Catherine Soi

Catherine Soi

Africa

DRC opposition party endorses Bemba as presidential candidate

The Movement for the Liberation of Congo has nominated Jean Pierre Bemba as their presidential candidate, adding more uncertainty to the already-tense upcoming elections.

DRC opposition party endorses Bemba as presidential candidate

Africa

Kenya burst dam: Dam owner charged with manslaughter

The owner and a director of a dam that collapsed in Kenya, killing 47 people, have been charged.

Kenya burst dam: Dam owner charged with manslaughter

Weather

Thousands of Kenyans still displaced two months after floods

Even in areas no longer submerged, fear of waterborne diseases and more flooding during the upcoming short rains are keeping thousands of displaced Kenyans in crowded camps.

Thousands of Kenyans still displaced two months after floods

Africa

Maize corruption scandal angers Kenya farmers

Kenya farmers accuse government officials of buying millions of dollars worth of crops from Uganda and Mexico, leaving domestic producers unable to sell their harvest.

Maize corruption scandal angers Kenya farmers

Africa

Kenyan medic loses appeal to block deployment of Cuban doctors

Kenyan union complains of unemployment crisis as about 100 doctors from Cuba deployed across the country.

Kenyan medic loses appeal to block deployment of Cuban doctors

Africa

Kenya launches scheme to export crude oil

In an unprecedented bid to capiltalise on the country's reserves, the first convoy of trucks set off from the northwestern Turkana region to the coast.

Kenya launches scheme to export crude oil

Africa

Kenyans protest over $90m missing from National Youth Service

Dozens linked to government agency set up to help young people are under investigation.

Kenyans protest over $90m missing from National Youth Service

Africa

Burundi accused of widespread rights abuses before referendum

Hundreds of people have been killed and arrested since protests began, and a coup was attempted against President Nkurunziza in 2015.

Burundi accused of widespread rights abuses before referendum

Africa

Burundi attack: Funerals held for victims ahead of referendum

Timing of referendum aimed at making sure that its president stays in power beyond present constitutional limits has come under criticism by human rights groups.

Burundi attack: Funerals held for victims ahead of referendum

Africa

EU forces training CAR soldiers to rebuild army

As part of an international effort to stabilise the country, forces from the European Union have been training soldiers in the Central African Republic in an attempt to rebuild the national army.

EU forces training CAR soldiers to rebuild army

Education

CAR conflict: One in three children missing out on education

UNICEF says a third of children are missing out on an education because of the fighting between armed groups. Many schools have been destroyed or are being used as camps for people who have escaped the violence.

CAR conflict: One in three children missing out on education

Central African Republic

Central African Republic: Half the population needs aid

Thousands of people in CAR have had to flee their homes, and now half of the country is in urgent need of aid.

Central African Republic: Half the population needs aid