Worst locust swarms in decades threaten crops in East Africa

World Jan 26, 2020

Worst locust swarms in decades threaten crops in East Africa

The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in the rural community Katitka. The worst ...

World Jan 25, 2020

Huge swarms of migratory locusts destroy crops in East Africa

The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. But their noise-making does little to stop the voracious insects from feasting on their crops in this rural community. The worst outbreak ...

Al-Shabab warns of more attacks against Kenya and U.S. interests

World Jan 9, 2020

Al-Shabab warns of more attacks against Kenya and U.S. interests

Somali Islamist group al-Shabab on Wednesday warned Kenya "will never be safe," threatening tourists and calling for more attacks on U.S. interests after they stormed an American base at the weekend. The al-Qaida-linked group said its attack on Camp Simba, in which three Americans were ...

World Jan 3, 2020

How African countries left their colonizers

A wave of sub-Saharan African countries became independent in the 1960s, 17 achieving self-rule from colonial Belgium, Britain and France in 1960 alone. Portugal's colonies would only break free in the 1970s and it took other nations, such as Eritrea, even longer to re-establish their ...

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

World Jan 2, 2020

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and ...

World Nov 23, 2019

Landslides in Kenya kill at least 29 people

At least 29 people were killed in Kenya when their homes were swept away in landslides during ferocious overnight rainstorms, the government said Saturday. Their homes were hit in the early hours of Saturday amid torrential rains in the Pokot region, some 350 kilometers (220 ...

Kenyan anti-colonial hero Dedan Kimathi's grave found, family says

World Oct 27, 2019

Kenyan anti-colonial hero Dedan Kimathi's grave found, family says

The family of a guerilla leader executed more than 60 years ago during Kenya's anti-colonial rebellion said Saturday his grave site had been discovered, despite strong denials from the government. Dedan Kimathi, a top insurgent in the Mau Mau uprising that spurred Kenya towards independence ...