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March 31, 2020
13-year-old shot dead; Kenyan police enforcing curfew blamed
The bullet struck the 13-year-old as he stood on the balcony of his family’s home with his siblings. Below, police officers ...
March 28, 2020
Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa
Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country’s first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos
March 21, 2020
Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000
Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing ...
March 20, 2020
Tulips from Amsterdam? Not in times of coronavirus crisis
The pots of chrysanthemums stacked in Henk van der Slot’s barn in the Netherlands bulb fields were supposed to decorate St.
March 19, 2020
Africa sees 'extremely rapid evolution' of pandemic, UN says
More African countries closed their borders Thursday as the coronavirus’ local spread threatened to turn the continent of 1.
March 18, 2020
Africa should 'prepare for the worst' with virus, WHO says
Africa should “prepare for the worst” as the coronavirus begins to spread locally, the World Health Organization's ...
March 12, 2020
Supercomputer helps in tracking East Africa locust outbreak
A supercomputer is boosting efforts in East Africa to control a locust outbreak that raises what the U.N. food agency calls ...
February 28, 2020
Nigeria confirms 1st case of new virus in sub-Saharan Africa
Nigerian authorities on Friday confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa as the outbreak spread ...
February 26, 2020
East Africa's huge locust outbreak now spreads to Congo
A small group of desert locusts has entered Congo, marking the first time the voracious insects have been seen in the Central ...
February 24, 2020
High Court sympathetic to embassy bombing victims in case
The Supreme Court suggested Monday that it's inclined to allow a bigger award of money to victims of the 1998 bombings of the ...
February 23, 2020
Victims of 2 African embassy bombings await US court case
Doreen Oport was pulled from the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1998 covered in blood. Her hair was burned ...
February 18, 2020
Huge locust outbreak in East Africa reaches South Sudan
The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years has reached South Sudan, a country where roughly ...
February 11, 2020
UN warns of 'major shock' as Africa locust outbreak spreads
Uganda scrambled to respond to the arrival of the biggest locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in decades, ...
February 09, 2020
Video of Chinese man caning Kenyan worker sparks outrage
Kenya police say four Chinese migrant workers have been arrested following a widely circulated video appearing to show one ...
February 06, 2020
Trump administration to open free-trade talks with Kenya
The Trump administration announced Thursday that it intends to open free-trade talks with Kenya in pursuit of what would be ...
February 04, 2020
Former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi is dead at age 95
Daniel arap Moi, a former schoolteacher who became Kenya’s longest-serving president and led the East African nation through ...
February 02, 2020
Spray planes combat the huge locust outbreak in East Africa
As locusts by the billions — yes, billions — descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are ...
January 30, 2020
UN: Africa's locust outbreak needs $76M 'by, actually, now'
The worst locust outbreak that parts of East Africa have seen in 70 years needs some $76 million to help control and the ...
January 26, 2020
Burundi's ruling party picks general as presidential hopeful
Burundi's ruling party has chosen an army general to be its candidate in the presidential election set for May, signaling ...
January 25, 2020
'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades
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 ...
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