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Kenya hotel complex that al-Shabab stormed this year reopens

Jul. 31, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Officials on Wednesday reopened the Kenyan luxury hotel complex that al-Shabab attacked in January in the deadliest extremist assault inside the country in several years. Twenty-one people were killed in the hours-long attack on the dusitD2 complex in Nairobi. Several Al-Shabab gunmen...

Life sentence for accomplice of Kenya attack that killed 148

Jul. 3, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced one man to life in jail and two others to 41 years each for being accomplices to the 2015 Garissa University attack in which 148 people were killed. Phone records and handwriting linked the three to the attack in eastern Kenya which killed mostly...

UN chief to visit Kenya and Mozambique next week

Jul. 1, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to Africa next week to attend a counter-terrorism conference and assess recovery efforts from two cyclones earlier this year in Mozambique. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that Guterres will arrive in Nairobi, Kenya, on...

Body found in London garden fell from Heathrow-bound plane

Jul. 1, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A stowaway fell from the undercarriage of a jet as it approached Heathrow Airport after a 9-hour flight from Nairobi, landing in a south London garden, police and airline officials said Monday. The Metropolitan Police force said the body of an unidentified man was found in a residential...

Supreme Court agrees to hear 1998 embassy bombings case

Jun. 28, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about billions of dollars awarded by a court to victims of the 1998 bombing of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. More than 200 people died in the attacks and more than 1,000 were injured. The justices are...

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

Jun. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people. Mohamed Abdi Abikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero will be...

LGBT refugees allege harassment in Kenya, a rare safe haven

Jun. 19, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi national Nina Muregwa says she feels threatened again. After escaping death threats back home over her sexual identity the 17-year-old thought she had found a sanctuary in Kenya. Recent incidents, however, have left her scared for her life once more. She and other LGBT...