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NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudanese authorities said they thwarted an attempted military coup on Tuesday, the latest sign of instability in an African nation battling persistent economic hardship under a fragile transitional government. “There has been a failed coup attempt,” state media said. The possibility of another coup has haunted Sudan’s transitional government since 2019 when country’s longtime dictator, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, was overthrown in a military takeover prompted by widespread popular protests. Tuesday was the first time that an attempted takeover had spilled onto the streets, said Amjad Farid, a former deputy chief of staff to Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The latest events underscored the urgent need to get Sudan’s military under full civilian control, he added.
Persons: Omar Hassan al, Bashir, Mr, Amjad Farid, Abdalla Hamdok Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Omdurman, Khartoum
Burundi grenade blasts kill five, health worker says
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Five people were killed and about 50 injured, a health worker helping to care for the injured told Reuters on Tuesday. Like the witnesses, the health worker asked for anonymity for fear of reprisals for talking to media. A man in a bus hit by a grenade explosion said it killed at least three people including a woman. An airport worker confirmed there had been an attack on the Bujumbura airport on Saturday. Congo-based rebel group Red Tabara claimed responsibility for the airport attack in a statement on Twitter.
Persons: Red Tabara, Burundians, Giles Elgood Organizations: Reuters, Police, Gitega, United Nations General Assembly, Human Rights Watch, United Nations, Nairobi, Thomson Locations: NAIROBI, Burundi's, Bwiza, Congo, New York, Burundi
NAIROBI, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Four police officers and a police informer have a case to answer in the killing of a human rights lawyer, a Kenyan judge ruled on Monday, a rare move in a nation where rights groups have accused the police of hundreds of extrajudicial killings. Days later, their bodies - along with their taxi driver Joseph Muiruri - were recovered from a river outside Nairobi. Four police officers - Frederick Leliman, Leonard Mwangi, Stephen Cheburet and Silvia Wanjiku - and informer Peter Ngugi have a case to answer in the case, judge Jessie Lessit said. The accused in this case will present their defence on Sept. 27 in the next step of the trial. ACCUSATIONSKenyan police frequently face accusations of brutality and extrajudicial killings from civilians and rights groups, but officers are rarely charged and almost never convicted.
Persons: Willie Kimani, Mwendwa, Joseph Muiruri, Frederick Leliman, Leonard Mwangi, Stephen Cheburet, Silvia Wanjiku, Peter Ngugi, Jessie Lessit, Kimani, Monday's, Alex Monson, Ayenat, Gareth Jones Organizations: Kenyan, Nairobi ., International Justice Mission, Thomson Locations: NAIROBI, Nairobi, British
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, gestures during a news conference in Beirut, Lebanon September 17, 2021. However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lacks the support of his native Ethiopia due to friction over the Tigray conflict, the sources told Reuters. An Ethiopian former health minister from the Tigray region, Tedros became the WHO's first African director-general in 2017. The formal appointment is scheduled for May 2022 at the World Health Assembly. One of the sources following the election said several countries outside Africa would be willing to nominate Tedros, if needed.
Persons: Tedros Adhanom, Mohamed Azakir, Tedros, Trump, Billene Seyoum, Dina Mufti, Africa's, Kamau, Okello Oryem, Donald Trump, Biden, Emma Farge, Francesco Guarascio, Giulia Paravicini, Duncan Miriri, Elias Biryabarema, Katharine Houreld, Josephine Mason, Angus MacSwan Organizations: Health Organization, WHO, REUTERS, Health, Reuters, Ethiopian, Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Ministry, World Health Assembly, African, U.S, Thomson Locations: Beirut, Lebanon, GENEVA, Ethiopia, Tigray, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian, China, Tedros, Sudan, Somalia, South Sudan, African, Kenya, Kampala, Africa, West, Geneva, Brussels, Addis Abbaba, Nairobi
NAIROBI, Kenya — President Biden signed an executive order on Friday threatening sweeping new sanctions that aim to stop the escalating war in northern Ethiopia and allow urgently needed humanitarian aid to flow into the region. The administration has not yet applied the sanctions, hoping to shift the course of the war without directly punishing officials from Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country and an important strategic ally. With both sides pushing hard for a military victory, critics said the latest measures may be too little, or too late. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate now exposed to possible sanctions, reacted with indignation and defiance. Just 10 percent of required humanitarian aid reached the Tigray region in the past month as a result of Ethiopian government obstruction, according to two American officials who provided a background briefing to reporters.
