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As Africa Climate Summit promotes solar, off-grid power ramps up below the Sahara

NAIROBI (AP) — A walk through the busy business district of Mombasa Road in Nairobi, or even a rural community in Kisii County, Kenya, highlights something that's getting attention at the African Clim...

Police say officers kill at least 6 as Kenyans protest rising costs, and 50 children are tear-gassed

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police official said officers killed six people Wednesday during new protests in Kenya against the rising cost of living, while a health worker said more than 50 schoolchildren...

Iran's leader, visiting Africa, attacks Western support for homosexuality as among 'dirtiest' things

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Iran’s president on a rare visit to Africa on Wednesday sharply criticized Western nations' support for homosexuality as one of the “dirtiest” episodes of human history. ...

Activists in Kenya burn tires and block roads to protest taxes. Police detain more than 20 people

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Anti-government demonstrators in Kenya lit bonfires and barricaded major roads in the capital Friday as part of nationwide protests against the government’s plans to increase tax...

Toll rises to 110 in Kenyan cult starvation deaths

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan officials say the number of deaths linked to a cult on the country’s Indian Ocean coast has risen to 110. Heavy rains stalled the exhumation process for the...

Kenya cult deaths hits 90 as authorities expand operation

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death toll at a ranch in coastal Kenya that is owned by a pastor who is accused of leading a religious cult and ordering his followers to starve themselves reached 90 on Tues...

10 people returning from a funeral die in Kenya bus crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 10 people died when the bus they were traveling in left the road and rolled several times in southern Kenya, police said Sunday. The passengers were on the...

Fishing regulators need more transparency, ocean groups say

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Some regional fisheries management organizations that were set up by the United Nations to measure and conserve fish populations — but are difficult to hold to account — need to ...

In Africa's Okavango, oil drilling disrupts locals, nature

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Gobonamang Kgetho has a deep affection for Africa’s largest inland delta, the Okavango. It is his home. The water and wildlife-rich land is fed by rivers in the Ang...

African nations consider swapping debt for climate funding

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — African countries saddled with debt and ravaged by losses and damages from weather events like cyclones, drought and extreme temperatures have agreed to consider swapping debt to...

Death toll rises, locals pick up pieces after Cyclone Freddy

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Authorities are still getting to grips with the scale of Cyclone Freddy's destruction in Malawi and Mozambique since late Saturday, with over 370 people confirmed dead, several...

After Cyclone Freddy, flood risk lingers for southern Africa

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — After four days of destructive wind and rain, local communities and relief workers are now confronting the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy which has killed more than 250 people and...

Cyclone Freddy wanes after battering Malawi, Mozambique

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Cyclone Freddy has dissipated after killing hundreds of people and displacing thousands in Mozambique and Malawi since late last week, although flooding remains a threat in bot...

Hundreds dead as Cyclone Freddy wrecks Malawi, Mozambique

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — The devastating Tropical Cyclone Freddy which has ripped through southern Africa in a rare second landfall has killed at least 219 people in Malawi and Mozambique since Saturda...

Death toll climbs as Cyclone Freddy slams Malawi, Mozambique

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — An unrelenting Cyclone Freddy that is currently battering southern Africa has killed at least 56 people in Malawi and Mozambique since it struck the continent for a second time...