Geography of Kenya http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34645/all en Seven shot dead in Kenyan frontier town near Somalia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/seven-shot-dead-kenyan-frontier-town-near-somalia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NAIROBI, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least seven people who were going for prayers at a mosque in the remote town of Malele near the world's largest refugee camp close to Kenya's border with Somalia, a local administrator said on Thursday.</p> <p>"The bandits opened fire at the villagers at Malele area which is near the Dadaab refugee camp in Liboi district and killed five men and two women," Maalim Mohamed, Garissa County Commissioner told Reuters. (Reporting by Humphrey Malalo; Writing by James Macharia)</p> Africa Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:00:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761939 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya finds Iranians guilty of possessing explosives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/kenya-finds-iranians-guilty-possessing-explosives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Iranians were found guilty by a Kenyan court Thursday for possessing explosives allegedly for use in bomb attacks.</p> <p>Ahmed Mohammed and Sayed Mansour, who were arrested last June, were found guilty of possessing 15 kilos (33 pounds) of the powerful explosive RDX. The court said they had suspected links to a terror network planning bombings in Mombasa and Nairobi.</p> <p>The men, who have both denied all charges, are said to have hidden the explosives in the port city of Mombasa. They face up to 15 years in jail.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/kenya-finds-iranians-guilty-possessing-explosives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Mombasa District War AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 11:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829780 at http://www.globalpost.com Kenya court jails Iranian duo for life on terror charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/kenya-court-jails-iranian-duo-life-terror-charges <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Kenyan court on Monday sentenced two Iranians to life in prison on terror-related charges, including the possession of explosives allegedly to be used in bomb attacks.</p> <p>"I shudder to imagine the amount of damage that could have been seen," judge Kiarie Waweru Kiarie told the court in the capital Nairobi.</p> <p>Ahmed Mohammed and Sayed Mansour, who were arrested last June, were found guilty of possessing 15 kilos (33 pounds) of the powerful explosive RDX.</p> <p>The court said they had suspected links to a terror network planning bombings in Mombasa and Nairobi.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/kenya-court-jails-iranian-duo-life-terror-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Provinces of Kenya War AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 10:16:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831695 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten wounded in double Kenya grenade attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130609/ten-wounded-double-kenya-grenade-attacks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least 10 people were wounded in two separate grenade attacks in Kenya, police said Sunday, including a blast at a church in Mombasa and another in a crowd in Nairobi.</p> <p>In the port city of Mombasa, attackers on a motorbike hurled a grenade at a church service, wounding seven, while in Nairobi, a grenade was thrown in the largely ethnic Somali district of Eastleigh, police said.</p> <p>mom-pjm/bm </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Africa Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya AFP Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:32:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5853808 at http://www.globalpost.com Fire guts Kenya's main airport, chokes regional gateway http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130807/fire-closes-kenyas-international-airport-nairobi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Drazen Jorgic</p> <p>NAIROBI (Reuters) - A fire engulfed Kenya's main airport on Wednesday, forcing the suspension of international passenger flights and choking a vital travel gateway to east Africa.</p> <p>The country's anti-terror police boss said he did not believe that there was a terror link to the fire even though it coincided with the 15th anniversary of a twin attack by Islamist militants on the United States embassy in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital of neighboring Tanzania.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130807/fire-closes-kenyas-international-airport-nairobi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Law Pennsylvania War Thomson Reuters Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:50:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5904351 at http://www.globalpost.com Chaos as huge fire guts Nairobi airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/chaos-huge-fire-guts-nairobi-airport-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A devastating fire shut down Nairobi's international airport for much of Wednesday in a "major crisis" that forced the cancellation or diversion of scores of flights at east Africa's biggest transport hub.</p> <p>The first international flights by Kenya's national carrier will land early Thursday in Nairobi, officials said, with immigration formalities and baggage processed through what is normally the domestic terminal as international arrivals were gutted in the four-hour blaze.</p> <p>Cargo and domestic flights out of Nairobi resumed early Wednesday evening.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130807/chaos-huge-fire-guts-nairobi-airport-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Politics AFP Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:19:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5904965 at http://www.globalpost.com At least six killed in Nairobi mall gun attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/at-least-six-killed-nairobi-mall-gun-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi Saturday and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least six, AFP reporters and witnesses said.</p> <p>Several attackers and trapped civilians were believed to still be inside the large four-storey shopping centre more than two hours after the attack began, and heavy fire was heard as police units moved in.</p> <p>Police and ambulances surrounded the Westgate mall, which is popular with wealthy Kenyans and expatriates and would have been packed with families on a sunny weekend day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/at-least-six-killed-nairobi-mall-gun-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Labor Law Nairobi AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 12:32:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940620 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen storm Nairobi mall, kill six http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/gunmen-storm-nairobi-mall-kill-six <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Masked gunmen stormed an upmarket mall in Nairobi Saturday and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least six, before holing themselves up in the complex with hostages.</p> <p>Police were going shop-to-shop to evacuate terrified people from the Westgate, which is popular with wealthy Kenyans and expatriates and generally packed on weekends.