The violent attack on a mall in Nairobi is a sign of desperation from the Somali group responsible for it, according to analyst Ken Menkhaus. He's a professor of political science at Davidson College in North Carolina. Anchor Marco Werman challenges him to explain his analysis.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's 11-day trip to Africa begins with a focus on Somalia, though she won't actually be visiting the war-ravaged nation. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's East Africa correspondent Peter Greste in Nairobi.
Kenyan singer Makadem gained international fame with his song "Obama Be Thy Name," in support of Barack Obama's presidential run in 2008. Four years later the singer is focused on getting out the youth vote for Kenya's own presidential election next year.
Brooklyn-based Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu is a rising star in the international art world, but she's been unable to travel outside the US, while waiting a decade for the green card she now has. Her experience is part of her art in a new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
Though there is an increasing need for mental health services in Kenya, the country has only 79 working psychiatrists, according to the African Mental Health Foundation; that’s one for every 500,000 people. One woman is using technology to work around the shortage and bring scant mental health resources to Kenyans.
The answer to today's Geoquiz is Nairobi, Kenya, where cell phone users are chatting up a storm following a drastic drop in cell phone rates. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from the BBC's Josphat Makori.