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    By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents of a small town in western Kenya set fire to a police station and damaged several vehicles after a police officer allegedly killed a man over a dispute about hand sanitizer, according to an official report. It is the second time in two weeks that Kenyans have violently protested alleged police killings. According to a police report seen by The Associated Press, residents of Rioma in Kisii County stormed the...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Residents of a small town in western Kenya set fire to a police station and damaged several vehicles after a police officer allegedly killed a man over a dispute about hand sanitizer, according to an official report. It is the second time in two weeks that Kenyans have violently protested alleged police killings. According to a police report seen by The Associated Press, residents of Rioma in Kisii County stormed the local police station Sunday evening...
    By Baz Ratner LORUGUM, Kenya (Reuters) - Lorugum village in northwest Kenya is under siege. Hundreds of thousands of young desert locusts perch on trees, shrubs, and in the grass. In the coming days or weeks, their bodies will turn from pink to yellow, their wings will harden and, if nothing is done to stop them, they will begin to swarm, with disastrous consequences for agricultural production and the environment. Using his smartphone camera, Christopher Achilo takes photos and videos...
    By Ayenat Mersie and Omar Mohammed NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyas President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday a phased re-opening of the country from a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, lifting restrictions in and out of the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa. Today I order and direct that the cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi metropolitan area, Mombasa county and Mandera county that is currently enforced shall lapse today or...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in East Africa are at stake, and people like Boris Polo are working to limit the damage. The logistician with a helicopter firm is on contract with the United Nations...
    By KHALED KAZZIHA and CARA ANNA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in East Africa are at stake, and people like Boris Polo are working to limit the damage. The logistician with a helicopter...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The crunch of young locusts comes with nearly every step. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. The livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in East Africa are at stake, and people like Boris Polo are working to limit the damage. The logistician with a helicopter firm is on contract with the United Nations...
    Kenya Moore’s open portrayal of her marriage to Marc Daly proved to be just as difficult for Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s producers as it was for its fans. According to Bravo, Moore and Daly’s tumultuous union took a toll on the production process. The show’s producers said they wanted the story to be as accurate as possible, which is why they decided to film every aspect of their marriage. Some of the highlights from Season 12 included tense moments from...
    NAIROBI, – Eat them, poison them, and use scent to drive them to cannibalism – as a second wave of locusts threatens to devour East Africa’s crops, scientists in a Nairobi lab are experimenting with novel ways to kill them. Swarms are the worst for three generations, encouraged by unseasonably wet weather and dispersed by a record number of cyclones. The destructive pests could cost East Africa and Yemen $8.5 billion this year, the World Bank has said. Locusts...
    TURKANA, Kenya – The branches on trees around Kenya’s northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of voracious young locusts. Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019, exacerbated by atypical weather patterns amplified by climate change. Swarms of insects flew west from Yemen and this year reached Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. The new generation has hatched in Turkana, Kenya’s poorest region. The young locusts...
    TURKANA, Kenya – The branches on trees around Kenya’s northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of voracious young locusts. Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019, exacerbated by atypical weather patterns amplified by climate change. Swarms of insects flew west from Yemen and this year reached Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. The new generation has hatched in Turkana, Kenya’s poorest region. The young locusts...
    By Baz Ratner TURKANA, Kenya (Reuters) - The branches on trees around Kenyas northern town of Lodwar have been stripped bare of leaves, bending downwards under the weight of voracious young locusts. Numbers of locusts exploded in East Africa and the Red Sea region in late 2019, exacerbated by atypical weather patterns amplified by climate change. Swarms of insects flew west from Yemen, and this year reached Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia. The new generation has hatched in Turkana, Kenyas poorest...
    Police in Kenya killed three people as a crowd of motorcycle taxi drivers gathered to protest the arrest of a colleague for not wearing a coronavirus mask, according to reports Friday. The BBC quoted a police statement as saying officers shot at the crowd in the small town of Lessos after clashes broke out. The police have ordered the arrest of the officers involved. Human rights activists for weeks have protested alleged killings by Kenyan police officers while enforcing virus-related restrictions,...
