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Somalia accuses Djibouti of detaining ex-intelligence chief

Sep. 17, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A tense political dispute between Somalia's president and prime minister threatened to broaden into a regional crisis on Friday after the president accused neighboring Djibouti of unlawfully detaining his former national intelligence chief. ...

UN: Probe in Ethiopia's Tigray didn't reach Axum massacre

Sep. 13, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations human rights chief on Monday said a highly awaited joint investigation into abuses in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict was unable to deploy to the site of one of its deadliest attacks, the alleged massacre of several hundred people in the holy city of...

Winner DQ for wearing wrong shoes at Vienna Marathon

Sep. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa was disqualified for wearing the wrong shoes after winning the Vienna Marathon on Sunday. The 24-year-old Hurisa crossed the line first by three seconds but was later told he had been disqualified because the soles of his shoes...

The Latest: New Zealand buys 500K Pfizer doses from Denmark

Sep. 11, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is buying an extra 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from Denmark as it tries to keep its coronavirus vaccination program running at full speed, the government said. The doses are on top of New Zealand’s regular shipments from...

A tale of two clinics: lines in Kenya, few takers in Atlanta

Sep. 11, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Several hundred people line up every morning, starting before dawn, on a grassy area outside Nairobi’s largest hospital hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes the line moves smoothly, while on other days, the staff tells them there’s nothing available, and...

WHO says Africa's already thin vaccine supply to drop by 25%

Sep. 09, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s already thin supply of COVID-19 vaccines has taken another significant hit, with the World Health Organization’s Africa director saying Thursday that for various reasons, including the rollout of booster shots, “we will get 25% less doses than we were...

Officials: Ethiopia's Tigray forces kill some 120 civilians

Sep. 08, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Local officials in Ethiopia alleged Wednesday that Tigray forces have killed more than 120 civilians in recent days following battlefield losses, in what would be one of the deadliest massacres of the East African nation's 10-month war. Tigray forces denied killing...

Report: 150 starved to death in Ethiopia's Tigray in August

Sep. 07, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A least 150 people starved to death last month in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region amid a near-complete blockade of food aid by federal and allied authorities, the Tigray forces say, while close to half a million people face famine conditions. ...

Tigray forces in Ethiopia support 'negotiated end' to war

Aug. 26, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Tigray forces in Ethiopia has expressed the commitment to a “negotiated end” to the nine-month war that has killed thousands and left nearly half a million people facing famine, while the United Nations secretary-general on Thursday warned “there is...

9 dead when crane collapses in Kenya's capital, police say

Aug. 26, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya’s capital say nine people are dead after a crane collapsed at a high-rise construction site in Nairobi. Officer Muturi Mbogo said the crane collapsed midday Thursday while it was being dismantled by workers. He said another worker...