Latest East Africa News

Chargers coach Lynn has busy break ahead before camp starts

Jun. 16, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn has a busy stretch ahead before the Los Angeles Chargers report to camp on July 24. While many in the NFL try to relax in the five weeks between minicamp and training camp, Lynn plans on getting his family foundation off the ground as well as open a new school in...

US diplomat wants 'credible' probe into Sudan crackdown

Jun. 15, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an "independent and credible" investigation into the Sudanese military's violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, as the ruling military council failed to announce the findings of its own investigation...

Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies

Jun. 15, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several...

11 killed, 25 hurt as explosions rock Somalia's capital

Jun. 15, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A pair of explosions rocked Somalia's capital and left 11 people dead, the country's police chief said Saturday, as the al-Qaida-linked extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility. Another 25 people were wounded, Gen. Bashir Abdi Mohamed told reporters in Mogadishu. He said...

8 killed, at least 16 wounded as explosions rock Somalia's capital

Jun. 15, 2019 10:56 AM EDT
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — 8 killed, at least 16 wounded as explosions rock Somalia's capital.

10 Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia

Jun. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 10 Kenyan police officers died after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the Somali border in a suspected extremist attack on Saturday, officials said. Those killed in the Wajir County blast were among 13 officers who had been pursuing suspected...

Zero elephants poached in a year in top Africa wildlife park

Jun. 15, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of Africa's largest wildlife preserves is marking a year without a single elephant found killed by poachers, which experts call an extraordinary development in an area larger than Switzerland where thousands of the animals have been slaughtered in recent years. The apparent...

Officials say 10 Kenyan police officers are killed when vehicle strikes explosives near Somali border

Jun. 15, 2019 7:30 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials say 10 Kenyan police officers are killed when vehicle strikes explosives near Somali border.

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

Jun. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — is an "extraordinary event" of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency. The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the...

The Latest: UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency

Jun. 14, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The World Health Organization says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo — which spread to Uganda this week — does not yet merit being declared a global emergency but is "an extraordinary event" of...