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Indigenous groups, activists resist Congo's oil block plan

Sep. 28, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The auctioning of oil and gas blocks in Congo has stirred resistance and concern among local Indigenous communities worried about damage to their homes and large swaths of forest, according to a report released Thursday by several environmental groups. In...

Ugandan military helicopter crashes in eastern Congo

Sep. 28, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Ugandan army spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the crash of one of the country’s military helicopters in eastern Congo. The spokesman, Felix Kulayigye, told The Associated Press “we are still waiting” for more details about the crash earlier this...

Satellite images show Eritrea military buildup near Tigray

Sep. 28, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New satellite imagery of one of the world’s most reclusive nations shows a military buildup inside Eritrea near the border with Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, backing up witness accounts of a new, large-scale offensive. Eritrea has fought alongside...

Kenyan lawyer in ICC case linked to new president found dead

Sep. 27, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police say a Kenyan lawyer facing charges at the International Criminal Court of bribing and threatening prosecution witnesses in a past ICC case against Kenya’s recently elected president has been found dead. Paul Gicheru had pleaded not guilty earlier this...

Ethiopia: UN truck hit by debris from apparent drone strike

Sep. 26, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Flying debris from an apparent drone strike has damaged a World Food Program truck in Ethiopia’s besieged Tigray region, the U.N. agency said Monday, after Ethiopian forces and rival Tigray ones recently chose renewed fighting over peace. The government...

Building collapse near Kenyan capital kills 3; more missing

Sep. 26, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A multi-story building collapsed outside Kenya's capital Monday, killing a woman and two children, and rescuers picked through the debris in search of a family reported missing. Four people were rescued, including a child, after the collapse in Kirigiti, said...

Rotary trio in Mississippi sees poverty in Kenya firsthand

Sep. 25, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — In a small village about an hour drive from Nairobi, Kenya, a mother pretends to begin preparations for dinner and prays for her children to fall asleep early before noticing they had no food. This is the scene Lucy Walker set for the Columbus Rotary Club at...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 21, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is promising new sanctions against Russia after an escalation of its war in Ukraine. Following an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers Wednesday...

Eritrea mobilizes its soldiers, raising Tigray fears

Sep. 18, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrea is mobilizing its armed forces and appears to be sending them to Ethiopia to aid its neighbor's war in the Tigray region, according to activists and international authorities. Britain and Canada issued travel advisories asking their citizens in Eritrea...

Nakate: Leaders are missing the human face of climate change

Sep. 16, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vanessa Nakate's climate activism over the past three years has propelled her to the world stage. Since 2019, Nakate has worked to amplify the voices of African climate activists through a platform she created called Rise Up Movement, spearheaded an initiative to...