At least one dead in Nairobi high-rise building collapse

Jan 5, 2015

At least one dead in Nairobi high-rise building collapse

At least one person was killed and several others were injured on Sunday when a six-story residential building collapsed in Nairobi, officials said. City officials said 22 survivors had been pulled out of the rubble of the building, situated in Nairobi’s Haruma neighborhood, but ...

Kenya marks year since Westgate Mall massacre

Sep 22, 2014

Kenya marks year since Westgate Mall massacre

Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi’s Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall. The attack killed 67 people and left Kenya’s capital unsettled ...

Sep 15, 2014

Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al-Shabaab cell

Police in Kampala seized “substantial amounts of explosives” and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al-Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday. Police arrested 19 people in the operation on Saturday, and Information ...

Jul 25, 2014

U.S. pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya

The Peace Corps is suspending its programs in Kenya because of security concerns and is pulling more than 50 volunteers out of the country until threat levels decrease, the Peace Corps and State Department said Thursday. A statement to AP from the State Department ...