Obama paid tribute to his late father’s homeland, spoke of his own continued family ties and heritage, and toasted to hope for future generations in all of Africa. But he also got in a joke against his detractors back home in America — who might be wondering what his trip to Kenya was really all about.
Nairobi (AFP) — An American family has been offered an all-expenses-paid trip to Kenya after their vacation was ruined by a policeman who mistook their 15-year-old daughter for an international terrorist. A statement from the Kenyan government said the teenage holidaymaker was “harassed by police in Mlolongo”, outside of the capital Nairobi, “on accusations of […]
By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, on Sunday gave police and security officials 48 hours to hunt down extremists who killed 29 people in separate attacks on two Kenyan towns near the eastern coast. The Somali militant group Al Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attacks on the […]
By Kate Linthicum and Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times MOMBASA, Kenya — Five people were killed Monday night in fresh attacks near Lamu on the Kenyan coast, a week after militants killed about 60 people in and around Mpeketoni village. The attack happened in Witu, just outside Mpeketoni, close to the scene of last week’s […]
By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday that two nights of deadly attacks on Kenya’s coast were not the work of Somali militants, who have claimed responsibility for the violence. Instead Kenyatta blamed local leaders, whom he accused of seeking to “divide” the country. “This was not […]
By Kate Linthicum and Joseph Akwiri, Los Angeles Times NAIROBI, Kenya — A crowd of people gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match were among the targets of militants during a deadly five-hour siege on a small town on Kenya’s coast. Meshack Kimani said he was watching the game in a video hall in […]
Jeffrey Goldberg snags an interview with former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and rising GOP presidential contender Herman Cain. It is common to speculate that insecure white conservatives are embracing him in part to defuse anxiety about their own racism, and more consciously, to rebut charges the Tea Party movement is racist. The most interesting nugget in […]