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South Sudan on brink of new famine

Aid workers hope that with massive effort a humanitarian disaster can be avoided

Pope Francis embarks on first Africa trip

The pope was scheduled to visit Kenya, Uganda and CAR during his first trip to Africa, one plagued by security fears and potential rain disruptions.

Kenyan unions warn civil servants to leave amid ‘danger’ of attacks

Kenyan teachers' union leader, Wilson Sossion, says that the lives of Kenyan civil servants are "clearly in danger" from insurgent attacks.

Kenya massacres raise spectre of ethnic violence

Massacres on the Kenyan coast have once again brought political rivalries to the fore.

Vanishing ice warning for ‘Mountains of the Moon’

Ice on the Rwenzori mountain range is melting at "disturbing" rates, and within two decades Africa's equatorial peaks will be bare rock.

Kenya’s defeated prime minister prepares vote challenge

Outgoing Prime Minister Raila Odinga, defeated in Kenya's presidential polls by Uhuru Kenyatta, is preparing his Supreme Court appeal alleging fraud.

Kenya on knife’s edge as Kenyatta narrowly wins presidency

Provisional results have shown Uhuru Kenyatta has won Kenya's election, but Raila Odinga has refused to concede, raising tensions following the poll.

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