NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) This week, Kenya froze the accounts of 85 groups and individuals, including bus companies and Muslim rights organizations, allegedly linked to al-Shabab, following a massacre at a Kenyan university last week.
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About Fredrick Nzwili
Fredrick Nzwili is a journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. For more than 15 years, he has written about religion, politics, peace and conflict, development, security, environment and wildlife. His articles have appeared in international media organizations among others; The Tablet, The Christian Science Monitor, The National Geographic and Kenyan local newspapers; The Standard and the People Daily. He holds two degrees from the University of Nairobi – a bachelor's degree in sociology and literature and a post-graduate diploma in mass communication. He is married and has two daughters.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In the wake of the Garissa massacre, Christian and Muslim religious leaders urged unity while expressing anger over the government’s inability to stop the terror.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) “When our men arrived, they released Muslims. We are holding others hostage,” Ali Mohamud Rage, an Al-Shabab spokesman, was quoted as saying.
(RNS) Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim, hope their new president is better-suited to battle Boko Haram insurgents, despite being a Muslim himself.
(RNS) Some Nigerians fear that another term for Goodluck Jonathan would mean the emergence of more Muslim extremist groups in addition to Boko Haram. And they are willing to pin their hopes on a Muslim candidate.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Since 1970, Kenya has faced repeated droughts, which experts say are more frequent, shorter in duration but more intense.
(RNS) On Monday (Feb. 16), Uganda celebrated the life and ministry of Archbishop Janani Luwum, who was murdered on the orders of Idi Amin.
(RNS) Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has been sharply criticized for his management of the Boko Haram crisis and some Western leaders suggested the postponement was a last-ditch effort to shore up his vote.
(RNS) Motivated by tribal wars, the violence in South Sudan has pitted government troops from President Salva Kiir’s Dinka tribe and rebels from rival Riek Machar’s Nuer tribe.