- Kenya: Gov't critic killed; opposition blames government Updated: May-06-16 7:56 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - An opposition leader says a businessman who was critical of President Uhuru Kenyatta's government was shot dead as he drove home.
- Kenya closing camps with hundreds of thousands of refugees Updated: May-06-16 6:26 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenyan government said Friday it will close two refugee camps, including one of the world's biggest, due to a lack of security and economic challenges as human Rights group condemned the plan.
- Founder of shoe giveaway company Toms looks back on 10 years Updated: May-06-16 5:40 pm
In Argentina, South Africa, Rwanda and elsewhere around the globe, there's something that sticks out for Blake Mycoskie about the one-for-one shoe company, Toms, he started in his Venice, California, apartment 10 years ago.
- Ethiopia: Activist charged with terrorism over Facebook post Updated: May-06-16 5:00 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A court in Ethiopia has charged a social media activist for inciting violence and other terror-related offenses citing Facebook posts as evidence.
- Kenya: Hundreds homeless as condemned buildings demolished Updated: May-06-16 11:53 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - As emergency workers retrieved four bodies from a building that collapsed a week ago, bringing the death toll to 41, hundreds of Nairobi residents were evicted Friday from nearby buildings that are being torn down to prevent other deadly disasters.
- Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement Updated: May-05-16 12:03 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's government on Thursday banned media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.
- Zoo announces Carl Jones as Indianapolis Prize recipient Updated: May-04-16 3:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Zoo has selected Carl Jones as this year's recipient of an award honoring animal conservationists who have made notable contributions to the field.
- Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth polls Updated: May-04-16 1:32 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan voters must have confidence that the electoral commission and judiciary are impartial and efficient ahead of polls next year, 11 diplomats from western countries said Wednesday.
- Kenya: 2 men challenge constitutionality of anal probe Updated: May-04-16 12:44 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - A lawyer said Wednesday she has submitted the arguments during the first day of a hearing where two men are seeking a Kenyan court ruling to stop enforced anal examinations of men accused of being gay.
- Burundi's former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza dies Updated: May-04-16 12:08 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's government says former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza has died in Belgium, where he received medical care for two weeks.
- Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics Updated: May-03-16 3:03 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday
- Press Freedom Day: Journalists keep working despite threats Updated: May-03-16 12:09 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling.
- Kenya officials: Death toll of collapsed building up to 20 Updated: May-01-16 1:08 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan rescuers continued searching for survivors Sunday of a residential building in a low income area that collapsed Friday, as officials said the death toll has risen to 20 and 73 people remain missing.
- Somalia: 11 soldiers killed as extremists retake town Updated: May-01-16 11:32 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali military official says fighters from Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in southern Somalia, killing at least 11 Somali government soldiers.
- Officials: Collapsed Kenyan building had no occupancy permit Updated: Apr-30-16 3:34 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as they ordered its owner to turn himself in.
- Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching Updated: Apr-30-16 12:26 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.
- South Sudan: 32 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered Updated: Apr-30-16 7:41 am
JUBA, South Sudan - Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South Sudanese militia.
- Kenya: Large pyres set up for massive burn of ivory Updated: Apr-28-16 12:41 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials believe will be the largest single destruction of ivory in history.
- Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45 Updated: Apr-27-16 11:11 am
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania - A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.
- Uganda: Hope for oil production by 2018 after pipeline deal Updated: Apr-26-16 11:07 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's hopes to produce crude oil by 2018 have been boosted by an agreement to build a pipeline to Tanzania's Tanga port, a government official said Tuesday.
- Kenya: Former first lady dies in London hospital Updated: Apr-26-16 10:59 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Former Kenyan first lady Lucy Kibaki, prominent for charities and her quick temper, died Tuesday.
- Burundi: General assassinated in attack in capital Updated: Apr-25-16 2:44 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A military general in Burundi who was an adviser to the country's vice president and two others were shot dead in the capital, a military official said Monday. It is the latest killing in an upsurge of violence including tortures and increased disappearances that have created a climate of fear and led more than 250,000 people to flee to neighboring countries.
- Kenya: Opposition leaders tear-gassed in protest Updated: Apr-25-16 10:46 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan opposition leaders have been tear-gassed as they led hundreds of supporters to the electoral commission offices to demand that it is disbanded for being biased.
- UN prosecutor opens early probe into Burundi atrocities Updated: Apr-25-16 6:09 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into atrocities in Burundi over the last year, saying violence in the African nation has reportedly left more than 430 people dead and forced 230,000 to flee their homes.
- London Marathon record for Kipchoge; Sumgong wins after fall Updated: Apr-24-16 2:50 pm
LONDON - A feat of speed by Eliud Kipchoge, rushing to a course record. A feat of fortitude by Jemima Sumgong, recovering from a painful fall to win.