Two Kenyan guards and a Somali policeman are killed during a shooting attack by al-Shabaab gunmen at Mogadishu International Airport. Two of the attackers are also killed. Several more people are wounded. All domestic and international flights at the airport are suspended.
The World Health Organization endorses the mass rollout of the malaria vaccine RTS,S across Sub-Saharan Africa and other countries affected by the disease after pilot programs with the vaccine in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi reduced malaria-related hospitalization and death rates among children by 70%.
In an unprecedented move, Kenya's presidential aspirant, Raila Odinga, pulls out of a repeat presidential election just 15 days before the election. This action comes after the supreme court nullified the elections run on August 8 as being unconstitutional.
Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda sign an agreement to seek more water from the Nile, a move opposed by Egypt and Sudan. Kenya issues a support statement. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-africa-8682387.stm (BBC)] [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-africa-2010-05-201051412498188812.html (Al Jazeera)] [http:--www.iol.co.za-index.php?from=rss_Science&set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=nw20100514163441835C508599 (IOL)]date=August 2019 [http:--www.miamiherald.com-2010-05-14-1629403-upriver-nile-countries-sign-compact.html ("The Miami Herald")]date=August 2019