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Congo court hands opposition leader a 5 year jail sentence for illegally detaining soldiers

A court in Democratic Republic of Congo sentenced a political opposition leader to five years in prison on Wednesday, a human rights advocate said, a judgment that risks imperiling multi-party talks meant to organize a presidential election next year....

Attack against police in Kenya highlights rising threat of female extremism

In September, three people attacked a police station in Mombasa, Kenya. They stabbed one police officer and set fire to the building before being shot dead, according to Kenyan police. The incident drew international attention, not only for the...

Somalia inaugurates new parliament amid UN criticism

Somalia's chief justice swore in 243 new members of parliament Tuesday amid criticism from the international community over irregularities in their elections. The lawmakers are to select the Horn of Africa country's president on a date to be set...

Tanzania to host Agricultural exhibition in January

Tanzania will host an outdoor agricultural show "Agritech Expo Tanzania" from Jan. 26 to 27, organizers said Monday. The annual event, to be held in the northern safari capital Arusha, will gather farmers, officials, agro associations, NGOs, researchers, traders,...

Disappointed ex-Somali refugees accuse United Nation of deception

I was betrayed," lamented Madino Dhurow of her return to Somalia from the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, where she lived for 12 years. She said she was assured safety and support back home but she found those promises...

Al-Shabaab rustles livestocks from Somali Herders

Somali farmers say al-Shabaab is targeting them and stealing their livestock. Farmers in the Jubbaland and Galmudug regions said al-Shabaab militants are systematically confiscating livestock from certain clans. The group is accused of driving clans they view as hostile...

Chrismas day tragedy as 9 die in Boat mishap in Alberta lake in Uganda

Nine people died and 36 others survived in a boat accident on Sunday on Lake Albert in Buliisa district, bordering eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Police in western Uganda have confirmed on Monday. John Rutaagira, District Police Commander...

2016 analysis shows Tanzania on sound economic, political track

Austerity measures to control lavish government spending, efforts to revive the industrial sector and the revamping of the national flag carrier are among economic measures taken by the new Tanzanian administration under President John Magufuli. According to analysts, these...

Sudan and Ethiopia pledge to work on new mechanisms to develop ties

Sudan and Ethiopia on Monday agreed to find new mechanisms to develop bilateral ties and continue consultations and coordination on common issues. Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Workneh Gebeyehu hailed the bilateral relationship as "exemplary" and vowed to develop...

Family of 3 killed in Burundi’s Bubanza province by unknown matchete men

A man, his wife and their child were Sunday night killed by people armed with machetes at Muyange in Bubanza province, 30km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, the police said on Monday. "The family of three were intercepted...
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Ethiopia officials say at least 10 died in protests over autonomy

At least 10 people died in clashes between protesters and security forces in Ethiopia’s southern region on Monday, health...
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Group of Zimbabwe white farmers rejects govt’s $3.5b compensation plan as unfair

An organisation in Zimbabwe, for the White farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed a recent US$3.5B compensation fund...

Gunmen on motorbike kill 6 French aid workers, their driver and guide in Niger

Gunmen ridding on motorcycles intercepted and killed six French aid workers, their Nigerien guide and driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday,...

Military base in Somali capital rocked by bomb blast, at least 8 dead

A huge blast rocked a military base in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu near a stadium on Saturday, killing at least eight people and injuring 14,...

Ivory Coast opposition says Ouattara 3rd term quest would destabilise country

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in office violates the constitution and will destabilise a country still recovering...