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In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, a Samburu boy uses a wooden stick to try to swat a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, as he herds his camel near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries, authorities say. Unusual climate conditions are partly to blame. The locust swarms hang...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump says Pelosi, Dems defended Iran general

Jan. 13, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the impeachment investigation and Democrats' stance on Iran strained the truth on various fronts, from claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani to asserting that even Ukraine's president said Trump did...

In this Jan. 9, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump speaks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's distortions are across the board

Jan. 11, 2020 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump systematically fabricated his record before boisterous supporters and the eyes of the world this past week. To a core question — did the U.S. killing of an Iranian general avoid an imminent attack on U.S. interests? — there is no definitive answer days...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center, in Toledo, Ohio. Video of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he had a hand in the latest Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral in Ethiopia after Trump asserted during a rally in the U.S. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 that he had

Puzzlement in Ethiopia as Trump claims hand in Nobel prize

Jan. 10, 2020 10:53 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Video of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he had a hand in the latest Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral in Ethiopia after Trump asserted that he had “made a deal” to save the country. The comments during a rally in the U.S. on Thursday don’t mention the...

This drawing by a migrant artist nicknamed Aser, provided in 2019, shows a barefoot migrant in a detention center kneeling in front of a guard and begging for water while the guard holds it back. The temperature is 43 Celsius (109 Fahrenheit) and a starved migrant lies on the ground. Aser's sketches and paintings capture the claustrophobic reality of the Libyan detention centers, where thousands have been locked away, often for months or years, on their perilous journey to Europe, hoping for a better life. (Aser via AP)

Migrant in Libya relives brutal detention through sketches

Jan. 2, 2020 8:02 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A guard withholds water from a barefoot migrant kneeling in front of him. An emaciated man lies on the ground while a thermostat reads a broiling 43 degrees Celsius. Refugees cower to the ground as bullets whiz by. These rough pencil sketches by an Eritrean refugee offer a glimpse of the...

Uganda: 7 Eritrean soccer players disappear after tournament

Dec. 24, 2019 3:21 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan official says seven Eritrean soccer players have disappeared at the end of a regional tournament. Rogers Mulindwa, a spokesman for a body that organised the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, said Tuesday that a police search for the players continues. A police spokesman did not...

Thousands welcome Ethiopian leader after Nobel Peace Prize

Dec. 12, 2019 6:20 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Ethiopians on Thursday have lined the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, to welcome Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon his return from receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. People wore clothes displaying their leader’s image and chanted...

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed makes a speech during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo City Hall, Norway, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019. (Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Nobel winner Abiy says 'hell' of war fueled desire for peace

Dec. 10, 2019 10:48 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says his horrifying experiences as a young Ethiopian soldier fueled his determination to seek an end to the long conflict with a neighboring country. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke at Oslo City Hall during the ceremony in Norway's...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 file photo, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks during the Ethiopia-Korea Business Forum in Seoul, South Korea. The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute says it is “highly problematic” that the 2019 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize won’t attend any event where he could publicly be asked questions. Olav Njoelstad on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 said organizers “had wished that (Ethiopian Prime Minister) Abiy Ahmed would have agreed to meet the Norwegian and international press.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)

Nobel body: ‘Highly problematic’ that peace winner silent

Dec. 5, 2019 11:30 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has called it “highly problematic” that the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner won’t attend any event next week where he could be asked questions publicly, while the spokeswoman for Ethiopia’s prime minister...