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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘westgate’

Kenya Seizes Ivory, Cuts Off Terrorist Funding

Kenyan customs officers in Mombasa have seized almost four tons of elephant ivory in two separate shipments Wednesday, amid a spike in poaching of the animals. The illicit ivory trade on the black market has been discovered to help fund terrorism. Kenya Revenue Authority official Fatma Yusuf said that one cache of ivory weighing roughly 4,200 pounds was found Friday, …

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Ghanaian Poet Awoonor Among Dead in Nairobi Attack

Well-known and beloved Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor was one of the casualties of the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya on Saturday. Awoonor, 78, was in Kenya for the Storymoja Hay literary festival, and his son was also wounded in the massacre. Somali militant group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack – The rampage took place in an upscale …

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Americans Injured in Nairobi Mall Massacre

Americans were among the at least 150 injured in the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Nairobi today, according to a statement from Marie Harf, deputy spokesman for the U.S. State Department. So far, at least 39 people have died in the attack, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said he’s lost some family members in the massacre. The rampage took place …

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