KENYANS FEARFUL, DEFIANT AS NAIROBI MALL ATTACK APPEARS TO WIND DOWN

By on September 24, 2013 in TIME

Time / September 24, 2013 As the standoff at an upscale Nairobi mall between Islamist terrorists and the Kenyan security forces appears to come to a close, the people of the city are trying to make sense of what has happened and are adjusting to a new sense of insecurity. At Junction, a shopping center […]

DAY FOUR OF ATTACK ON WESTGATE MALL, AND THE FIGHTING CONTINUES

By on September 24, 2013 in QUARTZ

quartz / September 24, 2013 NAIROBI—The front page of The Standard, a Nairobi newspaper, today read “The Final Assault.” For Kenyans that assault, bringing an end to ordeal at the Westgate mall that began on Saturday (Sept. 21), cannot come too soon. But it seems to be more of a slow, methodical process than a flash-bang operation. […]

EYEWITNESSES AT KENYAN MALL ATTACK: “I WAS SURE THEY WERE GOING TO COME IN AT ANY MOMENT.”

By on September 24, 2013 in QUARTZ, WRITING

QUartz / september 22, 2013 NAIROBI—A rumor was spreading that the shooters would spare the lives of Muslims. Eran Ochayon, like most people at the mall, wasn’t Muslim. His friend, hiding elsewhere in the complex, sent him a text message. It was the shahada, an Islamic creed typically recited at daily prayers. Ochayon, a Jewish businessman from Israel, scrawled […]

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