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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...

Tanzania: Plane crashes into Lake Victoria; 19 dead

Nov. 06, 2022 16:11 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A plane crashed Sunday morning into Lake Victoria as it approached an airport in Tanzania, killing 19 people on board, the country's prime minister said. A senior policeman said it was raining when the aircraft plunged into the water. Prime Minister Kassim...

Tanzania says Mount Kilimanjaro fire largely contained

Nov. 03, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The fire burning on Mount Kilimanjaro for almost two weeks has been largely contained after hundreds of military personnel were deployed to help, Tanzania’s prime minister said Thursday. The blaze destroyed 33 square kilometers (nearly 13 square miles) on...

Tanzania's commercial capital imposes water restrictions

Oct. 28, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — One of Africa’s largest and fastest growing cities has imposed water restrictions as officials blame dry weather and dropping river levels. Some of the more than 6 million residents of Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, say thousands of homes...

China accused of using overseas bases to target dissidents

Oct. 27, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — China has reportedly established dozens of “overseas police stations” in nations around the world that activists fear could be used to track and harass dissidents as part of Beijing's crackdown on corruption. Information about the outposts...

Bodies of 26 Ethiopians found in mass grave in Malawi

Oct. 20, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Officials in Malawi have exhumed the bodies of 26 suspected Ethiopian migrants from a mass grave 255 kilometers (155 miles) north of the capital city, Lilongwe. Villagers found the bodies in a forest located near the main road that connects Malawi and...