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Tanzania: 45 people died stampede to see ex-president's body

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian police have said 45 people died in a stampede last week during a public viewing of the body of the country's late President John Magufuli before he was buried. ...

Trash scavengers who help keep cities clean plea for vaccine

NEW DELHI (AP) — The scavengers wait patiently for a dump truck to tip the trash on the summit of the landfill outside New Delhi. Armed with plastic bags, they plunge their bare hands into the garbage...

Obama family matriarch has died in a Kenyan hospital at 99

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Sarah Obama, the matriarch of former U.S. President Barack Obama's Kenyan family has died, relatives and officials confirmed Monday but did not disclose the cause of death. She w...

Kenya tightens restrictions amid a spike of COVID-19 deaths

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — With Kenya's COVID-19 cases and deaths surging, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced tightened restrictions in five of the most affected counties. The new res...

Kenya wants United Nations agency to shut down refugee camps

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya says it has given the United Nations 14 days to come up with a plan to close refugee camps in the country that host hundreds of thousands from war-torn neighboring nations....

Bus in Kenya's hostile north hits roadside bomb, 4 killed

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says four passengers were killed and dozens wounded when a bus hit an improvised bomb on a main road in the northern county of Mandera, near the border with Som...

Five die in stampede to view body of Tanzania's Magufuli

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Five people, including four children, died in a suspected stampede during a public viewing of the body of former Tanzanian President John Magufuli over the weekend, as regional l...

Kenya leaves int'l court case on ocean dispute with Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has withdrawn from International Court of Justice hearings on its dispute with neighboring Somalia over territory in the Indian Ocean. A statement from K...

Death of Tanzania's Magufuli draws sorrow but ire from some

NAKURU, Kenya (AP) — News of the death of Tanzania's President John Magufuli drew mixed reactions; sorrow from many but bitterness from a critic who said he suffered during the president's rule which ...

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has died at 61

NAKURU, Kenya (AP) — 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. H...

Kenyan court refuses to allow female genital mutiliation

NAKURU, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Wednesday refused to allow female circumcision for consenting adults, saying that unlike the male cut it does not have health benefits and actually reduces well bei...

Vice President urges calm as Tanzania's leader still unseen

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — As Tanzania's president has not been seen in public for more than two weeks, the East African country's vice president on Monday sought to reassure the nation, saying it was “nor...

Tanzania cops arrest man for reporting that president is ill

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian police have arrested a man for circulating posts saying that President John Magufuli is in ill health. Magufuli has not been seen in public for two we...

Tanzanian PM rejects claims COVID-denying leader is unwell

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania’s President John Magufuli is well, the country’s prime minister said Friday, rejecting opposition claims that the COVID-denying president, who's been out of public view ...

Kenyan police believe man who shot 2 dead was an extremist

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's head of criminal investigations said Friday that police now believe that a man who grabbed a gun from a police officer and shot randomly at people a week ago, killing two...