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Kenya Mall Attack

One Year After Al-Shabaab's Westgate Attack in Kenya

Charlotte Florance | Posted 11.23.2014 | World
Charlotte Florance

Al-Shabaab remains a real and credible threat and should be addressed as one. The likelihood of another spectacular commercial shopping center attack in the region remains as real today as it did a year ago.

How This Mother Kept Her Children Calm For 5 Hours During Deadly Kenya Mall Attack

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

People were dead and dying around them; and a mother caught in the chaos knew she had to keep her young children still and quiet if they wanted a chan...

Africa's New Generation of Young Leaders

David Weiss | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
David Weiss

While the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announcement conveys a bleak message about some aspects of Africa's politics, there is great reason for optimism in that continent.

Dadaab: The Clock is Ticking

Thymaya Payne | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Thymaya Payne

If Dadaab were actually counted as a city, it would be Kenya's third or fourth most populous. Yet it's not counted; it doesn't exist. It's a liminal space, neither here nor there, and its inhabitants exist between worlds interminably.

4 Charged With Aiding Kenya Mall Attackers

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

(Adds background) By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI, Nov 4 (Reuters) - A Kenyan court charged four Somali men on Monday with t...

Shocking Footage Of Westgate Attack Released

Posted 10.17.2013 | World

CNN released new surveillance-camera footage from inside Kenya's Westgate Mall, taken during an invasion by armed terrorists last month. Parts of ...

The Secret Power of Interfaith Encounters

Daniel Tutt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Daniel Tutt

As a Christian who works closely with the Muslim community, and as a Muslim who was brought back to my own faith by the beauty I found in Judaism and Christianity, we welcome the upcoming holidays as a time for rekindling the spirit of interfaith understanding we so desperately need.

Kenyan Mall Attackers Identified

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Kenya's military spokesman on Saturday named four men - including a Sudanese, a Kenyan Arab and a Somali - he said took p...

What It Means to Be 'One of Us'

Laurie S. Fulton | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Laurie S. Fulton

Since last week's headlines about al-Shabaab's attack at Westgate Mall in Nairobi, I have been troubled. The terrorist attack was a shocking expansion by al-Shabaab. I am troubled because it also is a reminder of the challenges of inclusion and the repercussions of terrorist recruitment when we fail to be inclusive.

Kenya: 'We Are At War' With Al-Shabab

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2013 | World

By Matthew Mpoke Bigg and James Macharia NAIROBI, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Kenya is "at war" with Islamist militants who attacked a Nairobi...

Alex Jones Insists the Kenyan Terrorist Attack Was Orchestrated by President Obama

Bob Cesca | Posted 11.27.2013 | Media
Bob Cesca

Alex Jones and Jermoe Corsi market in fear and paranoia while turning serious events and the deaths of innocent civilians into their own personal clown show. Again and again and again.

Brave Mom, Kids Survive Kenyan Mall Massacre After Playing Dead

Posted 09.25.2013 | World

Despite her terror, a mother is said to have shown great presence of mind in protecting herself and her two children during the deadly siege at a Keny...

WATCH: U.S. Woman Hid From Kenya Attackers

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.25.2013 | World

Switching lunch tables may have saved Bendita Malakia's life. An American lawyer working for the World Bank in Kenya, Malakia was eating lunch in N...

How Terrorism in Kenya Challenges Us to Be One With Somalis

Matt Freear | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Matt Freear

The terrorists who took over Nairobi's glitzy Westgate shopping mall last weekend planned their attack meticulously to maximize global impact. It is one of the few conclusions we can draw from the confusion that still remains about what happened in the past few days.

Why Shopping Malls Are Attractive Targets for Terrorists

Slate | Joshua Keating | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business

The scale of the terrorist siege at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall, which now appears to have finally ended after three days, may have been unprecedented. ...

Terrorist Attack on Kenyan Shopping Mall Should Cause Americans to Pause

Ivan Eland | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Ivan Eland

The American public needs to wake up and pressure its government (as do probably Kenyans and Ugandans their governments) to stop intervention in Somalia.

British Man Arrested In Nairobi After Westgate Mall Siege

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - A British national has been arrested in Nairobi following the mall siege that killed at least 67 people, the Foreign Off...

Westgate Standoff Ends

Posted 11.24.2013 | World

AFP reports that Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the end of the siege on Westgate mall in Nairobi: Kenya president Kenyatta says #Wes...

4-Year-Old Boy Tells Nairobi Gunman 'You're A Very Bad Man'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

One of the Islamist attackers besieging a Nairobi shopping mall handed chocolate to a four-year-old British boy caught up in the crisis and asked for ...

Is This Woman The Rumored British 'White Widow' In Kenya Mall Attack

Agence France Presse | Peter Martell | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

As Kenyan special forces closed in on holdout Islamist fighters battling in a Nairobi mall Tuesday, speculation grew that a British woman nicknamed "t...

Kenya Says Security Forces Have Taken Control, Gunfire Reportedly Heard From Mall

Reuters | Richard Lough and Duncan Miriri | Posted 11.23.2013 | World

* Kenyan president says militants "defeated" * Says 5 militants dead, 11 held, 67 other people dead * Bodies still under...