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Riots in Kenyan City After Muslim Cleric Killed

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Riots broke out in the Kenyan city of Mombasa Monday after gunmen killed a radical Muslim cleric who allegedly supported Somali militant group al-Shabab. Mombasa police tell VOA that at least two people were killed as protesters battled police officers, burned several churches and blocked off major streets in the port city. The protesters were […]

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Alleged al-Shabab Backer Shot Dead in Kenya

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Unidentified gunmen have killed a Kenyan Muslim cleric who was accused of supporting Somali militant group al-Shabab. Witnesses say Aboud Rogo Mohammed was shot dead Monday while driving a van in the port city of Mombasa. VOA’s Swahili Service reports that protests against the killing broke out soon afterward, with demonstrators blocking off Mombasa streets. […]

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Alleged Al-Shabab Backer Killed in Kenya

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Unidentified gunmen have killed a Kenyan Muslim cleric who was accused of supporting Somali militant group al-Shabab. Kenyan police say Aboud Rogo Mohammed was shot dead Monday in the port city of Mombasa. Initial reports say the gunmen attacked the cleric as he was driving a vehicle carrying his wife and family. Aboud Rogo Mohammed […]

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48 Killed in Kenyan Land Dispute

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police are investigating a violent clash between two ethnic groups, in the eastern Tana River region, that left at least 48 people dead. Police and residents say at least 100 members of the Pokomo clan raided a village inhabited by members of the Orma group, late Tuesday. Investigators say some villagers were killed after […]

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48 Killed in Ethnic Clashes in Kenya

Posted August 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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At least 48 people, including 11 children, have been killed in clashes between two ethnic groups in Kenya’s eastern Tana River region. Police said Wednesday the victims were either hacked to death or burned after fighting erupted between the Pokomo and Orma communities. There has been an ongoing dispute between the two groups over land […]

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Rescue Efforts Continue for Crashed Ugandan Helicopters

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan official says two Ugandan soldiers are confirmed dead from the crash of a Ugandan military helicopter on Mount Kenya late Sunday. Simon Gitau, deputy warden of Mount Kenya National Park, says searchers found the two bodies outside the wreckage of the aircraft, which he said was still burning Tuesday and might contain other […]

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Rescue Efforts Continue for Crashed Ugandan Helicopters

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in central Kenya are continuing efforts to reach two Ugandan military helicopters that crashed on Mount Kenya. Kenyan military officials said Tuesday the wreckage has been spotted by air, but that the fate of the crew on board the helicopters is not known. On Monday, rescuers found a third helicopter that made an emergency […]

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Rescue Efforts Continue for Crashed Ugandan Helicopters

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in central Kenya are continuing efforts to reach two Ugandan military helicopters that crashed on Mount Kenya. Kenyan military officials said Tuesday the wreckage has been spotted by air, but that the fate of the crew on board the helicopters is not known. On Monday, rescuers found a third helicopter that made an emergency […]

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Uganda Military Helicopters Crash in Kenya, 5 Injured

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kenya police spokesman says two Ugandan military helicopters crashed in central Kenya, injuring five people on board. The spokesman told a news conference that rescuers found the two missing helicopters on Mount Kenya Monday. He said the injured, including a seriously injured pilot, were taken to a hospital. Earlier, rescuers found a third Ugandan […]

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Ugandan Helicopters Go Missing in Kenya

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan officials say search teams are looking for three Ugandan military helicopters that went missing in central Kenya. Bad weather is hampering rescue efforts in the Mount Kenya area, but officials say the pilot of one of the helicopters has made radio contact. The helicopters are part of a force Uganda is sending to bolster […]

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