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Mudslides in Ethiopia have killed at least 229. It's not clear how many people are still missing

Jul. 23, 2024 22:29 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Mudslides triggered by heavy rain in a remote part of Ethiopia have killed at least 229 people, including many who tried to rescue survivors, local authorities said Tuesday, in what the prime minister called a "terrible loss." Young children and...

The death toll has risen to 229 from mudslides in a remote part of Ethiopia

Jul. 23, 2024 12:48 PM EDT
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The death toll has risen to 229 from mudslides in a remote part of Ethiopia.

'It's our moment.' Girmay's Tour de France breakthrough comes as the cycling worlds head to Africa

Jul. 02, 2024 10:44 AM EDT

Biniam Girmay grew up in Eritrea watching the Tour de France on TV each July with his father. He idolized three-time world champion Peter Sagan but never dared to dream of matching the Slovakian cyclist’s exploits. Then came Monday, when Girmay became the first Black...

Turkey mediates between Somalia and Ethiopia to ease diplomatic tensions

Jul. 01, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday mediated talks between Somalia and Ethiopia to ease diplomatic tensions between the east African neighbors, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said. Tensions between the two African countries have simmered since Ethiopia signed a memorandum of...

A father who lost 2 sons in a Boeing Max crash waits to hear if the US will prosecute the company

Jun. 28, 2024 08:15 AM EDT

As they travel around Alaska on a long-planned vacation, Ike and Susan Riffel stop now and then to put up stickers directing people to “Live Riffully.” It's a way for the California couple to honor the memories of their sons, Melvin and Bennett, who died in 2019 when a Boeing 737...

A driver with an Oregon-based medical care nonprofit is fatally shot in Ethiopia while in a convoy

May. 28, 2024 19:35 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A staff member with an Oregon medical care nonprofit was killed when the team he was traveling with in a convoy was fired upon in Ethiopia, officials said Monday. Mustefa Alkisim was a Medical Teams International driver traveling in the insecure Amhara region...

Kenya's Beatrice Chebet sets world record in 10,000 meters

May. 25, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Beatrice Chebet of Kenya set a world record in the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic meet on Saturday, finishing in 28 minutes, 54.14 seconds. Chebet bested the previous record of 29.01.03 set by Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey at FBK Stadium in the...

Gold mine collapse in northern Kenya leaves 5 people dead

May. 25, 2024 06:55 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An illegal gold mine collapsed in northern Kenya, leaving at least five miners dead, police said Saturday. The collapse of the Hillo mine in the Dabel area near the Kenyan border with Ethiopia on Friday was attributed to a landslide. Marsabit County Police...

Ethiopia protests US ambassador's speech after he calls for release of political prisoners

May. 16, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia lodged a complaint Thursday over statements by the U.S. ambassador after he said the release of political prisoners could help the country engage in a productive dialogue and that detaining critics won't resolve the country's issues. The Foreign...

FIFA wants global standard for punishing racist abuse and urges players to use crossed hands sign

May. 16, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA wants all 211 national federations to make racist abuse a disciplinary offense, and designate a crossed hands gesture by victims to alert referees to abuse. Soccer's world body on Thursday detailed the tougher and more unified approach it wants to take to tackle...