- Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain Updated: Apr-29-16 8:14 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday under heavy rain and flooding, trapping an unknown number of people in the rubble, Kenyan officials said.
- Kenya: Large pyres set up for massive burn of ivory Updated: Apr-28-16 12:41 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan authorities have built towering pyres of more than 100 tons of elephant tusks that will be burned on Saturday, in what wildlife officials believe will be the largest single destruction of ivory in history.
- Cholera outbreak hits Zanzibar, kills at least 45 Updated: Apr-27-16 11:11 am
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania - A Zanzibar health official says a cholera outbreak on the island archipelago has killed at least 45 people since March.
- Uganda: Hope for oil production by 2018 after pipeline deal Updated: Apr-26-16 11:07 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's hopes to produce crude oil by 2018 have been boosted by an agreement to build a pipeline to Tanzania's Tanga port, a government official said Tuesday.
- Kenya: Former first lady dies in London hospital Updated: Apr-26-16 10:59 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Former Kenyan first lady Lucy Kibaki, prominent for charities and her quick temper, died Tuesday.
- Burundi: General assassinated in attack in capital Updated: Apr-25-16 2:44 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A military general in Burundi who was an adviser to the country's vice president and two others were shot dead in the capital, a military official said Monday. It is the latest killing in an upsurge of violence including tortures and increased disappearances that have created a climate of fear and led more than 250,000 people to flee to neighboring countries.
- Kenya: Opposition leaders tear-gassed in protest Updated: Apr-25-16 10:46 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan opposition leaders have been tear-gassed as they led hundreds of supporters to the electoral commission offices to demand that it is disbanded for being biased.
- UN prosecutor opens early probe into Burundi atrocities Updated: Apr-25-16 6:09 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary probe into atrocities in Burundi over the last year, saying violence in the African nation has reportedly left more than 430 people dead and forced 230,000 to flee their homes.
- London Marathon record for Kipchoge; Sumgong wins after fall Updated: Apr-24-16 2:50 pm
LONDON - A feat of speed by Eliud Kipchoge, rushing to a course record. A feat of fortitude by Jemima Sumgong, recovering from a painful fall to win.
- Battle Creek zoo breaks ground on lion, wild dog exhibits Updated: Apr-22-16 2:10 pm
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan - Battle Creek's Binder Park Zoo has broken ground on two new exhibits connected by the lives of two young people.
- Kenya president signs law making doping criminal offense Updated: Apr-22-16 1:54 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's president signed a law Friday that criminalizes doping and threatens drug cheats with prison sentences.
- Kenya wants to prosecute its nationals wanted by the ICC Updated: Apr-21-16 3:43 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's government wants three Kenyans wanted by The Hague-based International Criminal Court to be prosecuted locally, the attorney general said Thursday.
- Burundi official: 4 killed in violence in Burundi Updated: Apr-21-16 1:43 pm
BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A Burundian official says a military officer was among four people killed in violence associated with the extended tenure of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
- Blatter claims role in trying to remove African president Updated: Apr-21-16 12:47 pm
ZURICH - Reveling in his international diplomacy role, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed he was asked by Switzerland's foreign ministry last year to help persuade an African president to leave office.
- Ethiopian troops enter South Sudan to rescue 125 children Updated: Apr-21-16 12:07 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - Ethiopian troops were operating in South Sudan on Thursday after crossing the border to rescue about 125 Ethiopian children who were kidnapped during a bloody cattle raid, and top officials from both countries sought to coordinate their efforts.
- Ethiopia: Troops surround area 125 children are being held Updated: Apr-21-16 7:32 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian government said Wednesday its troops have surrounded an area in South Sudan where an armed group is suspected of holding 125 children hostage.
- Over 200 arrested in Zambia amid anti-Rwandan attacks Updated: Apr-20-16 11:04 am
LUSAKA, Zambia - Police in Zambia arrested over 250 people for allegedly attacking Rwandan nationals and looting their shops in the capital in violence that police said Wednesday killed two Zambians.
- 14,000 people to elect next Somali parliament this year Updated: Apr-19-16 7:32 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Somalia's president said Tuesday a new electoral process for the Horn of Africa nation will be far more democratic this year when an electoral college of thousands elects members of parliament - compared to just 135 elders who selected the current members in 2012.
- Ethiopian Boston Marathon winners no sure thing for Olympics Updated: Apr-19-16 2:08 am
BOSTON - The 2016 Boston Marathon was a coronation for Ethiopia, which collected its first-ever sweep of the men's and women's titles.
- The Latest: Bomb survivor runs marathon on prosthetic blade Updated: Apr-18-16 11:42 pm
BOSTON - The Latest on Monday's 120th running of the Boston Marathon (all times local):
- Ethiopian Baysa's late comeback earns Boston Marathon win Updated: Apr-18-16 4:49 pm
BOSTON - Atsede Baysa arrived at the Boston Marathon nearly four years removed from capturing a major marathon title.
- Ethiopians complete 1st-ever sweep of Boston Marathon Updated: Apr-18-16 4:06 pm
BOSTON - The Ethiopians ran past the Kenyans on their way to the Boston Marathon finish line Monday and nearly swept them off the victory podium.
- Somali leaders give condolences on report of many drowned Updated: Apr-18-16 2:27 pm
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The leaders of Somalia issued a joint condolence message to the nation Monday over an unconfirmed report that some migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on a trip from Libya to Italy.
- Correction: UN-Congo-Sexual Abuse Updated: Apr-17-16 1:10 pm
KINSHASA, Congo - In a story April 16 about the U.N. mission in Congo vowing action against Tanzanian peacekeepers accused of sexual abuses, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted mission head Maman Sidikou as saying 18 cases of rape have been reported involving the Tanzanians. Sidikou said 18 cases of sexual abuse have been reported, not rape.
- Kenya: President has rally to celebrate ICC dropping charges Updated: Apr-16-16 3:18 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta held a rally Saturday attended by thousands to celebrate the withdrawal of the crimes against humanity charges against him, his deputy president and others at the International Criminal Court.