August 8, 1998 |
The two African nations where U.S. embassies were bombed have had good relations with the United States and seemed unlikely places for terrorist attacks. Kenya and Tanzania find themselves caught up in an investigation to determine the source and motivation for the dual bombings Friday that killed scores of people and injured more than 1,700.
September 8, 1998 |
Africans have been dying this summer on the battlefields of Congo. They have been dying at the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province and in simmering conflicts in Angola, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. It took South African President Nelson Mandela, the continent's premier statesman, two weeks just to get Africa's leaders to sit at the same table to talk peace in Congo.
August 29, 1998 |
A second suspect in the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya has admitted he belonged to a terrorist organization headed by exiled Saudi extremist Osama bin Laden, according to an FBI complaint unsealed Friday, and has accepted responsibility for the loss of life in the blast. Mohammed Saddiq Odeh denied that he was directly involved in the Aug. 7 explosion and in the almost simultaneous bombing of the American Embassy in Tanzania.
August 7, 1999 |
It's a miracle that Lucky Wavai was ever born. His mother, seven months pregnant, was seriously injured in last year's bombing of the U.S. Embassy here when chunks of glass were blasted into her stomach. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy because she feared that her baby was already dead. Today, Lucky's right limbs remain slightly paralyzed. Doctors fear possible brain damage. And loud noises terrify him.
September 15, 1998 |
Members of this nation's Islamic community accused the United States on Monday of pressuring Kenyan authorities to clamp down on Muslim organizations, which they say are wrongly suspected of possible involvement in last month's bombing of the U.S. Embassy here. The outcry by Muslim leaders follows last week's decision by the government to ban 16 primarily Muslim organizations for security reasons and for allegedly overstepping their permitted activities.
August 15, 1998 |
Snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro stands sentinel over the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, where lions roar, elephants thunder and buffalo slip sloppily and gratefully into water holes. For tourists and adventurers, there's no place like it. But in the wake of the Aug. 7 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, safari operators have been inundated with a wave of what one called "panic cancellations," almost all of them from Americans.
August 12, 1998 |
A growing anti-American sentiment in the Kenyan press has begun to worry U.S. officials, who say they will take steps to counter it. Daily newspapers here have begun to accuse Americans of rejecting the help of Kenyan volunteers and attending to their own wounded at the expense of Kenyans after last week's devastating bomb blast at the U.S. Embassy. Local media have also lambasted Washington for issuing an advisory urging U.S. citizens to stay away from this East African nation.
August 30, 1998 |
Every day, two gigantic buses lurch and bounce over hundreds of miles on a bone-jarring dirt road before making a brief, dusty stop in Witu. To the people of this predominantly African Muslim village, these rugged buses are vital links to the outside world, so they happily throw out the welcome mat. But last week, the outside world tromped on that welcome mat, as FBI agents and Kenyan police armed with automatic weapons roared into the village looking for clues to solve the Aug.
May 24, 2001 |
A juror suffering dental pain caused deliberations to be cut short Wednesday in the case against four followers of Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, charged with plotting to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa. The Manhattan federal jury received the case late May 10. The panel, which is not sequestered and has not met on weekends, is scheduled to resume deliberations today.
August 8, 1998
KENYA * Population: 28 million * Area: 224,960 square miles; slightly smaller than Texas * Capital: Nairobi * Religion: Protestant 40%, Roman Catholic 30%, Muslim 20%, Indigenous beliefs 10% * Economy: GDP (1996) - $8.