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Past articles by Cara:

US increases military support for Somalia against al-Shabab

Sixty-one tons of weapons and ammunition arrived in Mogadishu on Feb. 28. → Read More

Eritrean leader dismisses as 'fantasy' alleged Tigray abuses

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrea’s president in rare public comments has dismissed as “a fantasy” allegations that his country’s forces carried out rape, looting and other abuses in the war in neighboring Ethiopia’s Tigray region. → Read More

Ethiopian government, Tigray agree to end fighting after 2 years

Ethiopia's warring sides agreed to a permanent cessation of hostilities in a 2-year conflict whose victims could be counted in the hundreds of thousands. → Read More

Witnesses allege Eritrean abuses during Ethiopia peace talks

NAIROBI, Kenya — Even as Ethiopia’s warring sides attend their first formal peace talks in a devastating two-year conflict, witnesses in the country’s embattled Tigray region tell The Associated Press that forces from neighboring Eritrea are killing some civilians and looting as they and allied Ethiopian forces head for the regional capital. With internet and […] → Read More

Food security, consumer groups protest Kenya's GMO decision

Food security, consumer rights and biodiversity groups are protesting Kenya’s reversal of a ban on genetically modified foods, saying the public wasn’t consulted on an issue key to the East African country’s economy and safety → Read More

Babies in Tigray dying at 4 times pre-war levels, study says

Babies in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are dying in their first month of life at four times the rate before the war cut off access to most medical care for over 5 million people → Read More

Prolonged drought brings famine, death and fear to Somalia

Somalia is in the midst of the worst drought anyone there can remember → Read More

Airstrikes kill 10 in Ethiopia’s Tigray capital, doctor says

Two airstrikes hit the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region Wednesday morning, killing 10 people, many of them first responders, the director of the city’s flagship Ayder Referral Hospital said, as Ethiopia's government gave no sign of taking up the Tigray forces' offer to stop fighting and pursue talks. → Read More

Injuries in crush at stadium as Kenya inaugurates president

A number of people were crushed and injured as Kenyans on Tuesday forced their way into a stadium where William Ruto will be inaugurated as president. → Read More

Ethiopia's Tigray forces say willing to enter peace process

The Tigray forces battling Ethiopian troops say they’re willing to abide by an immediate cessation of hostilities and participate in a peace process led by the African Union, a significant shift to which Ethiopia's government has not yet responded. → Read More

'I cannot mourn': Former colonies conflicted over the queen

Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire's former colonies, her death brings complicated feelings, including anger. → Read More

Ukraine says grain coming to Somalia, but Russia skeptical

Ukraine’s president says tons of grain from his country will arrive in the coming weeks in Somalia, where famine approaches and the global crises of food security and climate change put millions at risk. → Read More

Kenya's Supreme Court to rule on election challenge

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday will rule on challenges to the presidential election in which Deputy President William Ruto was declared the winner by a slim margin. → Read More

UN says part of Somalia will reach famine later this year

The United Nations says “famine is at the door” in Somalia with “concrete indications” famine will occur later this year in the southern Bay region. This falls just short of a formal famine declaration in Somalia as thousands are dying in a historic drought made worse by the effects of the war in Ukraine. → Read More

Witnesses say dozens killed in new ethnic attack in Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents in Ethiopia’s largest federal state, Oromia, say dozens of civilians were killed in an attack by an armed group on Monday, the latest mass violence along ethnic line… → Read More

Witnesses say dozens killed in new ethnic attack in Ethiopia

Residents in Ethiopia’s largest federal state, Oromia, say dozens of civilians were killed in an attack by an armed group on Monday, the latest mass violence along ethnic lines that challenges one of Africa's most populous countries → Read More

Renewed conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region said widening

Officials in Ethiopia’s restive Tigray region allege that Ethiopian forces have again teamed up with those from neighboring Eritrea to attack the northern area. → Read More

1st Ukraine grain ship for Horn of Africa reaches Djibouti

The first ship carrying grain from Ukraine for people in East Africa affected by drought and conflict has docked at the Horn of Africa port of Djibouti. → Read More

Kenya presidential vote loser files Supreme Court challenge

Kenya's losing presidential candidate Raila Odinga has filed a Supreme Court challenge to last week's election results, his legal team announced Monday. → Read More

UN: US buying big Ukraine grain shipment for hungry regions

The United States is stepping up to buy about 150,000 metric tons of grain from Ukraine in the next few weeks for an upcoming shipment of food aid from ports no longer blockaded by war, the World Food Program chief has told The Associated Press. → Read More