The Latest: Ethiopian airline defends pilots’ training
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the Ethiopian plane crash (all times local):
Ethiopian Airlines says its pilots went through all the extra training required by Boeing and...
Column: PGA Tour study shows disparity in ranking points
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two tournaments on different continents illustrate why PGA Tour players are increasingly skeptical about the world ranking.
Belay Tilahun, Joyciline Jepkosgei win NYC Half
NEW YORK (AP) — Belay Tilahun of Ethiopia and Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya won their New York City racing debuts in the NYC Half on Sunday.
Migliozzi wins Kenya Open for 1st European Tour title
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won his first European Tour title with a one-stroke victory at the Kenya Open on Sunday.
GITHUNGURI, Kenya (AP) — The Rev. George Kageche Mukua was coming home. The Catholic priest had last seen his Kenyan family a year ago, when he boarded a plane for Europe.
Ethiopia, Kenya push back as Diamond League drops 5,000m
The IAAF's decision to drop the 5,000 meters from its Diamond League track and field series has been met with strong resistance from Ethiopia and Kenya, where one former world champion accused the...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A parent and a teacher say six schoolgirls in Burundi have been detained for scribbling on an image of the country's president in schoolbooks.
French leader, others urge speed in climate change fight
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — France's president and others made passionate calls on Thursday to speed up the fight against climate change, telling a United Nations environmental summit that impatience is...
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...
MATTESON, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Army captain from suburban Chicago says her son was "doing what he loved to do" before he died in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight...
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Two California brothers on a world adventure before one of them became a dad this spring were among those killed in an Ethiopian Airlines jet crash, friends and relatives...
DENVER (AP) — A Canadian construction executive and environmental activist who lived in Denver is among the 157 people who died in an Ethiopian Airlines jet crash.
Minnesota man among plane crash victims in Ethiopia
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Family members say a Minnesota man is among the 157 people who died when a jetliner crashed in Ethiopia.
Relatives say 31-year-old Mucaad Hussein Abdalla was on his...
They worked to bring food to the hungry, medicine to the sick and clean water to people living in areas without it. Among the 157 people who died in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):
A team of U.S. aviation experts has arrived at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines...
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born...
A list of the 35 nationalities killed in Ethiopia crash
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Citizens from 35 countries were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi on Sunday morning. Here is...
- The Journal GazetteHelicopter crash kills area man in KenyaMarch 5, 2019
- The Washington TimesMark Meadows video goes viral, says they would send Obama 'home to Kenya'February 28, 2019
- The Washington TimesMark Meadows video goes viral, says they would send Obama 'home to Kenya'February 28, 2019
- Idaho State JournalHalf a world awayFebruary 22, 2019
- Columbus TelegramRare African black leopard photographed for first time in more than 100 yearsFebruary 15, 2019
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Daniel Rudisha, an Olympic silver-medalist runner in 1968 and the father of two-time Olympic 800-meter champion David Rudisha, has died. He was 73.
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) — A police officer in Somalia says a car bomb blast near a security checkpoint at the presidential palace in the capital killed at least two people.
Kenya flights disrupted by airport workers strike
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union.
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...
DENVER (AP) — A prominent Colorado political consultant and two entrepreneurs from California were among four Americans and a local pilot killed when their helicopter crashed at a national park in...
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a helicopter crash in Kenya (all times local):
A Colorado man who was one of four Americans killed in a helicopter crash in Kenya is being remembered...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A nearly day-long siege in the heart of Somalia's capital ended with all of the al-Shabab extremist attackers killed, police said Friday, as the death toll was at 24 and...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States military on Friday said it had killed 26 fighters with the al-Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia, after a pair of strikes earlier...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on extremist attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):
Police in Somalia's capital say a nearly day-long siege in the heart of Mogadishu...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A powerful explosion killed at least 11 people in the Somali capital Thursday, police said. An Islamic extremist group claimed that a Mogadishu hotel was the intended target,...
Police: Somali lawmaker shot dead in Mogadishu
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police officer in Somalia says Islamic extremist gunmen shot dead a prominent lawmaker in the north of the capital, Mogadishu, late Saturday.
Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community.
Kenya court set to rule on whether to scrap anti-gay laws
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extortion, physical assaults, verbal abuse, denial of state services, forceful evictions, harassment, being disowned by family members.
Withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from Somalia begins
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official in Burundi says the withdrawal of 1,000 Burundian soldiers from the African Union regional force in Somalia has begun.
Denmark’s Inger Andersen elected UN environment chief
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has elected Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi,...
