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Tanzania's Masaai demand Indigenous rights in UN framework

Jun. 23, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's Maasai people, resisting government pressure to leave their ancestral homes in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, have presented their demands for Indigenous land rights to negotiators in Nairobi finalizing the proposed U.N. global biodiversity framework. ...

Tanzania accused of violence on Maasai protesting eviction

Jun. 17, 2022 10:47 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s government has been accused of using violence against Maasai herders protesting efforts to evict them from one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, in the latest friction between those who see certain African landscapes as a lucrative playground...

Newly arrived students learn English, new culture

Jun. 11, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Donat Jean was in tears as he ended his first day of middle school in the United States at the principal’s office. Moments before, he was flowing with the stream of children headed outside to the line of rumbling buses. Donat was excited to go home after a...

Columbus CEO reaches top of Mount Everest

May. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A local man was on top of the world. Todd Ammerman, the 54-year-old CEO of Columbus construction company River City Contracting, was among the dozen climbers, plus Sherpa guides, with Madison Mountaineering of Wyoming who reached the summit of Mount Everest...

France: Climate protesters block TotalEnergies meeting

May. 25, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Several hundred climate protesters disrupted a TotalEnergies shareholders meeting in Paris and blocked the venue entrance Wednesday to denounce the oil and gas giant’s stake in Russia despite Moscow's war in Ukraine. TotalEnergies, which was renamed last year from...

Seeing a country with the most high-ranking tour guide

May. 20, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With one notable exception, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan seemed to enjoy guiding American journalist Peter Greenberg around her country for the television show “The Royal Tour.” The time spent recording voiceovers she could have done without. ...

Today in History: April 26, Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster

Apr. 26, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 26, the 116th day of 2022. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1986, an explosion and fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine caused radioactive...

Chebet leads 1st Kenyan sweep in Boston Marathon since 2012

Apr. 18, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Evans Chebet didn’t know what kind of expectations to have for himself as he prepared to return for his second Boston Marathon. In 2018, he was among many runners who were forced to pull out due to chilly and wet conditions. His second trip to...

South African army extends mission against Mozambique rebels

Apr. 13, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The deployment of South Africa's military in northern Mozambique has been extended while its role has shifted from aggressively fighting Islamic extremist rebels to a peacekeeping effort, a top general said Wednesday. About 600 members of the South...

East African oil pipeline hits the headwinds

Apr. 13, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Climate activists — including influential campaigners Vanessa Nakate and Hilda Nakabuye — are urging more banks and insurers not to back the controversial $5 billion East African Crude Oil Pipeline that is primed to transport oil from the Hoima oilfields in Uganda to the...