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Climate report: Africa's rare glaciers soon to disappear

Oct. 19, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most. The...

Witnesses: Ethiopian military airstrikes hit Tigray capital

Oct. 18, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian military airstrikes hit the capital of the country’s Tigray region and killed at least three people, witnesses said Monday, returning the war abruptly to the city of Mekele after several months of peace. The airstrikes came days after a...

Burundi starts COVID jabs; just North Korea, Eritrea remain

Oct. 18, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of the world’s last three countries to administer COVID-19 vaccines started giving out doses on Monday as the East African nation of Burundi launched its national campaign. The vaccinations started in the commercial capital, Bujumbura, though...

Witnesses say Ethiopian military airstrikes hit capital of country's Tigray region, kill at least 3 people

Oct. 18, 2021 08:22 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Witnesses say Ethiopian military airstrikes hit capital of country's Tigray region, kill at least 3 people.

'God have mercy': Tigray residents describe life under siege

Oct. 16, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As food and the means to buy it dwindled in a city under siege, the young mother felt she could do no more. She killed herself, unable to feed her children. In a Catholic church across town, flour and oil to make communion wafers will soon run out....

Kenya child killer beaten to death by mob after jail escape

Oct. 15, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya say a man who had confessed to killing a dozen children and escaped from detention this week has been killed by a mob. Area Assistant County Commissioner Cornelius Nyaribai confirmed the killing of Masten Wanjala on Thursday. The...

Biden discusses 'transparency' with Kenya president

Oct. 14, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta discussed financial transparency during their White House meeting Thursday, as the East African leader faces scrutiny over revelations that he and his family stashed millions of dollars in hidden offshore accounts. ...

Kenyan runner Agnes Tirop found dead, police hunt husband

Oct. 13, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

Kenyan Olympic runner and two-time world championship bronze medalist Agnes Tirop was found dead at her home Wednesday with stab wounds and her husband was missing and wanted for questioning, police said. Elgeyo Marakwet County police chief Tom Makori said they were...

UN told failure to deal with diversity is root cause of wars

Oct. 12, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One by one, South Africa’s former president listed African countries Tuesday where the failure to deal with diversity was a root cause of conflict, from the Biafran war in Nigeria in the late 1960s to the current clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. ...

Biden to meet Kenya president as war roils nearby Ethiopia

Oct. 12, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to hold his first one-on-one, in-person talks as president with an African leader on Thursday, hosting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta as war and a humanitarian crisis roil neighboring Ethiopia, according to the White House. ...