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  • After Kenya's chaotic response to mall attack, nation demands answers

    After Kenya's chaotic response to mall attack, nation demands answers
    NAIROBI, Kenya -- Intelligence warnings of a terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall went unheeded; a turf war between police and army units delayed the response to the deadly attack; friendly fire fatalities added to tensions between...
  • Kenya official: Military caused mall collapse during deadly siege

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- When four large explosions reverberated through Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall during a terrorist siege Monday, sending a pall of black smoke into the air, the official Kenyan response -- that the militants had set fire...
  • Venezuelan diplomat charged with murdering ambassador to Kenya

     
    Venezuela's first secretary at its embassy in Kenya was charged with murdering the newly arrived ambassador as allegations surfaced that officials at the scandal-plagued post in Nairobi may have been trafficking drugs under cover of diplomatic immunity,...
  • Scandal spreads over death of Venezuelan envoy in Kenya

     
    The slaying of Venezuela's newly arrived ambassador in Nairobi has led to the arrest of another senior envoy and unleashed a torrent of scandalous allegations about sexual harassment, embassy power plays and retaliation against whistle-blowers. Since...
  • Kenyans vote in first presidential election since 2007

     
    Kenya on Monday held its first presidential election since the 2007 vote which ushered in months of tribal violence that killed more than 1,000 people and displaced 600,000 from their homes....
  • "Seeds" social gaming app seeks to make micro-lending fun

    "Seeds" social gaming app seeks to make micro-lending fun
    On October 5th, the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival will be kicking off at the Showplace Icon Theater on Roosevelt Road. Showcasing films that "heighten public conciousness" of social issues, one of the festival's featured screenings...
  • Wangari Maathai dies at 71; Kenyan environmentalist

    Wangari Maathai dies at 71; Kenyan environmentalist
    Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist who made it her mission to teach her countrywomen to plant trees and became Africa's first female Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. She was 71. One of Kenya's most beloved figures, Maathai died Sunday after...
  • Doctors on strike in Kenya seek higher pay, better conditions

     
    Public-sector doctors on strike in Kenya marched in the capital of Nairobi on Wednesday, demanding more pay and better equipment as patients sought care in public hospitals manned by trainees and teaching staff....
  • Peru declares state of emergency after violence at mine protests

     
    The Peruvian government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a southeastern province after eight days of protests over a proposed expansion of a huge copper mine left at least two residents dead and 70 police injured....
  • Russian journalist stabbed outside his Moscow home

     
    A Russian radio journalist known for reporting on the country’s auto industry and corrupt traffic police and who recently referred to the prophet Muhammad as a businessman was stabbed outside his home, police said Tuesday....
  • Another earthquake strikes northern Italy; at least 13 dead

     
    A major earthquake on Tuesday devastated north-central Italy for the second time in less than two weeks, leaving at least 13 people dead, some 200 injured and 14,000 homeless....
  • U.S. ambassador to Kenya quits, citing differences with bosses

     
    J. Scott Gration, a former campaign adviser to President Obama, has resigned his post as U.S. ambassador to Kenya, citing differences with his superiors....