Winners of the Future Leaders Connect Programme

Winners of the Future Leaders Connect Programme

Five young Kenyans will be among 50 global finalists in the inaugural Future Leaders Connect, an initiative of the British Council that seeks to create a pool of outstanding policy…

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity

Hissene Habre: Chad’s ex-ruler convicted of crimes against humanity

Chad’s ex-ruler Hissene Habre has been convicted of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison at a landmark trial in Senegal. The judge convicted him of rape, sexual…

Alshabaab junior commander among 21 militants killed by KDF

Alshabaab junior commander among 21 militants killed by KDF

Kenya Defence Forces troops in Somalia say they killed 21 al-Shabaab militants in a clash in Dobley area and recovered 17 AK47 rifles, five rocket propelled grenades and other assorted…

Treason afresh: Ugandan opposition leader remanded for two weeks

Treason afresh: Ugandan opposition leader remanded for two weeks

Wednesday morning charged afresh with treason in a Kampala magistrates court. The charges were read to him in absence of his lawyers. Dr Besigye was not allowed to plead as…

EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo crashed – Hollande

EgyptAir flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo crashed – Hollande

An EgyptAir flight reported missing between Paris and Cairo has crashed, French President Francois Hollande confirmed. The Airbus A320 with 66 people on board disappeared from radar at 02:30 Cairo…

Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye charged with treason

Uganda’s opposition leader Kizza Besigye charged with treason

Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been charged with treason. Mr Besigye was the main challenger to President Yoweri Museveni in the country’s recent general election, which Mr Museveni…

The 100 trillion dollar bank note that is nearly worthless

The 100 trillion dollar bank note that is nearly worthless

What do the U.S. dollar, South African rand, the British pound, Indian rupee, Japanese yen and Chinese yuan have in common? They are among the currencies being used in Zimbabwe…

Rhumba Maestro, Papa Wemba collapse and dies on stage

Rhumba Maestro, Papa Wemba collapse and dies on stage

The influential Congolese musician Papa Wemba has died aged 66 after collapsing during a concert. Video from the show in Ivory Coast showed him slumped on stage behind a group…

Kenya hospital offers free cancer therapy for 400 Ugandans

Kenya hospital offers free cancer therapy for 400 Ugandans

A Kenyan hospital is to provide free cancer treatment to 400 patients from Uganda as the neighbouring country’s only radiotherapy machine has broken. The Aga Khan University Hospital said it…

Outbreak of yellow fever shakes up travel on tighter health checks

Outbreak of yellow fever shakes up travel on tighter health checks

An outbreak of yellow fever has stirred travel in the region as countries moved to impose tighter immigration controls to prevent further spread of the disease. A survey by Shipping&…

Somalia executes al-Shabab journalist

Somalia executes al-Shabab journalist

A Somali journalist who helped al-Shabab kill five fellow reporters has been executed by firing squad. Hassan Hanafi, once a respected broadcaster, was sentenced to death last month by a…