Nathan Mutei, a Kenyan man, is jailed for 17 years in Tanzania after being convicted of attempting to sell an albino man; the prized albino is escorted back to Kenya under armed guard.
The International Court of Justice rules in favor of Somalia in its dispute with Kenya over a maritime border rich in gas and oil. Kenya labels the case as "biased" and says that it does not recognize the ruling.
A forum for the promotion of LGBT rights is hosted in Kigali, Rwanda, in order to address minority rights. At the forum, a Rwandan man describes being assaulted by family members when he came out as gay. The forum also documented and urged the governments of Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya to decriminalize homosexuality and protect the minority.
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurs in northern Tanzania, near Lake Victoria, killing at least 13 people and injuring 200 others. Tanzanian authorities report significant damage in the town of Bukoba. The governments of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda report tremors.
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani is convicted on one count of conspiracy in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for his role in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya.
Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda sign an agreement to seek more water from the Nile, a move opposed by Egypt and Sudan. Kenya issues a support statement. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-africa-8682387.stm (BBC)] [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-africa-2010-05-201051412498188812.html (Al Jazeera)] [http:--www.iol.co.za-index.php?from=rss_Science&set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=nw20100514163441835C508599 (IOL)]date=August 2019 [http:--www.miamiherald.com-2010-05-14-1629403-upriver-nile-countries-sign-compact.html ("The Miami Herald")]date=August 2019