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Xan Rice

Xan Rice

    Somalia 'invasion' rattles Islamists
    Somalia 'invasion' rattles Islamists
    Somali Islamist rebels warned they would bring the "flames of war" to Nairobi after Kenyan forces mounted a cross-border land and air assault over...
    Swedish journalists on trial for terrorism in Ethiopia
    Swedish journalists on trial for terrorism in Ethiopia
    Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia after being arrested during a battle between government troops and rebels will go on...
    Early warning drowned in policy stasis
    Early warning drowned in policy stasis
    Kenya is not a lush country. Rain falls steadily and often heavily in Mombasa, Nairobi and Kisumu, the three main cities and the best known to...
    Libyans fear the scorpion sting of Gaddafi's informers
    Libyans fear the scorpion sting of Gaddafi's informers
    Locals call them pimps or snitches. They wear plain clothes, drive unmarked cars and are as numerous as scorpions in the Libyan desert, only more...
    Ugandans pay price for protest
    Ugandans pay price for protest
    Ugandan police have arrested the country's two main opposition leaders after they attempted to lead a protest over rising prices.
    Far from home, Chinese investors find rewards
    Far from home, Chinese investors find rewards
    In December 1999, a 24-year-old Chinese man called Zhang Hao left behind the freezing winter of his native Shenyang province to fly to Uganda....
    Kato's killing 'not related to gay rights'
    Kato's killing 'not related to gay rights'
    Police in Uganda have arrested a man for the murder of activist David Kato, saying the killing was not related to his campaign for gay rights.
    South Sudanese vote en masse for secession
    South Sudanese vote en masse for secession
    Nearly 99% of Southern Sudanese voters chose secession in last month's independence referendum, clearing the way for Sudan to split in two.
    After decades of war, a new nation is born
    After decades of war, a new nation is born
    The sound of gunshots and galloping hooves travelled far through the night. Amel leapt to her feet and ran out of her hut. Her three children...
    'Wikiplane' a flight of fancy
    'Wikiplane' a flight of fancy
    Some aviation enthusiasts visit air shows. Others build model planes. Gabriel Nderitu has loftier ambitions.
    Côte d'Ivoire poll dispute triggers military standoff
    Côte d'Ivoire poll dispute triggers military standoff
    A standoff developed this week in Côte d'Ivoire after troops loyal to President Laurent Gbagbo sealed off the routes around a hotel housing his...
    Rwanda govt critics live in fear as election approaches
    Rwanda govt critics live in fear as election approaches
    Paul Kagame's Rwandan Patriotic Front has won much credit for rebuilding the country after the 1994 genocide, but political violence and suppression continue...