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Kenya child killer beaten to death by mob after jail escape

Oct. 15, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya say a man who had confessed to killing a dozen children and escaped from detention this week has been killed by a mob. Area Assistant County Commissioner Cornelius Nyaribai confirmed the killing of Masten Wanjala on Thursday. The...

International court backs Somalia in sea dispute with Kenya

Oct. 12, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The International Court of Justice has sided with Somalia in its dispute with neighboring Kenya over a maritime boundary in a case affecting a territory potentially rich in oil and gas. The ruling on Tuesday by the United Nations’ highest court...

'Then the killing started': Witnesses accuse Tigray fighters

Sep. 25, 2021 04:33 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One man said he counted 55 corpses as he escaped from his town in northern Ethiopia, stepping over bodies scattered in the streets. Another asserted he was rounded up with about 20 men who were shot in front of him. Yet others claimed Tigray forces went door-to-door...

In Nairobi slum, women train to fend off sexual assault

Sep. 21, 2021 02:21 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a Nairobi slum named Korogocho, which means “crowded shoulder to shoulder” in Swahili, a group of women navigate raw sewage and sharp metal edges of roofing to attend a training they hope might save their lives. Sexual assault can happen to...

The Latest: New Zealand buys 500K Pfizer doses from Denmark

Sep. 11, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand is buying an extra 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from Denmark as it tries to keep its coronavirus vaccination program running at full speed, the government said. The doses are on top of New Zealand’s regular shipments from...

A tale of two clinics: lines in Kenya, few takers in Atlanta

Sep. 11, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Several hundred people line up every morning, starting before dawn, on a grassy area outside Nairobi’s largest hospital hoping to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Sometimes the line moves smoothly, while on other days, the staff tells them there’s nothing available, and...

9 dead when crane collapses in Kenya's capital, police say

Aug. 26, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya’s capital say nine people are dead after a crane collapsed at a high-rise construction site in Nairobi. Officer Muturi Mbogo said the crane collapsed midday Thursday while it was being dismantled by workers. He said another worker...

Tanzania receives 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccines

Jul. 26, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania on Saturday received its first batch of 1 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. government. Tanzania had been among the few countries in Africa yet to receive vaccines or start inoculating its population,...