23 April 17

Somalia: Piracy on the rise again, US military says

Piracy off the coast of Somalia is on the rise again, according to US military officials.

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22 April 17

Ethiopia: Report says 669 killed in recent violence

A government-backed report says almost 700 people have been killed during violent unrest in Ethiopia since August 2016.

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16 April 17

Somalia: US sending ‘dozons’ more troops to aid fight against Al-Shabaab

The US is sending “dozens” of additional troops to Somalia as it continues to take a more active role in the battle against Islamist extremist group Al-Shabaab.

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12 April 17

Somalia: New army chief survives bombing that kills at least 17

Somalia’s new military chief has survived a suspected Al-Shabaab car bomb attack that killed at least 17 people on Sunday.

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09 April 17

Somaila grappling with cholera outbreak amid drought crisis

Drought-stricken Somali is facing a cholera outbreak as the country’s clean water sources dry up, according to aid officials.

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09 April 17

Somalia: Al-Shabaab kidnaps 4 aid workers

Four aid workers participating in a World Health Organisation (WHO) exercise were kidnapped in southern Somalia by suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Tuesday, according to police in the country.

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02 April 17

South Sudan suspends $10,000 visa plans for aid workers

South Sudan is suspending plans to charge foreign workers up to $10,000 in visa fees, following widespread criticism from aid workers.

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25 March 17

Uganda ‘at breaking point’ as South Sudanese refugees our in

The government of Uganda and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) are calling for urgent support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who enter Uganda on a daily basis.

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22 March 17

Burundi: Malaria epidemic kills 700 people, infects millions

Health experts say a malaria epidemic in the country has killed at least 700 people and infected 1.8 million.

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21 March 17

Kenya: Doctors end 100-day strike after deal with government

Doctors in Kenya have called off a strike that lasted 100 days after reaching a deal with the government on Tuesday.

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