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Witnesses: Ethiopian military airstrikes hit Tigray capital

Oct. 18, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian military airstrikes hit the capital of the country’s Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said Monday, returning the war abruptly to the city of Mekele after several months of peace. The airstrikes came days after a...

'God have mercy': Tigray residents describe life under siege

Oct. 16, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As food and the means to buy it dwindled in a city under siege, the young mother felt she could do no more. She killed herself, unable to feed her children. In a Catholic church across town, flour and oil to make communion wafers will soon run out....

Biden discusses 'transparency' with Kenya president

Oct. 14, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta discussed financial transparency during their White House meeting Thursday, as the East African leader faces scrutiny over revelations that he and his family stashed millions of dollars in hidden offshore accounts. ...

UN told failure to deal with diversity is root cause of wars

Oct. 12, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One by one, South Africa’s former president listed African countries Tuesday where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. ...

Biden to meet Kenya president as war roils nearby Ethiopia

Oct. 12, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to hold his first one-on-one, in-person talks as president with an African leader on Thursday, hosting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as war and a humanitarian crisis roil neighboring Ethiopia, according to the White House. ...

Biden to hold first bilateral talks as president with African leader, meeting Kenyan leader as war roils nearby Ethiopia

Oct. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden to hold first bilateral talks as president with African leader, meeting Kenyan leader as war roils nearby Ethiopia.

Tigray forces say Ethiopia has launched a major offensive

Oct. 11, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tigray forces say Ethiopia’s government has launched its threatened major military offensive against them in an attempt to end a nearly year-old war. A statement from the Tigray external affairs office alleged that hundreds of thousands of...

Seifu Tura Abdiwak wins 2021 Chicago Marathon

Oct. 10, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Seifu Tura Abdiwak of Ethiopia and Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya won Sunday in the return of the Chicago Marathon, which was scrapped last year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Abdiwak, who placed sixth in the Chicago race in 2019, finished in 2 hours, 6...

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

Oct. 08, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder. Ressa and...

Ethiopia airs claims about UN officials; UN seeks documents

Oct. 06, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Days after kicking out seven U.N. officials, Ethiopia accused them without providing evidence Wednesday of inflating the magnitude of humanitarian crisis and taking sides in the war in its Tigray region, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pressed the...