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Tanzania's opposition leader returns after 5 years in exile

Jan. 25, 2023 12:04 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu has arrived home after five years in exile, three weeks after the country’s president lifted a ban on opposition rallies. He arrived at the main Julius Nyerere International Airport on Wednesday afternoon and was...

Berlin museums ready to return skulls from African ex-colony

Jan. 18, 2023 08:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin museum authority said Wednesday that it was ready to return hundreds of human skulls from the former German colony of East Africa after having researched their origin for several years. During their research at the city's Museum of Prehistory and Early...

Tanzania president lifts 6-year ban on opposition rallies

Jan. 03, 2023 13:09 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan has lifted a six-year-ban on opposition rallies imposed by her autocratic predecessor, a move that was cautiously welcomed as a gain for democracy by the main opposition party. The ban was introduced in 2016 by...

Tanzania's president cancels Independence Day celebrations

Dec. 06, 2022 05:21 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, has canceled Independence Day celebrations scheduled for Friday and directed that the budget instead be used to build dormitories for children with special needs. The 61st Independence Day event was to cost...

11 face death over conservationist's murder in Tanzania

Dec. 02, 2022 10:47 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A high court in Tanzania on Friday sentenced 11 people to death for the murder of a conservationist in the East African country more than five years ago. Anti-poaching activist Wayne Lotter, a South African national, was shot dead in August 2017 while riding...

World Population hits 8 billion, creating many challenges

Nov. 15, 2022 11:40 AM EST

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The world's population will likely hit an estimated 8 billion people on Tuesday, according to a United Nations projection, with much of the growth coming from developing nations in Africa. Among them is Nigeria, where resources are already stretched to the...

In brutal drought, Kenyan herders look for hope underground

Nov. 14, 2022 04:58 AM EST

ARCHERS POST, Kenya (AP) — Letoyie Leroshi walked for five days hunting water. After three years of drought in Samburu County, Kenya, the riverbeds were bone-dry. Then Leroshi found a patch of wettish sand in the sunbaked Ewaso Ng’iro riverbed. He brought a group of fellow...

African nations demand more money for removing emissions

Nov. 14, 2022 04:27 AM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH (AP) — African nations want to increase how much money they receive from schemes that offset greenhouse gas emissions and are looking for ways to address the issue at U.N. climate talks currently underway in Egypt. Carbon offsets, where polluters can effectively...

After quiet days, handful of protests at UN climate summit

Nov. 11, 2022 12:44 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — After days with almost no demonstrations, there were several small protests at this year’s UN climate conference calling Friday for the developed world to fight global warming more fairly and effectively. Demonstrators called for rich nations to...

The Latest | UN Climate Summit

Nov. 11, 2022 12:36 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on COP27, the United Nations climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Countries’ negotiators and activists praised Biden’s speech but also noticed what was not mentioned: the issue of loss and damage. Loss and damage, where poorer...