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Tanzania vows to arrest those 'protecting' gay interests

Nairobi - Tanzania has threatened to arrest and deport those campaigning for gay rights and de-register organisations protecting homosexual interests, local media reported Monday.

Tanzania president says teen mothers should quit school

Nairobi - Tanzania President John Magufuli said students who become pregnant should not be allowed to finish their studies after giving birth, sparking outrage from women's rights campaign groups. "I give money for a student to study for free.

Rwanda ex-minister genocide conviction to be reviewed: UN court

Nairobi - A UN tribunal has agreed to review its appeals judgement against a former Rwandan minister found guilty of genocide crimes, a case blocked for months by the detention of one of the court's top judges.

Two dead after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - The mother of two children rescued from a collapsed seven-storey building in Nairobi has died in hospital, officials said Wednesday, amid fears more people are trapped under the rubble.

At least 4 missing after Kenya building collapse

Nairobi - At least four people were missing after the collapse of a seven-storey building in the Kenyan capital Nairobi overnight, the Red Cross said on Tuesday.

Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway

Mombasa - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday inaugurated a Chinese-built railway, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence that is aimed at cementing its role as the gateway to East Africa.

Morgue workers in Tanzania jailed for stealing drugs from corpse's stomach

Nairobi - Tanzanian police said Saturday that they had arrested two morgue employees in Dar es Salaam after they admitted to cutting open a dead man's corpse and stealing the drugs hidden in his stomach.

Four killed in Kenyan car bomb attack

Nairobi - At least four people died on Tuesday when their vehicle set off an improvised explosive device in a small Kenyan town near the border with Somalia, police said.

Wounded author Kuki Gallmann vows return to Kenyan ranch

Nairobi - Blood was already pooling in the seat of her car when a second bullet tore through the driver's door and thumped into Kuki Gallmann's abdomen.

At least 29 schoolchildren killed in Tanzania bus crash

Nairobi - At least 29 final year primary school pupils were killed in a bus crash in northern Tanzania on Saturday, along with two teachers and the driver, the school's director said.

Fishing with guns on a lake under threat in Kenya

- The beach looks ready for war: in the sparse lakeshore shade hundreds wait, sweaty from the heat, weapons at their feet.In Kenya's hot, dry and lawless north even the fishermen are armed, but guns will not save them.

Kenya's opposition alliance aims to unseat ruling party

Nairobi - Kenya's opposition lined up Thursday behind a single candidate, veteran political leader Raila Odinga, strengthening their challenge to the government in August's polls.

Raila Odinga: Kenya's tenacious, veteran politician

Nairobi - At an age when most would be retired, Raila Odinga, Kenya's veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is to run again for president -- his fourth bid to become head of state.

Bus-truck crash in Kenya kills at least 26

Nairobi - At least 26 people were killed and many others injured in a head-on crash between a bus and a truck on the highway between Nairobi and Kenya's second city Mombasa, police said Tuesday."It was a very bad head-on collision.

Top conservationist wounded in Kenya gun attack

Nairobi - Italian-born conservationist and writer Kuki Gallmann was shot and seriously wounded Sunday while patrolling her conservation park in central Kenya, a region plagued by violence linked to a drought.

UN rights chief slams 'rape chants' by Burundi youth

Nairobi - The UN rights chief on Tuesday condemned the feared youth wing of Burundi's ruling party for repeatedly calling for the rape and murder of opposition supporters.

Dangers of some health apps as HIV is misdiagnosed

The case of Esther, who sells water on the side of the road in Kenya and whose smartphone misdiagnosed HIV, has featured in news media as a warning about the claims made by health apps.

Hungry S.Sudanese 'eat leaves and seeds to survive'

Nairobi - South Sudanese villagers are eating leaves from trees and precious seed stocks as food runs out in areas where famine has not been declared, a humanitarian aid group said Monday.

Drought shatters Turkana's dreams of a better future

- In just a few years water, oil and money would flow. Roads, schools and hospitals would follow. Turkana's generations of poverty and neglect in Kenya's arid north would end.

Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall

Nairobi - The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published Wednesday by the conservation group Save the Elephants.
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