NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) In 2014, Africans suffered dozens of deadly terror attacks by groups either allied with Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi or using similarly bloody tactics.
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(RNS) At a news conference on Wednesday (Dec. 10), Christian leaders said Muslims must redouble efforts to preach religious tolerance and end youth radicalization.
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.
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.