November 6, 2008 |
Armed men ambushed a convoy in Somalia, taking four European aid workers and two Kenyans hostage, officials said. French aid group Action Against Hunger said the attack took place in the town of Dusa Marreb, about 250 miles north of the capital, Mogadishu, when the six were going to an airport to board a chartered plane bound for Nairobi, Kenya. The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said two Kenyan pilots, two French citizens, one Belgian and one Bulgarian were kidnapped. It said there had been no contact with the kidnappers so far. Action Against Hunger said the two Kenyans were drivers, not pilots.
January 26, 2005 |
A suspected Tanzanian Al Qaeda operative arrested in Pakistan in July for his alleged role in two 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa has been handed over to American officials and flown out of the country, security officials said. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was moved months ago, but the officials said they didn't know where he was taken. Ghailani had been indicted in New York in the bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.
November 13, 1997 |
The government said it rejected a proposal by rebels for a confederation between the Islamic north and the Christian and animist south as a means to end 14 years of civil war. A government delegation told a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, that the proposal made by the Sudan People's Liberation Army during peace talks that broke down was "irrelevant and illogical" because "the concept of confederalism can only exist between sovereign states, but Sudan is still one country."
July 13, 1990 |
South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has recovered sufficiently from a bout of mild pneumonia to address a rally in Nairobi, Kenya, an aide said. Mandela, 71, initially caught a cold as he neared the end of a grueling tour of three continents, and it grew worse in the chill of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8,000 feet above sea level, where he attended a meeting of the Organization of African Unity this week.
December 6, 1989 |
Peace talks between rebels and the Sudanese government collapsed in disagreement over the country's Islamic legal code and other issues that have kept them at war for nearly seven years. "In my opinion, neither side came to Nairobi (Kenya) prepared to take the difficult steps necessary for peace," said former President Jimmy Carter, who acted as an unofficial mediator in the five days of talks.
July 16, 1996 |
Unidentified assailants killed more than 90 Sudanese refugees in weekend attacks in northern Uganda, U.N. officials said. The assaults on the Acholi Pii camp, which houses more than 16,000 refugees from fighting in southern Sudan, also left 20 people wounded, said Michelle Quintaglia of the World Food Program in Nairobi, Kenya.
May 29, 2001 |
Sudan's president and the country's main rebel leader will attend a peace summit in Nairobi, Kenya, aimed at ending their 18-year civil war, a rebel official said. The Saturday summit, organized by the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development, will mark the first time the two have attended the same peace talks since 1997, said Justin Arop, a Sudan People's Liberation Army official. SPLA leader John Garang will attend with the president, Lt. Gen. Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, Arop said.
July 8, 1994 |
The first U.N. relief flight in weeks landed at Kigali airport as efforts were stepped up to forge a cease-fire between victorious Rwandan rebels and remaining government forces. The Canadian military transport plane flew to the Rwandan capital from Nairobi, Kenya, with supplies and troop reinforcements for the small U.N. contingent that has battled for weeks to save people from slaughter. "You are welcome," Maj. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, commander of U.N.