Apr 2, 2015

At least 15 dead as al-Shabab gunmen attack university in Kenya

Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. The president said it is now a hostage situation. Even as security forces cornered the gunmen in a dormitory at ...

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

Mar 25, 2015

'No blacks' Chinese restaurant shut down in Kenya

A Chinese restaurant in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has been shut down and its owners summoned by authorities after it emerged it was barring black patrons, reports said Wednesday. The restaurant fell into the spotlight of city authorities after furious residents took to social ...

North Kenya official says security situation 'hopeless'

Mar 17, 2015

North Kenya official says security situation 'hopeless'

The governor of northern Kenya’s Mandera county on Monday attacked what he called a “hopeless” security situation due to a wave of cross-border attacks by Somalia’s al-Shabab militants. Speaking in the capital Nairobi, Ali Roba said he had survived six attempts on his life ...

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Mar 4, 2015

Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers

Kenya’s president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory. Twenty-five years since ivory trade was banned, new demand from emerging markets threatens Africa’s elephants and rhinos, President Uhuru Kenyatta said at ...

Newly discovered wasp named after Boston Bruins goalie Rask

Feb 25, 2015

Newly discovered wasp named after Boston Bruins goalie Rask

There’s a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. A Boston-area researcher who was part of a team that discovered a new species of wasp in Kenya has named the insect Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski in Rask’s honor. Robert Copeland, an entomologist at the International ...

Somalia extremists call for attacks on Western shopping malls

Feb 23, 2015

Somalia extremists call for attacks on Western shopping malls

A video purported to be by Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack shopping malls in the U.S., Canada, Britain and other Western countries. U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a U.S. mall attack was in the works. The ...