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South Sudan rival leaders delay forming coalition government

Nov. 7, 2019 11:30 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to postpone the formation of a coalition government for 100 days. The rival leaders were to have formed a unity government by Nov. 12, but after meeting in Uganda for six hours Thursday, they said that...

Kenya judiciary complain of budget cuts

Nov. 4, 2019 9:39 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Budgets cuts have left judges without adequate fuel to come to work and are an attempt to make the judiciary "a puppet" of other arms of government, Kenya's chief justice said Monday. The budget cuts have halted the use of mobile courts which helped people in Kenya's remote areas get...

South Sudan faces crisis in forming new coalition government

Nov. 4, 2019 4:52 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — War-torn South Sudan is "barreling toward a crisis" and could slide back into fighting, warned the International Crisis Group on Monday. The new report said the country's warring parties aren't ready to form a coalition government on November 12th, when opposition leader Riek Machar...

Jepkosgei wins NYC in 1st marathon, Kamworor takes men's

Nov. 3, 2019 3:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joyciline Jepkosgei arrived in New York with a modest goal for her first marathon ever. "My focus was to finish the race," she said, a gold medal hanging around her neck. Not bad for a novice. Jepkosgei upset four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday with a...

Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

Nov. 1, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a tropical storm, Kyarr, that could worsen an already dire humanitarian situation. The International Rescue Committee...

2 killed in suspected al-Shabab attack on Kenya police post

Oct. 30, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say suspected al-Shabab extremists raided a police post during an attempt to free two suspects who ended up dead in the melee. North Eastern regional police chief Paul Soi said Wednesday there had been plans to transfer the suspects from the Dadajabula police post in...

Rights groups criticize Tanzania's leader over repression

Oct. 28, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Four years of Tanzanian President John Magufuli's rule have stifled independent journalism and severely restricted the activities of non-governmental organizations, two international human rights groups said Monday. With one year to go before the next elections, repressive laws have...

Nyong'o honors her mother for fueling her passion for art

Oct. 22, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Lupita Nyong'o accepted an award from the Harlem School of Arts — and entered the stage to Beyoncé's anthemic hit "Brown Skin Girl" — the actress mainly had two people to thank for fueling her passion for the arts as a child: her parents. "I was thinking about (the...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Oct. 17, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstrations in the Serbian capital....

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets world marathon record in Chicago

Oct. 13, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to break the world record in the event. The 25-year-old Kosgei bested the previous mark of 2:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in London 16 years ago. Kosgei won in Chicago last year in 2:18:35. "I'm...