September 13, 2002
As I have recently moved from Los Angeles to East Africa, I read "Coming Home to Africa" (Sept. 10) with great interest. My experiences as an African American woman living in Nairobi, Kenya, with a white American boyfriend are in stark contrast to those described in the article. Aside from the inconveniences of living in a Third World country, I have encountered more discrimination here than I ever did in the U.S. Merely because I am with a white man, Kenyans often assume I am a prostitute.
December 18, 2000 |
A court in the central Rwandan town of Gitarama has sentenced 14 people to life imprisonment for genocide and crimes against humanity, Rwandan radio reported. The charges are related to crimes committed in Taba commune in 1994, when more than 800,000 Rwandan Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed. The radio report, monitored in Nairobi, Kenya, did not specify when the sentences were pronounced.
January 21, 2007 |
More than 80,000 people gathered for an anti-capitalism conference in Nairobi, marching from Kibera, its largest slum, to the downtown area in a protest of global policies they say hurt the poor. In Nairobi, Kenya's capital, at least 700,000 people live in Kibera, just one square mile, with little access to running water and other basic services. Organizers of the World Social Forum set up the march to contrast the slum with Nairobi's elegant homes and hotels.
January 8, 2007 |
Gunmen attacked Ethiopian troops in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, residents said, as Somalian and U.S. officials pledged to work together to stabilize the chaotic nation. Attackers opened fire on forces backing the interim government in the second day of violence directed at Ethiopian troops, who helped oust Islamists who had taken the capital. The violence came after Somalian Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi met in Nairobi, Kenya, with Washington's top diplomat for Africa, Jendayi E. Frazer.
May 8, 1998 |
The government has agreed to hold an internationally supervised referendum on self-determination in the country's war-torn south. Still, the two sides in the civil war remain deadlocked over the issue of religion, with the government saying Sudan is an Islamic state and the rebels wanting freedom of religion. A communique issued after the third day of talks in Nairobi, Kenya, said negotiations will continue on how to conduct the referendum. More than 1.
January 19, 1991 |
Rebels in devastated Somalia appealed for the world not to let their need for food, medical aid and other assistance be forgotten in the concern over the Persian Gulf War. Thousands would die in that event, the Somali National Movement said in a radio broadcast monitored in Nairobi, Kenya.
November 20, 1989 |
Sudan and its rebel foes have agreed to hold direct peace talks in Nairobi, Kenya, on Dec. 1 without preconditions, former President Jimmy Carter said. Carter, in Nairobi to chair peace negotiations between Ethiopia and rebels fighting in the northern Eritrea province, said he had been authorized to make the announcement by Sudan's military leader, Gen. Omar Hassan Bashir, and Sudan People's Liberation Army leader John Garang.