Upscale Kenya Hotels Linked to Cholera Outbreak

NAIROBI — Kenya’s minister of health has ordered two top hotels in Nairobi to shut down after they were linked to a cholera outbreak. The...

Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. Competition

US police were searching on Thursday for six African teenagers who were reported missing from an international robotics competition in Washington. Two of them were...

Tanzanian leader urges Burundian exiles to go home

DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Thursday called on Burundians who have fled their country to return home, after talks with...

South Sudan Rebel Machar Declines to Renounce Violence: Mediator

Exiled South Sudanese opposition figure Riek Machar declined to renounce violence or declare a unilateral ceasefire and instead demanded new peace talks outside the...

Uganda Arrests Opposition Activists

KAMPALA - Ugandan police say they arrested dozens of political opposition activists this week. The arrests coincide with speculation President Yoweri Museveni will act...

Somaliland’s dock workers start work strikes against reforms

Subsequent negotiations between the 448-members dock workers and the company broke down, leading to protests followed by work strikes that started on Thursday. By Jamal...

New tax law triggers protests in Ethiopia’s Oromia

ADDIS ABABA - Thousands of businesses remained closed Thursday in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region, as shopkeepers protested against a new tax. Small business owners across...

SportPesa set to expand operations in Uganda

NAIROBI - Kenya’s leading sports betting firm SportPesa is set to expand its operations to Uganda, just two months after opening office in Tanzania...

3 Kenya men sentenced to death for stripping, abusing woman

NAIROBI— A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced three men to death for stripping naked and abusing a woman during a wave of attacks by...

Dubai firm wins contract to print Kenyan presidential ballot

NAIROBI - Kenya's Court of Appeal on Thursday overturned a High Court decision that stopped the printing of ballots by a Dubai-based company for...

S.Sudan clashes force patients, doctors to flee hospital

Thouk Reath, 19, was recovering from a leg amputation after being shot in fighting in northeastern South Sudan when the clinic he was in...

Vampire diaries’ Elijah visits Uganda, calls for refugee awareness

American actor Daniel Gillies, best known for his role as Elijah Mikaelson in the television series Vampire Dairies and The Originals has urged the...

Raila Odinga tells Kenya not to emulate Uganda

Kampala- Kenya’s National Super Alliance presidential candidate, Mr Raila Odinga, says Kenya should not emulate Uganda to shut down communications on Election Day. Mr Odinga’s remark...

Nasa wants to sabotage polls, Uhuru tells AU team

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday told the African Union that the opposition was engaged in a campaign to force the postponement of the August...

How Nuclear Will Help Uganda Against Drugs Residues

KAMPALA -Uganda national Bureau of Standards-UNBS has received a brand new nuclear-derived machine from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to put in place...

Ethiopia plans to offer firms shares in road projects -finance minister

ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia plans to offer shares in its road-building and maintenance projects to private investors, its finance minister said on Tuesday, the...

Farmers pushed off their land to save Tanzania’s Great Ruaha River

KILOLO, Tanzania - Gazing at the exposed, rocky bottom of the Great Ruaha River, known as the jewel of Tanzania, Rosemary Kasenza ponders what...

Burundi on the brink: looking back on two years of terror

A new report by FIDH and its partner organisations in Burundi draws a troubling picture of the situation in the country today, more than two years...

Kenyan man with world’s biggest testicles gets surgery

NAIROBI - Facebook has certainly done wonders for today’s modern world, and it has helped a 21-year-old man from Kenya receive surgery for his...

Tanzania fines Vodacom for registering SIM cards without IDs

DA ES SALAAM -Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile network by subscribers, has been fined 945million Tanzanian shillings (R5.42m) for registering SIM cards without demanding...