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East Africa

Mr. Albinism Kenya: ‘Finally we achieved something

Kenya has just crowned its first ever Mr. and Miss Albinism. In a region where people living with albinism live in fear of ritual...

Twelve dead in ‘al-Shabab attack’ on Kenyan town Mandera

At least 12 people have been killed in an attack in Kenya believed to have been carried out by Islamist militants from Somalia. Police in...

Somali pirates’ hostages ‘ate rats’ to survive

A group of sailors who were held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years survived in part by eating rats, one survivor has...

Al Shabaab takes over Somali town after Ethiopian troop pull out

Al Shabaab has taken control of a key town in central Somalia on Sunday immediately after the pull out of Ethiopian troops stationed there...

Somalia pirates’ hostages freed after five years

Twenty-six men held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, international mediators say. Their ship, the FV Naham 3, was seized...

Ethiopia ‘detains 1,600’ under state of emergency

The Ethiopian authorities have detained 1,600 people as they try to boost security under the state of emergency, a government minister has told the...

Somalia detains Al Jazeera journalist, campaign to free him heats up

Somalia’s intelligence service has detained, Hamza Mohamed, a journalist working for the Gulf television channel, Al Jazeera’s English wing according to reports by local...

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UK bans travellers from Tanzania and DRC

The UK has banned all arrivals from Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo from Friday January 22. It follows the earlier ban on passengers from 11...

Amanda Gorman: The 22-year-old poet at Biden’s inauguration

Amanda Gorman "screamed and danced her head off" when she found out she had been chosen to read one of her poems at Joe...

Joe Biden takes the helm as 46th US president

Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” as he took the helm of a...

Ghana: Six health workers arrested for baby harvesting

Six health care workers and five others have been arrested for baby harvesting and child trafficking in Ghana. They were arrested in a joint operation...

Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister dies from Covid-19

Zimbabwe's Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo, has died from Covid-19, according to a statement from the government. The minister died from the virus at a...
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