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'Total bloodbath': Witnesses describe Ethiopia ethnic attack

Jun. 25, 2022 03:49 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The heavily armed men appeared around the small farming village in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, frightening residents already on edge after recent clashes between government troops and rebels. “The militants assured us that they will not touch us. They said...

US abortion ruling sparks global debate, polarizes activists

Jun. 24, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States on Friday emboldened abortion opponents around the world, while advocates for abortion rights worried it could threaten recent moves toward legalization in their countries. The U.S....

Tanzania's Masaai demand Indigenous rights in UN framework

Jun. 23, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's Maasai people, resisting government pressure to leave their ancestral homes in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, have presented their demands for Indigenous land rights to negotiators in Nairobi finalizing the proposed U.N. global biodiversity framework. ...

Africa 'taken hostage' by Russia's invasion, Zelenskyy says

Jun. 21, 2022 04:54 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — “Africa is actually taken hostage” in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine amid catastrophically rising food prices, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the African Union continental body during a closed-door address on Monday. It took weeks of requests...

East African leaders send regional force to eastern Congo

Jun. 20, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — East Africa’s leaders have responded to the threat of war between Rwanda and Congo by instructing a new regional force to deploy in eastern Congo and ordering an immediate cease-fire. A statement after the leaders’ meeting in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi,...

China's 1st Horn of Africa envoy offers to mediate in region

Jun. 20, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — China’s first special envoy to the Horn of Africa on Monday offered to mediate in disputes in the region as Beijing seeks to strengthen its influence and protect its investments from conflict. “I myself am ready to provide mediation efforts for the...

Witnesses say more than 200 killed in Ethiopia ethnic attack

Jun. 19, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses in Ethiopia said Sunday that more than 200 people, mostly ethnic Amhara, have been killed in an attack in the country’s Oromia region and are blaming a rebel group, which denies it. It is one of the deadliest such attacks in recent memory as ethnic...

Witnesses say more than 200 killed in attack on ethnic Amhara in Ethiopia's Oromia region, with rebel group blamed

Jun. 19, 2022 13:14 PM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses say more than 200 killed in attack on ethnic Amhara in Ethiopia's Oromia region, with rebel group blamed.

Tanzania accused of violence on Maasai protesting eviction

Jun. 17, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s government has been accused of using violence against Maasai herders protesting efforts to evict them from one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, in the latest friction between those who see certain African landscapes as a lucrative playground...

EXPLAINER: Why Rwanda and Congo are sliding toward war again

Jun. 17, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The threat of war with neighboring Congo is simmering under the tidy surface of Rwanda’s capital as the East African nation hosts the British prime minister and other world leaders next week for the Commonwealth summit. Decades-old tensions between Rwanda,...