Tanzanian police say 62 killed when siphoned tanker explodes
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A damaged tanker truck exploded in eastern Tanzania as people were trying to siphon fuel out of it Saturday, killing at least 62 in one of the worst incidents of its...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister says that if deadly unrest in the country continues with online incitement, internet in the country could be cut off "forever."
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A prominent investigative reporter has been arrested in Tanzania for questioning about his nationality, prompting an outcry by fellow journalists over shrinking...
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's president on Friday inaugurated a huge hydroelectric dam project in the country's largest wildlife reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, calling it the start...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president has replaced the finance minister after he was charged with fraud over multi-million-dollar contracts for the construction of two dams in the country's...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine formally launched his presidential bid for the 2021 election on Wednesday, calling the country's longtime leader a dictator...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's finance minister on Tuesday denied fraud-related charges over multi-million-dollar contracts for the construction of two dams in the country's west. This is the first...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president has launched what officials call Africa's largest wind farm, a project that is reducing electricity costs in a bid to attract investors to East Africa's...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers at an Amazon warehouse in suburban Minneapolis said Monday they'll hit the online retail and entertainment giant with a brief strike next Monday — its heavily touted...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi national Nina Muregwa says she feels threatened again. After escaping death threats back home over her sexual identity the 17-year-old thought she had found a...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Eritrea is being removed from the United States government's list of countries deemed not to be cooperating fully with U.S. counterterror efforts.
THIKA, Kenya (AP) — A growing number of Kenyan farmers are turning to silk production, in a move away from traditional cash crops such as coffee, maize, sugarcane and cotton.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — On the eve of what could be a landmark ruling in Kenya on whether same-sex relations are crimes, gay rights activist and gospel singer Joji Baro says he is has no intention...
SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — Three Muslim workers at an Amazon warehouse in Minnesota accuse the company of discrimination and retaliation for denying them time and space to pray.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia says regional ministers have approved a six-month extension of the looming deadline for South Sudan's rival leaders to form a unity government.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government has taken delivery of two new passenger jets in a bid to revive the national carrier that collapsed years ago.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A quarter-century after Rwanda's brutal genocide, President Paul Kagame remains a constant figure atop the country's politics, feted by those who say it needs his visionary...
Fort Campbell soldiers return from deployment to Africa
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell says more than 100 soldiers are returning from a deployment to Africa.
The Army says the 101st Airborne Division Soldiers are expected to return...
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — The president of Tanzania has rewarded national soccer team players and officials with $5,000 each and a plot of land in the capital city for qualifying for the...
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on an extremist attack in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu (all times local):
A Somali police officer says security forces have ended a...
‘Brace ourselves’: Cyclone death toll tops 600 in Africa
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield up many more bodies. The confirmed number of...
NEW YORK (AP) — International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai...
Uganda denies backing Rwandan rebels as tensions grow
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president is denying support for rebels opposed to Rwanda's government as tensions between the two East African neighbors persist, raising fears of a possible armed...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday pledged greater partnerships with Kenya in economic development and efforts to improve the environment and to battle regional...
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday after the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months....
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ALPHONSE ATOLL, Seychelles (AP) — An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research on Thursday, in Seychelles...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A strike by airport workers at Kenya's main airport continued Thursday, but the East African country's flagship airline says operations are returning to normal.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's government has forced the United Nations human rights office in the troubled East African country to close after 23 years, the U.N. rights chief announced with...
Uganda: Pageant to showcase women’s ‘curves’ draws outrage
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A beauty pageant in Uganda that purports to promote local women's "curves" has outraged critics who say it demeans the dignity of women.
The pageant, dubbed "Miss Curvy Uganda," is being championed by a government minister who says the East African country should not promote only "animals" in the safari parks.
Fargo woman helps other immigrants pursue the American dream
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A woman who came to the U.S. in 1997 as a refugee from East Africa has started a center in Fargo to help other immigrants launch their businesses by guiding them through the process of writing a business plan and acquiring loans.
