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Burundi issues international arrest warrant for ex-president Buyoya

Nairobi - Burundi on Friday said it had launched international arrest warrants for ex-president Pierre Buyoya and 16 former senior officials over their alleged role in the 1993 assassination of Melchior Ndadaye, the country's first democratically elected Hutu le...

Rape figures soar as attackers exploit S.Sudan aid handouts

Nairobi - In the last 10 days, 125 women and girls have been raped while seeking emergency food in Bentiu, South Sudan, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday.

Gunmen kidnap Italian woman in Kenya

Nairobi - An armed gang abducted an Italian woman from a village in southeast Kenya, shooting and wounding five residents in the raid, police said Wednesday.

Gunmen kidnap Italian woman in southeast Kenya

Nairobi - An armed gang abducted an Italian volunteer from a village in southeast Kenya, shooting and wounding five residents in the raid, police said Wednesday.

Kenya arrests 2,000 in public transport safety crackdown

Nairobi - Almost 2,000 minibus taxi drivers and conductors as well as passengers were arrested in Kenya on Monday, authorities said, as police began enforcing long-ignored road safety rules.

Tanzania government denounces governor's anti-gay witch-hunt

Nairobi - Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing itself from a citywide crackdown slammed by rights groups.

In Kenya, free cash is the latest solution to poverty

Bondo - Until recently, Molly struggled to imagine life beyond the end of each repetitive day: work in someone else's fields and earn enough to eat, rinse, repeat.

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.
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