Out of Rwanda
We like to tell ourselves we are better. We pride ourselves on being survivors of the fires of history. We are told we live in a country of believers. We have prayers at many occasions of state. But we also tell ourselves we are different, special, "not like other Africans, generally". Such stories we tell of ourselves, sometimes believing the tales, sometimes telling them compulsively because we have to hide from harsher, less palatable truths about ourselves.
A consultation of church leaders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi opened in Addis Ababa on 23 February 2017.
Hutu-Tutsi strife sparked the 1994 Rwanda genocide and decade-long civil war in Burundi.
Congo’s army has killed at least 16 former members of a rebel group after they re-entered the country’s east, the military’s spokesman said Thursday.
A 19-year-old Zimbabwean boy, Trymore Chibwe, has exposed a 40-year-old married woman, Memory Tete, who allegedly forces him to 10 sex sessions daily.
Congolese authorities have made a surprising U-turn after they eventually said they would carry out an investigation into video footage that appears to show elements of the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) "summarily executing civilians, including women and children."
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed former humanitarian worker, Hassan Ali Khaire as the country’s new prime minister.
Group was accused of being responsible for a series of murders, rapes and forced recruitment of children.
Dr Kizza Besigye and his political rival, President Yoweri museveni have finally agreed to have talks about their different political approaches in Uganda.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as “fireworks” in an interview marking his 93rd birthday.
This is included in the correspondence of 17 February sent to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court-ICC by the collective of lawyers defending the families of victims of crimes against humanity and other criminals in Burundi.
UN demands action as famine looms in three countries the calls for action comes day after aid agency and government officials declared famine in parts of South Sudan.
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday flatly rejected international calls to investigate a video purporting to show a massacre of unarmed men and women by DR Congo soldiers.
Facilitator Benjamin Mkapa intends to rely on the East African Community to try to unblock the situation.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was quoted as saying on Sunday that his Zanu (PF) party and the people saw no viable successor to him for general elections due in 2018.
The International Monetary Fund is backing Somalia’s plans to replace tattered currency notes that were printed before the Horn of Africa nation plunged into civil war almost three decades ago.
MOGADISHU, 20th February, 2017 — At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Ugandan will send home at least 46,000 refugees from Burundi following a request from its government. Burundian officials maintain that the country is now safe after months of civil unrest.
A life sentence for a Rwandan-born man found guilty of genocide, murder and other crimes during the 1994 ethnic massacres in the central African country was upheld Wednesday by a Swedish appellate court.
Pomp and colour marked the ceremony that saw a couple famed for their Sh100 wedding ’re-tie’ their knot in Nairobi.
A military court in the northern Somalian town of Bosaso has sentenced seven suspected al-Shabaab Islamist militants to death on Monday.
Burundi: Further crackdown on civil society unacceptable - Amnesty International’s written statement
Item 4: Amnesty International’s written statement to the 34 th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February – 24 March 2017)
The Gambia’s new government has asked the United Nations to halt the process of withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) begun by the regime of former leader Yahya Jammeh.
Secessionist group is banned by the Congolese authorities.
Minister’s trip will focus on preventing sexual violence, supporting refugees and conflict prevention in the region.
Burundi will in August host the 2017 East African Community (EAC) military games and culture events, a senior Burundian army official said Monday at the launch of the first meeting to prepare those games.
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo replaced President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud following an election late on Wednesday.
Around 330 lawmakers will choose the country’s next president at Mogadishu’s airport on Wednesday.
Somalia is to hold its presidential election on Wednesday after numerous delays, with ongoing security concerns and warnings of famine topping the agenda for the new administration.
It has been revealed that in order to keep President Donald Trump and his family safe, the secret service uses secret code word for their activities.
Political leaders from Germany and East Africa are set to attend the second German-African Economic Summit in Nairobi this week. But how friendly or cordial are Berlin’s ties with Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania?
The men were accused of spying for Somalia’s Western-backed government, the US and neighbouring Kenya.
The Annual Conference of the African Union(AU) which ended in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital Wednesday, February 1, had not only harsh words for the International Criminal Court but a disturbing message that spells imminent doom for the United Nations (UN) establishment.
President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban faced on Monday the first of several crucial legal hurdles that could determine whether he can push through the most controversial and far reaching policy of his first two weeks in office.
A 24-year-old Ugandan national was allegedly killed by a person hailing from Himachal Pradesh, in Kothanur, during the early hours of Thursday morning.
The King of Morocco, His Majesty King Mohammed VI, on Wednesday started his two-day visit to South Sudan aimed at consolidating bilateral relations and economic ties between the two countries.
It’s official: A 3-billion-year-old "lost continent" lurks beneath the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, new research confirms.
Kwoyelo faces 93 counts including murder, rape, recruitment of children as soldiers and other crimes against humanity.
Today, Heads of State from across Africa endorsed the Addis Declaration on Immunization, also known as the Ministerial Declaration on Universal Access to Immunization, a historic and timely pledge to ensure that everyone in Africa - regardless of who they are or where they live - receives the full benefits of immunization. The endorsement was issued during the 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The African Union made headlines Tuesday for purportedly agreeing to mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The reality is more complex.