Kenyan campaign to draw tourists with Naomi Campbell met with ire
Since the start of the pandemic, Kenya has been hit by slumping tourist numbers, impacting one of its most vital industries. To remedy this, the popular safari destination is now seeking celebrity support from Naomi Campbell. The British supermodel has now been appointed the international ambassador for tourism in the East African country, although some were disappointed at the decision to pick a European to represent an African country. "We welcome the exciting news that Naomi Campbell will advocate for tourism and travel internationally for the magical Kenya brand," Kenya's Tourism Minister ...
Kenyan Al-Shabaab member charged in US in 9/11-style hijack plot
Washington (AFP) - A Kenyan member of the Al-Shabaab militant group who received pilot training in the Philippines was to appear in a US court on Wednesday to face charges of conspiring to mount a 9/11-style attack in the United States. Cholo Abdi Abdullah, 30, is charged with six counts of terrorism-related offenses, the Justice Department said in a statement. Abdullah, who was arrested in the Philippines in July 2019, was brought to the United States on Tuesday and was to be presented before a magistrate in Manhattan on Wednesday, the department said. Acting Manhattan US Attorney Audrey Stra...