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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.

Westgate Mall Attacker Lived In Somali Refugee Camp

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One of the four Westgate Mall attackers once lived in a refugee camp of 50,000 Somali refugees in northweste...

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...

Kenyan Morgue Receives 2 Boxes Of Body Parts From Mall Attack

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Charred pieces of bodies, enough to fill two boxes, have been recovered from the part of a Kenyan shopp...

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.

Parents Struggle To Help Children Cope With Westgate Mall Attack

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 10.13.2013 | Black Voices

NAIROBI, Kenya -- NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When the shooting began at the Nairobi mall, Cynthia Carpino and her husband hid in the parking lot. But the...

Kenyan Police Release Footage Of Men Involved In Mall Attack

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's counterterrorism police unit released closed-circuit television footage on Sunday that showed two me...

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 ...

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.

Security Footage Shows Just 4 Attackers In Kenya Mall Siege

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 10.02.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya -- NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Closed circuit television footage from a Nairobi mall attacked by terrorists last month shows four men carr...

Red Cross: Dozens Still Missing After Mall Attack

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Jewelry cases smashed. Mobile phones ripped from displays. Cash registers emptied. Alcohol stocks plundered. For the second ti...

Al Qaeda's New Tactic: Spare Muslims

AP | RUKMINI CALLIMACHI | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

-- The turbaned gunmen who infiltrated Nairobi's Westgate mall arrived with a set of religious trivia questions: As terrified civilians hid in toilet...

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.

Kenyan Troops Reportedly Caused Mall Collapse

AP | TOM ODULA and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 11.27.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's military caused the collapse of three floors of the Westgate Mall in the deadly terrorist siege, a top-ranking official...

FBI Inspects Nightmarish Scene Of Nairobi Mall Siege

AP | ARRAY(0x20996ba8) | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The terrorist group behind the takeover of a Nairobi mall claimed Wednesday that the Kenyan government ...

Ghana Mourns Poet Killed In Terror Attack

AP | JOCELYN EDWARDS | Posted 11.25.2013 | Books

ACCRA, Ghana — Mourners sang funeral dirges and traditional leaders poured libations Wednesday for beloved poet Kofi Awoonor as hundreds gathere...

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 unprecedent...