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Kipruto, Cheruiyots left out of Kenya Olympic team

Jun. 19, 2021 12:33 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Olympic steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto and world 1,500-meter titleholder Timothy Cheruiyot missed out on Kenya's provisional team for the Tokyo Games as the national trials ended on Saturday. Kipruto, who is also a two-time world champion,...

EU envoy: Ethiopian leadership vowed to 'wipe out' Tigrayans

Jun. 18, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s leaders in closed-door talks with a European Union special envoy earlier this year said “they are going to wipe out the Tigrayans for 100 years,” the envoy said this week, warning that such an aim “looks for us like ethnic cleansing.” ...

EU envoy says Ethiopia’s leaders told him that 'they are going to wipe out the Tigrayans,' but Ethiopia denies it

Jun. 18, 2021 09:16 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — EU envoy says Ethiopia’s leaders told him that 'they are going to wipe out the Tigrayans,' but Ethiopia denies it.

Ethiopia urges Tigray rights inquiry to 'immediately cease'

Jun. 17, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s government is urging an African Union body to “immediately cease” a new commission of inquiry into allegations of abuses in the country’s Tigray region, where months of deadly conflict have led to warnings of famine and “ethnic cleansing.” ...

Born in Kenya refugee camp, grad is bound for NC State

Jun. 05, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On the surface, Faduma Osman can seem like a typical American teenager. Her favorite musical artists are people many grown-ups have never heard of, including Polo G, and Olivia Rodrigo, and Jack Harlow. She drives a 2015...

Family of American killed in Kenya wants separate probe

May. 29, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

NAIROBI (AP) — The family of an American investor of Somali origin whose body was found with torture wounds days after he went missing in Nairobi wants Kenya's director of public prosecutions to run a separate investigation from one being done by police. In a letter...

Kenya's president names country's first female chief justice

May. 19, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Court of Appeal Judge Martha Koome as the East African country's first woman chief justice and head of the judiciary. The announcement was made Wednesday in a special Gazette Notice — an official...

Seven Kenyan soldiers killed in jihadi ambush in Lamu county

May. 19, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan police official says that seven soldiers have been killed and one is missing in Lamu county after a bomb and ambush by Islamic extremist al-Shabab rebels from neighboring Somalia. The attack happened just days before President Uhuru...

Tanzania experts suggest overhaul of COVID-19 denial policy

May. 17, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A special committee of health experts formed by Tanzania's new president on Monday recommended an overhaul of the country's approach to COVID-19, which until lately was to deny its existence. Soon after being sworn into office in March, President...

Ethiopia again delays national election amid deadly tensions

May. 15, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia has again delayed its national election after some opposition parties said they wouldn’t take part and as conflict in the country’s Tigray region means no vote is being held there, further complicating Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's efforts to centralize...