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Kenya grenade attacks and al-Shabab militants

2011-11-11

Queen’s University political studies professor Andrew Grant is available to discuss the grenade
attacks in downtown Nairobi, which appear to be revenge over Kenya sending troops into Somalia to chase after al-Shabab militants a week ago.

Dr. Grant is available to discuss the grenade attacks and kidnappings of foreigners in Kenya that have been attributed to al-Shabab militants, and explain why the Kenyan government decided to send troops into Somalia.

Dr. Grant has extensive expertise in Africa who specializes in African politics and civil conflict. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Queen’s Centre for International and Defence Policy and a Faculty Associate with the Queen’s Southern African Research Centre. He has conducted field research in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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