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Kenyan paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey dies at 77

Jan. 02, 2022 13:30 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey, known for his fossil-finding and conservation work in his native Kenya, has died at 77, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Sunday evening. The cause of death was not announced. Leakey, the son of...

Ethiopia passes law to start national dialogue commission

Dec. 29, 2021 12:45 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers have approved a bill to establish a commission for national dialogue, amid international pressure for negotiations to end the 13-month conflict in the Tigray region. The Federal Parliamentary Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor on...

UN chief calls Desmond Tutu 'an inspiration to generations'

Dec. 26, 2021 14:32 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Reactions to the death Sunday of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Archbishop of Cape Town Desmond Tutu: “Archbishop Tutu was a towering global figure for peace and an inspiration to generations across the world. During the darkest days of apartheid, he...

House committee wants trust secrecy cut after Pandora Papers

Dec. 08, 2021 14:48 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Democrats on a U.S. House committee pushed Wednesday for reducing the financial secrecy that has allowed many of the world's richest and most powerful to hide their assets in South Dakota and other trust-friendly states. During a hearing called by the...

Kenyan, South African presidents urge cease-fire in Ethiopia

Nov. 23, 2021 09:35 AM EST

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have called for increased cooperation to bring peace to conflict-ridden regions in Africa, at the start of the Kenyan leader's two-day state visit to South Africa. ...

Top US envoy appeals for preservation of democracy in Africa

Nov. 17, 2021 16:57 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday appealed for the preservation of democracy in politically and ethnically fractured societies as he began his first official visit to Africa amid worsening crises in Ethiopia and Sudan. In a...

Blinken to Africa to boost US response to regional crises

Nov. 16, 2021 13:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration’s competition with China for influence didn’t get off to a great start in Africa. In August, the top U.S. diplomat planned a visit, only to postpone it because of the turmoil in Afghanistan that preoccupied Washington....

Blinken headed to Africa to address various crises

Nov. 11, 2021 20:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Africa next week as the Biden administration intensifies diplomatic efforts to resolve crises in Ethiopia and Sudan and seeks to boost counterterrorism cooperation, the State Department said Thursday. ...

AP PHOTOS: 'If they die, we all die': Drought kills in Kenya

Nov. 07, 2021 03:25 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The withered carcasses of livestock are reminders that drought has descended yet again in northern Kenya, the latest in a series of climate shocks rippling through the Horn of Africa. As world leaders address a global climate summit in Glasgow,...

Kenya’s president Kenyatta: Africa is at a crossroads

Oct. 28, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that Africa is at a crossroads, poised on one hand to reap the economic benefits of its youthful population and economic reforms but facing the spread of terrorism and insurgency on the other that are challenging almost...