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Kenya patient free of Ebola, as Congo, Uganda fight outbreak

Jun. 17, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya remains free from Ebola as test results show that a sick woman does not have the deadly hemorrhagic fever, while neighboring Uganda and Congo battle a stubborn outbreak of the disease. Kenya's Health Minister Sicily Kariuki Monday announced that a patient isolated at the Kericho...

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 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...

Kenyan author, LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48

May. 22, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded, told The...

Ventimiglia says trip showed him Red Nose charity's impact

May. 21, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia learned firsthand what the Red Nose Day's fundraising campaign means to children in need, and he's eager to spread the word. "I saw how the money was being spent, and how it's impacting these kids on a very real level and giving them a better shot at...

Ocean changes affected deadly duo of Mozambique cyclones

Apr. 26, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Warming waters and rising sea levels are affecting Indian Ocean cyclones such as those that have wrought havoc in Mozambique in recent weeks, making them potentially more deadly. But experts caution it is premature to say whether the unprecedented double-whammy of storms to hit the southern...

Beijing celebration of building binge overshadowed by debt

Apr. 24, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A conference this week showcasing a Chinese initiative to help build ports, railways and other infrastructure in the developing world is casting a spotlight on complaints the projects leave some countries with too much debt. Asian and African leaders plan to press for relief from politically...