A former British army officer has been shot dead in Kenya, police in the country have said.

According to BBC Tristen Voorspuy was killed by pastoral herders on Sunday in Laikipia while inspecting some of his lodges, a local police official told associated press. It follows a pattern of traditional herdsmen invading ranches in the area to seize pasture amid an ongoing drought. Mr. Voorspuy was the founder of luxury safari company […]

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SOMALIA DROUGHT CLAIMS DOZENS OF LIVES

Somalia’s Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Haire, says 110 people have died from hunger in a single region in he past 48 hours amid a severe drought. The figure for the South-Western Bay region is the first official death toll announced during the crisis. The full impact of the drought on the country is still unknown. […]

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TANZANIA REFUGEE CAMPS ‘OVERSTRETCHED’

A health crisis is looming in Tanzania’s refugee camps following an increase of refugees arriving in the country, medical charity MSF has said. Some 290,000 refugees, over three-quarters of them from Burundi, are crammed into three overstretched camps – Nyarugusu, Mtendeli and Nduta – MSF says. Nduta camp which was set up to relieve pressures […]

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42 ARRESTED IN SOUTH AFRICA IN CONNECTION WITH THE RECENT XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

Police have arrested 42 suspects since the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in Tshwane, Gauteng Provincial Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange said on Thursday. Of the 42 arrested, 27 were undocumented foreign nationals. One person was arrested for carrying an illegal firearm, while another 14 were arrested for possession of drugs or dealing […]

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Nigeria’s foreign minister on Wednesday condemned recent attacks on Nigerians in South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria.

Homes and Shops of Nigerians have been targeted and looted in Pretoria west in recent days. Buildings with Nigerian businesses have been burned in Johannesburg’s Rosettenville suburbs in the past few weeks. Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said his ministry had summoned the South African ambassador to discuss the matter. The incident is the latest […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN COURT BLOCKS ICC PULL-OUT

South Africa’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled “unconstitutional and invalid by the High Court. South Africa notified the UN of its intention to leave last October, saying the ICC pursued “regime Change”. The court ruled in favour of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), which argued that the government […]

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