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Kenya massacre mall reopens in capital

Jul 18, 2015 - 6:51 PM

Despite memories of the siege some survivors say they feel safe entering the Westgate mall again

NEW BEGINNING. A general view in the Westgate shopping mall after it reopened on July 18. Photo by Simon Maina/AFP

Kenya grieves one year after Westgate mall attack

Sep 21, 2014 - 6:20 PM

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta vows the country would not give in to the Shebab

COMMEMORATION. A visitor looks at photographs taken by Kenyan photographer Kabir Dhanji of a deadly terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, on display during the opening of a Westgate Memorial Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya, September 18, 2014. Photo by EPA/Dai Kurokawa

Somalia on high alert after Shebab leader confirmed dead

Sep 06, 2014 - 7:52 PM

The US State Department had listed Ahmed Abdi Godane as one of the world s 8 top terror fugitives

Kenya mall gunman shouted 'We are Shebab': trial witness

Jan 16, 2014 - 10:25 PM

According to one witness an attacker shouted out his allegiance to Somalia s Al Qaeda linked Shebab

SUSPECTS. (L-R) Adan Mohamed Ibrahim (alias Adan Abdikadir Adan), Mohamed Abdi Ahmed, Hussein Hassan and Liban Abdullah Omar appear for a hearing at a courtroom in Nairobi, Kenya, 04 November 2013. A Kenyan court has charged the four people over the Westgate shopping mall attack in September which left at least 67 people dead. All four deny terrorism charges. EPA/Stringer

Kenya charges four over Westgate mall attack

Nov 05, 2013 - 8:02 AM

All pleaded not guilty to the charges which also included entering Kenya illegally and obtaining false identification documents

SUSPECTS. (L-R) Adan Mohamed Ibrahim (alias Adan Abdikadir Adan), Mohamed Abdi Ahmed, Hussein Hassan and Liban Abdullah Omar appear for a hearing at a courtroom in Nairobi, Kenya, 04 November 2013. A Kenyan court has charged the four people over the Westgate shopping mall attack in September which left at least 67 people dead. All four deny terrorism charges. EPA/Stringer

Memorial service held one month after Nairobi mall attack

Oct 22, 2013 - 12:27 AM

Kenya unites to remember those who died at the Westgate Mall shooting

TEARS OF REMEMBRANCE. Friends and family of the Westgate Mall shooting victims console each other at a memorial. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA

Soldiers with shopping bags in Kenya mall video – report

Oct 19, 2013 - 4:48 PM

The report comes two days after members of parliament investigating the attack absolved the army of looting

AFTER THE SIEGE. Smoke rises from the Westgate mall on September 24, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP/Carl de Souza

Nairobi mall assailants numbered no more than six - police

Oct 05, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Earlier reports from Kenyan officials say between 10 and 15 gunmen were involved in the shopping mall attack

MALL ATTACK. People run away from an upmarket mall after masked gunmen stormed it and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP/Simon Maina

Kenya probes into mall massacre amid looting anger

Oct 02, 2013 - 11:47 AM

UPDATED Meanwhile rights groups condemned comments by the lawmakers that they would also rethink Kenya s hosting of some half a million Somali refugees

AFTER THE SIEGE. Smoke rises from the Westgate mall on September 24, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP/Carl de Souza

Red Cross says 39 still missing after Kenya mall massacre

Sep 30, 2013 - 9:48 PM

At least 39 people are still missing after last week s brutal assault on Nairobi s Westgate mall by Islamist gunmen the Red Cross said

AFTER THE SIEGE. Smoke rises from the Westgate mall on September 24, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP/Carl de Souza

Pressure mounts on Kenyan government over mall attack

Sep 29, 2013 - 8:52 AM

Kenya s government face tough questions after the leaking of an intelligence report dated September 13 that warned of an elevated risk

AFTER THE SIEGE. Smoke rises from the Westgate mall on September 24, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP/Carl de Souza

Kenya to stay in Somalia despite attack

Sep 28, 2013 - 3:38 PM

Kenya has vowed not to bow to Shebab threats of more attacks if troops are not pulled out of Somalia

Shebab say more attacks after Nairobi mall siege

Sep 27, 2013 - 8:02 PM

Kenya meanwhile entered its third and final day of official mourning with flags at half mast across the country

AFTER THE SIEGE. Smoke rises from the Westgate mall on September 24, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP/Carl de Souza

Interpol issues arrest notice for 'White Widow' wanted by Kenya

Sep 26, 2013 - 11:27 PM

A statement said that 29 year old British national Samantha Lewthwaite was wanted by Kenya on charges of being in possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony dating back to December 2011

Nairobi mall siege witness: 'They killed, then paused for a drink'

Sep 26, 2013 - 10:15 PM

Before long [the gunmen] started to call out: If you re still alive we ll let you go I heard some ladies call out I wish they hadn t I wish they d held on because I heard them get shot in cold blood

IN THE MIDDLE OF TERROR. An image grab taken from AFP TV shows two children and a woman taking cover behind a bar inside a shopping mall following an attack by masked gunmen in Westgate Mall, Nairobi. Photo by AFP/AFPTV/Nichole Sobecki

Foreign forensic teams join Kenyan mall carnage probe

Sep 26, 2013 - 5:05 PM

Across Kenya flags flew at half mast at the start of 3 days of official mourning

AFTER THE SIEGE. Smoke rises from the Westgate mall on September 24, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP/Carl de Souza

Kenyan president: Nairobi mall siege over

Sep 25, 2013 - 8:27 AM

Uhuru Kenyatta: We have ashamed and defeated our attackers that part of our task is completed

ATTACK OVER. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) speaking during a press conference in Nairobi in front of Kenyan Vice President William Ruto (L) following an attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, September 24, 2013. AFP / Kenya Presidential Press Service

Day 3: Kenya troops have besieged mall 'under control'

Sep 24, 2013 - 8:11 AM

UPDATED Kenyan Interior Ministry: We re in control of Westgate

UNDER ATTACK. Smoke rises from the Westgate mall in Nairobi on September 23, 2013. AFP / Carl de Souza

Explosions, gunfire as Kenya launches assault to end mall bloodbath

Sep 23, 2013 - 6:44 PM

2nd Update The Westgate Mall in the capital Nairobi has been under siege by Al Qaeda linked Somali gunmen since Saturday in an attack that has killed at least 69 people

TAKING COVER. Armed Kenyan policemen take cover outside the Westgate mall in Nairobi, on September 23, 2013. AFP/Simon Maina

Kenya forces say mall battle in final stages

Sep 23, 2013 - 8:28 AM

The Kenyan army said it was trying to bring the 36 hour long bloodbath to a speedy conclusion

PREPARING FOR BATTLE. Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) arrive on September 22, 2013 at the Westgate mall in Nairobi. AFP / Simon Maina

Troops battle to free remaining hostages in Nairobi mall

Sep 22, 2013 - 4:18 PM

Kenyan security officials said they were attempting to kill or capture the remaining attackers and end to the 22 hour long bloodbath at the Westgate mall

ESCAPE FROM DANGER. People escape from the fire allegedly started by gunmen inside of the Westgate shopping mall after a shootout in Nairobi, Kenya, 21 September 2013. EPA/Kabir Dhanji

Somali rebels kill 39 in Nairobi shopping mall bloodbath

Sep 22, 2013 - 8:06 AM

5th UPDATE A spokesman for Shebab said the attack was a response to Kenya s nearly two year old military presence in war torn Somalia in support of the internationally backed government

MALL ATTACK. People run away from an upmarket mall after masked gunmen stormed it and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff on September 21, 2013 in Nairobi. AFP/Simon Maina