Monkey Sends Nation Plunging Into Darkness 

Gabrielle Bluestone · 06/08/16 09:25AM

A rude monkey just wrested control of a country without even really trying, sending it plunging into darkness. Meanwhile, in Kenya, a small animal fell into a power grid, causing a nationwide blackout.

Air France Bomb Scare That Forced Emergency Landing Was a Hoax

Brendan O'Connor · 12/20/15 11:07AM

Flying over the Indian Ocean on Sunday, an Air France jetliner was forced to make an emergency landing in Kenya after a passenger noticed a suspicious device in the bathroom. Later, the CEO of Air France said the scare was a “false alarm.”

Black Bodies, White Terrorism: A Global Reimagining of Forgiveness

Esther Armah · 07/04/15 12:00PM

My mama is 79. Wednesday night is her bible study. Just like Ms. Ethel Lee Lance, mama has her circle of church going elders—black women in their 60s, 70s, and 80s for whom church is home. Maybe even safer than home. Their pain was safe in the hands of this particular Jesus. Unshed tears from the Middle Passage were here. Friendships decades deep were here. Sanctuary was here. Comfort, too. Prayers unheard by a black community too often deaf to the pain of black girls and women were heard here, by this Jesus. Or so they thought.

147 Killed in Bloody al-Shabab Attack on Kenyan University

Aleksander Chan · 04/02/15 07:22AM

al-Shabab gunmen led a rampage on the Garissa University College campus in eastern Kenya Tuesday morning, killing at least 15 people and taking an unknown number of hostages. The National Disaster Operation Center of Kenya told the New York Times that 65 people were admitted to a local hospital, “most with gunshot wounds.”

Sarah Hedgecock · 05/20/14 03:29PM

A man tries to escape from a tear-gas-filled building at Nairobi University before being chased back inside by riot police on Tuesday. Kenyan university students protested a proposed increase in fees, but that turned into battles between students throwing rocks and security firing tear gas. Image via Ben Curtis/AP.