19 October 15

Camels Test Positive for MERS Virus in Kenya

Camels in Kenya have tested positive for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, according to studies.

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19 October 15

African Union Told Faster Troop Deployment in Burundi Is Needed

The African Union has been called upon by its own peace and security council to speed up plans for troop deployment in Burundi, as violence in the country continues to escalate.

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13 October 15

Rise of Facebook Sex Attacks in Uganda

A growing number of young women in Uganda are falling victim to sex attacks through social media, according to reports.

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13 October 15

Israel’s Netanyahu Tells Kenya to Deal Ruthlessly with Terrorists

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has advised Kenya to deal with terrorists ruthlessly and vowed to support the country in its fight against extremism.

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08 October 15

Cholera Outbreak in Tanzania Kills 54 Since August

Tanzania’s ongoing cholera outbreak has killed 54 people since August, according to the United Nations. A report released by the UN also shows 3,559 others have been suspected or confirmed to have contracted the infectious disease. The UN has voiced concerns
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08 October 15

S. Sudan Government Accused of Fresh Attacks on Civilians

South Sudanese rebels have accused President Salva Kiir’s government of carrying out fresh air and ground attacks against civilians. Opposition spokesman, Colonel William Gatjiath Deng, claimed in a press statement that the government carried out air attacks on Monday morning in
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01 October 15

Mutilated Tanzanian Albino Children Return Home

Five Tanzanian albino children, who were attacked and mutilated by thugs, are returning home after being treated in the US. More than 76 albinos have been murdered in Tanzania since 2000 – and many more mutilated – under the superstition
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30 September 15

New Somalia Army Chief Vows to Defeat Militant Forces

Somalia’s new Chief of Army, General Mohamed Aden Ahmed, has vowed to continue the country’s battle against militant groups. Speaking at his inauguration ceremony, the new army chief praised the work of his predecessor, Dahir Aden Elmi, and promised to
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30 September 15

UN Hails Tanzania Growth Progress

In a big week of UN meetings the international body has hailed Tanzania’s quick progress with new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a new set of global development goals set out by the UN, which come into effect
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25 September 15

Malaria Fatalities Soar in South Sudan as People Flee Violence

Malaria fatalities are “skyrocketing” in an overcrowded camp in South Sudan, killing three children every day, according to a medical charity. The UN protection of civilian (PoC) site in Bentiu is suffering a devastating malaria outbreak, with cases 43 times
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