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Ethiopian airstrikes in Tigray force UN flight to turn back

Oct. 22, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian military airstrikes on Friday forced a United Nations humanitarian flight to abandon its landing in the capital of the country’s Tigray region, and a government spokesman said authorities were aware of the inbound flight. It appeared to be a sharp...

Aid workers say Ethiopian military airstrikes forced a United Nations flight to abandon its landing in Tigray's capital.

Oct. 22, 2021 07:06 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Aid workers say Ethiopian military airstrikes forced a United Nations flight to abandon its landing in Tigray's capital.

3rd day of Ethiopian airstrikes in capital of Tigray region

Oct. 21, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Ethiopian military struck a target near the capital of the country's Tigray region on Thursday, a government spokesman said, the third day this week of airstrikes as fighting surges after nearly a year of war. Thousands of people have been...

New airstrikes hit capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region

Oct. 20, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New airstrikes hit the capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region and another community on Wednesday, as video from Mekele showed injured people with bloodied faces being rushed to vehicles and thick black smoke rising in the sky. Ethiopia's government said it targeted...

Across Africa, major churches strongly oppose LGBTQ rights

Oct. 20, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

In Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality as a “perversion” and endorsing legislation that would, if enacted, impose some of the harshest anti-LGBTQ policies in Africa. In Nigeria, the umbrella...

Climate report: Africa's rare glaciers soon to disappear

Oct. 19, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most. The...

Witnesses: Ethiopian military airstrikes hit Tigray capital

Oct. 18, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian military airstrikes hit the capital of the country’s Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said Monday, returning the war abruptly to the city of Mekele after several months of peace. The airstrikes came days after a...

Burundi starts COVID jabs; just North Korea, Eritrea remain

Oct. 18, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of the world’s last three countries to administer COVID-19 vaccines started giving out doses on Monday as the East African nation of Burundi launched its national campaign. The vaccinations started in the commercial capital, Bujumbura, though...

Witnesses say Ethiopian military airstrikes hit capital of country's Tigray region, kill at least 3 people

Oct. 18, 2021 08:22 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses say Ethiopian military airstrikes hit capital of country's Tigray region, kill at least 3 people.

'God have mercy': Tigray residents describe life under siege

Oct. 16, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As food and the means to buy it dwindled in a city under siege, the young mother felt she could do no more. She killed herself, unable to feed her children. In a Catholic church across town, flour and oil to make communion wafers will soon run out....