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Ship carrying grain for hungry Ethiopia leaves Ukraine

Aug. 14, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A United Nations-chartered ship loaded with 23,000 metric tons of Ukrainian grain destined for Ethiopia set sail Sunday from a Black Sea port, the first shipment of its kind in a program to assist countries facing famine. The Liberia-flagged Brave Commander...

Ship reaches Ukraine to load up with wheat for hungry Africa

Aug. 12, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A ship docked in a Ukrainian Black Sea port on Friday to begin loading up with wheat for hungry people in Ethiopia. It will be the first food delivery to Africa under a U.N. plan to unblock grain trapped by Russia’s war on Ukraine and bring relief to some of the millions...

Korir joins Jepchirchir in defending NYC Marathon title

Aug. 10, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Korir is joining fellow Kenyan runner Peres Jepchirchir in attempting to defend his title at the New York City Marathon. Korir won the 50th edition of the five-borough race last November, two years after finishing second. He'll be joined in the men's field by...

In a first, Somalia-based al-Shabab is attacking in Ethiopia

Aug. 05, 2022 03:52 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The al-Shabab extremist group has exploited Ethiopia’s internal turmoil to cross the border from neighboring Somalia in unprecedented attacks in recent weeks that a top U.S. military commander has warned could continue. The deadly incursions into...

In a 3rd test, Facebook still fails to block hate speech

Jul. 28, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

Facebook is letting violent hate speech slip through its controls in Kenya as it has in other countries, according to a new report from the nonprofit groups Global Witness and Foxglove. It is the third such test of Facebook's ability to detect hateful language — either via...

Ethiopia says ready for talks with Tigray forces 'anytime'

Jul. 28, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A senior Ethiopian official says the government is ready for talks with rival forces from the country’s northern Tigray region “anytime, anywhere” and without preconditions, in a notable break from the past. The announcement on Thursday by Redwan...

'New Cold War': Russia and West vie for influence in Africa

Jul. 28, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Russian, French and American leaders are crisscrossing Africa to win support for their positions on the war in Ukraine, waging what some say is the most intense competition for influence on the continent since the Cold War. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

Russian FM, on African tour, denies 'so-called food crisis'

Jul. 27, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday denied his country is responsible for the global surge in food prices following its invasion of Ukraine, dismissing the “so-called food crisis" as he completed a visit to several African nations on a continent hit especially...

Gebreslase of Ethiopia finishes strong, wins world marathon

Jul. 18, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — For more than two hours, pesky Gotytom Gebreslase of Ethiopia ran pretty much within elbow distance of her Kenyan rival. Judith Jeptum Korir kept glaring over her shoulder and gesturing to Gebreslase to take her turn in the lead. When Gebreslase finally moved to...

Tola leads 1-2 finish by Ethiopia in marathon at worlds

Jul. 17, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — One moment, Tamirat Tola was right there with the lead pack — shoulder to shoulder and shoe to shoe. Then, he wasn't. He left them that quickly. No catching him, either. Tola led a 1-2 finish by Ethiopia in the men's marathon at the world...