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Farmers in Africa say their soil is dying and chemical fertilizers are in part to blame

Jul. 24, 2024 01:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When Benson Wanjala started farming in his western Kenya village two and a half decades ago, his 10-acre farm could produce a bountiful harvest of 200 bags of maize. That has dwindled to 30. He says his once fertile soil has become a nearly lifeless field that no longer...

Anti-corruption demonstrations break out in Uganda's capital as people note Kenya's protest success

Jul. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan security forces on Tuesday arrested dozens of people who tried to walk to the parliament building to demonstrate against high-level corruption in protests that authorities said were illegal. Police and the military deployed heavily in various parts of...

Kenya's turmoil widens as anti-government protesters clash with emerging pro-government group

Jul. 23, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Kenya’s capital clashed with an emerging pro-government group on Tuesday, with hundreds swarming and burning a motorcycle belonging to people who expressed support for the country's president. The military made a rare deployment as the...

US ambassador announces $60 million in aid and new resources for police during visit to Haiti

Jul. 22, 2024 23:38 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations announced $60 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Haiti during a trip Monday to the troubled Caribbean country. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield also said the U.S. Defense Department would provide...

Kenya president retains 6 former Cabinet ministers in first batch of appointments

Jul. 19, 2024 10:35 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President William Ruto on Friday appointed the first 11 members of his Cabinet, retaining six former ministers in the key portfolios of defense and interior. Last week, Ruto dismissed all but one minister and said he would form a broad-based government...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jul. 19, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

July 12-18, 2024 Soccer fans revel in their country's Copa America triumph after Argentina won their record 16th Copa America title, defeating Colombia 1-0. El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele has begun a program that offers 3 pupusas and a cup of coffee for the...

More Kenyan police arrive in Haiti with UN-backed mission to fight violent gangs

Jul. 16, 2024 15:52 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Another 200 police officers from Kenya arrived Tuesday in Haiti for a U.N.-backed mission led by the East African country to battle violent gangs that have taken over parts of the troubled Caribbean country. The officers arrived nearly a month after the...

Police in Kenya use tear gas to break up new protests calling for the president to resign

Jul. 16, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya hurled tear gas canisters on Tuesday to break up protests in Nairobi and several other towns and cities accusing the president of poor governance and demanding his resignation, despite his dismissal of nearly the entire Cabinet last week. ...

Kenya police to detain for 30 days a man arrested after discovery of dismembered bodies of women

Jul. 16, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A court in Kenya has allowed police to detain for 30 days a man suspected of killing and dismembering women then dumping them in a flooded quarry, as investigations continue. Collins Jumaisi Khalusha, 33, appeared in Makadara court on Tuesday, accompanied by...

Police arrest a man in Kenya's capital after dismembered bodies of 9 women are found in quarry

Jul. 15, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya said Monday they have arrested the main suspect after nine dismembered bodies of women were found in a quarry in the capital, Nairobi. The head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Mohamed Amin, said Collins Jumaisi Khalusha, 33, had...