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UN member states are meeting to plan how to tackle the world's environmental crises

Feb. 26, 2024 11:09 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s top decision-making body on the environment is meeting in Kenya's capital this week to discuss how countries can work together to tackle environmental crises like climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity. The meeting in Nairobi is the...

Golfer ranked 2,930th goes from delivering groceries to earning $216K with 2nd place at Kenya Open

Feb. 25, 2024 17:11 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Only a week after he was delivering groceries to make ends meet, the 2,930th-ranked golfer Joe Dean finished tied for second at the Kenya Open on Sunday to earn himself more than $200,000 and a huge shot of confidence for the future. “I don’t think it’s...

Kenya mourns as marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum is given a state funeral

Feb. 23, 2024 12:51 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in a car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries —...

The suspects in a Kenyan doomsday cult are ordered to be hospitalized after a hunger strike

Feb. 20, 2024 12:53 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan magistrate Tuesday ordered the main suspect in a doomsday starvation cult and 94 of his followers to receive emergency care after some of the suspects had to be carried into the courtroom to answer manslaughter charges, too frail and weak to "even open their eyes"...

Biden plans to welcome Kenyan president to White House for state visit in May

Feb. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to welcome Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House in May, hosting a state visit after reneging on his promise to visit Africa last year. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced Friday that the visit set for May...

Rhinos are returned to a plateau in central Kenya, decades after poachers wiped them out

Feb. 15, 2024 02:58 AM EST

LOISABA CONSERVANCY, Kenya (AP) — Conservationists in Kenya are celebrating as rhinos were returned to a grassy plateau that hasn't seen them in decades. The successful move of 21 eastern black rhinos to a new home will give them space to breed and could help increase the...

Flowers, chocolates and flash mobs: Valentine's Day celebrations around the world

Feb. 14, 2024 17:41 PM EST

Flowers, chocolates, handwritten cards — and flash mobs. People around the world expressed their love in myriad ways on Valentine's Day: hanging hundreds of paper hearts in the streets to honor a recently deceased “Valentine's Day Bandit" in Portland, Maine; vowing to cherish...

Haiti says it is working on an agreement with Kenya to secure a long-awaited police deployment

Feb. 14, 2024 16:48 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haiti’s government announced Wednesday that it is working on an official agreement with Kenyan officials to secure the long-awaited deployment of a police force from the east African country. High-ranking officials from both countries met in the U.S....

Man wanted in Massachusetts for murder rearrested in Kenya after a week-long escape

Feb. 13, 2024 21:44 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A man wanted in Massachusetts to face murder charges was has been rearrested, a week after he dramatically escaped from police custody, Kenyan police said Wednesday. Kevin Adam Kinyanjui Kangethe escaped while awaiting extradition on a Massachusetts warrant...

Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, who was set to be a superstar, has died in a car crash

Feb. 12, 2024 06:04 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum, who was set to be a superstar of long-distance running and was a top contender for gold at the Olympics in Paris this year, was killed along with his coach in a car crash in Kenya. Their vehicle was the only one...