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France: Climate protesters block TotalEnergies meeting

May. 25, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Several hundred climate protesters disrupted a TotalEnergies shareholders meeting in Paris and blocked the venue entrance Wednesday to denounce the oil and gas giant’s stake in Russia despite Moscow's war in Ukraine. TotalEnergies, which was renamed last year from...

Seeing a country with the most high-ranking tour guide

May. 20, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With one notable exception, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan seemed to enjoy guiding American journalist Peter Greenberg around her country for the television show “The Royal Tour.” The time spent recording voiceovers she could have done without. ...

Today in History: April 26, Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster

Apr. 26, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 26, the 116th day of 2022. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1986, an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine caused radioactive...

Chebet leads 1st Kenyan sweep in Boston Marathon since 2012

Apr. 18, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Evans Chebet didn’t know what kind of expectations to have for himself as he prepared to return for his second Boston Marathon. In 2018, he was among many runners who were forced to pull out due to chilly and wet conditions. His second trip to...

South African army extends mission against Mozambique rebels

Apr. 13, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The deployment of South Africa's military in northern Mozambique has been extended while its role has shifted from aggressively fighting Islamic extremist rebels to a peacekeeping effort, a top general said Wednesday. About 600 members of the South...

East African oil pipeline hits the headwinds

Apr. 13, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Climate activists — including influential campaigners Vanessa Nakate and Hilda Nakabuye — are urging more banks and insurers not to back the controversial $5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline that is primed to transport oil from the Hoima oilfields in Uganda to the...

The Masters arrives and grabs entire spotlight in golf

Apr. 05, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB MASTERS TOURNAMENT Site: Augusta, Georgia. Course: Augusta National GC. Yardage: 7,510. Par: 72. Prize money: To be determined ($11.5 million in 2021). Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-7:30 p.m....

Africa looks to renewables to curb warming, boost economies

Apr. 04, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — From wind farms across the African coastline to geothermal projects in the east African rift valley, a new United Nations climate report on Monday brought the continent’s vast clean energy potential into the spotlight. If realized, these renewable energy projects could...

Congo joins East African trade bloc, widening the market

Apr. 01, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The central African nation of Congo has joined the East African Community, widening the trade bloc's footprint with the admission of its seventh member. Congo applied to join the regional trade bloc, commonly known by its initials as the EAC, in 2019. ...

9 million children to be vaccinated against polio in Africa

Mar. 22, 2022 06:19 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A drive to vaccinate more than 9 million children against polio has been launched this week in four countries in southern and eastern Africa after an outbreak was confirmed in Malawi. The urgent vaccination campaign has started in Malawi where drops...