Kenyatta holds lead on second day of tense Kenya vote count

Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces an international trial for crimes against humanity, held a steady lead as votes were tallied from Kenya's poll.

Risk of renewed violence ‘perilously high’ as Kenyan elections near

Kenyan presidential hopefuls made a final bid to woo voters Saturday on the last day of campaigning for the tightly fought March 4 elections.

Fear of new violence overshadows Kenya’s elections

Five years since bloody post-poll violence, Kenya is readying again for elections overshadowed by fresh fears of conflict.

Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, S Sudan meet

Sudan and South Sudan leaders have met as pressure grows to end long-running disputes that have brought the foes to the brink of renewed conflict.

Search for kidnapped aid workers in Somalia intensifies

Kenyan security forces are scoureing border regions with war-torn Somalia in the hunt for armed kidnappers who seized four aid workers from Dadaab.

Seeing the majesty in Somalia’s history

Funky dancing in a seaside bar, Vespa scooters on broad boulevards: the images of a lost Somalia are at odds with a place better known for war.

Kenya’s Kenyatta quits as finance minister over ICC charges

Uhuru Kenyatta has resigned as Kenya's finance minister after the International Criminal Court ruled he should stand trial for post-election violence.

South Sudan tribe vows to ‘exterminate’ rival group

Armed Lou Nuer youths have marched on Pibor, home to the rival Murle people, who they blame for cattle raiding and have vowed to exterminate.

Ruined cathedral offers refuge for drought-hit Somalis

Beneath the soaring arches of the bombed out ruins of a cathedral, families fleeing extreme drought build huts of rag and plastic for shelter.

Red tape delays UN relief to Horn of Africa

The WFP's first delivery of aid to Somalia was delayed due to bureaucratic hurdles in Kenya -- slowing relief efforts for millions hit by drought.

Khartoum militia heading south, UN says

Militiamen backed by the Sudanese government are heading south to the flashpoint town of Abyei, the United Nations says.

Sudan army accused of war crimes in Abyei

Satellite images indicate evidence of "war crimes" committed by Sudan's northern army in the contested Abyei region, a monitoring group has said.

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