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Al-Shabaab Shopping Mall Threat
On February 21, the Somalia-based Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab released a documentary-style video through its Twitter account titled The…

Security Situation in Kenya: Recent Attacks and Threats During the World Cup
On June 15, militants in Kenya attacked the coastal town of Mpeketoni in Lamu County, killing an estimated 48 men, most of whom were watching a World…

OSAC 2013 Annual Briefing White Paper: Terror at Westgate: Lessons Learned
Introduction September’s terror attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, propelled the Somalia-based Islamic extremist group…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Mogadishu (Somalia), Reminder on Personal Security
U.S. Embassy Nairobi would like to remind U.S. citizens to exercise caution and remain aware of your surroundings should you decide to travel or…

Message for U.S. Citizens: Nairobi (Kenya), Wardens Needed
In our efforts to improve the warden system, we are looking for volunteers to serve as wardens.

Message for U.S. Citizens: Nairobi (Kenya), Travelers' Health Recommendations
This is to inform travelers and residents in Somalia and Kenya that a small number of polio cases have recently been identified in Somalia and…