Persons: Biden, Africa’s, Abiy Ahmed, Biden’s Organizations: Kenya — Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Ethiopia, U.S, Tigray
REUTERS/Baz RatnerSummary Thousands of Eritrean refugees caught in north Ethiopian warRefugees distrusted and abused by both sides' fighters'Clear war crimes' committed, says rights groupNAIROBI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Eritrean soldiers and Tigrayan militias raped, detained and killed Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, an international rights watchdog said on Thursday. Tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees live in Tigray, a mountainous and poor province of about 5 million people. Tigrayan forces marched fleeing refugees back to Hitsats, shooting some stragglers, refugees reported to HRW. In the northernmost camp, Shimelba, Eritrean forces killed at least one refugee, raped at least four others and killed local residents, HRW said. Tigrayan forces took over those camps in June and refugees have reported killings and looting.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Tigrayans, Laetitia Bader, Horn, Getachew Reda, PEOPLE, HRW, Tigrayan, Ziban, Adi Harush, Mai Aini, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: REUTERS, Refugees, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Human Rights Watch, Reuters, International, UNHCR, United Nations, HRW, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Sudan, NAIROBI, Ethiopia’s, of Africa, Africa, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hitsats, Hitsats camp’s, Zelasle, Shimelba, Mai
Kenyan court jails ex-sports minister for six years over graft
  + stars: | 2021-09-16 | by ( )   time to read: +1 min
Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario is escorted by security officers after he was found guilty of corruption charges in connection with the 2016 Rio Olympics funds, at the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, Kenya September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah MwangiNAIROBI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Thursday sentenced a former sports minister to six years in prison after finding him guilty over the siphoning of funds meant for athletes in the Brazil Olympics five years ago. A magistrate's court in Nairobi found Hassan Wario, who was the sports minister at the time, guilty of abuse of office in connection with the loss of funds. President Uhuru Kenyatta's government charged dozens of senior officials with various crimes in a crackdown against graft in 2018 and 2019. ($1 = 109.9500 Kenyan shillings)Reporting by Monicah Mwangi; Writing by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Andrew CawthorneOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Hassan Wario, Wario, Stephen Soi, Uhuru Kenyatta's, Monicah Mwangi, Duncan Miriri, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Kenyan, REUTERS, Brazil Olympics, Wario, Thomson Locations: Milimani, Nairobi, Kenya, Monicah, NAIROBI, Brazil, Rio, Austria
Nairobi (CNN Business) While passenger air travel has plummeted during the pandemic, demand for air cargo has surged. Kilavuka: Kenya Airways is one of the largest operators within Africa. The inside of Kenya Airways cargo-converted Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya, on July 6. So cargo is extremely important in our strategic framework because of the role it will play in the bigger Kenya Airways business endeavors. According to the African Airlines Association, domestic travel provided up to 61.5% of passenger flights for African airlines during the pandemic.
Persons: Allan Kilavuka, it's, We've Organizations: CNN, International Air Transport Association, Kenya Airways, Boeing, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, African Airlines Association Locations: Nairobi, Africa, Kenya, Europe, China, Asia
NAIROBI, Kenya — American Green Berets were training local forces in the West African nation of Guinea last weekend when their charges peeled away for a mission not listed in any military training manual: They mounted a coup. Gunfire rang out as an elite Guinean Special Forces unit stormed the presidential palace in the capital, Conakry, early Sunday, deposing the country’s 83-year-old president, Alpha Condé. Hours later a charismatic young officer, Col. Mamady Doumbouya, announced himself as Guinea’s new leader. A team of about a dozen Green Berets had been in Guinea since mid-July to train about 100 soldiers in a special forces unit led by Colonel Doumbouya, who served for years in the French Foreign Legion, took part in American military exercises and was once a close ally of the president he overthrew. The United States, like the United Nations and the African Union, has condemned the coup, and the U.S. military has denied having any advance knowledge of it.
