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· September, 2013

Stories about Kenya from September, 2013

GV Face: Retweeting Terrorists? The Westgate Mall Attacks

In this week's edition of our Google Hangout series GV Face, we discuss the role of social media in the aftermath of the devastating attack in Kenya.

When There's No Emergency Phone Number, Kenya Tweets For Help

When al-Shabab gunmen attacked Nairobi's Westgate Mall, Philip Ogola of Kenya Red Cross jumped to action – with a tweet.

Nairobi Mall Attack Inspires Two Online Tools for Emergencies

The Ping will help families to quickly check in with each other during an emergency while Blood Donation Kenya matches blood location centers with people willing to help with donation.

Global Voices Author Remembers Friends Slain in Nairobi Mall Attack

Shurufu, a Tanzanian journalist based in Dar es Salaam, lost friends Ross Langdon and Elif Yavuz, who were expecting their first child together.

How the Nairobi Mall Attack Unfolded on Social Media

Twitter captured the confusion of the attack in real-time as users, who first reported what they thought was an explosion, learned the horrible truth.

Tracking Kenyan Social Media During Westgate Mall Attack

Anahi Ayala Iacucci is maintaining a list of prominent social media sources and verified information about the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall.

Peruvian Physician Among Victims of Attack in Nairobi

Peruvian news agency Andina informed [es] on Saturday, September 21, 2013, that Peruvian physician Juan Jesús Ortiz is one of the fatalities from the attack in Kenya's capital city, Nairobi,...

Brazilian Artists Unite to Save Lions in Kenya

Brazilian artists contribute their artwork to a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Ewaso Lions Project, dedicated to saving lions in Kenya.

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