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

Victims of 2 African embassy bombings await US court case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doreen Oport was pulled from the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 covered in bloo...
13:04 23 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

Former Kenyan president Daniel arap Moi dies at 95

NAIROBI, Kenya — Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and presided over years of repression and econom...
7:22 4 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

Burundi’s ruling party picks general as presidential hopeful

NAIROBI, Kenya — Burundi's ruling party has chosen an army general to be its candidate in the presidential election set for May, signaling that the co...
13:33 26 January 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

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

1st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations

TOMALI, Malawi — A pinch in the leg, a squeal and a trickle of tears. One baby after another in Malawi is getting the first and only vaccine against m...
15:01 16 January 2022

‘Amazing’: New embryo made of nearly extinct rhino species

JOHANNESBURG — Researchers say they have successfully created another embryo of the nearly extinct northern white rhino in a global effort to keep the...
10:28 15 January 2022

Car bomb kills 3, wounds 6 at checkpoint in Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya — A Somali official says a car bomb has killed three people and wounded six others at a checkpoint in the capital.
9:35 8 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

6-story building collapses in Nairobi; at least 4 killed

NAIROBI, Kenya — A six-story residential building collapsed Friday in Kenya's capital, officials said, with at least four people killed and others tra...
16:51 6 December 2021

Italian priest, and 2 Kenyan men who say he’s their father

NAIROBI — Steven Lacchin grew up a fatherless boy, but he knew some very basic facts about the man who was his father.
14:19 6 December 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

South Sudan faces crisis in forming new coalition government

NAIROBI, Kenya — War-torn South Sudan is "barreling toward a crisis" and could slide back into fighting, warned the International Crisis Group on Mond...
9:51 4 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