Kenya’s public university lecturers have ended a strike over low pay after reaching an agreement with authorities, a union official said, allowing classes to resume after being suspended since early March. Strikes by public workers in the East African country have become more frequent in recent years, often over lowRead More →

The United States will review assistance programs to South Sudan, the White House said on Tuesday, citing frustration with the lack of progress in reaching a peace agreement to end the violence in the country. “We are deeply frustrated with the lack of progress toward an agreement, and we mustRead More →

A dam burst in a Kenyan town after weeks of heavy rain, causing “huge destruction” and deaths, a government official said on Thursday. The burst happened in Solai, Nakuru county, 190 km (120 miles) northwest of the capital, Nairobi, late on Wednesday. “The water has caused huge destruction of bothRead More →

In the rainy season, water used to pour into Dativa Nyiramajyambere’s house on a cheap plot of land in the Kigali suburb of Rugenge. Outside her home, a half-metre-wide hole in the pavement gathered rubbish. But in 2009, Kigali’s leaders decided to start demolishing slums in the capital’s poor suburbsRead More →