Kenya

1:29am

Fri October 25, 2013
Planet Money

What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 8:34 am

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Jacob Goldstein NPR

1:27am

Wed October 2, 2013
World

Did Kenyan Soldiers Loot Mall During Fight With Terrorists?

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 9:00 am

Bullet holes in the glass door of a shop in the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
Rukmini Callimachi AP

More than a week after Islamic militants stormed an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to set up a commission to look into lapses in intelligence and security. At least 67 people died in the four-day siege, which ended with dozens still unaccounted for.

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1:49pm

Sun September 29, 2013
World

In Kenya, Questions Arise Over Reported Warnings Of Attack

The upper parking lot entrance to the Westgate Mall is seen above vehicles that plunged during the collapse of the upper level. Kenyan officials are urging patience with the pace of the flow of information about the attack.
Ben Curtis AP

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.

According to the Kenyan Red Cross's last update which came on Friday, 59 people who are believed to have been in the mall remain unaccounted for.

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10:10am

Fri September 27, 2013
World

Kenyan Mall Attack Update: 3 Who Were Suspects Are Released

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 11:27 am

Friends and relatives of Mbugua Mwangi and his fiancee Rosemary Wahito attended their funeral service Friday in Nairobi, Kenya. Mwangi, who was Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's nephew, and Wahito died in the Westgate Mall attack.
Jerome Delay AP

Here are some of the latest developments in the aftermath of last weekend's attack by terrorists on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya:

-- Suspects. Kenyan police are now holding eight people, Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku told reporters Friday. "Three others were interrogated and released," he said, according to Reuters.

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9:22am

Thu September 26, 2013
World

Interpol Issues Alert For 'White Widow' At Kenya's Request

Samantha Lewthwaite in a photo released Thursday by Interpol.
Interpol

Interpol, the international police organization, has issued a "red notice" for British national Samantha Lewthwaite, the "white widow" who some news accounts have linked to last weekend's deadly attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

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