World / Africa


Kenya to cut spending in revised budget after tax-hike rollback

Kenya to cut spending in revised budget after tax-hike rollback

Kenya’s government plans to cut 2024-25 spending by 1.9% and widen the fiscal deficit to 3.6% of GDP in a revised budget, the treasury said, weeks after it was forced to roll back tax hikes due to mass protests. President William Ruto last week fired almost his entire cabinet and pledged to

Car bomb kills five, injures 20 outside restaurant in Somalia

Car bomb kills five, injures 20 outside restaurant in Somalia

A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Sunday night, killing five and injuring 20 as patrons were watching the final of the Euro 2024 football tournament on TV, police said, blaming Islamist insurgents. The bomb destroyed 10 cars and damaged several buildings ne

Dismembered bodies found at Kenya dump

Dismembered bodies found at Kenya dump

Police in Kenya say they found five bags filled with the dismembered remains of a number of women at a rubbish dump in the capital Nairobi on Saturday. Detectives have been scouring the site in the Mukuru slum since Friday, when the corpses of six other women were found in sacks floating in a sea

89 dead as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania coast

89 dead as migrant boat sinks off Mauritania coast

At least 89 bodies were recovered off the coast of Mauritania after a migrant boat capsized this week, the West African country's state news agency and the head of a fishing association said. The Atlantic migration route from the coast of West Africa to the Canary Islands, typically used by Africa

Kenyan activists rethink strategy after protests turn violent

Kenyan activists rethink strategy after protests turn violent

Activists behind Kenya’s anti-government protests are rethinking their strategy after demonstrations on Tuesday were marred by violence and looting that they fear could undermine the movement and its efforts to push President William Ruto to resign. The activists say the violence was the wor