10 January 18

Tanzania: 5 pregnant school girls arrested

Five pregnant school girls were arrested in Tanzania over the weekend in the southeastern town of Tandahimba.

03 January 18

Kenya: 5 policemen killed in suspected Al-Shabaab attack

Five Kenyan policemen have been killed in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack, a government official confirmed this week.

31 December 17

Rwanda, Kenya ban shisha smoking following Tanzania’s lead

Rwanda and Kenya have banned shisha smoking, becoming the second and third African countries respectively to put bans in place.

30 December 17

Rwanda bans imports from South Africa over deadly virus outbreak

Rwanda has banned the importation of meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruit from South Africa over an outbreak of listeriosis viral disease.

28 December 17

South Sudan refugees flee to DRC amid latest violence

South Sudanese citizens are fleeing to the Democratic Republic of Congo amid the latest clashes between government troops and rebel forces.

27 December 17

DRC on the lookout for rebels among South Sudan refugees

The Democratic Republic of Congo is arresting anyone suspected of being a South Sudanese rebel fighters as refugees from the neighbouring country pour in.

23 December 17

Ugandan army attacks rebel group in eastern DR Congo

Uganda’s army says it attacked a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday, where militants killed 14 UN peacekeepers earlier this month.

22 December 17

Somali: Up to 30 percent of national forces unarmed

Up to 30 percent of Somalia’s national military is unarmed, according to the government’s “Operational Readiness Assessment”.

19 December 17

UNHCR chief praises Djibouti over new refugee laws

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi has praised Djibouti after the government announced that all refugees camps in the country are to be considered as villages.

18 December 17

South Sudan: Army squeezes rebel forces as peace talks begin

South Sudan’s army captured a rebel headquarters in Lasu on Monday as fresh peace talks began in Ethiopia, which aim to bring the country’s four-year civil conflict to an end.


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