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July 7, 2008, 8:10 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya (CNSNews.com) - Washington's newly appointed special envoy to Sudan has warned that the U.S. will end its efforts to secure peace in the war-ravaged African country unless both government and rebel forces adopt peace proposals presented by the administration.Former Senator John C. Danforth said the U.S. has spent a lot of time and resources trying to make peace between the Islamic government and southern rebels but that little progress had been achieved.
July 7, 2008, 8:10 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya (CNSNews.com) - Leading churches in Kenya are buying and burning thousands of condoms. While activist groups say the condoms will help curb the spread of AIDS, churches say they merely encourage promiscuity.The anti-condom campaign follows a decision by the government to import 300 million condoms, worth about $10 million, to be sold at subsidized prices or given out free through state-run medical facilities.
July 7, 2008, 8:10 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - A team of FBI agents has arrived in Kenya, East Africa, to probe claims that some of the suspects involved in the September 11 terrorist attacks on America may have fled to the East African nation or other neighboring countries.The Kenyan police Tuesday confirmed that they had received a list of suspects sought by US investigators in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:10 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - The Kenyan government on Thursday confirmed that contents of two packages sent to two senior United Nations officials in Nairobi had tested positive for anthrax contamination.This is the first known anthrax case outside the United States. Hundreds of false alarms have been reported around the world since the first confirmed case in Florida earlier this month.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya (CNSNews.com) - Kenya and Tanzania want stiff penalties imposed on terrorists linked to Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in the two East African nations.Four men are now on trial in New York City, accused of conspiracy in the bombings, which killed more than 240 people. Referring to that trial, senior Kenyan and Tanzanian officials said Thursday that if the men are convicted, harsh punishments should be imposed to help discourage international terrorism.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) -Zimbabwe's government is more determined than ever before to crush the country's white minority community, a close aide to President Robert Mugabe said Friday.Speaking from the Tanzanian capital, Dar-es-Salaam, the aide, who asked not to be named, echoed Mugabe's earlier warnings to whites and other foreigners, especially those from the West, that they would face dire consequences if they continue to sympathize with Zimbabwe's opposition movement and other government critics.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Washington and the European Union have protested an attempt by the Kenyan government to monitor the activities and movement of all foreign diplomats accredited to the East African nation by assigning an official to each diplomat.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Kenya was plunged into a state of shock and mourning Monday as news spread of the death of 58 schoolboys, burnt beyond recognition when a blaze gutted their boarding school dormitory overnight.Arson was the suspected cause of what police described as the worst such incident in recent memory. There were no early indications who may have been responsible.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. government has offered to train Kenyan medical personnel to effectively cope with any future outbreaks of the deadly Ebola disease.The move came after a scare last week, when a woman police trainee died in the center of Kenya after bleeding profusely from bodily orifices and vomiting blood.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - African leaders Friday praised the U.S. ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other diplomats for persuading Congolese rebels to accept the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in the civil war-torn nation, after the rebels had held up their arrival for nearly a week.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
April 24, 2001Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Three employees with the U.N. High Commission for Refugees in Kenya have been charged with threatening to kill the U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Johnnie Carson, a senior U.S. Embassy employee and four top U.N. officials.The threats were allegedly made in an attempt to cover up an extortion racket at the refugee agency's Nairobi base.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Three middle-aged American citizens have been rescued from Nigerian confidence tricksters who allegedly kidnapped them for ransom after luring them to Africa with offers of a lucrative business deal.One of the victims, a priest, had been held hostage for four months while the other two had been subjected to the harrowing experience for the last two weeks.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Church leaders in Kenya have rejected an FBI report concluding that an American Roman Catholic missionary found shot dead here last August had committed suicide.Many believe the death of Father Antony Kaiser, active in human rights and civil liberty cases on behalf of the rural poor, may have been prompted by his outspoken criticism of the government.His body was found alongside his truck, on the side of a road about 40 miles south of Nairobi, with his shotgun lying nearby.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - The United States on Monday condemned last week's shooting down of a Red Cross plane in southern Sudan, in which a pilot was killed. It accused the Islamist government in Khartoum of failing to provide security to international relief agencies operating in the country's war zone."It is the responsibility of the Sudanese government to guarantee security to humanitarian and other relief agencies working in any part of Sudan," said a public affairs official at the U.S. Embassy here who spoke on condition of anonymity.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Once described as a shining example of economic success and political stability in Africa, Zimbabwe is slowly but steadily sliding toward ruin and irreversible anarchy, analysts have warned.Government-sanctioned thugs have in recent months been attacking institutions and individuals perceived as being enemies of President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party, and driving opposition politicians underground.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Kenyans who survived the August 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy have mixed feelings about the life imprisonment sentence handed down to one of the bombers by a U.S. jury this week.Some felt Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-Owhali, a Saudi Arabian, should have been sentenced to death while others hailed the decision to jail him for life.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - African journalists are joining the United States in criticizing a decision by the Zimbabwe government to impose stiff entry conditions on foreign journalists, a move evidently aimed at curbing critical media coverage of the crisis-ridden country.The new regulations require foreign correspondents to apply for official press accreditation at least a month before their intended travel to the southern African nation.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Besieged at home and facing increased international isolation, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe appears to have made a policy about-turn regarding the controversial seizure of white-owned farmlands.While on an unexpected tour of Kenya this week, Mugabe announced that he had accepted a Commonwealth initiative to set up a commission comprising foreign ministers of four African and three other nations, including Britain.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Sudan's Islamist government has barred foreign diplomats from meeting members of opposition parties without official clearance, following an incident last month involving an American representative.The foreign ministry this week issued a circular to embassies and other diplomatic missions in Africa's largest nation instructing them not to meet opposition officials without going through the ministry.
July 7, 2008, 8:09 PM EDT
Nairobi (CNSNews.com) - Kenya's High Court Wednesday gave the country's president, Daniel arap Moi, and one of his senior ministers permission to sue a former U.S. ambassador for alleged defamation, and for allegedly portraying them as murderers.Judge Alnashir Visram gave retired envoy Smith Hempstone of Bethesda, Md., 21 days to enter a defense in the case.Visram said the application by Moi and Industry Minister Nicholas Biwott was urgent.