In Somalia, Ali Maow Maalin died unexpectedly this week. His passing is a milestone in the history of a viral disease: smallpox. Ali Maow Maalin was the last person in the world to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox.
Nairobi residents remained on edge as the assault by al-Shabab continued at a luxury Westgate shopping mall in the Kenyan capital. Kenyan Laura Walubengo, a web editor with DSTV online in Nairobi watched the scene unfold at the mall.
Who says you have to be Christian to celebrate Christmas in America? Since most everyone has the day off on December 25th, refugee communities often come together and create their own holiday traditions.