Kenya

A Kenyan policeman keeps crowds of onlookers back from the Westgate Mall, in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya official reports several Americans among attackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya’s foreign minister said Monday. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on […]

09/23/2013

Kenya security personnel take cover outside the Westgate Mall after shooting started inside the mall early Monday morning, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

Kenya mall siege in final stage

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan security forces were in the final stages of flushing out al-Qaida-linked terrorists from a besieged shopping center, the vice president said late Monday, two days after the upscale mall was […]

09/23/2013

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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

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