30 January 16

Burundi: UK, French Journalists Released Without Charge

A British photojournalist and French reporter have been released by Burundi authorities one day after they were arrested in the capital Bujumbura.

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28 January 16

UK Urges S. Sudan Rivals to Establish Transitional Government Without Delay

The UK’s Minister for Africa James Duddridge has urged South Sudan’s warring parties to form a transitional government – in accordance a peace deal agreed in August – without delay.

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28 January 16

Kenya Defence Forces Will Stay in Somalia, Says President Kenyatta

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed that Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will remain in Somalia, despite the withdrawal of troops from key bases within the country.

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28 January 16

Sudan Opens Border with South Sudan for First Time Since Split

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has opened the border with neighbouring South Sudan for the first time since the two nations split in 2011.

27 January 16

S. Sudan: Rebel Leader Machar Meets with Ugandan President

South Sudan’s former vice-president, turned rebel leader, Riek Machar has met with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni to seek help with the failed peace deal in South Sudan.

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27 January 16

Kenyan Troops Pull out of Two Somali Military Bases

Kenyan forces have pulled out of two military bases in Somalia, according to local residents, including one recently attacked by Al-Shabaab militants.

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22 January 16

New Zealand Photographer Arrested in Uganda

A New Zealand photographer, famous for his graphic pictures of a hot air balloon crash in his home country, has been arrested in Uganda.

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21 January 16

Somalia: Kenyan Troops Killed in Al-Shabaab Army Base Attack

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed several troops from the East African nation were killed in an Al-Shabaab attack on an army base in neighbouring Somalia on Friday.

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21 January 16

Burundi Coup Plotters Jailed for Life

Four Burundi ex-generals have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in a failed coup attempt against President Nkurunzziza’s regime last May.

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15 January 16

Kenya: 4 Charged with Forging President Kenyatta’s Signature

Four men have been charged with forging Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta’s signature in a bizarre corruption scandal.

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