06 February 16

Scientists: No Evidence of Zika Virus in Kenya

Scientists in Kenya say they haven’t seen any evidence of the Zika virus in the country, but insist nations everywhere need to be on alert.

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03 February 16

Mid Air Explosion Kills One, Injures Two Aboard Somali Passenger Plane

An explosion believed to be caused by a bomb onboard a Somali passenger plane has killed one and injured two.

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03 February 16

S. Sudan Army Accused of Suffocating 50 Civilians in Shipping Container

Government forces in South Sudan killed 50 civilians last October by forcing them into a metal container during stifling heat, according to a new report.

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02 February 16

Dozens Killed As Ethnic Violence Continues in Ethiopia

Dozens are reported to have been killed in renewed ethnic violence in Ethiopia’s southwestern town of Gambella.

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31 January 16

Somalia, AU Troops Arrest 50 Al-Shabaab Supsects

At least 50 A-Shabaab suspects have been arrested by Somalia and African Union (AU) forces in a joint operation this week.

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27 January 16

UN Calls for South Sudan Arms Embargo, Leaders Accused of Killing Civilians

UN sanctions monitors have called for an arms embargo to be placed on South Sudan and sanctions against the country’s president and top rebel leader.

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25 January 16

Al-Shabaab Kills 20 in Somalia Beach Attack

An estimated 20 people have been killed in the latest Al-Shabaab attack carried out in the Somalia capital Mogadishu.

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25 January 16

Somalia: Cholera Outbreak Kills 17, El Niño Blamed

An outbreak of cholera in southern Somalia has killed at least 17 people, including children, over the last two weeks.

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22 January 16

Kenya: Muslim Who Shielded Christians in Al-Shabaab Bus Attack Dies

A Kenyan Muslim who shielded Christian passengers during an Al-Shabaab bus attack last month has died in hospital.

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21 January 16

UN Confirms Gang Rape, Mass Graves in Burundi

The UN has confirmed multiple cases of gang rape carried out by Burundi security forces and mass graves in a growing list of human rights violations in the country.

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