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Aug 12, 2018

Chinese tourist is killed in hippo attack at Kenya lake

Kenya's wildlife authority says a Chinese tourist died after he was attacked by a hippo while taking pictures on the shores of Lake Naivasha in the Rift Valley. The Kenya Wildlife Service said in a statement Sunday that another Chinese tourist was injured in the ...

Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for 4½ years are freed

Oct 24, 2016

Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates for 4½ years are freed

Twenty-six Asian sailors freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years arrived in Nairobi on Sunday. The sailors were released after a ransom was paid, and international mediators said it "represents the end of captivity for the last remaining seafarers ...

Nairobi's Westgate Mall set to reopen two years after Islamist bloodbath

Jul 15, 2015

Nairobi's Westgate Mall set to reopen two years after Islamist bloodbath

Nairobi's Westgate Mall is to re-open Saturday, nearly two years after it was attacked by Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels who killed at least 67 people, Kenyan officials said Tuesday. The mall has been extensively refurbished since the devastating four-day siege. The violence erupted on Sept. 21, ...

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 for ...