Frank Nyakairu

UN’s Ban presses countries to join war crimes court

Ban Ki-moon has urged all states to sign up to the International Criminal Court and rejected criticism the body was a court for only African crimes.

Uganda rebels deny mass killings in north-east DRC

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army said on Monday a report that its members killed hundreds of villagers in the DRC late last year was fabricated.

Kenya tightens security on porous Somalia border

Kenya has increased security on its porous desert border with Somalia ahead of an expected offensive by Somali government forces.

Millions hungry as East Africa drought enters fifth year

Drought for a fifth year running is driving more than 23-million east Africans towards severe hunger and destitution, Oxfam said on Tuesday.

Hundreds killed in south Sudan tribal violence

Tribal violence in southern Sudan has killed at least 1 200 people this year, the UN's peacekeeping coordinator says.

Millions hungry as warming shifts seasons

Holding a sheep on its hind legs, a man sank a spear into its neck. Those present drank its blood and splashed the rest around the catchment area.

Thousands of Somali refugees stream into Kenya

Somalis fleeing war and hunger at home are pouring into neighbouring Kenya at an average rate of 7 000 a month, the UN said on Thursday.

UN investigator probes Kenyan killings

A UN official began investigations on Monday into alleged brutality by Kenyan security forces, including accusations of summary executions by police.

Uganda turns to mass circumcision in Aids fight

Ugandan authorities have launched a mass circumcision drive with the hope it will reduce HIV/Aids rates in the East African country.

Ugandan coffee may disappear in 30 years

Changing weather patterns in Uganda may lead to the extinction of the East African country's key export, coffee, in coming decades, Oxfam said.

Uganda rebel Kony wants more peace talks

Uganda's fugitive rebel, Joseph Kony, has broken months of silence to call for the resumption of peace talks that collapsed in April.

Uganda rebels abducting children, says rights group

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have abducted at least 100 children from neighbouring countries to use as sex slaves and porters, an international human rights group said on Monday. Peace talks between Uganda and the rebels appeared to stall last month when LRA leader Joseph Kony failed to appear at a signing ceremony.

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