The al Qaeda affiliated Islamist militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the car bombing and hours-long siege at Hotel Ambassador, which left at least 16 people dead.
The militants reportedly targeted the Ambassador Hotel, in the latest attack against places frequented by foreigners in the Somali capital.
Kenya's military announced that its soldiers struck a group of al-Shabaab fighters near the Kenyan border in western Somalia, killing 21 militants.
The government in Nairobi has long threatened to close the doors of Dadaab refugee camp, home to more than 300,000 refugees mainly from neighboring Somalia.
The deaths came as opposition protesters called for the replacement of the country's election commission, which they say is biased.
Thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs poured into Uganda following a trail of billions of dollars in state-led investment. Mukwano Mall is their self-sustaining universe.
A recent video of police brutality during Kenyan protests over the country's Electoral Commission shocked the world — but experts say it's just a taste of what's to come if the issue isn't resolved.
A violent protest on Monday in Nairobi was the third such clash in the last three weeks, and a number of demonstrators were hospitalized with severe injuries.
The public payroll's house cleaning comes after an audit found that more than $2 million a month was lost to people scamming the system, profiting from thousands of public sector jobs that didn't actually exist.
Kenyan security forces have killed 10 suspected al-Shabaab Islamist militants while US forces in Somalia launched an airstrike on Thursday that killed another five fighters from the group.
Dozens of people have died in the flooding that has hit the country over the last month, sparking another weather-related crisis in the country already experiencing severe drought.