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Talks begin on disarmament of rebel groups in eastern Congo

Nov. 28, 2022 09:56 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The third round of Congo peace talks facilitated by the East Africa regional bloc opened in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Monday with a plan to discuss reforms that will facilitate disarmament of rebel groups. Kenyan President William Ruto and Burundi’s...

2 killed in second Kenya building collapse this week

Nov. 17, 2022 07:59 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A multi-story building under construction collapsed on a neighboring home in the outskirts of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, killing two people on Thursday, authorities said. Three other people have been rescued alive from the family home that was next to the...

Building collapses in Kenya's capital, killing three people

Nov. 16, 2022 09:28 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least three people died when a building collapsed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, authorities said Wednesday. Six other people were rescued from the rubble and are being treated at a hospital in the Kasarani suburb, where the multi-story building is located....

Building under construction collapses in Kenya's capital

Nov. 15, 2022 11:09 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A multi-story residential building under construction collapsed Tuesday in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. There was no immediate official word on any casualties. Construction workers are feared trapped under the rubble and rescue operations have begun. ...

ICRC: Humanitarian convoy arrives in Ethiopia's Tigray

Nov. 15, 2022 10:56 AM EST

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said a convoy of trucks carrying medicine arrived in Tigray’s regional capital Mekele on Tuesday, the first aid delivery by the group to the embattled region since August. “It is an enormous relief for...

Ethiopia, Tigray military leaders agree on peace roadmap

Nov. 12, 2022 13:58 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Top military commanders from Ethiopia and its embattled Tigray region have agreed to allow unhindered humanitarian access to the region and form a joint disarmament committee following last week's truce. The commanders, who since Monday have been meeting in...

Kenya sends 1st batch of troops to rebel-hit eastern Congo

Nov. 12, 2022 07:54 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan troops deployed under the banner of a regional bloc arrived Saturday in troubled eastern Congo, where government forces are battling a violent rebel group that now controls some territory. The troops are part of up to 903 Kenyan soldiers who eventually...

Ethiopia asserts 70% of Tigray now under military control

Nov. 11, 2022 05:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s lead negotiator in ongoing peace talks asserted Friday that 70% of the country’s northern Tigray region is now under military control and aid deliveries have resumed to the area, but there is no immediate confirmation from aid workers or Tigray spokesmen. ...

Kenya Airways pilots' strike set to end after 4 days

Nov. 09, 2022 03:08 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pilots working for Kenya’s national airline are set to resume work on Wednesday after a court ordered them to end their four-day strike. The court on Tuesday also ordered Kenya Airways not to intimidate pilots who participated in the strike called by their...

Kenya Airways pilots strike over benefits, stopping flights

Nov. 07, 2022 13:12 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Pilots working for Kenya’s national airline have been on strike for three days over a demand to honor a retirement savings plan, and it is estimated to be costing millions of dollars in losses daily. Kenya Airways said it canceled 56 flights over the...