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  • Anne Sweeney, founder of group to help refugees

    Anne Sweeney, founder of group to help refugees
    Anne Sweeney doesn't shy away from a challenge. "There are over 600,000 refugees in Kenya and over 100,000 refugees in Nairobi," says Sweeney, 35, executive director and co-founder of Heshima Kenya, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect...
  • Ten dead, dozens wounded in Kenya attack as British tourists flee

    Ten dead, dozens wounded in Kenya attack as British tourists flee
    Ten people died Friday when two explosions shattered a Nairobi market, even as hundreds of British tourists were evacuating the country because of warnings of an increased terror threat. Kenya's National Disaster Operation Center said 76 people were...
  • 48 killed in attack on coastal town in Kenya; Somali group blamed

    48 killed in attack on coastal town in Kenya; Somali group blamed
    At least 48 people were killed Sunday in an attack on a police station and several hotels on Kenya's coast, according to the Abbas Gullet, secretary general for the Kenya Red Cross. David Kimaiyo, Kenya's top police chief, said a group of unknown gunmen...
  • Lupita Nyong'o to star in, produce love story 'Americanah'

    Lupita Nyong'o to star in, produce love story 'Americanah'
    Oscar-winning actress and newly anointed "Star Wars" cast member Lupita Nyong'o is set to star in and produce an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel "Americanah." Nyong'o is partnering with Plan B, the production company of...
  • Lupita Nyong'o Starring in, Producing Romance Story 'Americanah'

    Lupita Nyong'o will star in and produce a movie version of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's romance novel "Americanah" with Brad Pitt's Plan B, D2 Productions and Potboiler Productions. The deal re-teams the Mexican-Kenyan actress -- who won an Oscar in her...
  • Foreign travel: State Department warnings on Ukraine, Kenya and more

    The U.S. State Department has issued several travel warnings in the last month, some a surprise, some less so. It also issued a Worldwide Caution on April 10, telling Americans to stay constantly alert because of terrorist threats. To read the full text,...
  • Militants kill dozens in hours-long siege on Kenyan town

    A crowd of people gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match were among the targets of militants during a deadly five-hour siege on a small town on Kenya’s coast. Meshack Kimani said he was watching the game in a video hall in the town of...
  • Shabab claims responsibility for Kenyan attack that killed dozens

     Shabab claims responsibility for Kenyan attack that killed dozens
    The  Shabab on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack the day before that killed at least 48 people, marking the first time the militant group from Somalia had launched an assault of this scale on a town in neighboring Kenya. Witnesses reported...
  • Kenya's president denies Al Shabab is behind attacks, blames politics

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday that two nights of deadly attacks on Kenya's coast were not the work of Somali militants, who have claimed responsibility for the violence. Instead Kenyatta blamed local leaders, whom he accused of seeking to...
  • Kenyan president blames 'local political networks' for deadly attacks

    When President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed "local political networks" on Tuesday for extremist attacks on several coastal villages, Kenyans were left wondering whom to believe: their president or the Somali terrorist group that claimed responsibility. The...
  • Can Kenya Get Moviegoers Back Into Theaters After Mall Shootings, Piracy?

    When terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital inSeptember, they dealt a blow to exhibitors who were already struggling to see B.O. returns. "Suddenly, people got scared, and shopping malls were empty," says Trushna Patel...
  • Suicide bomber on tricycle taxi detonates explosives at World Cup viewing in Nigeria

    Witnesses have reported that a suicide bomber on a tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people. Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically...