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Katharine Houreld

18 Feb 2017

Two top officials in South Sudan's military courts resign, rebuke government

NAIROBI Two top officials overseeing South Sudan's military courts have resigned, saying high-level interference made it impossible to discipline soldiers accused of rape and murder amid the nation's civil war, according to letters seen by Reuters on Saturday.

18 Feb 2017

Head of South Sudan's military courts resigns, rebukes government

NAIROBI The head of South Sudan's military courts has resigned, saying high-level interference made it impossible to discipline soldiers accused of rape and murder amid the nation's civil war, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday.

17 Feb 2017

South Sudan general resigns as minister, joins rebels

NAIROBI/JUBA A South Sudanese minister has defected to the rebels, the second high-level resignation this week from the government, which is locked in a civil war that has displaced more than 3 million people.

15 Feb 2017

Kenya's opposition warns of protests if elections 'rigged'

NAIROBI Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Wednesday mass protests were possible if August elections were rigged, comments likely to scare Kenyans fearful of a repeat of the widespread violence that erupted after a disputed poll in 2007.

14 Feb 2017

Cash crunch drives South Sudan's troops and families to the edge

JUBA - Three years into a civil war and with inflation above 800 percent, South Sudan's government is struggling to pay its troops. When delayed wages finally arrive, the cash is so devalued it barely buys food for a week. 

11 Feb 2017

South Sudan general quits, cites army abuses and ethnic bias

NAIROBI A South Sudanese general has resigned, citing abuses by the security forces against civilians and what he called increasing ethnic favouritism in the military, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday.

08 Feb 2017

Kenya arrests three over UK-linked voting forms scandal

NAIROBI Kenyan investigators arrested the former chief executive of the electoral commission and two others in dawn raids on Wednesday, the latest twist of a scandal that has already led to Britain's first conviction of a company for foreign bribery.

08 Feb 2017

Kenya arrests three over UK-linked voting forms scandal

NAIROBI, Feb 8 Kenyan investigators arrested the former chief executive of the electoral commission and two others in dawn raids on Wednesday, the latest twist of a scandal that has already led to Britain's first conviction of a company for foreign bribery.

02 Feb 2017

Drought stokes battle for pastures in Kenya's northern regions

NAIROBI Armed cattle herders have been flooding onto farms and wildlife conservancies in drought-ravaged northern Kenya, leading to violence in which at least 11 people have been killed and a tourist lodge torched, residents said on Thursday.

31 Jan 2017

Kenya extradites four men to U.S. on suspicion of heroin smuggling

NEW YORK/NAIROBI Four men charged with directing a major heroin trafficking ring have been extradited to the United States from Kenya, U.S. prosecutors announced on Tuesday, in what officials say is a major blow to East Africa's cartels.

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