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Outgoing Namibian president wins $5 mln Africa leadership prize

Namibia`s outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation`s $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that had only been presented only three times before in eight years.

Four long-held Thai hostages released by Somali pirates

Somali pirates have freed four Thai nationals seized from a fishing vessel at sea in 2010, ending the longest-running hostage drama in the Horn of Africa state, the United Nations said on Friday.

Kenya court cuts clauses of tough anti-terrorism laws

Kenya's Constitutional Court has threw out some sections of a controversial national security law, but the government welcomed a ruling that leaves the "vast majority" in place.

Nigerian army arrest terrorists disguising as women

Nigeria`s military Monday said some terrorists disguising as women have been arrested following a thorough cordon and search in Baga town in the northeastern state of Borno, Xinhua news agency reported.

Court grants interim protection from arrest to RK Pachauri

A court here Monday granted interim protection from arrest to RK Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), against whom a sexual harassment complaint has been registered by a research associate working in his office.

2.5 million on brink of famine in South Sudan: UN

Over 2.5 million South Sudanese are on the brink of famine, with the civil war likely to intensify, the United Nations said Monday as it launched a $1.8 billion aid appeal.

Kenyan MP gunned down in capital

A prominent Kenyan MP was shot dead along with two bodyguards and a driver in the centre of the capital Nairobi in the early hours of Saturday, police and medics said.

Over 38,000 Somali children facing starvation: UN

Over 38,000 Somali children are at "high risk" from dying from starvation despite hunger levels improving by almost a third across the war-torn nation, UN experts said Thursday.

176 dead, 200,000 displaced in Malawi floods

At least 176 people have died and 200,000 more have fled their homes because of the floods which have swept through Malawi in recent weeks, media reported citing a government report released Thursday.

Witchdoctor `truth potion` kills Kenyan school driver

 A Kenyan school bus driver died after drinking a potion brewed by a "witchdoctor" to prove he had not stolen books, sparking angry protests from villagers, a report said Tuesday.

Kenya police tear-gas children in playground protest

Kenyan police fired tear gas at children as young as eight protesting on Monday against the seizure of their school playground by a property developer.

Five suspected Al-Shabaab militants killed in Kenya

Kenyan soldiers Wednesday killed five suspected members of Al-Shabaab in the coastal town of Lamu near the Kenya-Somalia border, military officials said.

Kenyan corpse not missing ICC witness: Police

A decomposed body found in a Kenyan river is not, as previously suspected, a man linked to the International Criminal Court`s case against Kenya`s Vice President William Ruto, police said Wednesday.

Alleged Kenya poaching boss denied bail

A court in Kenya on Friday denied bail to a suspected ivory trafficking ringleader, after the prosecution argued his release would be a major blow to the fight against rampant poaching.

Two die after another building collapses in Kenya

Kenya's president ordered an audit of all buildings in the capital on Monday after an eight-story residential building collapsed, killing at least two people in the city's second deadly collapse in a month caused by bad construction, officials said.

At least two dead in Nairobi building collapse

At least two people were killed and several others were injured on Sunday when a six-storey residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials said.

At least one dead in Nairobi high-rise building collapse

 At least one person was killed and several others were injured on Sunday when a six-storey residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials said.

Five attackers dead at AU Somalia base: Official

An African Union Mission in Somalia spokesman says five militants have died after attacking the AU base in the capital, Mogadishu.

Six die in Nairobi building collapse

Six people died and 11 were injured in a central Nairobi building collapse, with fears that the toll could rise as crews continued to dig through the rubble, officials said on Thursday.

Kenya's David Rudisha supports Sebastian Coe bid for IAAF presidency in 2015
Kenya's David Rudisha supports Sebastian Coe bid for IAAF presidency in 2015

Kenya's Olympic 800 metre champion David Rudisha has supported British athletics great Sebastian Coe's bid for International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) presidency.