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Burundi frees two foreign journalists: French ambassador

Nairobi - Two foreign journalists working in volatile Burundi were released without charge Friday, 24 hours after police arrested them in a raid, the French ambassador said.

Crisis-hit Burundi frees two foreign journalists

Nairobi - Two foreign journalists working in Burundi and arrested during a raid were released one day later on Friday, on the eve of a key Africa summit where the troubled nation tops the agenda.

S.Sudan government formation delayed as rebels reject new states

Nairobi - Warring rivals in South Sudan missed a key deadline Saturday to forge a unity government, with rebels rejecting President Salva Kiir's creation of new regional states as fighting continues.

Kenya brings back bodies of troops killed in Somalia attack

Nairobi - The bodies of Kenyan soldiers killed when Al-Qaeda-linked militants overran their base in Somalia were flown home late Monday draped in the national flag as a rescue operation was underway for survivors.

Kenya in 'search and rescue' as Shebab claims 100 soldiers killed

Nairobi - Kenya said a search and rescue operation was underway in Somalia on Sunday as Al-Qaeda-linked militants claimed to have killed over 100 Kenyan soldiers in Friday's attack on an African Union base.

Students trickle back to Kenya university nine months after massacre

Garissa - Students trickled back on Monday for classes at a university in northeastern Kenya where at least 148 people were killed by Islamist gunmen nine months ago.

Ethiopian forces 'kill 140' in land row over Addis Ababa expansion

Nairobi - At least 140 people have been killed in Ethiopia over the past two months in a crackdown on anti-government protests sparked by plans to expand the capital into farmland, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

Burundi prosecution demand life for coup accused

Nairobi - Prosecution lawyers in Burundi demanded on Wednesday that 28 men on trial for launching a failed coup be jailed for life.

Burundi peace talks delayed, no new date: Government, opposition

Nairobi - Rival Burundian factions said Tuesday that peace talks announced for January 6 would not go ahead on time, with no fixed date given for when they might take place.

Burundi general Ndayirukiye pleads guilty to coup attempt

Nairobi - Former Burundi defence minister Cyrille Ndayirukiye and four other defendants have pleaded guilty to involvement in a failed coup last May during a trial of 28 police and military figures, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Trump Muslim remark 'used in jihadist recruitment video'

Nairobi - Republican White House frontrunner Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims entering the US have been used by Somalia's Shebab in a jihadist recruitment video, a US monitoring group said Saturday.

One dead, dozen hurt in Burundi grenade attacks: Police

Nairobi - At least one person was killed and a dozen injured in a series of grenade attacks early Friday in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, police and official sources said.

Burundi president vows to fight African Union peacekeepers

Nairobi - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Wednesday he would fight proposed African Union peacekeepers if they set foot on Burundian soil, defying intense global pressure to accept the force."Everybody should respect the borders of Burundi.

Two policemen killed in NE Kenya ambush: Red Cross

Nairobi - Gunmen killed two Kenyan policemen and wounded two others on Sunday, the Red Cross said, the latest in a string of killings in the troubled far northeast of the country.

Some Shebab Islamists switching ties from Al-Qaeda to IS: Kenya

Nairobi - Kenyan police warned Thursday of the risk of attacks by Islamist Shebab insurgents claiming they had split into rival factions, with some shifting allegiance from Al-Qaeda to Islamic State.

Burundi scoffs at rebels, telling new force it 'wont last long'

Nairobi - Burundi said Thursday it would swiftly crush rebels after they announced they had joined forces to oust President Pierre Nkurunziza following months of bloodshed in the troubled central African country.

Burundi rebels organise 'Forebu' force to oust president

Nairobi - Burundi's rebels came together Wednesday for the first time as a force aimed at ousting President Pierre Nkurunziza, after months of bloodshed in the troubled central African country.

Eritrean Orthodox Christian patriarch dies: government

Nairobi - The leader of Eritrea's Orthodox Church, whose predecessor, rights groups say, was dismissed and placed under house arrest, has died, the government said Tuesday.

Seven killed, scores wounded in Djibouti clashes: Foreign minister

Nairobi - At least seven civilians were killed and scores of people wounded in clashes in Djibouti, the foreign minister said Tuesday, insisting the situation was now under control a day after the unrest.

Burundi parliament slams 'invasion' peacekeeper force

Nairobi - Burundi's parliament criticised a proposed African Union peacekeeping mission already dismissed by the government as an "invasion force".
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