Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said the pardoning of  dissident politicians was intended to “foster national reconciliation”. File photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Ethiopia will release and pardon dissident politicians jailed on criminal charges, its prime minister said on Wednesday – an unexpected shift in stanc(...)

According to Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Centre the attack happened around 30kms from the town of Mandera, marked on the map with the red dot. Image: Google maps

Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early today in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.It was not immediately clear w(...)