Tag: East Africa

Eritrean refugees under attack in Ethiopia’s Tigray war

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Thousands of Eritrean refugees are increasingly caught in the middle of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where witnesses and U.N....

Medal predictions for events at the Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — ARCHERY Mixed Team ...

US extends temporary status for Somalis, citing civil strife

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WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas extended temporary legal status to hundreds of Somalis on Monday to allow them to remain in the...

13 killed in Kenya fuel tanker explosion

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NAIROBI, Kenya — A fuel tanker exploded in western Kenya while people were siphoning fuel from it, killing 13 people, police said Sunday. ...

US to send first vaccine doses to Africa in coming days

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. will begin making its first COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa in the coming days, with the ultimate goal of sharing...

Kenyan president condemns murder of conservationist

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

2 runners dropped from Kenya Olympic team over doping tests

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya was forced to drop two runners from its Olympic team just over a week before the Tokyo Games because they...

Greek PM stresses border protection, including at sea

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ATHENS, Greece — Greece is “committed to protecting its borders,” including by intercepting people at sea if they are attempting to enter the country...

Ethiopia accuses aid groups of ‘arming’ Tigray fighters

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s government has accused humanitarian aid groups working in its war-hit Tigray region of “arming” Tigray fighters and threatened to halt...

‘I came here to fight’: Rare footage of Ethiopia’s Tigray

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MEKELE, Ethiopia — The 16-year-old girl hoped to go to war. Inspired by the sight of resurgent local forces marching in to retake the...