    By TOM ODULA, Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A witness says three people were killed in a small town in Kenyas Rift Valley during a confrontation between police and residents over the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Police confirmed the deaths but gave a different account. Human rights activists for weeks have protested alleged killings by Kenyan police officers while enforcing virus-related restrictions. They also accuse officers of using the measures to extort...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A witness says three people were killed in a small town in Kenya’s Rift Valley during a confrontation between police and residents over the wearing of face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Police confirmed the deaths but gave a different account. Human rights activists for weeks have protested alleged killings by Kenyan police officers while enforcing virus-related restrictions. They also accuse officers of using the measures to extort bribes. Kenneth Kaunda told...
    Swarms of desert locusts have been blanketing East Africa for months — ravaging crops and potentially threatening the livelihoods of 10 percent of the world’s population, experts are warning. An unprecedented amount of locusts, the oldest migratory pests in the world, have been chomping through fields in the Horn of Africa since at least January, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. “In Kenya, it’s the worst outbreak they’ve had to face in the last 70 years,” Keith...
    #BlackAF, starring Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones, will return for another season, Netflix has announced. Created by Barris, who is best known for “Black-ish“, the renewed comedy series explores themes of parenting, relationships, race and culture but with a more unfiltered lens. Diary of a Future President Season 2: Disney Plus’ Teen Drama Is Renewed for the Second Season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the development comes two months after the semi-autobiographical comedy launched to mixed reviews and as companies...
    When Kenya Barris unveiled blackAF on Netflix in April, viewers were polarized by the comedy series that offers another story inspired by the black-ish creator’s real-life family. According to Variety, the streamer has announced the show that stars Barris as himself and Rashida Jones as his wife, has been renewed for a second season. READ MORE: ‘#blackAF’ review: Kenya Barris is done appeasing the masses Throughout the eight episodes we see Barris and his wife, Joya, (played by Rashida Jones) hilariously...
    A Kenyan policeman has been charged with the murder of 13-year-old Yasin Moyo, who was shot as he stood on a balcony in March watching police enforce a night-time curfew. Duncan Ndiema pleaded not guilty. Outside court, his lawyer said the state would have to prove that the bullet that killed the teenager came from his client’s gun. The case comes amid concern in Kenya over the level of police violence used to enforce coronavirus restrictions. A night-time curfew was...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When he was attacked by a mob for being gay, Martin Okello said the kicks and blows from his assailants came so fast that he couldn’t stop them or flee. He passed out and was left for dead in Nairobi’s low-income neighborhood of Kawangware. Okello had fled to Kenya from his native Uganda to seek asylum and protection under the U.N. refugee agency, he said, “but for the time I have been here, I could say...
    NAIROBI – When he was attacked by a mob for being gay, Martin Okello said the kicks and blows from his assailants came so fast that he couldnt stop them or flee. He passed out and was left for dead in Nairobis low-income neighborhood of Kawangware. Okello had fled to Kenya from his native Uganda to seek asylum and protection under the U.N. refugee agency, he said, but for the time I have been here, I could say we have...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When he was attacked by a mob for being gay, Martin Okello said the kicks and blows from his assailants came so fast that he couldn’t stop them or flee. He passed out and was left for dead in Nairobi’s low-income neighborhood of Kawangware. Okello had fled to Kenya from his native Uganda to seek asylum and protection under the U.N. refugee agency, he said, “but for the time I have been here, I could say...
    Juneteenth is having its moment. The holiday, which is celebrated today, has been recognized since at least the 1890s. It came about because June 19th, 1865 was the day that the announcement that slavery was abolished reached enslaved people in Galveston, Texas. READ MORE: Here’s what to watch this weekend in honor of Juneteenth Because it was the more remote of the cities in Texas, which was then a slave state, its slaves were not immediately aware of the Emancipation Proclamation...
    EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is in talks with “Black-ish” and “BlackAF” creator Kenya Barris and “Comfortable” singer Pharrell Williams to develop a feature-length musical about Juneteenth – the commemoration of the top of slavery in america. Deadline understands that the streamer and the pair are within the early levels of working up a plan for the undertaking, and particulars about storyline are beneath wraps, though sources say it’s a separate undertaking to the stay musical that they introduced in 2018. Williams...
    EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is in talks with “Black-ish” and “BlackAF” creator Kenya Barris and “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams to develop a feature-length musical about Juneteenth – the commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Deadline understands that the streamer and the pair are in the early stages of working up a plan for the project, and details about storyline are under wraps, although sources say it is a separate project to the live musical that they announced...