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  • new storyKenyan anti-doping agency investigating bribery allegations 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 3:26 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's anti-doping agency says it has begun an investigation into a report in which two athletes banned for failing drug tests at last year's world championships alleged a senior official asked them for bribes in exchange for more lenient punishments.

  • new storyUganda's president cites security as key topic in debate 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 3:22 pm

    KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's long-time president declared Saturday he would deal firmly with any security threats during and after next week's presidential election, brushing aside fears of violence during a televised debate with seven challengers.

  • Burundi government has nationwide protests against Rwanda 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 12:47 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi' - Thousands of Burundians on Saturday participated in government-sanctioned demonstrations against neighboring Rwanda whom it accuses of supporting a rebellion to topple Burundi's president.

  • South Sudan rebel leader says he is will take up VP position 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 12:10 pm

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Sudan's rebel leader said Saturday that he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made.

  • Somalia: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for plane bomb 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 10:52 am

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, said Saturday they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

  • ICC blocks use of 5 witnesses who pulled out of Kenya case 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 2:03 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International Criminal Court appeals judges ruled Friday that statements made by five witnesses who later changed their stories or refused to testify against Kenya's deputy president cannot be used as evidence.

  • Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 11:07 am

    NYAHURURU, Kenya - This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya.

  • Rwanda plans to relocate Burundian refugees 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 9:56 am

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's government said Friday it plans to relocate 75,000 Burundian refugees to other countries following accusations that Rwanda is harboring and training rebels opposed to the Burundian government.

  • France consulting on new UN resolution on Burundi violence 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 11:14 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - France is consulting U.N. Security Council members on the text of a new resolution that would strengthen international involvement in Burundi and Britain says it could include "a policing element."

  • Kenya under investigation for breaching anti-doping code story has photos
    Updated: Feb-11-16 6:17 pm

    Kenya is being investigated for breaching the world anti-doping code, WADA said Thursday, and could be declared non-compliant in a matter of weeks.

  • Rwanda hopes to use drones to deliver medical supplies 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 12:53 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's government has signed an agreement with a U.S.-based robotics company to build infrastructure for drones that would deliver medical supplies to health facilities across the country.

  • Kenya planning on track for Rio Olympics; No Zika boycott story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 12:41 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya is preparing as planned for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics while also monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil, the official in charge of the country's team said Tuesday.

  • Reborn Maine mill town offers lessons amid refugee crisis story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-08-16 4:55 pm

    LEWISTON, Maine - The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque.

  • Tanzania arrests more suspects in slaying of British pilot 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 1:33 pm

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Police in Tanzania say they are holding a total of nine suspects over the killing of a British helicopter pilot who was on an anti-poaching mission.

  • Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-07-16 6:31 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday.

  • Congo claims African Nations title, beats Mali 3-0 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 4:06 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Congo won the African Nations Championship title by convincingly beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda on Sunday.

  • African Children's Choir to perform in Florence 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 11:00 am

    FLORENCE, Alabama - Since 1984, the African Children's Choir has been giving kids from across the continent of Africa a chance to improve their lives.

  • Local researcher continues grandfather's work on Zika virus 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 9:00 am

    FREDERICK, Maryland - As the Zika virus rages through South and Central America, probably causing women to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads, few people understand that the virus has its origins in Africa. And even fewer realize that the man who originally discovered the virus 70 years ago, Alexander John Haddow, has a Frederick and a Fort Detrick connection.

  • AU and Somali troops retake Somali town from militants 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 3:15 pm

    MOGADISHU, Somalia - A Somali military official says allied African Union and Somali troops have retaken the town Marka one day after Islamic extremist fighters took control of the center following the withdrawal of African Union forces.

  • Kenya: Supreme court judge to be investigated over bribery 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 1:38 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - The head of Kenya's Judiciary Friday said that an internal probe has found that a Supreme Court judge should be investigated further over allegations that he received a $2 million bribe to influence an election petition.

  • UN: At least 200 million females estimated to be circumcised 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 7:21 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - At least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries are estimated to have undergone female circumcision - half of them in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, the U.N. children's agency said in a report released Thursday night.

  • Inquest starts into murder of British artist in Kenya 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 11:56 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - A Kenyan court Thursday launched an inquest into the 14-year-old murder of a British artist killed outside the home of the woman believed to be his mistress.

  • Police: 8 wounded in Burundi grenade attacks 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 1:08 pm

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - Burundian police say at least eight people have been wounded in a series of grenade attacks in the center of the capital Bujumbura.

  • Rockefeller Foundation gives $130M to stem food losses 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 11:40 am

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The philanthropic group Rockefeller Foundation has announced a $130 million fund to reduce global food loss and waste.

  • Kenyan taxi drivers ask government to stop Uber 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 11:09 am

    NAIROBI, Kenya - Taxi operators in Kenya Wednesday asked the government to stop operations of Uber, the ride sharing app which has risen in popularity because of its cheaper fares.