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Al-Qaeda’s First Attack

On August 7, 1998, Nairobi was bustling and busy as usual, until at 10.45am, an explosion tore through the American Embassy situated in the heart of the capital killing hundreds of people. The attacks were linked to local members of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, and resulted in the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation placing bin Laden on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

This report presents the memories of those who survived. Caution: The video contains disturbing images of burned bodies and bloodied victims. H/T Journeyman Pictures


British Killer Linked to al-Qaeda

One of the two men arrested on suspicion of murdering a British soldier in London was arrested in Kenya in 2010 and arraigned in court before the Kenyan government deported him back to the United Kingdom. Michael Adebolajo was accused in Kenya of seeking training with al-Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia.

Iranians Sentenced in Kenya

Two members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have been found guilty of plotting to attack Israeli and American targets in Kenya. Iranian nationals Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi were picked up by Kenyan police last year and found to have 15 kilograms of deadly explosives and plans to cause harm.

UK Eyes Khat House Ban

Banned across Europe and the United States, the drug “khat” remains in use in the United Kingdom, mostly by members of the expatriate Somali community. Now, British drug advisers are poised to recommend whether to make khat illegal. Growers in Kenya say that could have devastating economic consequences, and the Somalis are split over the proposed ban.

Obama’s Half-Brother Speaks

Here is an excerpt from 2016: Obama’s America in which author/filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza interviews George Obama, the president’s half-brother. George lives in a hut in Nairobi, Kenya, a spare quarters that D’Souza describes as “like something out of Slumdog Millionaire.” George Obama hasn’t received any help from his more famous relative. “I think he has a family of his own,” George says. “I’m a member of his family, but I’m over-age, so I help myself.”

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