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UN member states are meeting to plan how to tackle the world's environmental crises

Feb. 26, 2024 11:09 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s top decision-making body on the environment is meeting in Kenya's capital this week to discuss how countries can work together to tackle environmental crises like climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity. The meeting in Nairobi is the...

Flowers, chocolates and flash mobs: Valentine's Day celebrations around the world

Feb. 14, 2024 17:41 PM EST

Flowers, chocolates, handwritten cards — and flash mobs. People around the world expressed their love in myriad ways on Valentine's Day: hanging hundreds of paper hearts in the streets to honor a recently deceased “Valentine's Day Bandit" in Portland, Maine; vowing to cherish...

Man wanted in Massachusetts for murder rearrested in Kenya after a week-long escape

Feb. 13, 2024 21:44 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A man wanted in Massachusetts to face murder charges was has been rearrested, a week after he dramatically escaped from police custody, Kenyan police said Wednesday. Kevin Adam Kinyanjui Kangethe escaped while awaiting extradition on a Massachusetts warrant...

A man accused of killing his girlfriend in Massachusetts escapes from police custody in Kenya

Feb. 08, 2024 00:53 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A man awaiting extradition on a Massachusetts warrant alleging he killed his girlfriend and left her body in a car at a Boston airport escaped from police custody in Kenya, police said Thursday. Kevin Adam Kinyanjui Kangethe slipped out of the police station...

Hyenas kill 1 person and injure 2 near Kenyan university, where students say they don't feel safe

Feb. 06, 2024 20:35 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Marauding hyenas killed a man and wounded two people near a university outside the Kenyan capital, officials said Tuesday, prompting hundreds of students from the school to block streets to protest what they called a lack of security. One of the wounded was a...

Kenya's president blames corruption and incompetence for huge fireball that hurt hundreds in Nairobi

Feb. 03, 2024 09:36 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president says corruption and officials’ incompetence allowed a liquid petroleum plant to operate in one of Nairobi’s most crowded residential neighborhoods, where its explosion and fire killed three people and injured more than 280 others. ...

A fire set off by a gas explosion in Kenya kills at least 3 people and injures 280 others

Feb. 02, 2024 13:47 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Liquid petroleum gas cylinders exploded in an illegal depot in a residential area of the Kenyan capital, officials said Friday, setting off a late-night inferno that killed at least three people and injured 280 others. The death toll was expected to rise. The...

Thousands march against femicide in Kenya following the January slayings of at least 14 women

Jan. 27, 2024 09:18 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of people marched in cities and towns in Kenya during protests Saturday over the recent slayings of more than a dozen women. The anti-femicide demonstration was the largest event ever held in the country against sexual and gender-based violence. In...

Kenya embarks on its biggest rhino relocation project. A previous attempt was a disaster

Jan. 16, 2024 12:59 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has embarked on its biggest rhino relocation project and began the difficult work Tuesday of tracking, darting and moving 21 of the critically endangered beasts, which can each weigh over a ton, to a new home. A previous attempt at moving rhinos in the...

Dozens of Kenyan lawyers protest what they say is judicial interference by President Ruto

Jan. 12, 2024 11:28 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan lawyers Friday demonstrated peacefully in Nairobi against what they say is judicial interference by President William Ruto, who has said he will disregard court orders from allegedly corrupt judges blocking his key development projects. In recent days,...