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Burundi Arrests British and French Journalist with Armed Opposition Members

Two foreign journalists have been arrested in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura, while reporting on an armed group that opposes the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza. According to AFP, British photojournalist Phil Moore and French journalist Jean-Philippe Remy were arrested on Thursday. Read more ›

Kenya Denies Withdrawing Troops from Somalia, Reaffirms Commitment to Defeat al-Shabab

Kenya has reiterated its support for the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) amid reports that Kenyan troops are withdrawing from some towns in the war-thorn country. Colonel David Obonyo, Kenyan military spokesman, confirmed the movement of troops. However, Read more ›

Thousands of Ethiopian and Somali Migrants Head to War-Torn Yemen Despite Dangers

Thousands of Ethiopian and Somali migrants continue traveling to Yemen via rickety boats despite the ongoing conflict in the country. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned of the dangers migrants face on the Read more ›

UN Seeks $50 Million to Combat Effects of Worsening Ethiopian Drought

The ongoing El-Niño induced drought — the worst Ethiopia has experienced in three decades — is worsening and has left about 400,000 children suffering from malnutrition. According to the United Nation Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the drought, which hit Read more ›

Ethiopia Abandons Addis Ababa Expansion Plan After Deadly Oromo Student Protests

Ethiopia has announced the cancellation of a controversial development plan to expand the capital Addis Ababa into Oromia, the largest region in the country. On Wednesday, Getachew Reda, Ethiopia’s minister of communication, confirmed the decision of the ruling party in Read more ›

Uganda Urges Burundi to Accept African Union Peacekeepers as Peace Talks Hit Deadlock

Ugandan mediators in the on-going Burundi crisis have cautioned President Pierre Nkurunziza’s administration to accept African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops. Uganda’s Minister of Defense Crispus Kiyonga, who also serves as acting facilitator of the Burundi crisis, said Bujumbura’s threat to Read more ›

Chinese Firm to Build New Ethiopian National Stadium in 3 Years

Ethiopia has announced the construction of a state-of-the-art 60,000 capacity stadium in Addis Ababa. The new national stadium will meet both FIFA and IAAF requirements, putting Ethiopia in the position to host international sporting events. Ethiopia’s Ministry of Youth and Read more ›

al-Shabaab Features Donald Trump in Terror Recruitment Video

Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab has released a 51-minute recruitment video featuring controversial statements by US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The video, which was reportedly released online on Saturday, targets Muslims and African-American youths. The recruitment documentary focuses on Read more ›

Ethiopian Security Officers Allegedly Abduct 2 Kenyans and Steal Firearms from Police in Border Town

Ethiopian security officials have allegedly abducted two Kenyan civilians and stole two firearms from police reservists in northeast Kenya’s Marsabit County. The incident reportedly happened on Saturday morning after an unknown number of Ethiopian police reservists attacked Bori, a village Read more ›

Grenade Attack Kills 2 Students in Southern Ethiopia University

A hand grenade attack at a university campus in southern Ethiopia has killed two students and injured six others. The deadly incident happened on Thursday night at Dilla University, about 350 kilometers south of the capital, Addis Ababa. According to Read more ›

UN Security Council to Visit Burundi after Nkurunziza Threatens Attack on AU Peacekeepers

The United Nations (UN) Security Council is awaiting an official invitation from Burundi’s embattled government to visit the country this month. The United States initially proposed the visit in December to quell rising tensions. However, the importance of the trip Read more ›