Last Updated: September 27, 2013, 10:18 am


Somalia 'New Deal': EU pledge at Brussels conference
Donors have pledged 1.8bn euros ($2.4bn; 1.5bn) at a conference in Brussels to help Somalia end more than two decades of conflict.

Foreign experts join Kenya forensic hunt
Kenya's investigation into a bloody siege by Islamist militants in Nairobi has been joined by experts from the US, UK, Germany, Canada and Interpol.

Nairobi attack: Kenya mourns Westgate siege victims
Kenya has begun three days of national mourning following the end of the four-day siege by Islamist militants on Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre.

Kenya shopping centre siege 'over'
The four-day siege involving suspected Islamist militants at Nairobi's Westgate shopping centre is over, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta says.

Kenyan forces comb Westgate site
Security forces are combing the Nairobi shopping centre attacked by suspected al-Shabab militants, as they seek for a fourth day to secure the site.

Kenyan forces 'storm Westgate centre'
Kenyan security forces appear to have launched an assault on the Westgate shopping complex in the capital Nairobi in an attempt to break the siege there.

Scores dead in Nigeria after Boko Haram 'ambush' in Borno
At least 87 people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state, according to local officials.

Nigeria's Boko Haram unrest: Scores killed in Borno state
Nigeria's army and Boko Haram militants have engaged in a fierce gun battle in the north-eastern Borno state, reportedly leaving scores dead on either side.

ICC judge warns Kenyan bloggers
A senior International Criminal Court (ICC) judge has warned Kenyan media and bloggers not to reveal the identity of witnesses at the trial of Deputy President William Ruto.

Brotherhood spokesman Gehad al-Haddad 'held' in Egypt
Egyptian police have arrested the Muslim Brotherhood's main English-language spokesman, state media report.

Zambia postpones same-sex conduct trial
The postponement of the trial against two Zambian men charged with same-sex sexual conduct whilst they continue to languish in prison is compounding their suffering, Amnesty International has said.

Zambia president threatens to dissolve parliament
Zambia's President Michael Sata threatened to dissolve parliament and prompt fresh elections Monday, accusing ministers of failing to defend his government from opposition attacks.

Somalia: Forced evictions in Mogadishu put thousands of lives in danger
Thousands of people are being forcibly evicted from makeshift camps in Mogadishu as the government presses ahead with plans to clean up the capital, Amnesty International said in a briefing released Friday September 13.

Kenya discovers huge water source
A huge water source has been discovered in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya which could supply the country for 70 years, the government says.

Kenya's William Ruto formed an army for war, ICC hears
Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto formed an army prior to the elections in 2007 "to go to war for him", the prosecution has alleged at his trial.

Amnesty International urge Kenya to cooperate fully with ICC trials
The Kenyan authorities must cooperate fully with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ensure justice is done for the victims of the 2007-8 post-election violence, Amnesty International said today ahead of the opening in The Hague of the trial of Deputy President William Ruto and broadcaster Joshua arap Sang.

Kenya: Women MPs seek Nairobi Governor's head
An association of women MPs now wants Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to resign following claims of assaulting women representative Rachel Shebesh.

Nigerian Boko Haram and vigilantes 'in deadly clashes'
At least 18 people have died in clashes between suspected Boko Haram fighters and a vigilante group in Borno state in north-eastern Nigeria, reports say.

Anti-government protests hit Tunis
Tens of thousands of demonstrators have marched in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, calling for the resignation of the Islamist-led government.

Kenya MPs vote to withdraw from ICC
Kenyan MPs have approved a motion to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) following an emergency debate.

Kenya parliament holds emergency debate on ICC pull-out
Kenya's parliament is holding an emergency session to debate leaving the International Criminal Court (ICC).