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Stories with place: East Africa
  • The Latest: : Islamist jailed in France raid story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:35 pm

    PARIS - The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris and the heightened security in Europe. All times local:

  • Kenya's president reshuffles Cabinet after graft allegations 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 5:16 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president reshuffled his Cabinet Tuesday to replace five ministers who are being investigated for graft and one who resigned over the weekend after being accused of corruption.

  • Toxic Kenya dump embodies pope's environmental concern story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:27 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Using hooks or their bare hands, men, women and children traipse through the murky sludge that pools around the mountains of garbage, hunting for bottles, plastic bags and anything else that can be recycled to earn themselves enough for their daily bread.

  • Kenya declares public holiday for papal Mass 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:38 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The Kenyan government has declared a national public holiday the day Pope Francis will celebrate Mass here, drawing an expected 1.4 million people.

  • Burundi's government suspends 10 civic groups amid unrest 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:28 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundi's government on Monday suspended the licenses of 10 non-governmental organizations over allegations they have been involved in anti-government activities.

  • Protesters occupy headquarters of Kenya athletics federation 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 12:54 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A group of Kenyan athletes occupied the headquarters of the national track and field federation on Monday, demanding the removal of its top officials in a protest against doping and corruption.

  • Uganda fundraises, spruces up shrine for pope visit 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 12:01 pm

    NAMUGONGO, Uganda - More than 2 million people are expected to converge near a minor basilica in the Ugandan capital where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Saturday, an official with the Roman Catholic Church here said Monday even as workers put in extra hours to spruce up the shrine.

  • US imposes sanctions related to violence in Burundi 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:44 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is imposing sanctions against individuals in Burundi the U.S. says are contributing to violence in the African nation.

  • In Kenyan town, Christians worship under police guard 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:28 am

    GARISSA, Kenya - As song and prayer drifted from the open, ivy-lined doorways of a Catholic church in Garissa, several security officials, including Muslims, stood watch on the grounds nearby.

  • Kenya president declares corruption national security threat 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 9:43 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president on Monday declared corruption a national security threat and he presented a raft of measures to fight the graft that is endemic in East Africa's largest economy.

  • In Africa, Pope Francis to find a church growing in numbers story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:19 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Pope Paul VI became the first modern pope to visit Africa in 1969 and declared the continent a "new homeland" for Jesus Christ. During the quarter century of his papacy, St. John Paul II traveled to 42 African countries and earned the nickname "the African." Pope Benedict XVI said Africa was a continent of hope. Next week, Pope Francis joins his predecessors and visits a region whose growing numbers of Catholics are seen as a bulwark for a church seeking to broaden its appeal in the face of challenges from secularism, competing Christian faiths and violent extremism.

  • Ugandan gays hope the pope will speak out on their behalf story has photos
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:59 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Gay activists are hoping Pope Francis will preach tolerance toward homosexuals, and even go so far as to condemn violent attacks against gays during his upcoming visit to Uganda. Church leaders, however, are praying he'll avoid the issue altogether.

  • At least 4 killed in latest violence in Burundi's capital 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 9:49 am

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - At least four people were killed in overnight violence in the Burundi capital, the police said Sunday as sporadic gunfire and loud explosions continued to echo across the city.

  • Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-20-15 9:17 pm

    They were artists and students, music lovers, parents and newlyweds. The victims of last week's attacks in Paris had varied backgrounds and interests. Among the 130 killed in the attacks, here are some of their stories:

  • Woman who died in Paris raid had been under surveillance story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 5:09 pm

    PARIS - Hasna Aitboulahcen lived a secular life, drinking alcohol and rarely visiting a mosque, but police say she died an extremist's death: blowing herself up by detonating a suicide vest.

  • In Paris suburb, residents wait out the bloody gunbattle story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 5:13 am

    SAINT-DENIS, France - In a beer bottle-cluttered apartment on Boucheries Street, in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis, two young waiters, two journalists and a graphic designer shared cigarettes, watched television and waited for the bloody conclusion.

  • IAAF investigating allegations of Kenya doping cover-up 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 8:50 pm

    The IAAF has been investigating alleged doping cover-ups in Kenya since last March, track and field's world governing body said Tuesday.

  • Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt progress in WCup qualifying 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 4:13 pm

    Ivory Coast, Ghana, Egypt, and Cameroon had few problems in progressing to the final round of World Cup qualifying in Africa on Tuesday.

  • Kenya official: Extremist suspect grabs gun, attempts escape 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 11:39 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A suspected Islamic extremist grabbed a rifle from an officer and attempted to shoot his way to freedom from a military camp where he was being held in Garissa in eastern Kenya, an official said Tuesday.

  • Quick thinking may have averted massacre at Paris stadium 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 12:43 am

    SAINT-DENIS, France - The suicide bombers' explosive belts, packed with shrapnel, had been designed to kill and maim the crowds at the national stadium.

  • New allegations of doping cover-ups in Kenya 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 3:48 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan athletics faced more allegations Sunday as a coach claimed three marathon runners paid bribes to the national track federation in exchange for lenient doping bans.

  • Kenyan government gives go-ahead for anti-doping body 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 1:49 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Under pressure to show it is taking its own doping problem seriously, Kenya's government gave the go-ahead Friday for a new national anti-doping agency to begin work, allowing it to carry out tests and prosecute cases.

  • US envoy in Uganda to encourage Burundi peace talks 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 10:28 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Washington stepped up efforts to end bloodshed in Burundi Friday by sending a regional envoy to Uganda to encourage talks to resolve the crisis, a Ugandan official said Friday.

  • UN condemns Burundi killings, threatens possible sanctions 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 5:49 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday condemning killings in Burundi and threatening sanctions, while international leaders urgently called for the government and opposition to meet amid fears that the African nation is at risk of genocide.

  • Morocco, Guinea win in WCup qualifying, Uganda upsets Togo 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 4:44 pm

    Morocco, Guinea and Congo all won their first-leg games in World Cup qualifying on Thursday, while there were upsets as Uganda won in Togo and Benin beat Burkina Faso.