Nov 27, 2013 — Video footage from the attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall in September appeared to show security forces looting stores in the middle of the deadly siege. The revelation shocked even Kenyans jaded by reports of corruption. But police officials tell a different story: one of good behavior going unrewarded, which forces out many ambitious would-be civil servants.
Nov 1, 2013 — The Kalenjin people dominate the world of long-distance running, and it seems there's no one secret. Their body structure, their training regimen and traditions that teach them to stoically withstand pain all appear to contribute to their incredible success.
Oct 8, 2013 — Prime Minister Ali Zeidan says the U.S. and Libya can work out differences created by an operation to snatch al-Qaida suspect Abu Anas al-Libi from a street in Tripoli.
Sep 29, 2013 — Kenyan authorities say they've made another arrest in the deadly attack on an upscale mall that shocked Nairobi last week. But officials are also facing questions over reports of intelligence that may have given warnings about the attack, which ended with at least 67 deaths.
Sep 27, 2013 — Also Friday, there's word from the Kenyan Red Cross that 59 people remain missing. Terrorists killed at least 61 civilians and 6 security officers during the attack on a mall in Nairobi and a four-day siege that followed.
Sep 26, 2013 — Samantha Lewthwaite, a British woman whose husband was one of those who attacked London in 2005, isn't being hunted for her rumored connection to this week's attack in Nairobi. She's wanted for another alleged plot from 2011. But witnesses have said a "white woman" was involved in the Kenyan attack.
Sep 24, 2013 — The country is the crossroads of East Africa, it has strong ties to the West, and it sent troops into Somalia's endless war. For all these reasons, Kenya was vulnerable to attack from al-Shabab, the Somali militia tied to al-Qaida.
Sep 24, 2013 — Four days after terrorists attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta told his nation that the crisis has ended. He said at least 61 civilians, 6 security officers and 5 terrorists had been killed. More bodies, though, might still be in the building.
Sep 23, 2013 — The group that claimed responsibility for the attack on the mall in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, began as a militia fighting in Somalia. But it has evolved into an al-Qaida affiliate that views Somalia as a front in the war against the West.
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