East Africa

The Chagos Islands, Africa's last remaining British colony, is still under control of the United Kingdom despite orders from the United Nations for Britain to recognize its sovereignty.

Kenya has hosted the world’s first albino beauty pageant to help combat the persecution albinos face in many East African nations including Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Malawi. In certain African nations, albino people face persecution and even death from communities who fear them.

In the last few years, Uganda has come under almost-universal condemnation the world over for its Anti-Homosexuality Act (PDF), or its “Kill the Gays bill,” which initially called for the death penalty against LGBTQ people in the Eastern African country. This weekend, the bill’s original sponsor said he was going to reintroduce the law, which […]

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of people, more than half of them children, died needlessly and millions of dollars were wasted because the international community did not respond to early warnings of an impending famine in East Africa, aid agencies said Wednesday, even as they warned of a new hunger crisis in West Africa. SEE […]