Catherine Wambua-Soi

Catherine Wambua-Soi

"Catherine Wambua-Soi is Al Jazeera's East and Central Africa producer. She covers Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, DR Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Central African Republic, Burundi, Tanzania, and Uganda. She has worked for Al Jazeera since 2008 and covered major stories in the region including Somalia's elections and the recent assasination bid of the Somali president. She has covered the ongoing conflict between M23 rebels and the government in Eastern Democratic republic of Congo as well as South Sudan's independence and the conflict between rebels and the government in Sudan's Blue Nile region."

News

Kenya blood supplies run dry as funding withdrawn

Blood banks at Kenya's public hospitals are dangerously understocked, forcing many patients to ask for donations themselves.

Kenya blood supplies run dry as funding withdrawn

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo Ebola: Officials hope country cleared in few months

Cases in DR Congo drop, but unstable security situation in Beni threatens containment of the disease.

DR Congo Ebola: Officials hope country cleared in few months

Democratic Republic of the Congo

ADF rebels cleared from last stronghold in Beni: DR Congo army

Fighters pushed back from bases in North Kivu province four months after military operation began.

ADF rebels cleared from last stronghold in Beni: DR Congo army

News

DR Congo: Rebels pushed from last stronghold in Beni, army says

The ADF was formed in western Uganda in the 1990s with the aim of creating an Islamic state.

DR Congo: Rebels pushed from last stronghold in Beni, army says

Burkina Faso

The further north, the more dangerous it is: On the Burkina Faso front line

Authorities struggle to tackle a worsening security situation that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

The further north, the more dangerous it is: On the Burkina Faso front line

Africa

On the road with refugees fleeing DRC violence for Uganda

Thousands of Congolese refugees, including unaccompanied children, have arrived at camps in western Uganda.

On the road with refugees fleeing DRC violence for Uganda

Human Rights

Rights groups want to end Tanzania's school ban on young mothers

Tanzanian President John Magufuli banned teenage mothers from returning to public schools in a decree.

Rights groups want to end Tanzania's school ban on young mothers

Africa

Q&A: What is DRC President Joseph Kabila's legacy?

After 17 years in power, President Joseph Kabila is stepping aside - but what sort of a country is he leaving behind?

Q&A: What is DRC President Joseph Kabila's legacy?

Africa

Burundi's high-stakes referendum

Opposition groups say if presidential term limits are extended, it will reverse gains made under the peace deal that ended country's civil war.

Burundi's high-stakes referendum

Africa

North Kivu: Civilians bear the brunt of fresh fighting

Civilians have been forced to flee their homes, adding to the tens of thousands already living in IDP camps.

North Kivu: Civilians bear the brunt of fresh fighting

Gabon

Gabon election: Jean Ping pleads with judges over vote

Opposition leader Ping says judges must choose between stability and instability when weighing call to nullify result.

Gabon election: Jean Ping pleads with judges over vote

Human Rights

African Union peacekeepers accused of executions in CAR

Bodies of 12 people, including a pregnant woman, found more than a year after their disappearance in Boali town.

African Union peacekeepers accused of executions in CAR