Ethiopia PM meets U.N. rights boss: Human rights, democracy top agenda

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday held a meeting with Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations Human Rights chief who is...

‘No protests tomorrow’: Tanzania police tells citizens to keep calm

Tanzania’s police has urged residents of the city of Dar es Salaam to calm down and ignore calls for demonstrations on Union Day tomorrow. The...

President Kiir vows to crush rebels

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has vowed to crush the rebels fighting to dislodge him from power. President Kiir told a military parade at the...

Raila: Kenya should adopt a three-tier government

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has called for a review of the structure of devolution. Mr Odinga, who rallied the country to support the building bridges...

Rwanda tells citizens to dig, repair drainage channels after heavy rains...

Rwanda’s minister for disaster management and refugees has urged citizens in disaster prone areas to to dig holes retaining rain water around their houses...

South Sudan president rejects opposition calls to quit post

JUBA- South Sudan President Salva Kiir has rejected opposition calls for him to resign as part of efforts to end a civil war, accusing...

24 years on, Rwanda genocide survivors endure grief, pain

Irene Mbabazi’s story of survival during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi is extraordinary: She was protected by the daughter of a man considered...

Uganda to get Shs144b loan to fight sex abuse

KAMPALA- A Cabinet decision to borrow $40m (Shs144b) to fight sexual abuse in the country was informed by a World Bank demand for the government...

Tanzania’s April 26 anti-Magufuli protests, U.K. warns citizens to stay safe

The United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a security alert in respect of Tanzania, cautioning Brits to stay safe during planned...

Officials seize 700 bags of charcoal from Uganda

Kenya Forest Service officers seized 700 bags of charcoal illegally imported from Uganda. The officers arrested one person and impounded two lorries in Nakuru that...

Uganda struggles to boost coffee production as youth desert farms

The pressure is on in Uganda to get more youth and women involved in the coffee value chain, starting with farming by using smarter...

Ethiopia not ready for foreign investment in telecoms, banking: president

Ethiopia is not yet ready for foreign investments in its telecoms and banking sectors, but is interested in developing its manufacturing, Ethiopian President Mulatu...

Tanzania sets 2-week deadline for bloggers amid internet crackdown

Tanzania’s communications regulator has issued a two-week deadline for bloggers to register their platforms under strict new online content rules, amid concerns that the...

UN envoy tells Sudan to lift emergency laws

UN special envoy for human rights in Sudan Aristide Nononsi has urged the government to lift the emergency laws in Darfur. Addressing a press conference...

Uhuru Kenyatta fails to attend devolution meet in Kakamega

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday skipped devolution conference in Kakamega. Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru told the meeting that Mr Kenyatta, who was expected to officially...

Nepalese peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan

UN peacekeepers from Nepal are facing allegations of child rape in South Sudan, the UN spokesman said Monday, describing the case as "especially heinous." At...

IUIU students protest suspension over sex

Kampala. Twenty-three students of Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) have challenged the university decision to suspend them for one year for allegedly indulging in sexual...

350 jobs up for grabs as govt restructures UBC

KAMPALA. Some 176 jobs at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) have been slashed and the remaining 349 tossed up for grabs as the long-awaited revamp of...

Chebukati defends IEBC on Chiloba suspension

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati says the suspension of Ezra Chiloba; the commission’s chief executive was in good faith. In...

Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing

JUBA,— Everyone and everything is a target in South Sudan’s civil war, as attacks against health facilities and aid workers increase, a new report...