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Top Kenyan presidential candidate picks female running mate

May. 16, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Monday chose a former justice minister as his running mate in elections set for August, making her the first-ever female candidate on a major presidential ticket in the East African country. Martha Karua, an attorney...

UN humanitarian official urges attention to drought in Kenya

May. 13, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

TURKANA, Kenya (AP) — A top United Nations humanitarian official has raised concern about people going hungry in a remote part of northern Kenya, joining calls for the international community to commit more resources to address the wider region's drought crisis. Martin Griffiths,...

Kenya honors former President Kibaki with state funeral

Apr. 29, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans paid their last respects to former President Mwai Kibaki in a state funeral service Friday that was attended by African leaders. Kibaki, whose death was announced last Friday, has been praised by Kenya's current leaders as a respected statesman. He...

Former Kenyan President Kibaki is dead at 90

Apr. 22, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Mwai Kibaki, the former Kenyan leader whose distinguished political career was tarnished when he won a second presidential term that was followed by deadly post-election violence, has died at the age of 90. Kibaki's death was announced Friday by President...

Kenya's former President Mwai Kibaki has died at the age of 90, according to President Uhuru Kenyatta

Apr. 22, 2022 06:06 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's former President Mwai Kibaki has died at the age of 90, according to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Congo joins East African trade bloc, widening the market

Apr. 01, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The central African nation of Congo has joined the East African Community, widening the trade bloc's footprint with the admission of its seventh member. Congo applied to join the regional trade bloc, commonly known by its initials as the EAC, in 2019. ...