Topic: “Africa”

Posted in Behind the News

‘Sheer bravery’ in Nairobi attack coverage

, by Lauren Easton

When extremists attacked a hotel complex in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, AP journalists across formats scrambled to capture video, take photos and report the breaking news.

Posted in Behind the News

Recognizing courage in the name of slain AP photojournalist

, by Lauren Easton

The 2016 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, named for the AP photographer who was killed reporting in Afghanistan in 2014, has been awarded to Adriane Ohanesian, a freelance photojournalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Posted in Announcements

Award to AP bureau chief for ‘rich content’ on the crises in West Africa

, by Erin Madigan White

Krista Larson, West Africa bureau chief for The Associated Press, has won the Deborah Howell Award for Nondeadline Writing from the American Society of News Editors, which announced its annual honors for distinguished reporting and photography today.

Posted in Announcements

Piecing together the story of a girl, 10, left in an African forest

, by Paul Colford

Her name is Hamamatou Harouna. She is 10 years old and unable to walk because she has polio.