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Stories with place: East Africa
  • APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 4:54 am
  • WASHINGTON - Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.

  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:52 am
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.

  • AP names Nigeria chief of bureau 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:34 pm
  • JOHANNESBURG - The Associated Press has named Michelle Faul, who has covered the major stories of Africa over the past three decades, as its bureau chief in Nigeria.

  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:02 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - The man who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 has apologized for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda mainly against the Tutsi minority - and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people according to government figures.

  • UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:55 am
  • KAMPALA, Uganda - About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said.

  • Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarm 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:31 am
  • DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - Tanzania's president warned armed groups operating in eastern Congo to disarm or risk being hunted down by Congolese and U.N. forces in an interview with The Associated Press.

  • Planned anti-gay rally in Ethiopia is cancelled 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:26 am
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A planned anti-gay rally that would have made Ethiopia the latest African country to demonize gays has been cancelled, officials said Wednesday.

  • Gunmen kill 9 on bus in Ethiopia near dam project 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:07 am
  • ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country's west, killing nine people and wounding seven.

  • Florida editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:46 pm
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  • Djiboutian president to visit White House on May 5 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh at the White House early next month.

  • In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:13 am
  • KIGALI, Rwanda - A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups.

  • In Uganda, a nurse is accused of spreading HIV 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:44 pm
  • KAMPALA, Uganda - Goaded by journalists who wanted a clear view of her face, the Ugandan nurse looked dazed and on the verge of tears. The Ugandan press had dubbed her "the killer nurse," after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a two-year-old patient.

  • Feleke wins Vienna marathon with course record 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:36 am
  • VIENNA - Getu Feleke of Ethiopia overcame stomach problems in the closing kilometers of the Vienna City Marathon to win the event in a course-record time on Sunday.

  • Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:06 pm
  • RWAMAGNA, Rwanda - Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi.

  • Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:00 am
  • JUBA, South Sudan - Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.

  • Kenya gov't to oversee wildlife authority actions 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:53 am
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's central government will oversee the running of the country's wildlife authority for the next three months in a bid to stop poaching of the country's elephants and rhinos, an official with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources said Friday.

  • Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:46 am
  • JUBA, South Sudan - Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.

  • Kenya: 3,000 arrested after terror attacks 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:52 pm
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - At least 3,000 people were arrested in Kenya during four days of security operations across the country following a wave of terror attacks, officials said Tuesday.

  • 2 UN workers killed by gunmen in Somalia 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:11 pm
  • MOGADISHU, Somalia - Gunmen inside an airport in Somalia shot and killed two consultants working for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the U.N. mission in the country said Monday.

  • Wails, sobs: Rwanda marks 20 years since genocide 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:49 pm
  • KIGALI, Rwanda - Displaying both pride and pain, Rwandans on Monday marked the 20th anniversary of a devastating 100-day genocide that saw packed churches set on fire and machete-wielding attackers chop down whole families from a demonized minority.

  • French envoy barred from Rwanda genocide ceremony 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:50 am
  • PARIS - France's ambassador to Rwanda says he has been barred from ceremonies marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide after the Rwandan president said France bore some responsibility in the killings of more than 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus.

  • Obama pays tribute to victims of Rwanda genocide 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 6:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, an event he says was "neither an accident nor unavoidable."

  • Rwanda genocide: Man and victim now friends 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:47 am
  • NYAMATA, Rwanda - She lost her baby daughter and her right hand to a manic killing spree. He wielded the machete that took both.

  • Kenenisa Bekele wins Paris marathon 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 9:13 am
  • PARIS - Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris marathon Sunday on his debut at the distance.

  • Rwandan stories inspire Michigan poet, professor 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 4:05 am
  • EAST LANSING, Michigan - A Michigan State University education professor has helped survivors of the Rwandan genocide tell their stories through poetry.