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10 Kenyan police officers killed in blast near Somalia

Jun. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 10 Kenyan police officers died after their vehicle struck an improvised explosive device near the Somali border in a suspected extremist attack on Saturday, officials said. Those killed in the Wajir County blast were among 13 officers who had been pursuing suspected...

Officials say 10 Kenyan police officers are killed when vehicle strikes explosives near Somali border

Jun. 15, 2019 7:30 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials say 10 Kenyan police officers are killed when vehicle strikes explosives near Somali border.

Ethiopia repeats sweep in 41st BolderBoulder race

May. 27, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Ethiopia repeated a sweep in the men's and women's team competitions at the 41st annual BolderBoulder 10-kilometer road race Monday. Kenya's Benard Ngeno won the men's race in 28 minutes, 29 seconds, well ahead of Terefa Delesa, who was runner-up in 28:59 but paced the Ethiopians to...

Edmund Morris, known for his biography of Reagan, dies at 78

May. 27, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan, has died. He was 78. Morris died Friday in a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, a day after suffering a stroke, his wife, Sylvia Jukes Morris, told The Associated Press on Monday. "We...

Some Kenyan farmers turn to silk production for cash

May. 27, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

THIKA, Kenya (AP) — A growing number of Kenyan farmers are turning to silk production, in a move away from traditional cash crops such as coffee, maize, sugarcane and cotton. The rearing of silkworms is seen as less affected by a changing climate that has hurt some traditional crops in the East African...

Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same-sex relations

May. 24, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld sections of the penal code that criminalize same-sex relations, a disappointment for gay rights activists across Africa where dozens of countries have similar laws. The judges' unanimous ruling in the closely watched case was followed by activists'...

Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations

May. 24, 2019 9:54 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's High Court upholds colonial-era laws that criminalize same-sex relations.

Kenya court to rule if gay relations are criminal acts

May. 23, 2019 5:45 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — On the eve of what could be a landmark ruling in Kenya on whether same-sex relations are crimes, gay rights activist and gospel singer Joji Baro says he is has no intention of returning home to the East African country. No matter that fellow activists are optimistic that Kenya's High...

Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capital

May. 22, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Islamic extremists exploded a suicide car bomb near the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Wednesday, killing at least nine people, including former Foreign Minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye, who was an adviser to the current president. Capt. Mohamed Hussein told The Associated...

Kenya's Olympic track coach banned 10 years for corruption

May. 22, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

The Kenyan track team coach who was sent home from the 2016 Olympics was banned for 10 years Wednesday for seeking a bribe of $12,000 to help athletes beat doping tests. Michael Rotich was banned by the IAAF ethics board following a three-year investigation prompted by an undercover sting by British newspaper The...