Family of American Killed in Kenya Wants Separate Probe

NAIROBI – The family of an American investor of Somali origin whose body was found with torture wounds days after he went missing in Nairobi wants Kenya’s director of public prosecutions to run a separate investigation from one being done by police. In a letter sent through their lawyer, relatives of Bashir Mohamed Mohamud, 36, question the behavior of police after Mohamud disappeared in an apparent abduction. The family questioned the time it took police to ask them to positively identify Mohamud when he had been identified days before they…

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Nearly 400,000 Flee DR Congo City Over Fears Volcano Could Erupt Again

GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – The eastern DR Congo city of Goma was eerily deserted after nearly 400,000 of its inhabitants fled following warnings that nearby Mount Nyiragongo volcano may erupt again. The authorities geared up for a major humanitarian effort, centered on Sake, around 25 kilometers west of the city, where tens of thousands of people are gathered. Located on the shore of Lake Kivu in the shadow of Africa’s most active volcano, the city has lived in fear since Nyiragongo roared back into life last weekend. The…

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