The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new alertness to anti-poaching patrols in Africa, and a new fear.
By Joe Mwihia, Associated Press
Several African countries have announced sweeping restrictions to try to contain the steady spread of the coronavirus, which has reached at least 25 of Africa's 54 countries.
By Mogomotsi Magome, Associated Press
As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control.
By Joe Mwihia, Josphat Kasire, Ben Curtis, Associated Press
The worst outbreak of desert locusts in Kenya in 70 years has seen hundreds of millions of the bugs swarm into the East African nation from Somalia and Ethiopia. Those two countries have not had an infestation like this in…
By Ben Curtis, Josphat Kasire, Cara Anna, Associated Press
By Cara Anna, Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest and most stubborn diseases. Now babies in three African nations are getting the first vaccine for malaria in an unusual pilot program.
In our news wrap Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will vote this week on a war powers resolution requiring congressional approval for any further U.S. military action on Iran. It's likely to pass the House but not the…
By Abdi Guled, Tom Odula, Cara Anna, Associated Press
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.
In our news wrap Thursday, violence surged higher in Iraq, with security forces killing at least 40 people in a day. Crowds joined funeral processions as protesters denounced government corruption and economic mismanagement. Also, fires are still burning at a…
By Tom Odula, Associated Press
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.
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