| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When she first picked up a jump-rope, at age 11, Beryl Atieno was just another young girl in Kibera, Nairobi's notorious slum. Her horizon didn't extend far past its mud-slick streets and jagged patchwork of rusting rooftops.
Since then, she has...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Ten people died Friday when two explosions shattered a Nairobi market, even as hundreds of British tourists were evacuating the country because of warnings of an increased terror threat.
Kenya's National Disaster Operation Center said 76 people were...
| May 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When terrorists attacked the upscale Westgate shopping mall in Kenya's capital inSeptember, they dealt a blow to exhibitors who were already struggling to see B.O. returns. "Suddenly, people got scared, and shopping malls were empty," says Trushna Patel...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- One of the few shops that Kenyan soldiers didn't loot during last month's siege by terrorists of a Nairobi shopping mall was a local Bata shoe store, according to closed-circuit video footage.
Kenyan media have reported...
| Mar 30, 2014
Anne Sweeney doesn't shy away from a challenge.
"There are over 600,000 refugees in Kenya and over 100,000 refugees in Nairobi," says Sweeney, 35, executive director and co-founder of Heshima Kenya, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect...
| Oct 14, 2013
If the world needs another reason to get serious about combating elephant poaching, here's one: The attack by terrorists on Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Income from illegal ivory trafficking is a substantial funding source for the Shabab, the group that...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Today's hijacking to Geneva of a Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jetliner brought back memories for us--not of hijackings of the past, but of this exceptional airline, which we flew all over Africa, often in in rather singular conditions, during the 1980s...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
What I'm loving about the Oscars so far is the individual style statements -- Pharrell Williams in shorts and Lupita Nyong'o in what she calling Nairobi blue.
"This is Prada and it was made for me. It's a blue that reminds me of Nairobi and I wanted...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Still abuzz over Lupita Nyong'o's supporting actress win at the Oscars, Kenya's emerging film biz is looking to build on the attention that the homegrown star's success has generated abroad. Best known for a locations industry that's created iconic...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Little did Gary Cowman know that a place he had no intention of visiting would become his home.
The Laguna Beach native moved to Kenya 24 years ago with his wife, Lori, to work for an organization dedicated to translating the Bible into different...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight.
Solving the country's economic crisis was another...