Persons: Alpha, Mamady Doumbouya, Colonel Doumbouya Organizations: Green Berets, Guinean Special Forces, Alpha Condé, Green, French Foreign Legion, United Nations, African Union, U.S . Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, West African, Guinea, Conakry, United States
U.N. footage from northern Ethiopia shows humanitarian crisis
  + stars: | 2021-09-06 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Baz RatnerNAIROBI, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Footage of war-hit northern Ethiopia published by the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday reflected the severe humanitarian crisis there, after the United Nations warned that a de facto blockade on aid is bringing millions to the brink of famine. War broke out 10 months ago between Ethiopia's federal troops and forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the Tigray region. The footage showed a distribution of emergency food aid by the WFP on August 23 in Asgede district in northwestern Tigray. The supplies delivered that day were among the last remaining stocks in Tigray region, where no food or other humanitarian aid entered between August 20 and September 5. The United Nations estimates 100 trucks of aid need to be entering Tigray each day to meet the needs of the population.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Billene Seyoum, Sacks, Satyen Tait, Maggie Fick, William Maclean Organizations: REUTERS, Food Programme, United Nations, Ethiopian, Thomson Locations: Shire, Tigray, Ethiopia, Baz Ratner NAIROBI, Asgede district, WFP's Ethiopia
Somali PM suspends intelligence chief amid political rift
  + stars: | 2021-09-06 | by ( )   time to read: +3 min
Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed addresses delegates at the Somali election negotiation in Mogadishu, Somalia May 27, 2021 REUTERS/Feisal Omar/File PhotoMOGADISHU, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister suspended the intelligence chief on Monday, prompting a public rebuke from the president and highlighting growing divisions at the heart of the political elite. Soon after, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed issued his own statement calling the prime minister's move unconstitutional. Somalia's police chief called an emergency security meeting on Monday, officers told Reuters on condition of anonymity without going into further details. read moreThat confrontation was resolved when the president put the prime minister in charge of security and organising delayed indirect elections. read moreReporting by Abdi Sheikh, Writing by Duncan Miriri, Editing by Timothy Heritage, Maggie Fick and Andrew HeavensOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, Feisal Omar, Mohammed Hussein Roble, Fahad Yasin, Yasin, NISA, Mahmood Omar, Roble, Ikran Tahlil Farah, Shabaab, Rashid Abdi, Abdi Sheikh, Duncan Miriri, Timothy Heritage, Maggie Fick, Andrew Heavens Organizations: REUTERS, Somalia's National Intelligence Service Agency, Crisis, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Mogadishu, Somalia, MOGADISHU, Nairobi
Tanzania suspends second newspaper in less than a month
  + stars: | 2021-09-05 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan (C) arrives to address a joint Parliament session of Kenyan Members of Parliament and Senators in Nairobi, Kenya, May 5, 2021. REUTERS/Monicah MwangiNAIROBI, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Tanzania suspended on Sunday another newspaper accused of false stories even though President Samia Suluhu Hassan had pledged to uphold media freedoms quashed by her predecessor. Last month, the government suspended the Uhuru newspaper, owned by the CCM party, for publishing what it called a false story saying Hassan would not vie for office in 2025. That was the first newspaper suspension in Hassan's tenure. Within weeks of taking office, Hassan called for all the outlets banned by Magufuli to be allowed to reopen immediately.
Persons: Samia Suluhu Hassan, Raia, Gerson Msigwa, Msigwa, Hassan, John Magufuli, Maggie Fick, Andrew Cawthorne Organizations: Kenyan, Senators, REUTERS, Sunday, Salaam, Uhuru, CCM, Thomson Locations: Nairobi, Kenya, Monicah, NAIROBI, Tanzania, Tanzania's, Dar
Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge won gold in the marathon at both the Tokyo and Rio Olympics. Kipchoge told Insider that he runs up to 6,200 miles per year to stay in peak running shape. They train for about 10-and-a-half months per year, Kipchoge said— usually at the Kaptagat training camp in Eldoret, a city 200 miles northwest of Nairobi. Following his Olympic win, Kipchoge opened up about the training regimen, diet, and mindset that have led to his running successes over the last four years. The people recruited to train at Kaptagat, Kipchoge said, are chosen for their mindsets.
