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A driver with an Oregon-based medical care nonprofit is fatally shot in Ethiopia while in a convoy

May. 28, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A staff member with an Oregon medical care nonprofit was killed when the team he was traveling with in a convoy was fired upon in Ethiopia, officials said Monday. Mustefa Alkisim was a Medical Teams International driver traveling in the insecure Amhara region...

Kenya's Beatrice Chebet sets world record in 10,000 meters

May. 25, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Beatrice Chebet of Kenya set a world record in the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic meet on Saturday, finishing in 28 minutes, 54.14 seconds. Chebet bested the previous record of 29.01.03 set by Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey at FBK Stadium in the...

Gold mine collapse in northern Kenya leaves 5 people dead

May. 25, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An illegal gold mine collapsed in northern Kenya, leaving at least five miners dead, police said Saturday. The collapse of the Hillo mine in the Dabel area near the Kenyan border with Ethiopia on Friday was attributed to a landslide. Marsabit County Police...

Ethiopia protests US ambassador's speech after he calls for release of political prisoners

May. 16, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia lodged a complaint Thursday over statements by the U.S. ambassador after he said the release of political prisoners could help the country engage in a productive dialogue and that detaining critics won't resolve the country's issues. The Foreign...

FIFA wants global standard for punishing racist abuse and urges players to use crossed hands sign

May. 16, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA wants all 211 national federations to make racist abuse a disciplinary offense, and designate a crossed hands gesture by victims to alert referees to abuse. Soccer's world body on Thursday detailed the tougher and more unified approach it wants to take to tackle...

Over 7 million people in South Sudan likely to face acute food insecurity between now, July, UN says

Apr. 30, 2024 23:01 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Over 7 million people in South Sudan are expected to face acute food insecurity or worse during “the lean season” between now and July, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organizations said in a report Tuesday. The FAO said the highest prevalence of acute...

EU tightens visa requirements for Ethiopians over a lack of government cooperation on deportations

Apr. 29, 2024 09:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union announced on Monday that it is tightening visa requirements for people from Ethiopia, accusing the government there of a failure to cooperate in taking back citizens found to be living illegally in the 27-nation bloc. EU headquarters said the time...

Donors pledge $630 million for conflict-hit Ethiopia but fall far short of $1 billion needed

Apr. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A United Nations-backed gathering raised pledges of almost $630 million for Ethiopia's humanitarian crisis on Tuesday but fell short of the $1 billion sought to help feed and support millions of people facing conflict and climate change in Africa's second most populous...

Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma wins Boston Marathon in runaway. Kenya's Hellen Obiri repeats in women's race

Apr. 15, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Sisay Lemma scorched the first half of the Boston Marathon course on Monday, setting a record pace to build a lead of more than half of a mile. Then the weather heated up, and the 34-year-old Ethiopian slowed down. After running alone for most of the...

Your morning coffee may be more than a half million years old

Apr. 15, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

That coffee you slurped this morning? It’s 600,000 years old. Using genes from coffee plants around the world, researchers built a family tree for the world's most popular type of coffee, known to scientists as Coffea arabica and to coffee lovers simply as “arabica.” ...