Al-Shabab says it killed Dubai port official in Somalia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Al-Shabab militants shot and killed a Maltese man Monday who worked for a Dubai government-owned port operator in Somalia, authorities said.
Uganda seizes 750 pieces of ivory, arrests 2 Vietnamese
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities have seized 750 pieces of ivory and thousands of pangolin scales being smuggled from neighboring South Sudan, the revenue agency said Thursday, in one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband in the East African country.
Two Vietnamese nationals are in custody over the contraband that had been concealed inside pieces of timber carried by three freight containers, the Uganda Revenue Authority said.
52 bodies of migrants found after boats capsize off Djibouti
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The remains of 52 people have been found after some 130 migrants went missing off Djibouti when two boats capsized in rough waters, the U.N. migration agency said Wednesday, as body bags were laid out on the sand.
UN: More than 130 migrants appear to be missing off Djibouti
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 130 migrants were thought to be missing after two boats capsized Tuesday off the tiny East African nation of Djibouti, the U.N. migration agency said.
Local police had found five bodies and search efforts were underway, the U.N. statement said. Witnesses said the boats were overloaded and large waves caused them to tip over about a half-hour after departing.
Ethiopia bans street begging by Syrians in growing numbers
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia is banning street begging by Syrian nationals who have startled people by showing up in growing numbers in recent months in major cities around hotels and mosques.
Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths
BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that...
The Latest: Company says employee killed in Kenya attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a Nairobi hotel complex (all times local):
The East African operation of LG Electronics is mourning the death of an employee in the attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi this week.
The company says in a statement that James Radido, who was nicknamed Odu Cobra, had a "valuable impact" on colleagues over the past four years. It described him as "a truly inspiring and genuine human being."
Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were arrested.
Kenya detains 3 Chinese over possessing wildlife products
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities have detained three Chinese nationals and a local man over alleged illegal possession of wildlife products such as rhino horn.
The suspects appeared in a magistrate's court on Wednesday in the capital, Nairobi. They will remain in detention pending further police investigation.
Police allege the suspects were caught in possession of several game trophies, including a live tortoise and leopard skin, following a raid on their house.
Eritrea closes border crossings to Ethiopian travelers
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Eritrea has partially closed two border crossings with Ethiopia that opened this year after the former East African rivals made peace and restored relations, an Ethiopian official said Friday.
Thousands of people have crossed the border that had been closed for two decades, with traders pursuing brisk business and families reuniting after years apart. The crossings opened with fanfare in September as both countries said they would remove their troops.
Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar appeared at rally at Amazon warehouse
SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Amazon workers, Somali community leaders and their allies rallied in suburban Minneapolis at the height of the busy holiday season to demand better working conditions.
Joining them Friday evening at an Amazon warehouse in Shakopee was U.S. Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, who's the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.
Rwandan leader says at least 2 troops killed in rebel attack
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan President Paul Kagame says at least two soldiers were killed when rebels crossed into the country from Congo earlier this week.
Kagame on Friday blamed the Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, which has links to perpetrators of the 1994 genocide, and the Rwanda National Congress, founded by a former army chief.
Tanzania says it won’t accept gay rights as donors pull cash
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's government says it's facing a difficult financial time after donors pulled funding over its treatment of the gay community, but it says it won't back down.
Finance Minister Philip Mpango told officials on Friday that many donors have encouraged Tanzania to tolerate homosexuality as a condition for aid, but he said "there is no way" the country can comply. He called the conditions "intolerable."
Tanzania agrees to construct $3 billion dam in wildlife park
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania on Wednesday signed a $3 billion agreement with two Egyptian companies to construct a huge hydroelectric plant in a game reserve that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
President John Magufuli witnessed the signing of the agreement with Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly. The companies involved are Arab Contractors and el-Sewedy Electric, an engineering services company.
Rwandan court drops all charges against opposition figure
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's high court on Thursday acquitted the country's most prominent opposition figure of all charges related to her election challenge of President Paul Kagame, as judges said the prosecution failed to provide proof of insurrection and forgery.
Diane Rwigara's case has drawn global attention as Kagame again faces pressure to give more space to critics in this highly controlled East African country.