East Africa

East Africa’s huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization says a small group of desert locusts has entered Con...
12:52 25 February 2022

Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a country where roughly half th...
15:26 18 February 2022

UN warns of ‘major shock’ as Africa locust outbreak spreads

JOHANNESBURG — Uganda scrambled to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades, while the Uni...
17:38 10 February 2022

“Where it begins”: Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia

GAROWE, Somalia — At a glance, the desert locusts in this arid patch of northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms infesting Ea...
8:32 9 February 2022

Trump, Kenyan leader talk positive about US-Kenya trade deal

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sounded positive notes Thursday about a future trade deal between their countr...
19:53 6 February 2022

Spray planes combat the huge locust outbreak in East Africa

NASUULU CONSERVANCY, Kenya — As locusts by the billions — yes, billions — descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes ar...
7:39 2 February 2022

‘This is huge’: Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

KATITIKA, Kenya — The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-ma...
15:51 25 January 2022

AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasion

JOHANNESBURG — Locusts by the millions are nibbling their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years. I...
15:27 23 January 2022

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food se...
14:02 17 January 2022

Extremists attack Kenya military base, 3 Americans killed

NAIROBI, Kenya — Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday, killing three America...
22:05 5 January 2022

Burundi’s president again says he won’t run for another term

NAIROBI, Kenya — Burundi’s president has again indicated he will not run for another term next year in the politically volatile East African nation.
13:28 26 December 2022

Complacency a concern as AIDS treatment improves in Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda — AIDS has no cure. HIV is still here. But some people are forgetting that.
14:34 29 November 2021

East Africa struggles with heavy rains, with more to come

NAIROBI, Kenya — Flash flooding has hit the small but strategic East African nation of Djibouti, where the government and United Nations said the equi...
11:13 28 November 2021

Mudslides, floods kill 34 people in western Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s interior minister says 29 people have been killed in mudslides, among the 34 people overall who lost their lives Saturday ami...
14:58 23 November 2021

Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts...
15:29 1 November 2021

As China builds up Africa, some in Uganda warn of trouble

KAMPALA, Uganda — China's assertive, large-scale investments in Africa are starting to find pushback in Uganda, where some critics worry the East Afri...
9:15 24 October 2021