| Jan 26, 2011
| 1:55 PM
After my separation in 2004 and subsequent divorce, I was sure I would never want to get married again, I could have joined a convent voluntarily because I wanted nothing to do with men anymore. I embarked on my career as a helicopter pilot with all my...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:43 PM
A Chicago man has been charged with trying to take possession of heroin concealed in a picture frame he had had shipped from Kenya to the downtown hotel where he worked, court documents show.
Taiwo Obayemi, 34, of the 5100 block of South Blackstone...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Fourteen years after a truck bomb ripped through the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, the families of 12 Americans killed in the attack are still fighting for federal compensation that has been granted to other terrorism victims — a struggle that has...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Craig Benedict Baxam was surfing the Internet from his Army base in South Korea last summer when he came across an Islamic religious website.
The soldier from Laurel had never been particularly religious. But with his deployment and his time in the...
| Jan 11, 2008
Efforts to resolve Kenya's disputed presidential election faltered Thursday as diplomats from the United States and African Union left the country without forging an agreement.
As he departed, African Union Chairman John Kufuor, who is president of...
| Dec 29, 2007
The challenger took a strong lead in early results Friday from Kenya's elections, raising the prospect that President Mwai Kibaki would become the first incumbent here and one of the few anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa to be voted out of office.
| Jan 7, 2008
In Nairobi's slum district of Kibera, people prayed for peace Sunday under the charred cross and blackened walls of the burned Lutheran church. But in the narrow alleys just 100 yards away, the thugs with machetes still rule.
When the service ended,...
| Jan 19, 2008
Clashes between police and protesters in several cities Friday resulted in as many as 12 deaths, bringing the toll to nearly two dozen in three days of "mass action," witnesses and officials said.
The deadliest skirmishes occurred in the Nairobi slum...
| Jan 4, 2008
When Gabriel Okelo rose early Thursday to join a banned opposition rally, he did not take his machete. But he was sure he would be using it to kill again very soon.
Just the day before, he said, he had slashed two people to death because they were from a...
| Jan 10, 2008
As the head of the African Union met with Kenya's political rivals here Wednesday to try to get them talking, opposition supporters waited tensely on the streets for news and warned of more violence if President Mwai Kibaki stays in power.
| Jan 5, 2008
Up to 100,000 people face starvation in western Kenya because of election-related tribal violence, the World Food Program warned Friday, as rivals in last week's disputed presidential vote showed no willingness to talk.
President Mwai Kibaki and...