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Olympics Latest: World champ Dutch out in women's handball

Aug. 04, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ World champion the Netherlands is out of the women’s handball competition at the Tokyo...

Ethiopia suspends work of 2 aid groups active in Tigray

Aug. 03, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two international aid groups said Tuesday that the Ethiopian government had suspended part or all of their operations, while the United Nations humanitarian chief warned Ethiopian authorities that blanket accusations against aid workers in the country’s embattled...

No keeping her down: After a fall, busy Hassan gets a gold

Aug. 02, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sifan Hassan pointed to her left shoulder. “I have pain here,” she said. Then, her right leg. “Pain here.” Then, she dropped her hands to her sides in exhaustion, too tired to explain it anymore. “Pain there.” ...

Bodies found in river between Ethiopia's Tigray and Sudan

Aug. 02, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Sudanese official says local authorities in Kassala province have found around 50 bodies, apparently people fleeing the war in neighboring Ethiopia’s Tigray region, floating in the river between the countries over the past week, some with gunshot wounds or their...

Olympics Latest: Krajewski wins individual eventing gold

Aug. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Julia Krajewski of Germany won individual eventing gold after countrymate and two-time defending champion Michael...

UN: 100,000 children in Ethiopia's Tigray face deadly hunger

Jul. 30, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 100,000 children in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region could face the most extreme and life-threatening form of malnutrition in the next year, the United Nations children’s agency warned on Friday, as humanitarian aid remains blocked from the region of...

World pledges $4B in push to repair COVID's education damage

Jul. 29, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — International governments and companies have pledged more than $4 billion to educate 175 million children around the world and prevent a generation’s chances being blighted by the coronavirus pandemic. The commitments came Thursday at a conference in...

US genocide expert to press Ethiopia on Tigray aid blockade

Jul. 29, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. official who wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide is visiting Ethiopia next week to press the government to lift what the U.S. calls a blockade on humanitarian aid to the conflict-hit Tigray region, where hundreds of thousands of people now face...

Burundi, in reversal, says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines

Jul. 29, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government now says it will accept COVID-19 vaccines, becoming one of the last countries in the world to embrace them. But the health ministry says it will not take responsibility for any side effects they might cause. Health Minister...

In breakthrough, Tanzania kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations

Jul. 28, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a major breakthrough for one of the world's last countries to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, Tanzania’s president kicked off its vaccination campaign Wednesday by publicly receiving a dose and urging others to do the same. But she immediately met some hesitation in...