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Maggie Fick

Kenyan workers say they warned Unilever before attacks in post-2007 vote violence

Sep 28 2018

NAIROBI A group of Kenyan tea plantation workers have written to the chief executive of Unilever saying they had warned the firm's local managers they would be caught up in ethnic violence after a disputed election in 2007, before being hunted and attacked.

RPT-Trains delayed: Ethiopia debt woes curtail China funding

Sep 01 2018

ADDIS ABABA/BEIJING, Sept 1 Ethiopia has been lauded by experts from China's ruling Communist Party as a "model country" in Beijing's $126 billion Belt and Road initiative to build rail, road and sea links tying China to Eurasia and Africa.

Trains delayed: Ethiopia debt woes curtail China funding

Sep 01 2018

ADDIS ABABA/BEIJING Ethiopia has been lauded by experts from China's ruling Communist Party as a "model country" in Beijing's $126 billion Belt and Road initiative to build rail, road and sea links tying China to Eurasia and Africa.

'Ghetto President' shakes up Ugandan politics

Aug 29 2018

NAIROBIThe arrest this month of a 35-year-old legislator who calls himself "Ghetto President" has sparked fierce street protests in Uganda. Musician-turned-MP Robert Kyagulanyi represents a new challenge to President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986.

Rights of detained Ugandan lawmaker 'blatantly violated' says report

Aug 24 2018

NAIROBI A popular Ugandan musician-turned-legislator arraigned on treason charges had breathing problems and was left partially paralyzed after beatings in detention, lawmakers who visited him said on Friday.

Demolitions to protect river spark rows in Kenyan capital

Aug 17 2018

NAIROBI For decades the Nairobi River has been besieged by the construction of buildings teetering perilously over its banks, bringing pollution, blockages and floods to the waterway that runs through the capital.

As forgiveness sweeps Ethiopia, some wonder about justice

Aug 14 2018

NAIROBI Ethiopia has released thousands of prisoners as a new prime minister reverses decades of security abuses. No-one knows how many were tortured.

UAE plans oil pipeline from Ethiopia to Eritrea in latest Horn of Africa move

Aug 10 2018

NAIROBI The United Arab Emirates plans to build an oil pipeline connecting Eritrea and Ethiopia, the latest sign of the Gulf state's increasing involvement in the Horn of Africa.

In peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UAE lends a helping hand

Aug 08 2018

ADDIS ABABA/DUBAI When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough.

Internet in eastern Ethiopia shut down after regional violence

Aug 08 2018

NAIROBI/ADDIS ABABA Authorities have shut off Internet access in eastern Ethiopia amid an outbreak of violence there, residents said on Wednesday, a sign of the challenges facing reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in containing ethnic tensions in parts of the country.

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Turkey, U.S. vow to get to bottom of Khashoggi killing

Turkey and the United States vowed on Tuesday to get to the bottom of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi and punish those responsible, after Saudi Arabia admitted that the prominent journalist died during a Saudi security operation in Istanbul.