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Tanzania receives 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccines

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania on Saturday received its first batch of 1 million Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines donated by the U.S. government. Tanzania had been am...

Main Tanzania opposition party says leader arrested, missing

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s leading opposition party said Wednesday the whereabouts of its party leader Freeman Mbowe are unknown after police arrested him Tuesday while he met with 10 other offi...

13 killed in Kenya fuel tanker explosion

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A fuel tanker exploded in western Kenya while people were siphoning fuel from it, killing 13 people, police said Sunday. Residents started siphoning fuel from t...

Kenyan president condemns murder of conservationist

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned the killing of conservationist Joannah Stutchbury, who was shot by unknown assailants Thursday. Stutchbury, known ...

Police: 17 soldiers dead when helicopter crashes in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A police official in Kenya says 17 soldiers have died when the helicopter they were travelling in for a training exercise crashed in the outskirts of the capital, Nairobi. ...

3 police reservists killed in attacks in Kenya near Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Three police reservists were killed early Wednesday after Islamic extremists attacked cell phone towers near the border with Somalia in an effort to cripple communication. ...

Tanzania's new president on two-day state visit to Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan is on a two-day state visit to Kenya aimed at improving trade relations between the two East African neighbors which had deteriorated as a...

Suspected extremist in Kenya's east blow up truck killing 2

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least two people were killed near Kenya's eastern border with Somalia when the vehicle they were travelling in ran over an explosive device suspected to have been planted by t...

Kenya eases curfew, other virus measures after cases decline

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta loosened infection-control measures Saturday after the number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country dropped from an early spring surge. ...

Kenya camps with 400,000 refugees to be closed next year

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya wants two refugee camps which hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn countries closed by June 30 next year, the government said Thursday. T...

HIV drugs run short in Kenya as people say lives at risk

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans living with HIV say their lives are in danger due to a shortage of anti-retroviral drugs donated by the United States amid a dispute between the U.S. aid agency and the K...

Kenya court suspends gov't move to close 2 refugee camps

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's high court on Thursday suspended the government move to shut down two camps that hold hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn neighboring countries. ...

Poor rains bring optimism African locust outbreak will fade

BARAKA, Kenya (AP) — In a convoy of pickup trucks fitted with spray guns, soldiers zoom through Baraka' s hills leaving a trail of dust and bemused villagers in its wake. The vehicle...

Tanzania's new president changes policy on COVID-19, media

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's new president appears to be taking a new, scientific approach to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. President Samia Suluhu Hassan said Tuesday she will fo...

Kenya stops private importation of COVID-19 vaccines

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has ordered an immediate suspension on private importations of vaccines citing fears that it may lead to counterfeit inoculations getting into the country. ...