- South Sudanese dissidents back home, raising hope for peace Updated: Jun-01-15 2:41 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - Five South Sudanese dissident politicians who in 2013 faced accusations of mounting a failed coup have returned home from Kenya following talks mediated by African leaders, raising hopes for peace despite new fighting near the country's oil fields.
- East African leaders call for Burundi to delay elections Updated: May-31-15 2:07 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Burundi's government should postpone parliamentary and presidential elections for a six weeks because of unrest triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office, an emergency meeting for the heads of state from the regional East African Community urged Sunday.
- Police: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police Updated: May-26-15 6:35 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday.
- Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified Updated: May-23-15 5:11 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his assassination.
- Thousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya Updated: May-23-15 1:49 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Tens of thousands of people gathered in a central Kenyan town Saturday to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun who worked for many years in this East African nation.
- Somalia: Militants kill lawmaker in capital, attack 2 towns Updated: May-23-15 1:41 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - A Somali lawmaker was shot and killed by gunmen in the capital Saturday, as dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia, clashing with government troops in fighting that killed 18 militants and soldiers, Somali security officials said.
- Ohio zoo to add giraffe-feeding, zip lining, among others Updated: May-23-15 6:35 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Officials from an Ohio zoo are planning to add a giraffe-feeding platform, aerial course and improvements to an event pavilion.
- Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa Updated: May-22-15 9:34 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the interior ministry.
- Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya; makers not known Updated: May-20-15 1:34 pm
NEW YORK - By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them - or why.
- Bin Laden top aide faces sentencing in embassy bombing case Updated: May-14-15 1:57 pm
NEW YORK - Defense lawyers are urging a federal judge to sentence a former top aide to Osama bin Laden to less than life in prison for his conviction in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa while prosecutors are calling for a life term, saying he has "grossly miscast himself as an opponent of violence."
- World 1,500 meter champ Kiprop 'offended' by doping link Updated: May-13-15 3:10 pm
DOHA, Qatar - Two-time 1,500-meter world champion Asbel Kiprop said Wednesday he feels personally offended by his name being linked in the media with doping after Kenya's athletics federation suspended the management company that represents him.
- 3 al-Shabab recruits plead guilty to US terror charges Updated: May-12-15 2:31 pm
NEW YORK - Three Somalia-born men pleaded guilty Tuesday to U.S. charges they were members of the al-Qaida offshoot that has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in East Africa, including those on an upscale shopping mall and college in Kenya.
- Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks Updated: May-06-15 2:37 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Fifty-four people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in tribal fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid, the Kenya Red Cross said Wednesday.
- Kenya won't host Somalia over fears players won't go home Updated: May-06-15 12:38 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - An official with Kenya's football federation says it declined to host an Olympic qualifying game between Somalia and Rwanda over fears the Somali players would refuse to return home.
- Two decades after 'Black Hawk Down,' Kerry visits Somalia Updated: May-05-15 1:08 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history.
- Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen Updated: May-04-15 6:44 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.
- US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis Updated: May-04-15 12:56 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.
- Kerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders Updated: May-04-15 12:34 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might one day hold perpetrators of the nation's violence accountable.
- Kenya's Kandie wins Prague international marathon Updated: May-03-15 6:30 am
PRAGUE - Felix Kipchirchir Kandie of Kenya won the Prague International Marathon on Sunday while Yebrgual Melese of Ethiopia claimed the women's race.