Number of Ebola cases in Nigeria hits 19

The Nigerian government Monday said the country has recorded another Ebola case in southwest Lagos state, bringing the total number of Ebola cases to 19 with seven fatalities.

Shebab claims deadly strike on Kenya bus

Somalia`s Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed an attack on a bus near the Kenyan vacation island of Lamu in which seven people were killed.

Kenya opposition stages mass rally to challenge president

Thousands of Kenyans chanted anti-government slogans on Monday at a rally in Nairobi, where sporadic clashes erupted with political and ethnic tensions running high following deadly weekend attacks.

Kenya cargo plane `hit an electric pole` before crashing into building

Kenya Red Cross said that the plane crashed into a building in Utawala near the GSU training School today morning. Two ambulances were dispatched to the site.

Somaliland sentences 2 journalists to 3 years in jail

Two journalists in northern Somalia`s self-declared independent Somaliland region have been sentenced to three years in jail for false reports and defaming the government, reports have said, as rights groups condemned the sentence.

Kenya arrests Governor after coastal attacks: Police

Kenyan police have arrested the governor of the coastal Lamu district in connection with three recent massacres in which over 60 people were killed, officers said Thursday.

Over 60 killed, 75,000 displaced in Kenya clashes: UN

Communal violence in northern Kenya`s Wajir and Mandera counties since May have claimed at least 60 lives and led to displacement of 75,000 others, the UN said Monday.

Kenyan Muslims urge authorities to foster unity

Muslim leaders in Kenya urged political parties to shun their tribal politics and forge unity, a media report said Tuesday. Abdullahi Abdi, chairman of the National Muslim Leaders Forum, said the leaders from the ruling Jubilee Alliance, and from the former prime minister Raila Odinga-led CORD coalition in the opposition should stop shifting blame on each other as it was fuelling communal tension, and instead form peaceful dialogues among themselves, Capital FM reported.

US to cut Nairobi embassy staff over terror threats

The United States said on Saturday it was preparing cut staff levels at its Nairobi embassy because of the mounting threat of attacks in Kenya by Islamist militants.

Chinese premier visits Kenya

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Friday for a visit to Kenya, the last leg of his first Africa visit since taking office in 2013.

Freed South Sudan `treason` leaders in Nairobi: Kenya

Four top South Sudan leaders freed after their trial for treason was stopped in a move seen as a step towards ending brutal civil war have arrived in Nairobi, Kenya`s presidency said Thursday.

Kenya defiant as death toll rises from Nairobi bus attacks

The toll from twin bus bombings in the Kenyan capital has risen to three dead with 86 wounded, the Kenyan Red Cross said Monday as authorities called for nationwide vigilance in the face of increased miliant attacks.

Troops capture two towns from rebels: South Sudan govt

Government troops have captured a rebel stronghold and taken back control of another town, sending rebels fleeing toward the Ethiopian border, a South Sudanese military spokesman said Today.

Kenya police: 3 dead in 2 explosions in Nairobi

Three people were killed and at least 60 wounded when two homemade bombs exploded on buses along one of the busiest highways in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, authorities said today, as this East African nation struggles to stop a series of terrorist attacks.

Kenyan president signs polygamy law

A law allowing men in Kenya to marry as many women as they want was signed into law today by President Uhuru Kenyatta, despite criticism from women`s groups.

4 dead: Car bomb blast at Nairobi police station

Police in Nairobi say four people have died after a car bomb blast just outside a police station in central Nairobi.

Westgate attackers may have passed through Uganda: Police

The group of Islamist gunmen who stormed the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi last year, killing at least 67 people, may have entered Kenya from neighbouring Uganda, a senior police official was quoted as saying on Saturday.

UNICEF calls for action to avert child malnutrition in South Sudan

UNICEF Saturday called for more efforts to help thousands of children suffering from acute malnutrition in South Sudan.

Kenya police arrest more than 650 after bomb blasts

Kenyan police have arrested more than 650 suspects a day after six people were killed in bomb attacks in the capital Nairobi, the interior minister said on Tuesday, in a crackdown on suspected Islamist insurgents.

Kenya government sued over 2007 election sexual violence

A group of survivors of sexual violence committed after Kenya`s violence-hit 2007 elections took the government to court today over its alleged failure to protect them and bring the perpetrators to justice.