Persons: Eliud Kipchoge, Kipchoge, , Patrick Sang, I've, Carbo, Leonhard Foeger, Victor Chumo, It's, Kipchoge's nutritionists, Reuters Kipchoge Organizations: Rio Olympics, Service, Kenyan, Tokyo Olympics, Kenya, DDA, Reuters, pacers, Kipchoge's pacers Locations: Tokyo, Rio, Kenya, Eldoret, Nairobi, Kaptagat, Vienna, Austria, Paris
Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed Johnson & Johnson logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File PhotoNAIROBI, Sept 2 (Reuters) - An arrangement whereby Johnson & Johnson (J&J) (JNJ.N) was shipping to Europe COVID-19 vaccine doses that were being packaged in South Africa has been suspended, African Union (AU)envoy Strive Masiyiwa said on Thursday. The shots packaged by J&J's South African partner Aspen (APNJ.J) and already sent to Europe would be returned, Masiyiwa added at a news conference organised by the AU's disease control body. Reporting by Maggie Fick Writing by Alexander WinningOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Johnson, Dado, Masiyiwa, Maggie Fick, Alexander Winning Organizations: REUTERS, African Union, Aspen, Thomson Locations: NAIROBI, Europe, South Africa
Ethiopian porters unload food aid bound for victims of war after a checkpoint leading to Tigray in Mai Tsebri town, Ethiopia June 26, 2021. REUTERS/StringerNAIROBI, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A de facto blockade on aid to the Tigray region in Ethiopia's north is bringing millions of people to the brink of famine, the United Nations humanitarian agency said on Thursday, warning of "looming catastrophe". War broke out in November between Ethiopia's federal troops and forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the Tigray region. At a news conference on Thursday, the Prime Minister's spokesperson Billene Seyoum once again dismissed allegations that the Ethiopian government is blocking aid. Reporting by Nairobi newsroom Writing by Giulia Paravicini Editing by Maggie Fick and Frances KerryOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Stringer, OCHA, Billene Seyoum, Billene, Giulia Paravicini, Maggie Fick, Frances Kerry Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations, Ethiopian, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Mai Tsebri, Ethiopia, Stringer NAIROBI, Ethiopia's, Semera, Mekelle, Nairobi
WASHINGTON — The U.S. says it will remain intimately engaged in diplomacy in Afghanistan on topics from counterterrorism and humanitarian aid to women’s rights — all without having a single diplomat posted there. A new diplomatic mission has begun.”President Joe Biden took the idea even further in remarks Tuesday, laying out an expansive set of economic, security and human rights goals for U.S. diplomacy in Afghanistan. Bodde said he managed to get into Libya three or four times for quick rounds of shuttle diplomacy. It will be led by Ian McCary, who had been the deputy chief of mission in Afghanistan, the second-ranking U.S. diplomat in the country. “One will be maintaining channels to Taliban representatives in Doha.”Despite Doha’s significant distance from Kabul, Qatar is a natural pick for the remote U.S. mission.
Persons: WASHINGTON, , Antony Blinken, Joe Biden, , Robert Ford, There’s, hasn’t, Peter Bodde, , Bodde, we’d, ” Bodde, Biden, Ian McCary, Ned Price, ” Price, interlocutors, Bashar al, Assad, Ford, Obama, Stephen Schwartz, hadn’t, ” Schwartz Organizations: State Department, Swiss Embassy, U.S, Embassy, U.S ., Libya’s Government, National Accord, Al Udeid, Al Udeid Air Base, Taliban, Ford, Diplomats Locations: The U.S, Afghanistan, Kabul, U.S, Doha, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, Iran, North Korea, Washington, Switzerland, Sweden, Swiss, Libya, Tunisia, Tunis, Libya’s, Tripoli, Al, Al Udeid Air, Amman, Turkey, Somalia, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Kenya
Ethiopian porters unload food aid bound for victims of war after a checkpoint leading to Tigray in Mai Tsebri town, Ethiopia June 26, 2021. REUTERS/StringerADDIS ABABA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Forces from Ethiopia's Tigray region in recent weeks looted warehouses belonging to the U.S. government's humanitarian agency in the Amhara region, USAID's Ethiopia director said on Tuesday. War broke out in the mountainous region last November between Ethiopian troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the region. read moreThe Tigrayan forces and the federal government have repeatedly traded accusations of hampering the flow of aid. Reporting by Nairobi newsroom Writing by Duncan Miriri Editing by Maggie Fick and Grant McCoolOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Stringer ADDIS ABABA, Sean Jones, Abiy, Duncan Miriri, Maggie Fick, Grant McCool Organizations: REUTERS, Forces, Ethiopian, EBC, USAID, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Mai Tsebri, Ethiopia, Ethiopia's Tigray, Amhara, Afar, Nairobi
NAIROBI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Internet services in South Sudan were disrupted on Monday and security forces were deployed on the streets, which were quieter than usual as residents sheltered inside after activists had called for protests against President Salva Kiir's government. Some activists told Reuters they were in hiding for security reasons. (ZAIN.KW)Alp Toker, director of NetBlocks, a London-based group that monitors internet disruptions, said it detected "significant disruption to internet service in South Sudan beginning Sunday evening, including to leading cellular networks". A spokesperson for Zain said he was checking with the South Sudan office. The activists accuse Kiir's government of corruption and failing to protect the population or provide basic services.
