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Somali leader says threat of al-Shabab is global

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Islamic extremist group claiming responsibility for the weekend terrorist attack at a Kenyan mall presents a threat not just to the region or Africa but to “the world at large,” […]

09/23/2013

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Kenyan forces say they rescued ‘most’ hostages

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Helicopters circling overhead, Kenya’s military launched a major operation Sunday at an upscale Nairobi mall and said it had rescued “most” of the hostages being held captive by al-Qaida-linked militants during […]

09/22/2013

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Analysis: Kenya attack a shift for Somali rebels?

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is under pressure to ramp up counterterrorism action against al-Shabab in Somalia following the al-Qaida-linked group’s deadly attack on an upscale Kenyan shopping mall that has killed and injured […]

09/22/2013

People run from the Westgate shopping mall after it was attacked by gunmen, Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya Red Cross official says 30 killed in attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – A Kenya Red Cross official says 30 people have been killed in an attack on an upscale Nairobi mall. Abbas Gullet said Saturday the death toll is likely to rise from […]

09/21/2013

Meshael Alayban, 42, sits in court during her arraignment in a Santa Ana court on Friday Sept. 20, 2013. Prosecutors on Friday dropped a human-trafficking case that was brought against Alayban, a Saudi princess this summer after a Kenyan maid alleged her passport had been taken away and she had been forced to work long hours for meager pay. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, Pool)

Trafficking case against Saudi princess dismissed

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A human-trafficking charge against a Saudi princess was abruptly dismissed Friday after prosecutors were unable to support claims by a Kenyan maid who said she had to escape from her […]

09/20/2013

Somali's walk past solar powered lights at a refugee camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia: Solar lights protect against sex attacks

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Chatting women sitting outside makeshift homes at night is a new scene in a once-dark refugee camp in the Somali capital. In a city where darkness brings the threat of attack, […]

09/02/2013

Somali vaccination workers give an anti polio drop to a child, in Mogadishu, Somalia.  (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia polio outbreak spreads; 105 recorded cases

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia is suffering an “explosive” outbreak of polio and now has more cases than the rest of the world combined, an official said Friday. Vaccine-wielding health workers face a daunting challenge: […]

08/16/2013

Onlookers watch as black smoke billows from the international arrival unit  of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Segeni Ngethe)

Inferno roars through E. Africa’s largest airport

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A small fire at Kenya’s main airport swelled into a roaring inferno Wednesday that destroyed part of East Africa’s largest aviation hub and hampered air travel across the continent. Firefighters were […]

08/07/2013

Latifah Naiman Mariki,  widow of the late  Haji Lukindo, with two of her children Juma Lukindo, 20, and Shamim Lukindo, 7, outside their house  in Nairobi, Kenya,  Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

US diplomat kills man in car crash, leaves Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An American diplomat who police say was speeding crossed the center line in his SUV and rammed into a full mini-bus, killing a father of three whose widow is six months […]

08/02/2013

Meshael Alayban, Saudi Arabian national arrested on charges of Human Trafficking, City of Irvine, California Police Department handout. (AP Photo)

Saudi princess charged with US human trafficking

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Suitcase in hand, a 30-year-old domestic worker from Kenya flagged down a bus in California and told a passenger she had been held against her will and believed she was […]

07/11/2013

William Hague, Foreign Secretary of Britain (AP Photo)

Kenyan joy: Britain apologizes for colonial abuse

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The wrinkled faces of the elderly Kenyans who gathered in a downtown Nairobi hotel registered gratitude, relief and joy as Britain’s high commissioner say what many waited decades to hear: Britain […]

06/06/2013

2 children die in Kenya landslide; 41 flood deaths

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s Red Cross says two children buried in a landslide overnight have died, as the country’s death toll from heavy flooding rose to 41.

04/17/2013

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