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Workers with Burundi's truth and reconciliation commission dig for human remains at the site of a mass grave at Bukirasazi hill, Karusi province, Burundi Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Authorities in Burundi say they have opened six mass graves containing more than 6,000 bodies from unrest that occurred decades ago, the largest such discovery in years of work. (AP Photo/Berthier Mugiraneza)

Largest mass graves uncovered in Burundi with 6,000 bodies

Feb. 17, 2020 9:11 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Authorities in Burundi say they have opened six mass graves containing more than 6,000 bodies from unrest that occurred decades ago, the largest such discovery in years of work. The East African nation has been unearthing such graves from a past that includes massacres along ethnic...

In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, residents stand by the side of the road after fetching water, between Melut and Paloch town, in South Sudan. The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits with the water and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals and heavy metals, and accounts of

South Sudan ignores reports on oil pollution, birth defects

Feb. 14, 2020 3:10 AM EST

PALOCH, South Sudan (AP) — The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits, the water and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals and heavy metals including mercury, manganese, and arsenic, according to four environmental reports obtained by The Associated Press....

In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, young desert locusts that have not yet grown wings jump in the air as they are approached, as a visiting delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) observes them, in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia. The desert locusts in this arid patch of northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms infesting East Africa, but the hopping young locusts are the next wave in the outbreak that threatens more than 10 million people across the region with a severe hunger crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

UN warns of 'major shock' as Africa locust outbreak spreads

Feb. 10, 2020 7:02 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Uganda scrambled to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades, while the United Nations warned Monday that “we simply cannot afford another major shock” to an already vulnerable region. An emergency government...

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, a young desert locust that has not yet grown wings is stuck in a spider's web on a thorny bush in the desert near Garowe, in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia. The desert locusts in this arid patch of northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms infesting East Africa, but the hopping young locusts are the next wave in the outbreak that threatens more than 10 million people across the region with a severe hunger crisis. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

"Where it begins": Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia

Feb. 9, 2020 11:00 AM EST

GAROWE, Somalia (AP) — At a glance, the desert locusts in this arid patch of northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms infesting East Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years. But their time will come. Small and wingless, the hopping young locusts are the...

Video of Chinese man caning Kenyan worker sparks outrage

Feb. 9, 2020 7:35 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police say four Chinese migrant workers have been arrested following a widely circulated video appearing to show one of them caning a Kenyan worker for arriving late at a restaurant they all work in. The video has led to outrage by many Kenyans on social media who likened it to...

President Donald Trump welcomes Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the White House, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump administration to open free-trade talks with Kenya

Feb. 6, 2020 5:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday that it intends to open free-trade talks with Kenya in pursuit of what would be the first trade agreement between the United States and a nation in sub-Saharan Africa. The announcement followed a White House meeting between President Donald...

FILE - In this Saturday, June 29, 2002 file photo, Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi addresses a crowd of supporters, during a political rally by the ruling KANU party in the capital Nairobi, Kenya. Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and presided over years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, has died. He was 95. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)

Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi is dead at age 95

Feb. 4, 2020 1:55 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and led the East African nation through years of repression and economic turmoil fueled by runaway corruption, died Tuesday at age 95. Moi succeeded Kenya's founding president, Jomo Kenyatta,...

Kenyan president says former president Daniel arap Moi has died

Feb. 3, 2020 10:53 PM EST
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan president says former president Daniel arap Moi has died.
In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, ranger Gabriel Lesoipa is surrounded by desert locusts as he and a ground team relay the coordinates of the swarm to a plane spraying pesticides, in Nasuulu Conservancy, northern Kenya. As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Spray planes combat the huge locust outbreak in East Africa

Feb. 2, 2020 3:29 AM EST

NASUULU CONSERVANCY, Kenya (AP) — As locusts by the billions — yes, billions — descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control. It is challenging work, especially...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 28, 2019 file photo, women's race winner Kenya's Brigid Kosgei, right, and men's race winner Kenya's Eliud Kipchog pose after the 39th London Marathon in London. Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge was named on Kenya's team on Friday Jan. 31, 2020 to defend his title at this year's Tokyo Games, and Brigid Kosgei will lead Kenya's gold medal hopes in the women's race after she ran 2:14.04  in Chicago last year to break the world record for a woman running in a mixed race. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Olympic marathon champ Kipchoge on Kenya's team for Tokyo

Jan. 31, 2020 9:53 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge was named on Kenya's team on Friday to defend his title at this year's Tokyo Games. Kipchoge, who became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours in an unofficial event in October, is one of three men on the team. Kipchoge is also...