| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Sue Broxholm's connecting flight back home is delayed, and her airline eventually asks her to pay an extra $462 to continue her journey. Is that right? And if not, should it give her a refund?
Q: A few months ago I purchased tickets to Lilongwe, Malawi,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:20 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Domestic flights resumed Wednesday evening at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport using the cargo terminal, as authorities struggled to contain the economic fallout from a devastating fire at the main international...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:13 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year.
The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:00 PM
A spectacular fire caused major damage Wednesday at the international airport in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the busiest in Africa, according to news reports and social media accounts. There were no reports of casualties, and the cause appeared to be...