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Stories with place: East Africa
  • South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.

  • Israel releases African migrants from detention center 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 1:22 pm

    HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel - Faysal Hussein from Sudan walked out of Israel's desert detention center Tuesday already sweating with just a backpack, barely enough cash for bus fare and lunch, and after 19 months in custody, no idea where to go.

  • No rushing Rudisha: Patience contributes to 2nd world title 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 12:11 pm

    BEIJING - This world title came in a tactical race for David Rudisha, so very unlike the wire-to-wire run at the London Olympics that earned him a gold medal and a world record in the 800 meters.

  • Burwash leads Bowling Green, Kentucky, at LLWS story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 10:59 pm

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Eli Burwash scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning then earned the save pitching as Bowling Green, Kentucky, avoided elimination Monday at the Little League World Series by beating Taylors, South Carolina, 4-3.

  • With many Ebola survivors ailing, doctors evaluate situation story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 4:38 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal - Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them.

  • Venezuela advances past Uganda 7-0 in LLWS 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 1:26 pm

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Luis Castillo pitched a one-hit shutout and also hit a two-run home run as Venezuela beat Uganda 7-0 on Sunday to advance to the International winner's bracket final at the Little League World Series.

  • 18 killed in 2 bomb attacks in Somalia 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 2:22 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - At least 18 people have been killed in two separate bomb explosions in Somalia Saturday, say Somali police officials.

  • 2 ambulances from Michigan sent to eastern Africa's Kenya 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 1:38 pm

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Two ambulances once used by emergency medical personnel in Michigan have been sent to Kenya in eastern Africa.

  • Kenyans struggle, teen from Eritrea wins marathon at worlds 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 1:47 am

    BEIJING - The mighty Kenyan marathoners wilted in the heat and humidity of Beijing, with the current world-record holder dropping out late and none of them finishing anywhere near the podium - or even in the top 20, for that matter.

  • Uganda beats Dominican Republic 4-1 in Little League WS 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 12:45 pm

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Francis Alemo hit a two-run double and also earned the win pitching as Uganda opened the Little League World Series Friday with a 4-1 win over the Dominican Republic.

  • Suspected ivory smuggler released on bond by Kenyan court 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 12:25 pm

    MOMBASA, Kenya - A Kenyan court released the suspected leader of an ivory trafficking ring on bail Friday, causing an uproar among conservationists who fear he may flee or tamper with witnesses.

  • Burundi president unexpectedly sworn in 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 11:28 am

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - With little fanfare or a public announcement beforehand, Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza was sworn in for a third term on Thursday in this central African country which has been plagued by political violence.

  • Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 10:56 am

    St. Cloud Times, Aug. 19

  • South Sudan president to sign peace deal in days, US says 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 3:50 pm

    KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would sign a peace deal with his rival within days, the State Department said Wednesday, as fighting resumed in parts of the country.

  • 4 killed in apparent revenge attack in Burundi capital 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:05 am

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Witnesses say four people were killed overnight in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura as violence persists following the controversial re-election of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

  • ICC judges to reconsider Kenya's lack of cooperation 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:43 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court say a lower panel of judges must reconsider its decision not to report Kenya to the court's government body for failing to fully cooperate with prosecutors seeking evidence against the country's president.

  • Google expands low-cost phone program in 6 African countries 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 7:50 pm

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an Internet-connected device.

  • New limbs and new hope for Africa's hunted albino children story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-18-15 4:53 pm

    NEW YORK - As 5-year-old Baraka Cosmas Lusambo slept in his family's home in western Tanzania in March, men wielding torches and knives burst in, knocked his mother unconscious, held him down and sliced off his right hand in the name of witchcraft.

  • South Sudan's leader refuses to sign peace deal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:56 pm

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir refused Monday to sign a peace agreement with rebel forces, saying he needs more time, mediators said Monday.

  • France to reduce search efforts for MH370 debris off Reunion 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 1:44 pm

    PARIS - France will reduce its search efforts for debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after a 10-day search of the beaches and coastal waters off Reunion island in the Indian Ocean has turned up nothing new, authorities said Monday.

  • South Sudan's warring leaders go into negotiations 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 1:25 pm

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Leaders from the South Sudan's warring factions are in Ethiopia in a last ditch effort to sign a peace deal ahead of Monday's deadline to end the country's civil war.

  • African Union: Burundi at risk of sliding further into chaos 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 11:45 am

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Burundi's recent violence shows the country is at risk of sliding into chaos with catastrophic results for the Central African nation and surrounding countries, the African Union's top official said Sunday.

  • Burundi: Ex-army chief killed, 2nd military leader targeted 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 1:41 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A former army chief was killed Saturday, a Burundi official said, the second military official to be assassinated this month in violence linked to the country's political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's re-election to a third term.

  • Oceanic junk ranges from Legos to suspected jet wreckage story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 11:05 am

    NEW DELHI - For years along the Cornish coast of Britain, Atlantic Ocean currents have carried thousands of Lego pieces onto the beaches. In Kenya, cheap flip-flop sandals are churned relentlessly in the Indian Ocean surf, until finally being spit out onto the sand. In Bangladesh, fishermen are haunted by floating corpses that the Bay of Bengal sometimes puts in their path.

  • Appeals court orders life sentences for 5 Somali pirates 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 4:25 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Five Somali pirates must spend life in prison for waging a mistaken and dramatically unsuccessful attack on a U.S. Navy ship, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.