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Gunfire paralyzes Haiti as powerful gang leader says he will try to detain police chief, ministers

Mar. 01, 2024 02:28 AM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Heavy gunfire paralyzed Haiti’s capital Thursday, and at least four police officers were slain, as a powerful gang leader announced that he would try to capture the country’s police chief and government ministers. The move came during the absence of...

Haitian prime minister in Kenya to try to salvage African country's deployment of police to Haiti

Feb. 29, 2024 13:15 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Haiti's prime minister arrived Thursday in Kenya to try to salvage a plan to have the African country deploy 1,000 police officers to the troubled Caribbean nation to help combat gang violence. Kenya agreed in October to lead a U.N.-authorized international...

Caribbean leaders say Haitian prime minister agrees to hold long-awaited elections by mid-2025

Feb. 28, 2024 22:41 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Caribbean leaders said late Wednesday that embattled Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry has agreed to hold general elections by mid-2025 as the international community pushes to raise money for a foreign armed force to fight gang violenc there. Members of...

UN appeals for $674 million as gang violence in Haiti escalates with killings and sexual violence

Feb. 28, 2024 20:55 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Indiscriminate violence in Haiti is escalating — especially in the capital and surrounding region — with armed gangs carrying out killings and acts of sexual violence, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the conflict-wracked Caribbean nation said Wednesday. ...

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...

Golfer ranked 2,930th goes from delivering groceries to earning $216K with 2nd place at Kenya Open

Feb. 25, 2024 17:11 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Only a week after he was delivering groceries to make ends meet, the 2,930th-ranked golfer Joe Dean finished tied for second at the Kenya Open on Sunday to earn himself more than $200,000 and a huge shot of confidence for the future. “I don’t think it’s...

Kenya mourns as marathon world record-holder Kelvin Kiptum is given a state funeral

Feb. 23, 2024 12:51 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in a car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries —...

The suspects in a Kenyan doomsday cult are ordered to be hospitalized after a hunger strike

Feb. 20, 2024 12:53 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan magistrate Tuesday ordered the main suspect in a doomsday starvation cult and 94 of his followers to receive emergency care after some of the suspects had to be carried into the courtroom to answer manslaughter charges, too frail and weak to "even open their eyes"...

Biden plans to welcome Kenyan president to White House for state visit in May

Feb. 16, 2024 14:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to welcome Kenyan President William Ruto to the White House in May, hosting a state visit after reneging on his promise to visit Africa last year. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced Friday that the visit set for May...

Rhinos are returned to a plateau in central Kenya, decades after poachers wiped them out

Feb. 15, 2024 02:58 AM EST

LOISABA CONSERVANCY, Kenya (AP) — Conservationists in Kenya are celebrating as rhinos were returned to a grassy plateau that hasn't seen them in decades. The successful move of 21 eastern black rhinos to a new home will give them space to breed and could help increase the...