29 July 20

South Sudan: Villagers killed by armed group in Bor County

A group of armed men believed to be from South Sudan’s Greater Pibor Administrative Area stormed a village in Bor County on Monday, killing more than a dozen civilians.

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01 October 19

Eritrea: Under-20s footballers disappear in Uganda

Five Eritrean under-20 footballers have disappeared in Uganda during the regional Cecafa Under-20 Challenge Cup.

16 August 19

Kenya tourism still going strong after January Nairobi attack

Tourism in Kenya is experiencing sustained growth with minimal long-term impact from a hotel attack in Nairobi that killed 21 people in January.

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30 March 19

Democracy is failing in Africa – but it never really worked in the first place

More countries in Africa are holding “democratic” elections than ever before with 31 of the continents’ countries holding national votes in 2018 and 2019 alone. However, there are distinctly undemocratic themes that taint the vast majority of votes across African
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23 December 18

DRC delays presidential election by one week

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) electoral commission has delayed the country’s presidential election by a week after telling candidates it’s unable to hold the poll on time.

29 October 18

Uganda: No middle-income status by 2020, finance minister says

Uganda is unlikely to achieve middle-income status by 2020, according to Finance Minister Matia Kasaija – despite repeated claims from President Yoweri Museveni in recent years.

19 October 18

Kenyan Olympic champion hands himself over to police in corruption case

Kenya Olympic running hero Kip Keino handed himself over to police on Thursday, amidst accusations of corruption and abuse of office.

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07 August 18

Security forces kill four protesters in Ethiopia’s eastern Somali region

Security forces in Ethiopia killed four protesters in the country’s eastern Somali region, according to witness reports.

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28 June 18

Kenya: 15 killed in Nairobi market fire

At least 15 people have been killed in a fire at a market in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

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03 April 18

Ethiopia swears in Abiye Ahmed as prime minister

Ethiopia’s parliament has sworn in Abiye Ahmed as the country’s new prime minister.

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