| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
What I'm loving about the Oscars so far is the individual style statements -- Pharrell Williams in shorts and Lupita Nyong'o in what she calling Nairobi blue.
"This is Prada and it was made for me. It's a blue that reminds me of Nairobi and I wanted...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Today's hijacking to Geneva of a Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jetliner brought back memories for us--not of hijackings of the past, but of this exceptional airline, which we flew all over Africa, often in in rather singular conditions, during the 1980s...
| Oct 14, 2013
If the world needs another reason to get serious about combating elephant poaching, here's one: The attack by terrorists on Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Income from illegal ivory trafficking is a substantial funding source for the Shabab, the group that...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:20 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Domestic flights resumed Wednesday evening at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport using the cargo terminal, as authorities struggled to contain the economic fallout from a devastating fire at the main international...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:13 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year.
The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:00 PM
A spectacular fire caused major damage Wednesday at the international airport in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the busiest in Africa, according to news reports and social media accounts. There were no reports of casualties, and the cause appeared to be...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- One of the few shops that Kenyan soldiers didn't loot during last month's siege by terrorists of a Nairobi shopping mall was a local Bata shoe store, according to closed-circuit video footage.
Kenyan media have reported...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Sue Broxholm's connecting flight back home is delayed, and her airline eventually asks her to pay an extra $462 to continue her journey. Is that right? And if not, should it give her a refund?
Q: A few months ago I purchased tickets to Lilongwe, Malawi,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles, where people find their way around Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto's nomadic sculpture at Union Station. The installation is part of Doug Aitken's “Station to Station” project, which has...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:50 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Four people were killed and a Christian church was burned in riots in the Kenyan city of Mombasa on Friday that followed the killing of a Muslim cleric the previous night.
The Kenya Red Cross Society said seven other people...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:58 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. forces conducted raids in Somalia and Libya on Saturday targeting suspected militant leaders, including one tied to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in East Africa.
In an unusual operation in Tripoli, the Libyan capital,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:26 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid reports that there were unheeded warnings of a terrorist attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, turf wars between police and army units and friendly fire fatalities, a Kenyan parliamentary committee has summoned security...