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China to re-open embassy in Somalia closed in 1991

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:39

China is re-opening its embassy in Somalia some 23 years after evacuating its diplomats as the East African nation plunged into civil war.

Kenya launches USD 13.8 bn China-built railway to boost trade

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 20:15

Kenya launched construction of a Chinese-funded USD 13.8 billion flagship railway project today, hoping to dramatically increase trade and boost Kenya`s position as a regional economic powerhouse.

Hero begins African safari; starts operations in Kenya

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 13:45

The company's operations are slated to commence in Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast next week, HMC said in a statement.

Kerry on a weeklong trip to Middle East and Africa

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 09:00

With focus on Syria and Israel-Palestine conflict US Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the Middle East and Africa next week with stops in Muscat, Amman, Jerusalem, Ramallah and Addis Ababa.

Fluctuating environment may have driven human evolution

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 12:59

A series of rapid environmental changes in East Africa roughly two-million-years ago may have driven the human evolution, according to researchers.

India, Burundi to further strengthen bilateral trade: Prez

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 21:49

Pranab Mukherjee sought Burundi`s support for India`s candidature for permanent membership in an expanded UN Security Council.

Largest known `true` crocodile identified

Last Updated: Sunday, May 06, 2012, 18:29

A crocodile, which was large enough to swallow humans, once dwelled in East Africa, according to a new study

Elusive long fingered frog rediscovered

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 15:22

Herpetologists have rediscovered a single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog during an expedition to Burundi.

300,000 kids risk death in East Africa: UNICEF

Last Updated: Saturday, August 20, 2011, 08:48

The UN said more than 12 million people in the region need food aid.

`East Africa grasslands influenced human evolution

Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 19:37

They also point to studies showing that the landscapes of the two regions of east Africa richest in hominid fossils.

Worse drought in 60 yrs hits 10 mn in east Africa

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 15:59

The UN said the situation is deteriorating to the point of famine in some areas.

Al Qaeda`s East Africa chief ‘killed in Somalia’

Last Updated: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 19:51

The presumed head of al Qaeda in east Africa, Fazul Abdullah had a $5 million bounty on his head.