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

“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

‘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

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

Somali mourners march against extremist blast that killed 79

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Hundreds of mourners and government officials in Mogadishu gathered at the capital's Police School on Thursday to mourn the 79 pe...
16:14 2 January 2022

Truck bomb in Somali capital kills at least 79 at rush hour

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 79 people including m...
19:25 28 December 2022

US citizen raised in San Diego faces new terrorism charges

SAN DIEGO — A U.S. citizen on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List has been charged with additional crimes involving ties to Somalia’s al-Shabaab rebe...
0:58 3 December 2021

Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by stray bullet

JOHANNESBURG — The peacekeeping mission in Somalia says preliminary investigations show a young Somali Canadian peace activist was killed by a stray b...
6:34 22 November 2021

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists ex-ambassador’s record

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suggested Friday that a U.S. diplomat was responsible for Somalia’s descent into chaos decades ago, distorting her...
21:16 15 November 2021

Somalia struggles after worst flooding in recent history

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Ahmed Sabrie woke up to find his house half-submerged in fast-rising flood waters.
9:25 14 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