Observers say Tanzania's presidential vote is already flawed

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's opposition faces a new obstacle in its quest to unseat President John Magufuli in Wednesday's election: It says the government has made it difficult to accredit thousa...

From 'role models' to sex workers: Kenya's child labor rises

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The teenage girls cannot remember how many men they have had to sleep with in the seven months since COVID-19 closed their schools, or how many of those men used protection. ...

Tanzania asks for aircraft to battle fire on Mt Kilimanjaro

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's government is hoping helicopters and planes will help put out a fire raging on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain at 19,443 feet (5,926 meters). ...

Kenyan officials investigating death in police custody

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities are investigating the death of a man who was detained for allegedly not wearing a facemask and was seen in police custody badly beaten. Later his body was foun...

500 volunteers fighting fire on Africa's tallest mountain

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian authorities say 500 volunteers have been trying to put out a fire on Africa's tallest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The flames can be seen from miles away. A...

Tanzania intensifies repression ahead of polls, says report

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian authorities have intensified repression to muzzle the opposition, civil society and the news media ahead of elections on October 28, where the incumbent President John ...

Kenyan lawyer says client abducted after court acquittal

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan lawyer said gunmen he suspects were security officials wearing black balaclavas abducted his client on Thursday shortly after he was acquitted of supporting the 2013 ext...

2 guilty of supporting deadly Westgate mall attack in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Wednesday found two men guilty for supporting the 2013 attack on Nairobi’s upscale Westgate Mall that left 67 people dead. Chief Magistrate Fr...

Auditor general: Kenya to lose millions in COVID-19 response

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s auditor general says the country stands to lose $21 million in the procurement of COVID-19 medical supplies because the Kenya Medical Supplies Agency failed to follow pro...

1 person dies as Nairobi hospital workers strike in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A man has died outside an emergency ward of Kenya's largest referral hospital after he was not treated for hours by striking staff, a witness said. Pay raises f...

Suspected extremists abduct 3 non-Muslims in Kenya's north

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials in Kenya say three non-Muslim bus passengers were abducted by suspected Islamic extremists in Kenya's northern Mandera county that borders Somalia. Ar...

Oil companies want Kenya to loosen strict stance on plastics

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The oil industry has asked the United States to pressure Kenya to change its world-leading stance against the plastic waste that litters Africa, according to environmentalists wh...

Kenyan police teargas anti-corruption protesters in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police have teargassed protesters holding a peaceful demonstration against alleged corruption including the theft of supplies for the fight against COVID-19 ...

Kenyan all-female wildlife ranger team breaks down barriers

KAJIADO, Kenya (AP) — On the sweeping plains at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, a group of female wildlife rangers is making history by defying patriarchal norms that have been passed down for centurie...

Kenyan man wanted in the US for poaching arrested at airport

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan authorities said Wednesday they have arrested a man wanted in the U.S. for allegedly conspiring to sell 10 tons of elephant ivory and more than 400 pounds of rhinoceros ho...