World Mar 18Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died at 61
President John Magufuli of Tanzania, a prominent COVID-19 skeptic in Africa whose populist rule often cast his East African country in a harsh international spotlight, has died. He was 61 years old.
World Jan 05Extremists attack Kenya military base, 3 Americans killed
Al-Shabab extremists overran a key military base used by U.S. counterterror forces in Kenya before dawn Sunday, killing three American Department of Defense personnel and destroying several U.S. aircraft and vehicles before they were repelled, U.S. and Kenyan authorities said.
World Nov 23Mudslides, floods kill 34 people in western Kenya
Kenya’s interior minister says 29 people have been killed in mudslides, among the 34 people overall who lost their lives Saturday amid flooding in the East Africa nation.
World May 23Kenya court to rule if gay relations are criminal acts
Friday's court ruling is expected to be a watershed moment for LGBT equality in Kenya, where people convicted of gay sex face up to 14 years in prison.
World May 22Kenyan author and LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies at 48
Wainaina, who won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing, was a key figure in the artistic community who promoted local authors.
World Sep 22Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferry
As rescue divers probed a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster and the death toll soared past 200, a man was found in an air pocket, alive.
World Jun 28Fire kills 15 people in Nairobi’s largest open-air market
The cause of the fire that injured 70 people was not immediately announced, but the blaze is being treated as a crime scene, the Associated Press reported.
World May 10At least 44 killed after dam bursts in Kenya, officials say
At least 44 were dead and another 40 were missing Thursday after a dam swollen by weeks of seasonal rains burst in Kenya's Rift Valley, sweeping away hundreds of homes and sending people fleeing, officials said.
World Mar 20Sudan, last male northern white rhino on Earth, dies
The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday.
World Feb 04140 Somali refugees set to leave for U.S. sent back to camp
About 140 Somali refugees whose resettlement in the United States this week was stopped by President Donald Trump's executive order have been sent back to their refugee camp instead, one of the refugees said Saturday.