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Ethiopia, Tigray head invited to peace talks in South Africa

Oct. 05, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and the federal government have been invited to peace talks in South Africa this weekend as part of a pan-African effort to end one of the world’s most overlooked wars, according to a letter seen Wednesday by The...

The leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region has been invited to African Union-led peace talks in South Africa this weekend

Oct. 05, 2022 03:22 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The leader of Ethiopia's Tigray region has been invited to African Union-led peace talks in South Africa this weekend.

Uganda's president fires military son after offensive tweets

Oct. 04, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his son as commander of the nation's infantry forces Tuesday after the son tweeted an unprovoked threat to capture the capital of neighboring Kenya, drawing widespread concern in East Africa. Lt. Gen. Muhoozi...

Kenya 'effectively' lifts ban on genetically modified crops

Oct. 03, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s new president says the Cabinet has “effectively” lifted the country’s ban on openly cultivating genetically modified crops, reversing a decade-old decision as the East African country struggles with food security and a deadly drought. “Open...

Court dismisses Maasai eviction case against Tanzania

Sep. 30, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The East African Court of Justice on Friday dismissed a case by Maasai herders who tried to stop Tanzania’s government from evicting them from land they have used for generations. The ruling comes amid new tensions between Maasai and authorities over other...

Witnesses: Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray kills civilians

Sep. 30, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An airstrike in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians during a major religious holiday earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The Associated Press. The...

Indigenous groups, activists resist Congo's oil block plan

Sep. 28, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — The auctioning of oil and gas blocks in Congo has stirred resistance and concern among local Indigenous communities worried about damage to their homes and large swaths of forest, according to a report released Thursday by several environmental groups. In...

Ugandan military helicopter crashes in eastern Congo

Sep. 28, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Ugandan army spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the crash of one of the country’s military helicopters in eastern Congo. The spokesman, Felix Kulayigye, told The Associated Press “we are still waiting” for more details about the crash earlier this...

Satellite images show Eritrea military buildup near Tigray

Sep. 28, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — New satellite imagery of one of the world’s most reclusive nations shows a military buildup inside Eritrea near the border with Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, backing up witness accounts of a new, large-scale offensive. Eritrea has fought alongside...

Kenyan lawyer in ICC case linked to new president found dead

Sep. 27, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police say a Kenyan lawyer facing charges at the International Criminal Court of bribing and threatening prosecution witnesses in a past ICC case against Kenya’s recently elected president has been found dead. Paul Gicheru had pleaded not guilty earlier this...