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Tanzanian police say driver identified in billionaire kidnapping

Nairobi - Tanzanian police said Friday they had identified the driver of a vehicle used in the kidnapping of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was snatched over a week ago.

Family of missing Tanzanian billionaire offer reward

Nairobi - The family of Tanzania's only billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped last week in Dar es Salaam, on Monday announced a reward of nearly half a million dollars for information on his whereabouts.

Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero

Nairobi - Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries.

On Lake Victoria ferries, passengers pray and hope for the best

- Time-worn and weather-beaten, the MV Mbita III tilts slightly to the left as it creaks out of its Kenyan port on Lake Victoria.

More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

Nairobi - More than 40 people have been killed in a bus accident in western Kenya early Wednesday, police said.

Melania Trump visits baby elephants, takes Kenya safari

Nairobi - US First Lady Melania Trump cosied up to baby elephants and went on safari in Kenya on Friday, on the third leg of a solo tour of Africa that has contrasted with the ongoing tumult in Washington.

Melania Trump visits baby elephants, takes Kenya safari

Nairobi - US First Lady Melania Trump cosied up to baby elephants and went on safari in Kenya on Friday, on the third leg of a solo tour of Africa that has contrasted with the tumult in Washington.

Stigma, blame means African women wary to say #MeToo

Nairobi - The #MeToo campaign has given mostly Western women confidence to speak up about violence at the hands of men, but in Africa women say stigma and victim-blaming still keep many silent.

Review: Kenyan reggae artist Man Wazimu delights on 'Have Not' video Special

Nairobi - Kenyan reggae artist Man Wazimu has released his new music video for his song "Have Not." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Tanzania President orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

Nairobi - Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria, as the death toll climbed to 131 and rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.

At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes in Lake Victoria

Nairobi - At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday.

Five arrested in Rwanda for 'contempt' of UN genocide court

Nairobi - Five people have been arrested in Rwanda for allegedly seeking to bribe and intimidate witnesses in order to overturn a genocide conviction at the UN tribunal in neighbouring Tanzania, the court said Wednesday.

Corruption trial of senior Kenyan judge suspended

Nairobi - The corruption trial of Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second-highest judge, was suspended Wednesday amid a barrage of legal petitions at various courts.

Corruption trial of senior Kenyan judge suspended

Nairobi - The corruption trial of Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second-highest judge, was suspended Wednesday amid a barrage of legal petitions at various courts.

Senior Kenyan judge arrested in graft probe

Nairobi - Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second highest judge, was arrested Tuesday on corruption charges.

Burundi govt ready to take part in 'final' crisis talks: minister

Nairobi - The Burundi government is prepared to take part in a "final" session of crisis talks with the opposition, expected to be held in Uganda next month, the foreign minister announced Saturday despite earlier official word that the dialogue was over.

Kofi Annan and Africa: from the scars of genocide to diplomatic success

Nairobi - Ghana-born Kofi Annan, who died Saturday aged 80, was the first UN chief from sub-Saharan Africa, and it was on this continent that he experienced both the most difficult moment of his career, as well as some of his biggest diplomatic successes.

Tanzania rejects US criticism of local polls

Nairobi - Tanzania is an "independent" country and will not be "intimidated", the ruling party said on Saturday after the US expressed concern about the conduct of 70 recent by-elections.

Kenya former governor charged over corruption

Nairobi - A Kenyan court on Thursday charged former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero with corruption and wasting public funds, following a new crackdown on public graft.

Kenya, Tanzania mark bombings which introduced Al- Qaeda

Nairobi - Kenya and Tanzania on Tuesday mark 20 years since the devastating US embassy bombings that thrust Al-Qaeda onto the global stage and went on to shape how a generation thinks about personal security.
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