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Female White House chef duo has dished up culinary diplomacy at state dinners for nearly a decade

May. 22, 2024 09:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A house-cured smoked salmon, red grapefruit, avocado and cucumber starter. Dry-aged rib eye beef in a sesame sabayon sauce. Salted caramel pistachio cake under a layer of matcha ganache. While President Joe Biden and his guest of honor at a White House state...

Biden is honoring Kenya with state visit as the East African nation prepares to send police to Haiti

May. 22, 2024 09:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is welcoming Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House for a three-day state visit as the East African nation prepares to deploy forces to Haiti as part of U.N.-led effort to try to calm a spiraling security crisis in the Caribbean country. ...

South Sudan mediation talks launched in Kenya with a hope of ending conflict

May. 09, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — High-level mediation talks on South Sudan were launched Thursday in Kenya with African presidents calling for an end to a conflict that has crippled the country's economy for years. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir thanked his Kenyan counterpart, William...

Kenya's public hospital doctors sign agreement to end national strike after almost 2 months

May. 08, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's public hospital doctors union on Wednesday signed a return to work agreement with the government, ending a national strike that began in mid-March and had left patients in limbo. Davji Atellah, the union secretary general, said the doctors agreed to...

Kenya declares public holiday to mourn flood victims

May. 08, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s President William Ruto has declared Friday a public holiday to mourn the 238 people who have died due to ongoing flooding. The president on Wednesday said the day will be observed by national tree planting activities to help mitigate the effects of...

Anguish as Kenya's government demolishes houses in flood-prone areas and offers $75 in aid

May. 07, 2024 20:36 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's government has begun bulldozing homes built in flood-prone areas and promising evicted families the equivalent of $75 to relocate after a deadline passed to evacuate amid deadly rains. In the capital, Nairobi, a bulldozer ripped through iron-sheet...

Congo military releases 2 Kenya Airways staffers held for 2 weeks over cargo dispute

May. 07, 2024 02:33 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Republic of Congo’s military has released two Kenya Airways staffers who were detained for two weeks in a cargo dispute, Kenya's foreign ministry said Monday. The staffers' detention had led Kenya Airways to suspend flights to Congo, but the state-owned...

They study next to one of Africa's largest trash dumps. They're planting bamboo to try to cope

May. 05, 2024 00:24 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Armed with gardening hoes while others cradled bamboo seedlings, students gathered outside their school in Kenya's capital. They hoped the fully grown bamboo would help to filter filthy air from one of Africa's largest trash dumps next door. More than 100...

Kenya president postpones reopening of schools as flood-related deaths pass 200

May. 03, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President William Ruto has postponed next week’s planned reopening of schools until further notice, as heavy rains and floods that have killed more than 200 people continue. The president in his state of the nation address on Friday said that...

More money is going to African climate startups, but a huge funding gap remains

May. 02, 2024 10:15 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When Ademola Adesina founded a startup to provide solar and battery-based power subscription packages to individuals and businesses in Nigeria in 2015, it was a lot harder to raise money than it is today. Climate tech was new in Africa, the continent was a...