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Somalia to Probe Evictions of Thousands of Displaced Families

NAIROBI — The Somali government responded to widespread criticism by aid agencies on Wednesday, promising to investigate reports that thousands of families fleeing drought and conflict were forcefully evicted from more than 20 informal camps.The U…

EU Suspends Kenya Water Conservation Funding After Tribesman Killed

NAIROBI — The European Union has shelved a 3.6 billion shilling ($35 million) water conservation assistance scheme to Kenya after forest guards killed a member of a community indigenous to one of the forests involved in the project.The program was…

UN: Half of Drought-Hit Somalia Needs Aid in 2018

NAIROBI, KENYA — About 6.2 million people in Somalia – half the population – need emergency aid, such as food, water and shelter, due to unprecedented drought and ongoing conflict, the United Nations said on Wednesday, appealing for $1.6 billion.T…

Minister: South Africa Ready to Fund Free University Education

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa is pushing ahead with a plan to offer free university education to students from poor households and will announce funding details in next month’s budget, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday.President Jacob Z…

Ethiopia Adoption Ban May Curb Trafficking, But Poorest Families Need Support

NAIROBI — A ban on the adoption of Ethiopian children by foreigners could curb child abuse and trafficking, but more support is needed for vulnerable families within the impoverished country, experts said on Monday.Ethiopia is one of the biggest s…

Nigeria's Buhari Vows to Punish All Those Behind Ethnic Violence

ABUJA — Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic gr…

Nigeria's Buhari Vows to Punish All Those Behind Ethnic Violence

ABUJA — Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic gr…

Nigeria's Buhari Vows to Punish All Those Behind Ethnic Violence

ABUJA — Nigeria will punish all those behind an outbreak of deadly clashes between cattle herders and farmers, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday pushing back at accusations that he failed to take action against members of his own ethnic gr…

Boko Haram 'Chibok Girls' Video a Propaganda Counter-strike, Say Analysts

LONDON — The release of a video purporting to show some of the Nigerian Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram apparently happy with their lives is a propaganda strike to show the Islamist group is unbowed, security experts said on Monday.The …

Ethiopia to Free Opposition Leader, Others Jailed for Involvement in Unrest

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopian authorities have dropped charges against a senior opposition leader and hundreds of others who had been jailed for involvement in unrest that gripped the country in 2015 and 2016, the country’s attorney general said on Mond…

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