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Somali prime minster calls for vigilance after terror attacks

Somali Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke on Friday called on Somalis to remain vigilant after at least 20 people were killed and 25 others injured at a beach restaurant in Mogadishu on Thursday. Sharmarke reiterated that his government will...

Uganda bans maids working in Saudi Arabia over mistreatment

The government of Uganda said on Friday it will stop sending housemaids to Saudi Arabia, eclipsing a deal between the two nations to ship workers to the wealthy Gulf nation amid complaints of poor conditions and mistreatment. The ban...

4 suspected al Shabaab militants killed in shoot out with Kenya police

The Anti-Terrorism Police Unit on Wednesday morning killed four most-wanted terrorists after a shootout ensued in Kenya’s Coastal region of Kwachocha, Malindi. The four were killed following a fierce gun fire exchange after they declined to surrender and instead...

ICC prosecutors to seek war crimes trial for LRA warlord

War crimes prosecutors will Thursday seek to convince the International Criminal Court to put infamous Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen on trial on charges including keeping sex slaves in a rebel army. Known as the "White Ant", Ongwen...

Movie on DR Congo’s rape-care doctor finally screens at home

A documentary about Democratic Republic of Congo's internationally acclaimed rape-care doctor, Denis Mukwege, is finally screening in cinemas at home after authorities lifted a much-criticised ban.To the "relief" of its Belgian director Thierry Michel, "The Man Who Repairs Women"...

Kenya in all out hunt for soldiers held by al Shabaab militants

Kenya said a search and rescue operation was underway in Somalia on Sunday as al Shabaab militants claimed to have killed over 100 Kenyan soldiers in Friday's attack on an African Union base. The base in southwest Somalia was attacked...

Uhuru Kenyatta vows to intensify Kenya onslaught against al-Shabaab

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to intensify onslaught against al-Shabaab amid increased terror attacks by the insurgents who overran a Kenyan military camp in Somalia earlier on Friday. Kenyatta said the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers will hunt down...

Rwanda announce date for local government elections

Barely a month after president Paul Kagame confirmed his desire to seek third term as president, Rwanda is set to hold its local government elections, according to announcement by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Friday. The voting will...

Al Shabaab militants attack African Union base in Somalia

Fighters from Somali militant group al Shabaab rammed a suicide car bomb into the gates of an African Union base in Somalia and fought their way inside early on Friday, the group and the Somali army said, and fighting...

Kenya IEBC kicks off preparations for 2017 polls

Kenya's electoral body on Thursday kicked off preparations for the 2017 general election. Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Issack Hassan told a media briefing in Nairobi that they will incorporate lessons learnt from managing the 2013 general...
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Suicide bomber kills at least 7 at Mogadishu ice-cream shop

A suicide bomber blew himself up in an ice-cream parlour in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Friday, killing seven...
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Burkina Faso main opposition leader concedes defeat in election

Burkina Faso’s main opposition leader has conceded defeat in Sunday’s presidential election after initial results showed a comfortable victory for President Roch Kabore, ending...

Ethiopian PM again rejects Tigray conflict talks at AU meeting

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed again ruled out dialogue with the leaders of the defiant Tigray region Friday but said he was willing to...

German warship intercepts and searches Libya-bound Turkish freighter

Associated PressTurkey and Germany were at loggerheads on Monday after a German frigate enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in...

FIFA bans CAF president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years

The head of Confederation of African football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been suspended by FIFA for five years for corruption, the global governing body...