Persons: Salva Kiir's, Daniel Justin Boulogne, James Pui Yak, Alp Toker, Baba Medan, Zain, Jame David Kolok, Kiir's, Alexander Cornwell, Maggie Fick, Peter Graff Organizations: Reuters, Police, MTN Group, Zain, MTN, Foundation, Democracy, Thomson Locations: NAIROBI, South Sudan, Juba, Kuwait, London, Sudan, Nairobi, Dubai, Nqobile, Johannesburg
Men collect avocados from a tree in a community garden, in the Dandora suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, August 6, 2021. The lush community garden has even become the backdrop for rappers and other creatives to shoot their videos. This transformation is thanks to Charles Gachanga, 45, who grew up in the neighbourhood back when it reeked of garbage. "We came and cleaned ... We did not even have a penny," said Gachanga, who started working in 2013 on the garden space, called Mustard Seed, with three friends. Residents living near Gachanga's green space pay 100 shillings a month, less than $1, for maintenance.
Persons: Baz Ratner, Charles Gachanga, Gachanga, Javan Ofula, James Macharia, Macharia, Evans Otieno, Otieno, Ayenat Mersie, Maggie Fick, Alison Williams Organizations: REUTERS, Awesome Foundation, Residents, Thomson Locations: Dandora, Nairobi, Kenya, Baz Ratner NAIROBI, Nairobi's Dandora
U.S. says war in Ethiopia's north could affect trade benefits
  + stars: | 2021-08-26 | by ( )   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/StringerNAIROBI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The ongoing war and humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's north could affect the country's trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the U.S. Trade Representative's Office said. The AGOA trade programme provides sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to the United States on the condition they meet certain eligibility requirements, such as eliminating barriers to U.S. trade and investment and making progress towards political pluralism. U.S. Trade Representative Katharine Tai met virtually with Ethiopia's Chief Trade Negotiator Mamo Mihretu on Wednesday, USTR said in a statement. "(Tai) raised the ongoing violations of internationally recognised human rights amid the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia, which could affect Ethiopia's future African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) eligibility if unaddressed," the statement read. The U.N. has said that war crimes may have been committed by all parties to the conflict.
Persons: Stringer, . Trade Representative Katharine Tai, Mamo Mihretu, USTR, Mamo, Dina Mufti, Abiy Ahmed, AGOA, Ayenat, Alex Richardson Organizations: Ethiopia's National Defense Force, Tigray Special Forces, REUTERS, U.S . Trade Representative's, . Trade Representative, Washington, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Humera, Ethiopia, Stringer NAIROBI, Ethiopia's, U.S, United States, Addis Ababa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopian, Nairobi, Dawit
Sinopharm, Sinovac and China's trade ministry did not respond to requests for comment about when the Chinese vaccines would be delivered. The Chinese vaccines have been allocated to 60 countries, mostly in Africa, which is expected to receive a third of the 100 million doses. GAVI has secured a combined supply of up to 550 million vaccines from the two companies until next year. Including the Chinese vaccines, the facility expects to deliver about 500 million doses by the end of September, its latest forecast shows. Asian countries are expected to receive more than 25 million Chinese vaccines, of which nearly 11 million Sinovac doses would go to Indonesia, making it the largest recipient of Chinese shots through COVAX.
