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Medical workers attend to coronavirus patients in the intensive care unit of an isolation and treatment center for those with COVID-19 in Machakos, south of the capital Nairobi, in Kenya Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. As Africa is poised to surpass 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases it is Kenya's turn to worry the continent with a second surge in infections well under way. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Kenyans fear they're on their own as COVID-19 surges again

Nov. 18, 2020 2:05 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan doctor died of COVID-19 over the weekend after no bed for him in an intensive care unit was available. Other doctors say they cannot afford the treatment they administer to COVID-19 patients, yet many work while dangerously exposed without protection. Some health care workers...

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998 file photo, Israeli soldiers bring in heavy lifting equipment to the wreckage of the Ufundi House, adjacent to the U.S. embassy in Nairobi. The United States and Israel worked together to track and kill Abu Mohammed al-Masri, a senior al-Qaida operative in Iran earlier this year, a bold intelligence operation by the two allied nations that came as the Trump administration was ramping up pressure on Tehran. Al-Masri was gunned down in a Tehran alley on August 7, 2020 the anniversary of the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Al-Masri was widely believed to have participated in the planning of those attacks and was wanted on terrorism charges by the FBI. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim, File)

US, Israel worked together to track and kill al-Qaida No. 2

Nov. 15, 2020 7:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Israel worked together to track and kill a senior al-Qaida operative in Iran earlier this year, a bold intelligence operation by the two allied nations that came as the Trump administration was ramping up pressure on Tehran. Four current and former U.S. officials...

Kenyan court sentences 2 for Westgate attack that killed 67

Oct. 30, 2020 10:26 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Friday sentenced two men to 26 and 11 years in prison for supporting the days-long 2013 attack on Nairobi’s upscale Westgate Mall that left 67 people dead. Mohamed Ahmed Abdi and Hussein Hassan Mustafah were found guilty earlier this month of charges including...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 11, 2020 file photo, President John Magufuli speaks at the national congress of his ruling Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party in Dodoma, Tanzania. Tanzanians are due to go to the polls on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 with the future of one of Africa's most populous countries at stake and, at least before the COVID-19 pandemic, one of its fastest-growing economies. (AP Photo, File)

Observers say Tanzania's presidential vote is already flawed

Oct. 25, 2020 4:59 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's opposition faces a new obstacle in its quest to unseat President John Magufuli in Wednesday's election: It says the government has made it difficult to accredit thousands of opposition electoral observers who want to ensure the vote is fair. “Without them, fraud can...

A teenage girl who became a sex worker after schools in Kenya were closed in March due to coronavirus restrictions, sits in the rented room where she and others work, in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. The girls saw their mothers' sources of income vanish when Kenya's government restricted movement to prevent the spread of the virus, and now engage in the sex work to help with household bills. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

From 'role models' to sex workers: Kenya's child labor rises

Oct. 20, 2020 4:31 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The teenage girls cannot remember how many men they have had to sleep with in the seven months since COVID-19 closed their schools, or how many of those men used protection. Painfully, they recall times when they were sexually assaulted and then beaten up when they asked to be paid --...

Andres Gomez works inside an amber mine near the community of Jotolchen II in Chiapas state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. The 11-year-old said that before the new coronavirus pandemic hit, he attended school and then would spend a couple of hours mining after class, but since the school closed in March he is spending entire days mining. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Pandemic driving children back to work, jeopardizing gains

Oct. 15, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

JOTOLCHEN, Mexico (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the future of a generation of the world’s children, depriving them of schooling and sending them to work. Across the developing world, two decades of gains against child labor are eroding. With classrooms shuttered and parents losing...

Hussein Hassan Mustafah, left, and Mohamed Ahmed Abdi, right, who were both found guilty of supporting the gunmen involved in the Westgate Mall attack in Sept. 2013, stand with Liban Abdullah Omar, center, who was found innocent, as the verdict is delivered in their trial at Milimani court in the capital Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. A Kenyan court on Wednesday found two men guilty of supporting the 2013 attack by gunmen with the Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab on Nairobi's upscale Westgate Mall that left 67 people dead, while Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi acquitted a third suspect. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

2 guilty of supporting deadly Westgate mall attack in Kenya

Oct. 7, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Wednesday found two men guilty for supporting the days-long 2013 attack on Nairobi’s upscale Westgate Mall that left 67 people dead. Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi acquitted a third suspect. The attack by four gunmen with the Somalia-based extremist group...