22 May 16

WHO: Sharp Rise in Kenyan Life Expectancy

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported a drastic rise in the average life expectancy for citizens in Kenya.

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21 May 16

UN Chief Urges Kenya Not to Close Refugee Camps

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Kenyan government not to close the Dadaab refugee camp.

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21 May 16

Burundi Government Refuses to Negotiate With Opposition At Peace Talks

The Burundi government will attend peace talks in Tanzania on Saturday but once again refuses to negotiate with opposition members.

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19 May 16

Kenya: Bomet Governor Warns Cancer Deaths on the Rise

The governor of Kenya’s Bomet County has warned that a rise in deaths related to cancer and high blood pressure are putting added strain on the country.

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18 May 16

South Sudan: Famine Looms As Violence Continues

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned more than 5 million people – almost half the population – in South Sudan could face acute hunger over the next few months.

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18 May 16

Kenya: US Relations Stumble Over Kenyan Airspace Safety

Bilateral relations between Kenya and the US have stumbled after the US Federal Aviation Administration reaffirmed Kenyan airspace as a risk zone.

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13 May 16

Kenya to Expel Somali Refugees From World’s Largest Camp

The Kenyan government has announced plans to close the world largest refugee camp and expel more than 300,000 Somalis from the country.

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13 May 16

Somalia: Army Seizes Weapons Headed For Kenya

The Somalia National Army (SNA) says it has confiscated a hoard of weapons that were headed for Mandera in Kenya, claiming Al-Shabaab intended to use it for attacks in towns along the border.

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12 May 16

Ethiopia: 19 Kidnapped Children Released From South Sudan

Nineteen Ethiopian children who were kidnapped in last month’s attack in Gambella by South Sudanese gunmen have been released.

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09 May 16

South Sudan: Machar Calls For Forgiveness As Clashes Continue

South Sudan’s First Vice-President Riek Machar has called on the people of South Sudan to forgive one another for the sake of peace, as rival sides continue to clash in the country.

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