This dress got a female judiciary employee suspended in Uganda for...

KAMPALA - A female court clerk and interpreter at the Kasangati Grade One Magistrates’ Court in Uganda was suspended on Thursday for dressing inappropriately...

Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia Warns Chinese Companies on Labor Abuses

ADDIS ABABA - The Chinese embassy in Addis Ababa called an unprecedented meeting with all Chinese companies operating in Ethiopia last week, following repeated...

Kenya stripped of hosting rights for CHAN 2018

NAIROBI - Kenya has been stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) following a Confederation of African Football (Caf)...

Somali journalists urge lawmakers to reject repressive media law

The amended and flawed media law, pushed by the new information minister Abdirahman Omar Osman and was passed by the cabinet in Mogadishu in...

Somali PM warns arms embargo hampering security efforts

The Somali government has repeated its plea for world leaders to lift an international arms embargo, as the aid-dependent Horn of Africa nation continues...

Burundi urges DR Congo to probe killing of Burundi refugees

BUJUMBURA -- Burundi on Monday urged the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) to provide circumstances on the reported killings of at least...

Sudan awards Ethiopian General top military medal

ADDIS ABABA – The government of Sudan has awarded General Samora Muhammad Yunis, the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defence Force, Sudan’s...

Over 100,000 South Sudanese refugees relocated in Ethiopia in past year

ADDIS ABABA-- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced Friday that more than 100,000 South Sudanese refugees were...

Up to 1,700 Burundi Refugees in Tanzania Return Home Voluntarily

The International Organization for Migration said it has voluntarily repatriated 1,666 Burundian refugees in Tanzania over the past two weeks. More than 400,000 Burundian refugees...

Fire guts 5 classrooms at Tenwek High School in Bomet

BAIROBI - At least five classrooms at Tenwek High School in Bomet have been gutted by night fire. Police on Friday said there were no...

Kenya jostles with Ethiopia to host global congress

NAIROBI - Kenya is in a race among six bidders, including Ethiopia, to host a global trade congress that could bring over 1,500 delegates...

Sudan’s SRF militia arrest 41 illegal migrants near Libyan border

KHARTOUM - Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (SRF) Friday said it has captured 41 illegal migrants and killed 17 human traffickers on the Sudanese-Libyan borders. SRF...

Uganda to charge 48 over presidential age limit protests

KAMPALA -Police in Uganda have said the 48 suspects arrested protests against plot to scrap presidential age limit will be taken to court next...

Uganda to host first international floorball match

KAMPALA - The team coached by James Hasindhe hosts their neighbors Kenya in either side’s first international game. It will be the first time such...

Kenya’s Supreme Court involved in ‘coup,’ President says

NAIROBI - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta publicly rebuked the country’s Supreme Court on Thursday, saying its decision to annul the result of last month’s...

Kenya electoral officials set Oct. 26 as date for new polls

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's electoral commission has moved the date for fresh presidential elections to Oct 26, as President Uhuru Kenyatta strongly criticized the...

BBC World Service continues expansion with new services for Ethiopia and...

NAIROBI - Three new language services for Ethiopia, Eritrea, and the diaspora are being launched today by the BBC World Service as part of...

South Sudan: Ex-child soldier runs successful business

By Parach Mach JUBA, South Sudan - Not all former child soldiers lead a life of doom and gloom. James Okony is different. In 2013, when he...

Riek Machar’s men blamed for deadly South Sudan raid

JUBA - Fighters loyal to an exiled former deputy president in South Sudan have attacked government forces in Unity state, leading to the deaths of 25 people including civilians,...

Kenya heading for constitutional crisis

NAIROBI - By squarely blaming the electoral commission and its chairman for the failure of the presidential election, the Supreme Court has put the...