Kenya on Wednesday launched construction of a $1.5bn-railway project that will connect the capital to the Rift Valley town of Naivasha, the country's presidency said.
East & Horn Africa
- Thursday, 20 October 2016 08:52
- Wednesday, 19 October 2016 15:02
A suicide car bomb and gun attack in the Somali town of Afgoye on Tuesday killed 11 people, including government employees, an official said, raising the initial death toll from four.
- Saturday, 08 October 2016 12:18
Protesters in Ethiopia damaged almost a dozen mostly foreign-owned factories and flower farms and destroyed scores of vehicles this week, adding economic casualties to a rising death toll in a wave of unrest over land grabs and rights.
- Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:35
- Mark Anderson
When Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a bill that caps commercial banks’ lending rates at 4% above the central bank’s benchmark rate on 24 August, Kenyans reacted with jubilation. “Families are among thousands of borrowers who can now smile back to the bank,” wrote the Daily Nation, a Kenyan newspaper.
- Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:34
Sudan's government has killed up to 250 people with chemical weapons in Darfur, say Amnesty International, with children bearing the brunt of the attacks.