NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In the first such move in Kenya’s history, the government announced the closure of four mosques in the coastal city of Mombasa, which has been wracked by religious-based violence.
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WASHINGTON (RNS) The leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, was targeted Monday (Sept. 1) in an airstrike that hit a vehicle and compound in a militant stronghold south of the capital, Mogadishu.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Waumini House is about one kilometer from the Westgate Shopping Mall, where a terrorist attack in September 2013 left 67 people dead. That attack and others in Kenya are blamed on the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The Islamic militant group al-Shabab said it executed the attack, but the government disputes this.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Move over Al-Qaida. Africa’s growing Islamic extremist groups include Boko Haram, Al-Shaabab and Seleka.
NAIROBI, Kenya RNS) Kenya has enjoyed relative peace between the two monotheistic religions that dominate the region. But that may be changing.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The attack on a shopping mall in Kenya came shortly before a deadly attack against a church in Pakistan, but analysts warn against concluding that radical Islam is gaining strength.