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In this image made from video, chickens are being reared in a former classroom at the Mwea Brethren School in Kirinyaga county, Kenya Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Chickens have replaced students in one Kenyan school as struggling educators make what money they can after the country's studies were called off until January. (AP Photo/Moses Ndungu)

With Kenyan schools closed, one turns to raising chickens

Sep. 4, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

KIRINYAGA, Kenya (AP) — Chickens have replaced students in one Kenyan school as struggling educators make what money they can after the country’s studies were called off until January. Private schools in the East African nation say they are hit especially hard. More than 300,000 staff are mostly on...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, a man walks on a mountain of plastic bottles as he carries a sack of them to be sold for recycling after weighing them at the dump in the Dandora slum of Nairobi, Kenya. The oil industry in 2020 has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according to environmentalists who fear the continent will be used as a dumping ground. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Oil companies accused of wanting to dump plastics in Africa

Sep. 1, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according to environmentalists who fear the continent will be used as a dumping ground. The request from the American Chemistry Council,...

Demonstrators run from teargas fired by police at a protest against alleged corruption, including the theft of supplies for the fight against the coronavirus, at Uhuru Park in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Kenya's police teargassed and arrested some of the protesters who were holding a peaceful demonstration following the announcement that the country's anti-corruption agency is investigating the theft of millions of dollars of supplies from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority. (AP Photo)

Kenyan police teargas anti-corruption protesters in Nairobi

Aug. 21, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police have teargassed protesters holding peaceful demonstrations against alleged corruption including the theft of supplies for the fight against COVID-19 At least 12 demonstrators from a group of 100 protesting in different parts of Nairobi, the capital, were arrested by...

People walk along a downtown street in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, March 16, 2020. Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives, abortion services and related care because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the first widespread measure of the toll says India with its abrupt, months-long lockdown has been hit especially hard. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Millions of women lose contraceptives, abortions in COVID-19

Aug. 19, 2020 1:46 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives and abortion services because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the first widespread measure of the toll says India with its abrupt, months-long lockdown has been hit especially hard. Several months into the pandemic,...

A team of scientists and local rangers prepare to extract eggs from one of the two remaining female northern white rhinos at an enclosure at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. An international team of scientists said they have successfully extracted eggs from the last two remaining northern white rhino females, a step on the way to possibly save the subspecies from extinction. (Rio the Photographer/Ol Pejeta via AP)

More eggs harvested from last 2 northern white rhinos

Aug. 18, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

OL PEJETA, Kenya (AP) — An international team of scientists said they successfully extracted eggs from the last two remaining northern white rhinos, a step on the way to possibly saving the subspecies from extinction. Ten eggs were harvested from the female rhinos at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya....

In this image made from video, Purity Amleset, 24, right, and other female wildlife rangers from

Kenyan all-female wildlife ranger team breaks down barriers

Aug. 14, 2020 3:40 AM EDT

KAJIADO, Kenya (AP) — On the sweeping plains at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, a group of female wildlife rangers is making history by defying patriarchal norms that have been passed down for centuries, patrolling against poachers instead of doing household chores. The eight ethnic Maasai women known as...

In this image made from video, residents move through floodwaters using a donkey cart in Afgoye, Somalia Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Severe flooding continues to displace thousands of people in Somalia and the government in recent days has issued new warnings to communities living along the Jubba and Shabelle rivers. (AP Photo)

Severe flooding displaces scores of thousands in Somalia

Aug. 11, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Severe flooding continues to displace thousands of people in Somalia. The government in recent days issued new warnings to communities living along the Jubba and Shabelle rivers. It said rains in the highlands of neighboring Ethiopia could lead to flash floods in towns such as Jowhar...

Police say 19 inmates, guards killed in Somalia prison riot

Aug. 11, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Somali police officer says at least 19 people were killed during a riot in the central prison in Somalia's capital on Monday evening. Abdiqani Mohamed Qalaf, spokesman for the police force in charge of prisons, told reporters the dead included 15 inmates and four guards. He said...

3 face years in Burundi prison for stone-throwing at leader

Aug. 11, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three people have been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Burundi after being accused of throwing stones at the president’s convoy. The sentence has caused an outcry, but the governor says he thinks there will be “changes in this affair” in the coming days. The...

At least 8 soldiers dead in blast outside Somali army base

Aug. 8, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A car bomb exploded at the gates of a military base in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding 14 others, with the toll expected to rise, police said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group quickly claimed responsibility via its radio arm,...