08 October 15

Al-Shabaab Threaten Violence ‘With Fire’ Against British Troops

Somalia militant group Al-Shabaab has vowed to greet British peacekeeping troops “with fire” upon their arrival in the country. Spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage spoke on the group’s radio station on Tuesday, promising to welcome the peacekeepers with bullets and
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06 October 15

Popular Tanzanian Reverend Dies in Car Crash

One of Tanzania’s most popular opposition members, Reverend Christopher Mtikila, has died in a car crash. The outspoken politician had a reputation for voicing his opinions and using the courts to tackle various constitutional issues over the years. Rev Mtikila died early
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06 October 15

South Africa Seeks Time From ICC to Explain Bashir Arrest Failure

South Africa has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) for more time to explain why it allowed Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to leave the country, when he visited in June. Bashir is accused of orchestrating genocide, war crimes and crimes
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06 October 15

S. Sudan’s President Kiir Accused of Violating Constitution Over 28 States

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has been accused of violating the constitution after dividing the country into 28 states. Kiir’s announcement last Friday will see the nation split from 10 states into 28, but opposition leader Reik Machar has condemned the
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06 October 15

Uganda’s Gen Bamuze Callapses at Hotel, Dies

A former commander of the Uganda National Rescue Front (UNRF) has died after collapsing at a hotel. Gen Ali Bamuze died Sunday evening after collapsing at the J&M Airport Road Hotel in Bwebajja. His death was confirmed the following day, but no
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06 October 15

Poor Education & Insecurity Dents Kenya’s Governance Ranking

Kenya’s declining standard of education and security concerns are holding back the country’s development, according to a new governance report. The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) annual report shows that, while the country has improved its overall score in
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02 October 15

Experts Meet to Address Human Rights Violations Against Tribes in Kenya, Ethiopia

Experts are meeting at two events in Milan, Italy, to address the forced eviction of native tribes in Kenya and Ethiopia. Survival International – an organisation that aims to protect the rights of tribes around the world – is hosting
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02 October 15

Another Opposition Leader Killed in Burundi

Another opposition leader in Burundi has been shot dead by gunmen in the country’s capital Bujumbura. Jean Baptiste Nsengiyumva of the Movement for Solidarity and Democracy (MSD) party was killed on Tuesday night, while walking back to his home. Police have
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02 October 15

Kenya Residents Warned Against Hiding Al-Shabaab Terrorists

Kenyan residents in Ijara and Hulugo have been warned against hiding suspected terrorists in their homes. Regional Commissioner Peter ole Serian visited residents in the two sub-counties on Tuesday and appealed for full cooperation in the fight against Al-Shabaab extremists
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01 October 15

Kenyan Police Officer Faces Murder Charges Over Student Deaths

A Nairobi police officer is facing murder charges over the death of two university students, after an investigation by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA). The probe found that police officers who handled the case gave false information about the students
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