Three shot, scores injured in Nairobi slum demolition

Daily Nation

By NATION REPORTER

Three people have been shot and several injured as Nairobi’s Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum residents riot over ongoing demolitions. The demolitions began on Saturday morning leaving thousands of angry residents homeless.  Protesters have since engaged the police in running battles, destroying properties and blocking motorists at Cabanas along Mombasa road highway. Residents who spoke to Nation said they had not received eviction notice and have demanded an end to the demolitions.  Motorist plying the Mombasa road highway are said to be experiencing traffic snarl-up while some expressed fear of missing flights at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Boko Haram vows to fight until Nigeria establishes sharia law

The Guardian UK

Monica Mark in Abuja

Spokesman for Islamist group says it will not stop deadly attacks until country is ruled according to dictates of AllahThe Islamist group

Exclusive: Spokesman for Islamist group says it will not stop deadly attacks until country is ruled according to dictates of AllahThe Islamist group Boko Haram, which has killed almost 1,000 people in Nigeria, will continue its campaign of violence until the country is ruled by sharia law, a senior member has told the Guardian.   “We will consider negotiation only when we have brought the government to their knees,” the spokesman, Abu Qaqa, said in the group’s first major interview with a western newspaper. “Once we see that things are being done according to the dictates of Allah, and our members are released [from prison], we will only put aside our arms – but we will not lay them down. You don’t put down your arms in Islam, you only put them aside.”  Qaqa, whose name is a pseudonym, said the group’s members were spiritual followers of al-Qaida, and claimed they had met senior figures in the network founded by Osama bin Laden during visits to Saudia Arabia. Continue reading Boko Haram vows to fight until Nigeria establishes sharia law