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In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2020, Margaret Awino, 54, who lost her job after 15 years as a cleaner for a charity, prepares raw chicken that she bought to fry in the street to earn some income, in the Kibera slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. Factories and stores are reopening and economies are reawakening but many jobs just aren't coming back - that's the harsh truth facing workers laid off because of the coronavirus around the U.S. and the world. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Despite global reopening push, some jobs are gone for good

Jun. 5, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren’t coming back. That’s the harsh truth facing workers laid off around the world, from restaurants in Thailand to car factories in France, whose livelihoods fell victim to a...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 file photo a Maasai man, who said he had seen videos on Facebook about protests in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, jumps next to a new mural painted this week showing Floyd with the Swahili word

5 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 5, 2020 9:02 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH ECHOES GLOBALLY Floyd’s face has been painted on walls from Nairobi, Kenya to Idlib, Syria. His name has been inked on the shirts of pro soccer players and chanted by...

Burundi appeals court upholds journalists' prison sentence

Jun. 5, 2020 8:16 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An appeals court in Burundi on Friday upheld the two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for four journalists convicted on charges of trying to undermine state security. The journalists are with Iwacu, one of the few remaining private media organizations in the East African nation....

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 file photo a Maasai man, who said he had seen videos on Facebook about protests in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, jumps next to a new mural painted this week showing Floyd with the Swahili word

George Floyd’s death an American tragedy with global echoes

Jun. 5, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When black men died at the hands of U.S. police in recent years, the news made international headlines. The name of George Floyd has reached the world’s streets. Since his death while being detained by Minneapolis police last week, Floyd’s face has been painted on walls from...

Burundi court upholds disputed presidential election results

Jun. 4, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's constitutional court on Thursday upheld the results of last month's presidential election and rejected the complaints filed by opposition leader Agathon Rwasa, who had alleged widespread irregularities. The court upheld the win of ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, a Nigerian port health official, right, uses a thermometer to screen Ethiopian Airline cabin crews for the coronavirus, upon arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Questions are swirling in Africa and elsewhere over the financial wisdom of sustaining prestige carriers that have a tiny share of an aviation market that sees no recovery in sight as sub-Saharan Africa faces its first recession in a quarter-century amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

Virus has been 'very devastating' for many African airlines

Jun. 3, 2020 4:10 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A “new baby” was born with the revival of Uganda Airlines, the country's president announced last year. But now its four new jets sit idle, business suspended indefinitely because of coronavirus-related travel restrictions. Questions are swirling in Africa and elsewhere...

People wearing protective gear disinfect as a precaution against the new coronavirus at a wedding hall in Suwon, South Korea, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (Kim Jong-taik/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic

Jun. 2, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Economic and Social Council is calling...

In this photo taken Monday, June 1, 2020, residents burn fires late at night on a street to protest the death of James Mureithi, a homeless man who protesters alleged was shot dead by police during the nightly dusk-to-dawn curfew established to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in the Mathare slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. Hundreds of people in Mathare left their homes and burnt tires on the streets in the latest outrage over alleged police brutality, with a rights activist claiming that 19 Kenyans from low-income neighborhood have died from police actions in enforcing the curfew. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Kenyans protest as police accused of killing homeless man

Jun. 2, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents of a slum in Kenya's capital have protested the death of a homeless man who they said was killed by police for violating a dusk-to-dawn curfew for the coronavirus. Hundreds of people in Mathare left their homes and burnt tires on the streets Monday night in the latest...

Roadside bomb near Somalia's capital kills 8 civilians

May. 31, 2020 6:42 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says at least eight civilians were killed when a minibus hit a roadside bomb outside the capital on Sunday morning. Abdullahi Ahmed says the minibus hit the bomb in the Hawa Abdi area near Mogadishu. The death toll may rise because many of the surviving...

Anthony Pawnell, a Drake University law student, joins more than a thousand protesters outside the Des Moines Police Department on Friday, May 29, 2020. The protests were a response to the recent death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)

In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak up on Floyd

May. 30, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some U.S. embassies on the continent have taken the unusual step of issuing critical statements, saying no one is above the law. The statements came as the head of the African...