Kenyan extradited to US over wildlife trafficking charges
New York (AFP) - A Kenyan man was extradited to the United States on Monday to face charges he trafficked rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory worth millions of dollars, federal prosecutors said. Mansur Mohamed Surur, 60, is accused of involvement in the illegal poaching of more than 35 rhinoceros and over 100 elephants, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a statement. Surur is one of four men accused of conspiring to smuggle at least 10 tons of elephant ivory and least 190 kilograms (nearly 420 pounds) of rhinoceros horns valued at more than $7 million. They are accus...
The weekly geography quiz
GEOQUIZ: What is the largest lake in Africa? Answer: Lake Victoria. With an area of nearly 27,000 square miles, it is located primarily in Tanzania and Uganda, but also borders Kenya
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...