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June 20, 2020
LGBT refugees find a haven in Kenya despite persecution
When he was attacked by a mob for being gay, Martin Okello said the kicks and blows from his assailants came so fast that he ...
June 10, 2020
Burundi says president Nkurunziza has died of heart attack
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at age 56, the government announced Tuesday, ending a ...
June 08, 2020
South Africa, Kenya protest cop brutality in US and at home
Protests against police brutality were held in South Africa and Kenya on Monday, with demonstrators who came out to denounce ...
June 05, 2020
George Floyd’s death an American tragedy with global echoes
When black men died at the hands of U.S. police in recent years, the news made international headlines. The name of George ...
June 05, 2020
Despite global reopening push, some jobs are gone for good
Factories and stores are reopening, economies are reawakening – but many jobs just aren’t coming back. That’s the harsh truth ...
May 23, 2020
Balcony church gains popularity in Kenya amid pandemic
A groovy rendition of “He's Got the Whole World in His Hands” blasts from speakers outside an apartment block in the ...
May 18, 2020
High court allows bigger award in 1998 embassy bombings case
The Supreme Court is allowing a bigger award of money to victims of the 1998 bombings by al-Qaida of the U.S. embassies in ...
May 08, 2020
Kenyans protest house demolitions amid virus restrictions
Hundreds of protesters in Kenya blocked one of Nairobi's major highways with burning tires to protest government demolitions ...
April 15, 2020
Virus choking off supply of what Africa needs most: Food
In a pre-dawn raid in food-starved Zimbabwe, police enforcing a coronavirus lockdown confiscated and destroyed 3 tons of ...
April 10, 2020
Stampede in Kenya as slum residents surge for food aid
Thousands of people surged for food aid in a brief stampede Friday in Kenya's capital, desperate for help as coronavirus ...
April 07, 2020
66 at South African hospital have coronavirus, mostly staff
Sixty-six people at a single hospital in South Africa have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past few days, the ...
April 06, 2020
Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirus
Kenya increased its restrictions to combat the coronavirus on Monday, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital ...
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 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 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 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 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 ...
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