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Kenya’s military chief dies in a helicopter crash

Apr. 18, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s military chief Gen. Francis Ogolla died in a helicopter crash west of the country, President William Ruto announced Thursday and declared three days of national mourning. The helicopter was carrying 11 people, including Gen. Ogolla, when it crashed...

2023 was a record year for wind installations as world ramps up clean energy, report says

Apr. 16, 2024 14:25 PM EDT

The world installed 117 gigawatts of new wind power capacity in 2023, a 50% increase from the year before, making it the best year for new wind projects on record, according to a new report by the industry's trade association. The latest Global Wind Report, published Tuesday by the...

Hellen Obiri claims back-to-back Boston Marathon titles, leading Kenyan podium sweep

Apr. 15, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kenya’s Hellen Obiri broke away from a large pack late to become the first woman to repeat as Boston Marathon champion since 2005, crossing the finish line in 2 hour, 22 minutes and 37 seconds on Monday. The 34-year-old Obiri split from more than a dozen runners in...

At least 13 people are killed and an estimated 15,000 displaced by flooding in Kenya

Apr. 12, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Heavy rains pounding different parts of Kenya have led to the deaths of at least 13 people and displaced some 15,000, the United Nations said, as forecasters warned more rains can be expected until June. The U.N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

Eight buffaloes in Kenya electrocuted after walking into low-lying power lines, wildlife agency says

Apr. 12, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eight wild buffaloes walked into low-lying power lines in western Kenya and were electrocuted, the national wildlife agency said Friday. The incident happened at the Lake Nakuru National Park known for its diverse wildlife species, the Kenya Wildlife Service...

Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr in the shadow of Gaza's misery

Apr. 10, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid al-Fitr holiday Wednesday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. But events were overshadowed by the worsening crisis in Gaza and Israel’s expected military offensive in Rafah city after six months of war. “We...

Kenyan hospital lays off 100 striking doctors as nationwide strike nears a month

Apr. 09, 2024 21:55 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A public hospital in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has laid off 100 doctors who are taking part in a nationwide strike that has been ongoing for almost a month, its management said Tuesday. The Kenyatta University Referral Hospital said new doctors had been...

Floodwaters swept a bus from a bridge in Kenya. All passengers survived

Apr. 09, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Fifty-one passengers were rescued after their bus was swept away by floodwaters on a bridge in northern Kenya, authorities said Tuesday. The bus is stuck in the river about 30 meters from the bridge, although the waters are subsiding, Tana River county...

Kenya starts to hand over to relatives the bodies of 429 members of a doomsday cult

Mar. 26, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's government on Tuesday began handing over to relatives the bodies of 429 members of a doomsday cult at the center of a legal case that has shocked the country. Exhumed bodies from a vast rural area in coastal Kenya have shown signs of starvation and...

An explosion near a police station in northern Kenya has killed 4 people, including 3 officers

Mar. 25, 2024 14:15 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An explosion at a small hotel located near a police station in northeastern Kenya killed four people, including three officers, and wounded several others on Monday, authorities said. The blast in the town of Mandera, which is on the border with Somalia, was...