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Westgate Mall Attack

The Object of Al Shabaab Terror: To Set Up a Caliphate in Kenya

George Kegoro | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
George Kegoro

Assessing the recent terrorist acts in Kenya, the president explained that "the obvious intent is to create hostility and suspicion across ethnic and religious lines and to drive non-Muslims from certain parts of this country." In his view, "the ultimate aim of this atrocious campaign is to establish an extremist caliphate in our region."

Westgate, One Year On

Anne Soy | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
Anne Soy

A year after one of the most horrifying attacks on Kenyan soil, there is little around Westgate Shopping Centre to remind us of the siege last year in which 67 people died.

A New HBO Documentary Shows What It's Really Like Inside A Terror Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with director Dan Reed about his...

In the Heart of Life: Living by Forgiving

Kathy Eldon | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Kathy Eldon

I knew I could never forgive the Somalis who killed my son. My journey to forgiveness was long and painful, but one incident was to change forever the trajectory of my life.

Mysterious 'White Widow' Eludes Police In Africa

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 12.13.2013 | World

AYLESBURY, England (AP) — She is called the most wanted woman in the world, a suspected terrorist charged with plotting to blow up resort hotels in ...

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.

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...

Living by Forgiving: Lessons From Kenya, Somalia, Pakistan, and Beyond

Kathy Eldon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kathy Eldon

This week at a book signing in Santa Monica, I spoke about how my heart was broken when a Somali mob murdered my son, Dan Eldon, a 22-year-old Reuters photojournalist, together with three of his young colleagues in Mogadishu in 1993.

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 ...

No One Untouched in Nairobi

Grace Lesser | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
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.

Muslim Leaders Denounce Al-Shabab As 'Enemy Of Islam And Humanity'

Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion

Minnesota imams condemned the Somali terror group al-Shabab at the first Friday prayer services after its horrific attack on Westgate shopping mall in...

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...

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...

Al Shabab: Foreigners 'Legitimate Target' In Kenya Mall Siege

AP | By ANDREW O. SELSKY | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Al-Shabab, the armed Somali Islamic extremist group that attacked a shopping mall in Kenya, said Wednesday that foreigners were ...

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...

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...

A Portrait Of Some Of The Kenya Mall Attack Victims

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 11.23.2013 | World

LONDON — The attack on the upscale Westgate Mall in Kenya's capital has killed dozens of people, from Africa, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region an...