-scale offensive Thursday...
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Amnesty international says counted 70 killed in Guinea protests

At least 70 people have been killed at protests in Guinea in the last four years, according to a...
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BRICS nations to consider adding countries to development bank

Leaders of the BRICS group of leading emerging economy nations meeting this week will discuss opening their development bank to other countries to increase...

Uganda protest killing of two nationals by Rwanda border officials

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished...

Mali says several extremists dead in new military offensive

Mali’s government says several extremists have been killed after the army launched a large-scale offensive in parts of the central Mopti region.The government said...

Embattled Guinea president replaces security minister amid deadly protests

Guinea President Alpha Conde announced on Monday that he was replacing his security minister following deadly protests against suspected efforts by Conde to extend...