Fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been simmering for decades as more than 120 groups fight for power, land and valuable mineral resources — while others try to defend their communities.
M23 rebel group must withdraw from its occupied territories in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo or face intervention by regional forces, leaders of five African countries warn.
Fresh talks are taking place in the backdrop of heavy fighting between M23 rebels and government forces, which have led to unprecedented civilian displacement in the region.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame agrees to assist Kenya's ex-leader Uhuru Kenyatta in urging M23 rebels to drop weapons and withdraw from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Planes carrying about 100 Kenyan troops touched down in Goma after Kenya's parliament approved the deployment of over 900 troops to the DRC as part of a joint military force from the East African Community.
William Ruto, who once sold chickens on the roadside, now faces a daunting task to steer a polarised country gripped by a cost-of-living crisis and punishing drought.
Veteran politician Raila Odinga has until 1100 GMT on Monday to file a petition at the Supreme Court against last week's presidential election that declared Deputy President William Ruto the winner.
President-elect William Ruto has assured Kenyans that "we don't have the luxury of wasting time" as he forges ahead with forming his administration.
Kenyan police fire tear gas at angry demonstrators who allege vote-rigging after Deputy President William Ruto was declared the winner of the country's presidential election.
Ruto scored 51.25 percent of the vote, reversing earlier gains for Odinga, who had 48.09 percent, according to figures from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Kenya goes to the polls on Tuesday in a closely fought race to elect the fifth president since independence from Britain six decades ago. Here are some key facts about the vote.
Seven-member East African bloc holds talks in Nairobi on an upsurge of violence in the volatile eastern region of Democratic Republic of Congo that has ensnared neighbouring countries.
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