Ruling party endorses Uganda’s Museveni for 6th term
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The highest decision-making body of Uganda's ruling party has endorsed longtime president Yoweri Museveni to be its nominee for president in the 2021 elections.
Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clash
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia.
Foreign Affairs Principle Secretary Macharia Kamau said Saturday the recall is a consequence "of a most regretful and egregious decision by the government of Somalia to auction off oil and gas blocks in Kenya's maritime territorial area that borders Somalia."
Autopsy finds Kenyan right activist died from bad abortion
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An autopsy shows that a Kenyan rights activist, missing for six days before her body was discovered in a city morgue, died from a botched abortion.
Many had feared that Caroline Mwatha's disappearance and death had to do with her work at the Dandora Social Justice Center which has been documenting illegal police killings and other violations.
Kenya inquest says police killed baby in poll protest
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An inquest in Kenya says five police officers are liable for the death of a six-month-old baby who was hit by baton-wielding police during skirmishes following the disputed 2017 presidential election.
Magistrate Beryl Omollo recommended Thursday that the director of public prosecutions treat 46 other police officers as persons of interest.
Kenya police: 5 dead including 3 Americans in plane crash
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan police official says a small plane has crashed in the country's west killing all five people on board, including three Americans.
Kericho County Commander James Mugera said Wednesday the Cessna plane crashed at Kamwingi area in Londiani in western Kenya. Photographs of the crash site show a single engine plane.
He said the names of the dead are not being released until their families are informed.
15 al-Shabab extremists killed in US airstrikes in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States military says targeted airstrikes against suspected extremists in Somalia have killed 15 fighters.
A U.S. Africa Command statement says the airstrikes occurred in the vicinity of Gandarshe, Lower Shabelle region, on Wednesday and in the vicinity of Bariire in the same region on Thursday.
The airstrikes killed 11 and four people, respectively, after Somali troops engaged the extremists. The statement says no civilians were harmed.
New Zealander freed after arrest in Kenya, near Somalia
GARISSA, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court has freed a New Zealander held in police custody for several days on suspicion of links with extremism.
Sulub Warfaa, 36, spoke to journalists outside the court in Garissa, in northwestern Kenya.
"Just because I was born in Mogadishu does not mean that I am a terrorist," he said.
High-level detainee accuses Kenya, South Sudan of kidnapping
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — "I was terrified ... I knew that I was heading for a terrible situation." For the first time, the spokesman for South Sudan's armed opposition leader has spoken out about his alleged kidnapping in neighboring Kenya, deportation to his home country and death sentence.
Deadly car bomb blast in Somalia’s capital, say police
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's homegrown extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion on Monday that killed at least seven people in Somalia's capital.
Al-Shabab said its website that the attack was aimed at a gathering of government officials and security and intelligence personnel.
Kenya says New Zealander arrested in crackdown on extremism
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's interior minister says a man with two New Zealand passports is among 10 people arrested over suspected links with extremism.
Fred Matiangi said Thursday the suspects were detained in a crackdown earlier this week on alleged extremists at the Dadaab refugee camp, which hosts at least 200,000 Somali refugees.
Explosion near cinema hits weeks after deadly Kenya attack
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An explosive device went off outside a cinema in a busy part of Kenya's capital Saturday and injured two people, police said.
One of those injured in the explosion in Nairobi was a handcart pusher who received a small piece of luggage from an individual who later fled. The other was a newspaper vendor, said Philip Ndolo, police commander in charge of Nairobi.
A manhunt was underway for the unidentified person reported to have deposited the luggage in a cart, Ndolo said.
Chepngetich wins Dubai Marathon in 3rd fastest women’s time
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya ran the third fastest time for a woman in winning the Dubai Marathon on Friday.
Chepngetich crossed the line in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 8 seconds, beating the course record by more than two minutes.
Only Paula Radcliffe and Mary Keitany have run a women's marathon quicker.
Service held for Houston native killed in Nairobi attack
HOUSTON (AP) — Family and friends gathered at a Houston cemetery to remember Jason Spindler, one of the 21 people killed in an extremist attack last week in Nairobi at a luxury hotel and shopping complex.
The Houston Chronicle reports the 40-year-old was remembered as a compassionate person who was close to his family at the burial service Thursday at Beth Yeshurun Cemetery.
Last moments of Kenya attack victims revealed at memorial
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hiding from gunmen in an office building, a group of people heard gunshots getting louder and the clatter of a weapon being run along the metal banister of a staircase, according to a survivor of an Islamic extremist attack in Kenya last week. Then a gunman opened the door of the room where the workers huddled, said he was with al-Shabab and began shooting.