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Maggie Fick

Kenyan police killings in poor Nairobi districts continue - rights group

20 Feb 2020

NAIROBI Kenyan police shot dead at least eight people in Nairobi slums in the past two months, violating laws on the use of excessive force, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, even though officials have said they are determined to end such incidents.

Lenders cheered as Kenya binged on medical equipment. Did patients get help?

14 Feb 2020

NAIROBI Kenya's health minister celebrated the delivery of a CT scanner at a large county hospital, telling journalists that sick patients could now be diagnosed locally.

Ethiopia's surveillance network crumbles, meaning less fear and less control

18 Dec 2019

DEBARK, Ethiopia - Rahmat Hussein once inspired fear and respect for the watchful eye she cast over her Ethiopian neighbourhood, keeping files on residents and recommending who should get a loan or be arrested.

Unregulated teak trade fueling South Sudanese violence: report

10 Dec 2019

NAIROBI Global consumers purchasing teak may be fueling conflict in South Sudan, a research group said on Tuesday, warning that armed groups are benefiting from an unregulated logging trade worth tens of millions of dollars.

Burundi ruling party militia forcing citizens to fund 2020 vote - rights group

06 Dec 2019

NAIROBI Burundi's ruling party youth league is forcing citizens to donate money to fund next year's election, Human Rights Watch said on Friday, as fears of abuses and renewed violence grow ahead of the vote.

Ethiopian Nobel Peace Prize winner ruffles feathers at home

11 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for ending 20 years of hostility with neighbouring Eritrea, can arouse strong reactions at home.

Ethiopian Nobel Peace Prize winner ruffles feathers at home

11 Oct 2019

NAIROBI Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, winner of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for ending 20 years of hostility with neighboring Eritrea, can arouse strong reactions at home.

Ethiopia's peacemaking prime minister emerges as a Nobel favourite

10 Oct 2019

(This removes reference to Jawar Mohammed as an informal adviser to Abiy in October 9 story.)

Kenya struggles to cope with growing number of heroin users

07 Oct 2019

KIAMBU, Kenya, Oct 7 In a discreet clinic just outside the Kenyan capital, a recovering heroin addict named Peter holds the hand of his two-year-old daughter as he drinks a dose of methadone.

UPDATE 1-Families meet with U.S. transport chief after 737 MAX crashes

10 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/ADDIS ABABA, Sept 10 Relatives of some victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao for about two hours on Tuesday, six months after the plane crashed into farmland outside the capital Addis Ababa.

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