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South Sudan to send 750 troops for regional force in Congo

Dec. 05, 2022 08:23 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s military says more than 700 personnel will travel to eastern Congo to join a new regional force in trying to calm the latest deadly insecurity there. The spokesman for South Sudan’s military, Maj. Gen. Lul Ruai Koang, told The Associated...

Talks begin on disarmament of rebel groups in eastern Congo

Nov. 28, 2022 09:56 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The third round of Congo peace talks facilitated by the East Africa regional bloc opened in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Monday with a plan to discuss reforms that will facilitate disarmament of rebel groups. Kenyan President William Ruto and Burundi’s...

Kenya's president dismisses suggestions of unlimited terms

Nov. 16, 2022 07:25 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President William Ruto urged lawmakers not to remove presidential terms limits from the country's constitution, dismissing comments by a legislator that there should be no such limits on a capable leader. Kenya's constitution says a president can only...

Kenya sends 1st batch of troops to rebel-hit eastern Congo

Nov. 12, 2022 07:54 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan troops deployed under the banner of a regional bloc arrived Saturday in troubled eastern Congo, where government forces are battling a violent rebel group that now controls some territory. The troops are part of up to 903 Kenyan soldiers who eventually...

Kenya to spend $37 million on sending forces to Congo

Nov. 10, 2022 05:32 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s parliament has approved the deployment of nearly 1,000 troops for a new regional force in eastern Congo amid questions about the $37 million cost for the first six months of the mission. A parliament committee report says the money will be spent on...

Kenyans to enter South Africa visa-free from January

Nov. 09, 2022 09:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The presidents of South Africa and Kenya said Wednesday they have resolved a long-standing visa dispute and Kenyans will be able to visit South Africa visa-free for up to 90 days in a calendar year. South Africans already get free visas on arrival in Kenya,...

Live updates | Climate Summit

Nov. 07, 2022 16:08 PM EST

The Latest on COP27, this year's annual UN summit on climate change. SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — French President Emmanuel Macron said he discussed human rights with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and hoped to soon get “results” in the form of a release of political...

Kenya deploys hundreds to regional force in eastern Congo

Nov. 02, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Kenya's president said Wednesday that his country is sending more than 900 military personnel to eastern Congo to join a new regional force tasked with trying to calm deadly tensions fueled by armed groups. Kenyan President William Ruto called the mission...

Spanish PM urges global climate action for African continent

Oct. 27, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called on global leaders to prioritize solutions to the climate change crisis threatening food security in African countries and the effects on the continent of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. During an...

Pakistan brings home body of journalist killed in Kenya

Oct. 25, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A plane carrying the body of an outspoken Pakistani journalist who was shot and killed by Nairobi police while living in hiding in Kenya touched down at an airport in Islamabad just after midnight Wednesday, officials said. Arshad Sharif was killed Sunday night...