Persons: China's Sinovac, Sinopharm, Nicholas Crisp, Sinovac, GAVI, Francesco Guarascio, Alex Winning, Stanley Widianto, Libby George, Roxanne Liu, Maggie Fick, Clement Uwiringiyimana, John Zodzi, Abdi Sheikh, David Clarke Organizations: VACSERA, REUTERS, Sinovac BRUSSELS, Health, India, Global Alliance, Vaccines, WHO, Reuters, COVAX, Moderna, Thomson Locations: Cairo, Egypt, Africa, Indonesia, JOHANNESBURG, JAKARTA, Asia, Sinopharm, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, Togo, Somalia, Sinovac, Ukraine, Europe, Latin America, East, Brazil, Chile, Johannesburg, Jakarta, Lagos, Beijing, Nairobi, Kigali, Lome, Mogadishu
NAIROBI, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Kenya Electricity Generating Company’s (KenGen) certified emission reduction credits (CERs) available for sale have more than tripled, it said on Wednesday. The carbon offset system is part of emission reduction efforts under the Kyoto Protocol. Those credits are set to earn the company about 119 million Kenyan shillings ($1.09 million), the statement said. “This brings the amount of carbon credits issued to KenGen to date to 2,591,496 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent,” the company said. KenGen has an installed generation capacity of 1,818 MW, with over 86% coming from renewable sources including wind, hydroelectric and geothermal.
Persons: KenGen, Rebecca Miano Organizations: United Nations, UN, Kenya National Bureau, Statistics Locations: NAIROBI, Kenya, Kyoto
Troops in Eritrean uniforms are seen on top of a truck near the town of Adigrat, Ethiopia, March 14, 2021. Forces from Ethiopia's rebellious Tigray recaptured much of the territory in June, in a major setback for Ethiopia's government. Spokespeople for Eritrea's information ministry, Ethiopia's prime minister and Ethiopia's military did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Eritrean troops entered Tigray to fight alongside federal forces in a conflict marked by abuses including rape, according to investigations by Reuters, the U.N. and international human rights organizations. read moreThe Ethiopian government said in April that Eritrean troops had begun withdrawing.
Persons: Baz Ratner, State Anthony Blinken, meanwhile, Adi Goshu, Abiy Ahmed, Giulia Paravicini, George Obulutsa, Maggie Fick, Joe Bavier, Giles Elgood Organizations: REUTERS, European Union, Forces, Eritrean Defence Forces, State, Treasury Department, Eritrean, Reuters, Ethiopian, Thomson Locations: Adigrat, Ethiopia, United States, Eritrea, Ethiopia's Tigray, Tigray, Adi, Eritrea's, Asmara, Turkey, London, Nairobi
For the past few weeks, this somber scene has become a daily routine at the 31-bed Mount Kenya hospital, in Nyeri county, a few hours north of Nairobi. The hospital, which is now exclusively treating Covid-19 patients, is struggling to cope under the strain of Kenya's Delta variant-fueled fourth wave. The Mount Kenya Hospital, like many others across the country, is turning away new patients because it simply doesn't have enough room. People have also heard stories of vaccinated people falling ill or even dying after receiving the vaccine. Before the pandemic, they were making less than one coffin a day — sometimes only one per week.
Persons: they're, it's, they've, Eudiah Wang'ombe, Jane Wangari Kahemu, Coffin, Joseph Mureithi, Dennis Maina, Mutahi Kahiga, Kahiga, Obondo Organizations: CNN, Mount Kenya Hospital, Mount, Kenyan Locations: Nairobi, Kenya, Nyeri county, Mount Kenya, Nyeri, Kenyan, Africa
Sister Tsehaynesh Gebrehiwot attends to Aamanuel Merhawi, aged one year and eight months, who suffers from severe acute malnutrition, at the Wukro hospital, Tigray region, Ethiopia, July 11, 2021. REUTERS/Giulia Paravicini/File PhotoNAIROBI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - For the first time in nine months of war in Ethiopia's Tigray region, aid workers will this week run out of food to deliver to millions of people who are going hungry there, the head of the U.S. government's humanitarian agency said. War broke out in November between Ethiopian troops and the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), which controls the region. On Thursday, the U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate ceasefire and unrestricted aid access in Tigray. Abiy's spokesperson told a news conference last week that 277 trucks of aid have entered Tigray, without specify the time period in which the trucks entered.
Persons: Tsehaynesh Gebrehiwot, Aamanuel Merhawi, Giulia Paravicini, Samantha Power, Antonio Guterres, Power, Spokespeople, Abiy Ahmed, Abiy's, Billene Seyoum, Maggie Fick, Ayenat, John Stonestreet Organizations: REUTERS, USAID, U.S . Agency for International Development, Ethiopian, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Tigray, Ethiopia, NAIROBI, Ethiopia's Tigray, Mekelle
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