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  1. global tech
    Kenya’s Government Is Evicting Indigenous People. Tech Helps Them Fight Back.TIMBY is an encrypted app that helps Kenya’s Sengwer people report on escalating government violence.
  2. select all
    Whatever Cambridge Analytica Has Done to the U.S., It’s Done Worse ElsewhereTech companies and political consultants love countries that lack privacy regulations.
  3. Sean Spicer Was Almost Certainly Not Born in KenyaThere has been a lot of drama lately in the White House press office — including over the question of the secretary’s birthplace.
  4. foreign affairs
    In Final Speech, Obama Asks Kenyans to Build New Traditions On the last day of his historic trip, the president challenged Kenya to take a hard look at its past and present.
  5. foreign affairs
    In Return to Kenya, Obama Promotes Equal Rights and Economic GrowthIn the first-ever visit by a sitting U.S. president, Obama pushed for gay rights, increased counterterrorism ties, and more foreign investment.
  6. welcomes
    Kenyans Prep for the Prez’s Visit: ‘Obamacare’Nairobi is getting a face-lift, amid a swell of pride and profit-seeking.
  7. 147 Dead in Attack on Kenyan University“With each blast of the gun, I thought I was going to die.”
  8. international incidents
    NYPD Kenya Report Apparently Sparked an International IncidentKenya is pissed.
  9. nairobi
    The NYPD Did Its Own Investigation of the Kenyan Mall MassacreThe department’s findings are quite different than the official story.
  10. nairobi
    Kenyan President Declares Nairobi Mall Terrorists ‘Ashamed and Defeated’The siege is over after four days.
  11. international news
    Kenyan Officials: Mall Hostages Freed, Americans Among Attackers [Updated]Though shots and explosions continued on Tuesday morning.
  12. kenya
    Nairobi Mall Fight Rages on at Westgate and on TwitterDozens are dead and at least 175 injured.
  13. terrorble
    Nairobi Mall Attack Continues Into Second Day [Updated]The death toll has reached 59.
  14. terrorble
    NYT War Photographer Went Inside Nairobi MallTyler Hicks’s photos from inside the Westgate Mall are incredible.
  15. terrorble
    Dozens of People Killed in Nairobi Mall Shooting [Updated]Somali militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the bloodshed.
  16. Mediavore
    Protest at Sherman Oaks Ralph’s; Food Crisis in KenyaNearly 100 protestors chant “Ralph’s wants welfare, we want healthcare!” at the grocery giant.
  17. Mediavore
    Vetri Has a Better Plan For School Lunches; Google+ Does Cooking ClassesPlus: YUMM brings fresh fruit to Philly’s food deserts via bicycle; and nearly 10,000 restaurants closed in the U.S. last year, all in our morning news roundup.
  18. Mediavore
    Salmonella Scare Strikes Philly Area; China Shuts Down 5,000 Businesses In aPlus: London’s Indian restaurant Tamarind wants to do for Indian food what P.F. Chang’s did for Chinese; and Kenya considers camel milk as a solution for food shortages, all in our morning news roundup.
  19. An American Comedian in Kenya The Comic’s Comic has a great recounting by standup John Ramsey on his performance on Churchill Live, a Kenyan talk show regularly viewed by […]
  20. Mediavore
    Food Riots Strike Kenya; California Salmon Come BackAfter a three-year forced closure, the California species is again being fished for.
  21. Mediavore
    Corbett Taps GOP Crony For LCB Seat; House Republicans Won’t Side With Obama onPlus: Famous Food is called a ‘Train Wreck’; and rioting over food prices rattles Kenya, all in our morning news roundup.
  22. Mediavore
    Foragers Struggle to Find Ramps; Is It Safe to Eat Roadkill?The trendy ingredient is becoming a little scarce these days.
  23. early and often
    Heilemann: Huckabee’s Obama-From-Kenya Statement Either ‘Sketch Comedy’ or ‘Grotesque Pandering’Or maybe both?
  24. what the huck?
    Mike Huckabee Suddenly Insists President Obama Grew Up in Kenya, for Some Reason [Updated]Whoa, where did that come from?
  25. politics
    Newt Gingrich Has Figured Out ObamaApparently the president of the United States has the worldview of a “Kenyan.”
  26. Mediavore
    Real Housewife Penning Toaster Cookbook; Cat Dropping Coffee Is TheSonja Morgan gets a book deal and the civet cat is prized for its poop.
  27. Mediavore
    Subway Sandwich Robber Caught; Restaurants & Institutions ClosesPlus: Wine turning into the of choice for boys’ night out, Pasta Bible has to be reprinted, and a “disgusting substance” found in Chef Boyardee can
  28. Mediavore
    Adam Sandler Lends a Hand to Restaurant Staff; Commercials Could Make Us FatA comedian stays late to help close a Miami restaurant and U.S.C. says ads lead to obesity when watching television.
  29. obamarama
    Zeituni Onyango, Obama’s Aunt, Testifies in Deportation CaseAfter a ten-month stay, she is finally making her arguments to stay in the United States.
  30. the list
    Tina Fey, ‘W.,’ and the Ten Funniest Political Impressions of All Time
  31. early and often
    Will McCain’s Surrogates Bring Up Barack Obama’s Destitute Kenyan Brother?Italian ‘Vanity Fair’ recently tracked down the candidate’s youngest half-brother outside of Nairobi, and learned that he lives on less than a dollar a month and sometimes has to fight for his own safety. Who wants to chat that up on Fox News?
  32. new york fugging city
    Michelle Rodriguez Furloughed for Marc Jacobs? The many alcohol-fueled antics and violated probations of actress Michelle Rodriguez have made it almost impossible for us to keep track of what, exactly, her current legal status is. And to be honest, she was so terrible on Lost that we kind of didn’t care. But Rodriguez may have given us all a clue as to her situation on Monday night at the Marc Jacobs show, when she showed up wearing what looked suspiciously like a police-issue anklet. Is she starting a spring trend of wearing leg jewelry that’s the size of a roll of duct tape and about as comfy-looking as a vise? If so, we are eager to see Lindsay Lohan sporting them all the way up her left calf, then tripping over her own lopsidedness as she attempts to leave an L.A. hotspot while flashing a peace sign. Rodriguez offset her, ahem, anklet, with a floaty, seasonally inappropriate strapless white confection. Michelle, has it been a while since you left home? It’s minus-eleventy outside, girl. Wiggle some stockings under that leg cuff, at the very least.