15 October 19

Tanzania: President tells Burundi refugees to ‘go back home’

Tanzania President John Magufuli has told Burundian refugees in the country to “go back home” as plans to repatriate almost 200,000 refugees come into effect.

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15 October 19

Uganda denies plans to impose death penalty for gay sex

Uganda has denied reports the country is planning to impose the death penalty for gay sex, following a global backlash.

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15 October 19

Ethiopia Prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in establishing a peace deal with Eritrea and stabilising tensions in the Horn of Africa.

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15 October 19

11 Kenyan police officers killed in bomb blast near Somali border

Almost a dozen Kenyan police officers were killed on Saturday by a roadside bomb near the border with Somalia.

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05 October 19

Somalia: US reopens embassy after almost 30 years

The United States has reopened its embassy in Somalia, almost 30 years after closing it during the midst of civil war in the Horn of Africa nation.

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05 October 19

Burundi: 590 refugees return from Tanzania

Almost 600 Burundian refugees have returned to the country from neighbouring Tanzania as part of a major repatriation campaign.

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04 October 19

Tanzania: UK issues travel warning over possible Ebola cases

The UK has issued a travel warning for citizens planning to go to Tanzania over a “probable” Ebola-related death in the East African nation.

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03 October 19

Africa holds the key to defeating terrorism

On Somalia’s southeast coast, the US outpost of Camp Baledogle is getting a facelift. After al-Shabab militants carried out an attack on the site in September, the US Defence Department has given the green light to “emergency repairs” worth more
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03 October 19

DRC: At least 15 killed in unlicensed mine collapse

At least 15 people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the collapse of an unlicensed gold mine.

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03 October 19

DRC: Measles kills 3,600 children as new vaccine drive launches

Measles has killed 3,667 children this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), government figures reveal.

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