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Katharine Houreld

Four Burundian journalists charged with undermining state security

26 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Four Burundian journalists arrested this week were charged on Saturday with undermining state security, an editor at their newspaper tweeted, as Burundi's government clamps down on journalists and human rights groups ahead of elections in 2020.

Somali commandos, U.S. air strike repel Islamist insurgent attack

01 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Cameras picked up the two white trucks carrying bombs and fighters through the bush towards Somalia's most secure military base, home to U.S. special forces, foreign trainers and the Somali special forces they mentor.

Iranian held by Somali pirates since 2015 freed

22 Sep 2019

NAIROBI An Iranian sailor held hostage by Somali pirates was dying of malnutrition, a former British army officer who helped negotiate his release told Reuters on Sunday. Three other Iranian hostages remain in Somalia.

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, worldwide protest demands climate action

21 Sep 2019

Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. | Video

If marathons weren't hard enough already: strap a tree to your back

16 Sep 2019

NAIROBI This Sunday in South Africa, an accountant, an entrepreneur and a boxing executive are among 20 friends running the Cape Town marathon - with saplings strapped to their backs. | Video

Families press for memorial at Ethiopian Airlines crash site

06 Sep 2019

NAIROBI Four months after his younger sister Samya died in an Ethiopian Airlines crash with 156 others, Adnaan Stumo sifted soil through his fingers at the site where the plane came down.

Crime fighting duo seeks Kenya's first top-level graft conviction

26 Jul 2019

NAIROBI Noordin Haji, head of public prosecutions in Kenya, is the urbane son of one of the country's most prominent families. George Kinoti, born in the slums, rose from burly beat cop to head the powerful police investigation department. | Video

Crime fighting duo seeks Kenya's first top-level graft conviction

26 Jul 2019

* Friendship at the top means more teamwork between police and prosecutors

Mogadishu mayor, once a London councillor, wounded in a blast

25 Jul 2019

MOGADISHU/NAIROBI The mayor of Mogadishu had fled Somalia for Britain as a refugee and earned a master's degree, citizenship and years of experience as a councillor in London before deciding to return home to help rebuild his war-torn country.

Kenyan finance minister denies corruption charges, given bail

23 Jul 2019

NAIROBI Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges over the award of two dam tenders, in an unprecedented legal move against a sitting minister in a country notorious for graft.

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