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The Westgate Mall attack mastermind is a 'hardcore jihadi' who grew up a quiet, pious poetry lover.
The militant siege of a Nairobi mall is over, but almost nothing is clear. What do we know that we don't know?
Struggling to make sense of the high-profile attack against a Nairobi mall? Here's why Al Shabaab launched the assault.
The militant siege of an upscale Nairobi mall has ended. But it has probably changed Kenya.
Analysts said Al Shabaab militants had been weakened. But the assault on a Nairobi mall suggests the terror group is far from defeated.
Shoppers caught up in the assault on an upscale Nairobi mall tell GlobalPost where they were when the attack started — and how they managed to survive.
Most of Somalia-based Al Shabaab's foreign fighters come from Kenya, analysts say.
Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud talks with GlobalPost about his first rocky year in office.
The country's leaders are set to go on trial for crimes against humanity.
Kenya may lose its position as regional transport hub.
President Salva Kiir's decision to sack his entire cabinet has thrown the world’s newest nation into political turmoil.
There are hopes two Africa-linked cyclists racing in the Tour de France will give a boost to professional cycling on the continent.
Nespresso frontman George Clooney calls the company's plan to develop coffee plantations in South Sudan a "game-changing move."
African insurgencies are tapping into illegal ivory as a source of funds for their activities on the continent.
Here’s GlobalPost’s scorecard for the Obama in Africa tour. In short, it was a good first effort — but he must try harder.
A look at the isolated and ongoing conflict in the Nuba Mountains — through an iPhone.
Khartoum continues to refuse humanitarian access to the Nuba Mountains. The ongoing war is being conducted almost entirely of sight.
An American surgeon helps run the only hospital in Sudan's war-wracked Nuba Mountains.
Children are back to school in the war-torn Nuba Mountains. But frequent air raids send them running for cover.
The African Union claims the International Criminal Court is a racist institution hunting down Africans because of the color of their skin. But that’s not the end of the story.