Topic: East Africa
Only 24 percent of homes in Nairobi's slums have a bathroom, forcing many women on dangerous journeys to find a communal lavatory, according to a report from Amnesty International.
07/15/2010 05:10 pm
East Africa trade hub Kenya is on high alert after Somalia's Al Shabab Islamist group killed 76 in neighboring Uganda Sunday night. The Uganda bombings marked Al Shabab's first attack outside Somalia.
07/13/2010 11:59 am
Somali terrorist group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for Sunday's Uganda bombings. Guest blogger G. Pascal Zachary says the attack underscores the need for a new US policy on Somalia.
07/13/2010 11:21 am
The EU program to train an army to fight for Somalia's beleaguered transitional government involves 150 instructors from 14 EU countries at a cost of $6 million. It's the latest in a series of internationally funded efforts around East Africa.
06/18/2010 04:49 pm
Five critically endangered Eastern Black Rhinos were flown on cargo planes to Serengeti National Reserve in their native Tanzania, nearly half a century after their forebears were evacuated to save them from poachers.
05/21/2010 06:50 pm
Six Eastern Black Rhinos will be airlifted from South Africa to the Serengeti plains in Tanzania on Friday. They are part of an ambitious effort to double the number of rare Black Rhinos in the Serengeti.
05/20/2010 03:26 pm
Only 24 hours after Somali pirates took control of a Russian oil tanker and took 23 Russian crew members captive, a Russian warship hunted it down, stormed the vessel, and freed the crew.
05/06/2010 08:57 pm
In Pictures Unusual birds
In Pictures Somali pirates
'The African Queen' on DVD at last, Jamie Cullum's latest burst of talent on a new CD, a tale of forgiveness on Lifetime, and more.
03/22/2010 01:32 pm