Stephen is editor of The Kenyan Spectator, a national weekly publishing from Nairobi. His main areas of interest are foreign relations, security and democracy as well as economy and information technology.

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July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( A terrorist attack targeting Israel nationals in the East Africa's seaside city of Mombasa, Kenya, killed at least twelve people on Thursday.The attack happened at 8.00 a.m. local time, at the Israel-owned Mombasa Paradise Hotel. At the same time, terrorists fired two missiles at an Israeli charter airliner as it flew out of the Mombasa Airport. The missiles missed their target, and the plane - carrying 264 passengers - later arrived safely in Israel.
July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - The United States and Britain have warned of likely terrorist attacks in East Africa and subsequently warned their citizens to take extra precautions while traveling within the region.The U.S. State Department said last week that it had received unconfirmed information of a possible rocket terror attack in Kenya's capital Nairobi, similar to the unsuccessful attempt to down an Israeli airliner near Mombasa last month.
July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - The United States government is playing down persistent reports that it has plans to establish a military naval base on tiny islands in the oil-rich Gulf of Guinea off West Africa.U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Walther Kansteiner, said in Washington Tuesday that the U.S. had no intention of setting up a military base in the Sao Tome and Principe islands, "nor anywhere in central and West Africa."
July 7, 2008, 8:12 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - A group calling itself the "Arab Army for Palestine" has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks against in Kenya's seaside city of Mombasa Thursday morning. The group, reportedly based in Beirut, Lebanon, claimed the attack was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the day -- Nov. 29, 1947 -- that the United Nations partitioned land, creating the state of Israel.Inside Kenya, however, the Arab Army of Palestine is unknown, and some analysts in the region wondered about the veracity of the claim.
July 7, 2008, 8:06 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - As homosexuals and lesbians in Africa celebrate the legalization of same-sex "marriage" in South Africa, the head of one of the continent's leading church associations has chosen not to speak out on the matter.Rev. Mvume Ndadala, general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), said in comments made through a personal assistant that the AACC represented a "diversity" of Christians, and it would be inappropriate to give a common perspective on the issue.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
Nairobi, Kenya ( - A senior U.N. official urged wealthy nations to increase and deliver on their pledges for the fight against AIDS in Africa - just as they have done for nations hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami - and singled out the United States in particular for its funding of treatment.Stephen Lewis, Secretary General Kofi Annan's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, praised developed nations for their response to the tsunami disaster.