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By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 4, 1992
MOMBASA, Kenya -- Most fleeing Somalians simply walk across the border to rough, massive refugee camps in the arid wastes of northeast Kenya. But the lucky ones -- and those with a little money left -- climb aboard the dhows making their way south to Kenya's golden coast."
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2012
Craig Benedict Baxam was surfing the Internet from his Army base in South Korea last summer when he came across an Islamic religious website. The soldier from Laurel had never been particularly religious. But with his deployment and his time in the military coming to an end, prosecutors say, an online article about Judgment Day spoke to him. When he returned to Maryland, they say, he began to make plans to live out his life in a land governed by Sharia law. He would never make it. Baxam, 24, was charged by federal authorities Monday with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 24, 2003
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya said yesterday that it intended to bring murder charges against four people in the suicide bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in November, which killed three Israelis and 11 Kenyans. Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network has claimed responsibility for the Mombasa attack, which occurred minutes after a missile nearly hit an Israeli airliner that was taking off from Mombasa's airport. The four suspects are scheduled to appear in court today or tomorrow, said Philip Murgor, deputy public prosecutor.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 24, 2003
NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya said yesterday that it intended to bring murder charges against four people in the suicide bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel in November, which killed three Israelis and 11 Kenyans. Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network has claimed responsibility for the Mombasa attack, which occurred minutes after a missile nearly hit an Israeli airliner that was taking off from Mombasa's airport. The four suspects are scheduled to appear in court today or tomorrow, said Philip Murgor, deputy public prosecutor.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2012
Craig Benedict Baxam was surfing the Internet from his Army base in South Korea last summer when he came across an Islamic religious website. The soldier from Laurel had never been particularly religious. But with his deployment and his time in the military coming to an end, prosecutors say, an online article about Judgment Day spoke to him. When he returned to Maryland, they say, he began to make plans to live out his life in a land governed by Sharia law. He would never make it. Baxam, 24, was charged by federal authorities Monday with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
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By Davan Maharaj and Davan Maharaj,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 22, 2003
NAIROBI, Kenya - During the past 32 years, the African Heritage center has withstood a weakening economy and runaway crime in downtown Nairobi to supply locals and tourists with ethnic art, fashion and artifacts. But this month, it will shut down, the latest victim of Kenya's weakened tourist trade. The final blow was a decision last month by British Airways to suspend flights to the Kenyan capital after intelligence reports predicted that a terror strike by al-Qaida operatives was imminent.
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By Knut Royce and Knut Royce,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 16, 2003
WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence officials say al-Qaida is preparing a terrorist attack in East Africa, most likely in Kenya, that could involve an attempt to shoot down an airliner. The State Department issued travel advisories Wednesday urging Americans to avoid travel to the area, and Britain suspended flights to and from Kenya. U.S. airlines have no scheduled flights to East Africa. In two separate advisories - one for East Africa and the other for Kenya - State Department officials warned that the "threat to aircraft by terrorists using shoulder-fired missiles continues in Kenya."
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By a Staff Writer | December 11, 1992
No Maryland military units have been alerted for service i Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, according to spokesman for local units and the Pentagon.Col. Howard Freedlander, Maryland National Guard spokesman, said units are updating contingency plans as a matter of prudent planning, just in case. He said the Air National Guard last week completed its tour of duty flying relief supplies from Mombasa, Kenya, to airstrips in Somalia and is not scheduled to return to Africa.Spokesmen at Fort Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground said none of their units have been put on alert for possible Somalia duty.
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By Jeannette Belliveau | July 21, 1991
MAN EATERS MOTELAND OTHER STOPS ON THERAILWAY TO NOWHERE:AN EAST AFRICANTRAVELER'S NIGHTBOOK.Denis Boyles.Ticknor & Fields.253 pages. $19.95. Every night at 7, a train departs Mombasa on the coast of Africa for the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. It's a "Last Days of the Raj" affair. A rail-car attendant announces dinner by playing a triangle. Passengers partake of a four-course meal served with fine silver and linens. The train chugs for hours in darkness through massive Tsavo National Park, where elephants roam an area as big as Wales.
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August 23, 1997
PRESIDENT Daniel arap Moi of Kenya is 73 years old and has been in power for 19 of them. He is entitled to an honorable retirement. Unhappily for 25 million compatriots, nothing is further from his mind.The student demonstrations and closure of universities last month, the murders around Mombasa recently, the insistent demands by opposition leaders for an end to police harassment, all ring familiar. These or similar events preceded the 1992 election, which President Moi held only because of unrest demanding it and won, barely, against divided opposition.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | September 4, 1992
MOMBASA, Kenya -- Most fleeing Somalians simply walk across the border to rough, massive refugee camps in the arid wastes of northeast Kenya. But the lucky ones -- and those with a little money left -- climb aboard the dhows making their way south to Kenya's golden coast."
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | August 20, 1998
NAIROBI, Kenya -- In a seedy hotel, in a potholed back street of this bustling capital, the bombers of the U.S. Embassy here are believed to have assembled the bomb that killed 247 and wounded more than 5,000.The Hilltop Hotel is close to the bus depot for the port of Mombasa, where the Yemeni passport used by key suspect Mohammed Sadiq Odeh was stamped for entry into Kenya on Aug. 3 -- four days before the blast.The hotel is less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy, which was targeted by the terrorists, who could hardly have chosen a better place to hide -- with crowds milling around the bus station and spilling on and off the narrow sidewalks lined with hole-in-the-wall shops selling everything from apples to zippers.
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By Richard H.P. Sia and Richard H.P. Sia,Staff Writer | December 15, 1992
MOMBASA, Kenya -- It's high noon, and the aroma of steaks on a charcoal grill wafts through the heavy air from a remote corner of a makeshift airfield here.A high-protein meal for some Somalian refugees? No. It's the German Luftwaffe getting ready for lunch."Whenever we go out of the country, we eat steaks and, how do you call it, surf and turf," says Air Force Lt. Andreas Block, savoring every bit of his meal.The young, blond lieutenant of classic German looks, and his 45 fellow airmen of Air Transport Wing 63, based in Hohn, Germany, also have brought along a set of porcelain dinnerware, stainless steel coolers to keep their fruit juices well chilled and cases of German beer.
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