</p> <p>The attackers sprayed gunfire inside the four-storey mall, causing a huge panic before police units moved in to secure the compound's exits and the situation evolved into a standoff.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/gunmen-storm-nairobi-mall-kill-six" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Labor Law Nairobi AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 13:31:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940657 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen kill 20, take hostages in Nairobi mall assault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/gunmen-kill-20-take-hostages-nairobi-mall-assault <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Masked gunmen stormed a teeming upmarket mall in Nairobi Saturday, spraying gunfire and killing around 20 people before holing themselves up in the complex with hostages.</p> <p>Police were going shop-to-shop to evacuate terrified people from the Westgate shopping mall, which is popular with wealthy Kenyans and expatriates and generally packed on weekends.</p> <p>Witnesses said the gunmen spoke Arabic or Somali and executed shoppers, in what appeared to be the worst attack in Nairobi since an Al-Qaeda bombing at the US embassy killed more than 200 in 1998.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/gunmen-kill-20-take-hostages-nairobi-mall-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Labor Law Nairobi War AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 15:01:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940700 at http://www.globalpost.com At least 20 killed in Nairobi mall 'terror' attack http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/at-least-20-killed-nairobi-mall-terror-attack <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Masked gunmen stormed a packed upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi Saturday, spraying gunfire and killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens more before holing themselves up in the complex.</p> <p>The attackers were "pinned down" after hours of painstaking evacuations, with police going shop-to-shop to secure the Westgate shopping mall, a security source told AFP.</p> <p>"The attackers have been isolated and are pinned down in an area on one of the floors. The rest of the mall seems to be secure," a security source told AFP at the scene.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/at-least-20-killed-nairobi-mall-terror-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Labor Law Nairobi War AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 18:17:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940716 at http://www.globalpost.com Main terror attacks in Kenya since 1998 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/main-terror-attacks-kenya-1998 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following Saturday's attack by Somali Shebab rebels on a Nairobi shopping mall that claimed 30 lives and wounded dozens, here is a timeline of attacks in Kenya since 1998:</p> <p>August 7, 1998: A car bomb attack outside the US embassy in Nairobi kills 213 and wounds around 5,000. Most are passers-by or workers in nearby buildings. Forty-four people including 12 Americans are killed in the embassy itself.</p> <p>A nearly simultaneous explosion of a booby-trapped tanker truck outside the US embassy in Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania, kills 11 and wounds 70, all passers-by.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130921/main-terror-attacks-kenya-1998" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Disaster Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya AFP Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:02:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5940809 at http://www.globalpost.com Grenade blast in Kenyan town kills man, wounds three others http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/grenade-blast-kenyan-town-kills-man-wounds-three-others <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) - One person was killed and three others were wounded in a grenade blast in the Kenyan town of Wajir, including a man suspected to have hurled the device at a supermarket, police said.</p> <p>David Kirui, the police commander for the town, which is about 500 km (310 miles) northeast of the capital of Nairobi, said it was too early to say who was behind the Wednesday evening attack.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130926/grenade-blast-kenyan-town-kills-man-wounds-three-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Human Interest Provinces of Kenya Thomson Reuters Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:23:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5945320 at http://www.globalpost.com Two Christian clerics killed on Kenyan coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131020/two-christian-clerics-killed-kenyan-coast-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two Christian clerics on Kenya's coast were killed in separate attacks over the weekend, witnesses said Sunday, two weeks after the killing of a Muslim preacher sparked deadly riots in port city Mombasa.</p> <p>Charles Matole, a leader of Mombasa's Vikwatani Redeemed Gospel Church, was found dead in the church Sunday morning, sitting on a chair with a Bible on his lap -- apparently preparing his Sunday morning service.</p> <p>"We found him with blood oozing from the head," said choir member Morris Ali, adding that no property had been taken from the curch.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131020/two-christian-clerics-killed-kenyan-coast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Provinces of Kenya AFP Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:50:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5965925 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen kill eight Kenyans near Somali border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131210/gunmen-kill-eight-kenyans-near-somali-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Gunmen killed eight Kenyans including five policemen Tuesday in an ambush in the troubled northeast border region close to war-torn Somalia, police said.</p> <p>Insurgents sprayed a police patrol with gunfire near the border town of Liboi, also leaving some officers badly wounded, in the latest in a string of attacks in the restive region.</p> <p>"Five were killed on the spot when they were ambushed out on patrol, and we are told many bullets were fired on their vehicle," said a senior police officer who asked not to be named. "Three civilians were also killed in the attack."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131210/gunmen-kill-eight-kenyans-near-somali-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Garissa District Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Social Issues AFP Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:09:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6015787 at http://www.globalpost.com Grenade attack wounds 10 in Kenya tourist resort http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140102/grenade-attack-wounds-10-kenya-tourist-resort <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ten people were wounded Thursday when attackers hurled a grenade into a restaurant in a popular coastal tourist resort town in Kenya, police said.</p> <p>"We had an explosion at the bar and about 10 people were injured," said Jack Ekakuro, the local police chief in the Indian Ocean town of Diani, south of Mombasa.</p> <p>str-mom-pjm/fb</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Geography of Africa Geography of Kenya Provinces of Kenya AFP Thu, 02 Jan 2014 06:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6033544 at http://www.globalpost.com