Hi there,

If you think Democracy Now!’s reporting is a critical line of defense against war, climate catastrophe and authoritarianism, please make your donation of $10 or more right now. Today, a generous donor will DOUBLE your donation, which means it’ll go 2x as far to support our independent journalism. Democracy Now! is funded by you, and that’s why we’re counting on your donation to keep us going strong. Please give today. Every dollar makes a difference—in fact, gets doubled! Thank you so much.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

U.S. Embassy Bombings

StoryAugust 10, 1998
Media Options
    Related

      On Friday, Americans woke up to the news that two U.S. embassies in Africa had been blown up: in Nairobi, Kenya and in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Reporters in Washington, D.C. rushed to the State Department and first had to acquaint themselves with the map. One reporter talked about Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania and Kenya in Nairobi. Since there was no news about why the simultaneous bombings took place, reporters soon began to fill time describing the two African countries.

      Unfortunately, this is how people learn about African countries. When there is a famine, or a war, or in this case, a bombing. Reporters repeat the State Department line that Kenya and Tanzania are multi-party democracies with a close relationship with the United States.

      Guest:

      • Koigi Ma Wamwere, a Kenyan human rights activist and a former Amnesty International declared prisoner of conscience.

      Related link:

      .
      .
      .

      Related Story

      StoryMay 21, 2024Meet Lily Greenberg Call, First Jewish Biden Appointee to Publicly Resign over Gaza
      The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

      Non-commercial news needs your support

      We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
      Please do your part today.
      Make a donation
      Top