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  • Residents barricade a road with burning tires and other roadblocks as they protest against the recent killings and what they claimed was the government's failure to provide them with enough security, in the village of Kibaoni just outside the town of Mpeketoni, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) from the Somali border on the coast of Kenya Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo)

    Kenya president blames locals for deadly attacks

    The killers in the Kenyan village singled out non-Muslims, shooting them point-blank or slitting their throats, just like the previous night in an adjacent hamlet. A Somali extremist group claimed responsibility but Kenya's president on Tuesday blamed local political networks for the 60 deaths.

  • In this photo taken late Thursday, May 15, 2014, British tourists queue to prepare to leave the international airport in Mombasa, Kenya. A number of British tourists left the country by charter flight Thursday following a new travel advisory from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advising against all but essential travel to Mombasa island. (AP Photo)

    Bombings kill 10, wound 70 in Kenyan market

    Two bombs killed 10 people and wounded 70 others Friday, tossing bodies into the air at a market in Kenya's capital, while hundreds of British tourists were evacuated from the coastal resort of Mombasa after warnings of an impending attack by Islamic extremists.

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 file photo, a security officer helps a wounded woman outside the Westgate Mall after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire during an attack that left multiple dead and dozens wounded. Kenya's lead counterterrorism agency is working to stop another Westgate Mall-style terrorist attack that many here believe Somali militants will try again, but the anti-terror unit is struggling to do its work because of limited funds, according to a security official from the police headquarters. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi, File)

    Kenyan police must stop terror hits on tiny budget

    Kenya's lead counterterrorism agency is working to stop another Westgate Mall-style terrorist attack - that many here believe Somali militants will try again - on a shoe-string budget: The Anti-Terror Police Unit in Nairobi has just $735 to spend this month.

  • Lupita Nyong'o, winner of the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave", right, and her brother Peter attend the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Pride of Africa: Kenya celebrates Nyong'o's Oscar

    "You are the pride of Africa," Kenya's president exclaimed on Twitter as he celebrated Kenya's first major Oscar win by actress Lupita Nyong'o.

  • Family members outside the Nairobi City Mortuary in Nairobi mourn the death of loved ones killed in the Westgate attack in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

    Kenyan president: Terrorists defeated after four days at Nairobi mall

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says security forces have finally defeated a small group of terrorists after four days in fighting at a Nairobi mall.

  • African Union accuses International Criminal Court of 'race hunting'

    Members of the African Union accused the International Criminal Court of racism on Monday, characterizing the high number of Africans who are indicted — 99 percent of the ICC cases — as proof that justice is not being served.

  • Police from the General Service Unit (GSU) patrol on a street in Kisumu, Kenya, on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Kenyan police deployed forces Sunday in the capital and in the lakeside city of Kisumu, where two people were killed and five seriously injured in riots on Saturday, to contain the continuing threat of violence, officials said, but the country remained mostly peaceful after a high court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's election as president. (AP Photo)

    Uneasy calm in Kenya after court ruling on presidential vote

    Kenyan police deployed forces Sunday in the capital and the lakeside city of Kisumu to contain the continuing threat of violence after five people were killed in riots Saturday, officials said, but the country remained mostly peaceful after a court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's election as president.

  • Briefly: Africa

    Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya appeared Wednesday before the International Criminal Court in The Hague for a hearing to determine whether he will be tried for crimes against humanity.

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