10 September 17

Somalia: 6 people killed in suicide bomb attack

At least six people died when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a restaurant in central Somalia on Sunday.

07 September 17

Kenya: Two policemen killed in suspected Al-Shabaab attack

Gunmen killed two police officers guarding a church on Sunday, in an attack which authorities say looks like a terrorist attack.

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29 August 17

Rwanda: 7 people killed by crocodiles as dry spell continues

At least seven people have been killed by crocodiles on the banks of Nyabarongo River this month, according to locals.

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28 August 17

Uganda: Kampala choked by heavy trucks in city centre

The Ugandan capital Kampala is struggling to cope with the increased traffic of heavy trucks, despite a directive banning them from the city centre in 2011.

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27 August 17

Tanzania wants the UN to repatriate more than 8,000 Burundi refugees

Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to repatriate more than 8,000 Burundi refugees.

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26 August 17

Somalia: 10 civilians killed in US-backed raid

Somalia forces backed by US troops shot dead ten civilians – including three children – during a counter-terror operation on Friday, witnesses in the area say.

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25 August 17

Kenya: Swiss couple found dead by Mombasa roadside

The bodies of an elderly Swiss couple were found dumped by a country road in the coastal city of Mombasa on Sunday.

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22 August 17

UN: 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

The United Nations says Uganda is now home to more than one million South Sudanese refugees.

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20 August 17

Uganda declared free of bird flu, following tests

Uganda has been declared free of bird flu after the latest set of tests on poultry and wild birds returned negative.

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12 August 17

UN: 50 migrants from Somalia, Ethiopia ‘deliberately drowned’ by smugglers

The UN migration agency says up to 50 migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia were “deliberately drowned” off the coast of Yemen on Wednesday.

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