Not long after the hostage crisis at a Nairobi shopping mall ended, Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for two more deadly attacks near the Somali border. Forensic experts are searching the mall for clues.
At least five people were wounded and one volunteer was abducted in the Kilifi area on Kenya's coast. Police have not confirmed who carried out the attack, though al-Shabab militants routinely launch assaults in Kenya.
Twenty years ago, Arab jihadists attacked US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam. Since then, terrorism has been taking root in East Africa. But the perpetrators and their aims have changed.
As forecasters warn of more heavy rain to come, Kenyans are blaming the government for exacerbating the situation due to water mismanagement.
The US has warned non-essential diplomatic staff to leave Mogadishu immediately after a specific threat against them. The warning comes as the US's African Command renews drone strikes on jihadist targets in Somalia.
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