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East Africa

Ethiopia says 2000 protest detainees released after counseling

The Ethiopian government says it has released about 2000 detained anti-government protesters suspected of engaging in the recent violence in some parts of the...

Al Shabaab takes Somali town as Ethiopian, govt troops pull out

Insurgent group al Shabaab has confirmed taking full control on Wednesday of Tiyeeglow, a town in southern Somalia after African Union in Somalia (AMISOM)...

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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Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal...

The African Union’s digital Covid-19 passport for travelers

The African Union has developed a common continental Covid-19 digital passport for travelers and airlines. It is an initiative by African Union's lead health agency,...

Tanzania’s President in Uganda for her first official state visit

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a...

Chad’s President set to extend rule in presidential election

Voters are choosing a new president in Chad's Presidential election on Sunday with the incumbent Idriss Deby Itno set to secure a sixth term...

Benin President Talon seeks five more years in Sunday’s election

Benin’s President Patrice Talon had previously vowed to serve only one term in office but he now seeks a second term of five more...
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