Warlord behind Kenya attack has global ambitions

Sep 26, 2013

Warlord behind Kenya attack has global ambitions

by Sudarsan Raghavan

The alleged Somali mastermind of the assault on a posh mall that killed scores and jolted Kenya is a man of contradictions. Ahmed Godane is bookish, eloquent in both Arabic and Somali, recites poetry and is known to quote from obscure academic journals, analysts ...

Searchers comb Kenya mall for dead

Sep 25, 2013

Searchers comb Kenya mall for dead

Kenyan troops and rescue workers scour the wreckage of a Nairobi shopping mall for bodies and booby traps after a four-day siege by Islamist gunmen.

| Sep 25, 2013

Nairobi mall visit becomes a trip to hell

“You’re a very bad man,” a brave 4-year-old British boy told one of the Islamist gunmen in the bloody siege of a Nairobi mall, one of the many poignant tales emerging from the attacks that have horrified the world. It was a Saturday and ...

Sep 25, 2013

Dozens of young American jihadists recruited by al-Shabab

Dozens of Americans have been lured away from comfortable homes to join Somalia’s al-Shabab insurgents, the Islamist group behind the bloody attack on a Kenyan mall. While the FBI said Tuesday it has not yet been able to confirm reports that two or three ...

Al-Shabab nimbler under new leader

| Sep 24, 2013

Al-Shabab nimbler under new leader

by Franz Wild and Sarah Mcgregor

The attack that killed 69 people in a Kenyan shopping mall over the weekend was the first regional operation undertaken by the new leadership of Somalia’s al-Shabab militants following a bloody power struggle. After months of pressure from African troops against the al-Qaida-linked group ...

Trouble at home led al-Shabab to attack abroad

| Sep 23, 2013

Trouble at home led al-Shabab to attack abroad

The massacre at a Kenyan shopping mall by Somalia’s al-Shabab insurgents has shown the still-potent threat of the al-Qaida-linked group even as its fighters struggle at home, analysts say. The attack, which follows bloody strikes by al-Shabab suicide commandos earlier this year, including against ...

New invention a sight for sore eyes

Sep 4, 2013

New invention a sight for sore eyes

by Irene Wairimu

Simon Kamau, 26, has been in almost constant pain since he was a playful 3-year-old and accidentally pierced his eye with a sharp object. Now, though, smartphone technology now offers hope. His family lives in an impoverished part of rural Naivasha in Kenya’s Rift ...

Jun 7, 2013

Kenya's Mau Mau victims to get damages

Britain on Thursday was expected to announce compensation for thousands of Kenyans who claim they were tortured in prison camps during the 1950s Mau Mau Uprising, according to a government source. Around 5,000 claimants are each in line to receive more than £2,500 ($3,850), ...