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Nairobi Mall Attack

Cancel Africa? Oh, the Heartache

Geri Spieler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Geri Spieler

It seems to me closing off West Africa and limiting travel will hurt the economy of the continent as well as inhibit resources to actually help control the spread of Ebola. I don't want to be one of those people. It's not in my nature to cause suffering of those in need.

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

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Home

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...

4 Charged With Aiding Kenya Mall Attackers

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

(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 | Home

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

Navy SEAL Team Raids Somalia Town In Nairobi Attack Response

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL team is believed to have killed a senior leader of the al Shabaab militant group in a raid on his sea...

No One Untouched in Nairobi

Grace Lesser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Grace Lesser

I'm not planning on leaving Nairobi because of the Westgate attack, though I think a lot of people will. I am still haunted by the photographs and the stories of death, and I now live in a city haunted by the horror. No one has been untouched.

Which Came First: The Chicken or the Terrorist?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

For many in this country, the Kenyan mall horror arrived out of the blue, out of nowhere, out of a place and a time without context. Next thing you know, it's all 24/7-ing on your TV set.

This Man Helped Save Hundreds Of Lives During The Kenyan Mall Shooting

Posted 09.28.2013 | Good News

In the days following last Saturday's shooting at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, a photograph of a man in a plaid shirt helping a chil...

Brave Mom, Kids Survive Kenyan Mall Massacre After Playing Dead

Posted 09.25.2013 | Home

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 | Home

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...

Terrorist Attack on Kenyan Shopping Mall Should Cause Americans to Pause

Ivan Eland | Posted 11.25.2013 | Home
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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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 | Home

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

The Other Casualty Of The Nairobi Mall Massacre

Quartz | Neelam Verjee | Posted 09.23.2013 | Business

Quartz: NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenya’s economic boom is only as secure as its borders. East Africa’s powerhouse was reminded of this over the wee...