On 7 August Kenya and Tanzania mark the tenth anniversary of the US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, which left a total of 224 people dead and thousands more injured.

The majority of casualties were registered in the Kenyan capital, where 201 Kenyans and 12 US citizens died after a car bomb exploded causing the embassy, then located at a busy crossroads in the city centre, and a neighbouring building to collapse. In the Tanzanian commercial capital an almost simultaneous car bomb explosion at the US embassy killed 11 Tanzanians.

Four people have been convicted in connection with the attacks, which are believed to have been orchestrated by the international terrorist network Al Qaeda.

The BBC Swahili service will be broadcasting live from memorial sites in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam and Ground Zero in New York for the anniversary.

Meanwhile Kenyan anti-terrorist police are continuing their search for alleged Al Qaeda operative Fazul Abdullah Mohammed from the Comoros islands, who is wanted in connection with the 1998 bombings and two attacks in Mombasa in 2002. Fazul is believed to have left a house in Malindi in early August and police are concentrating their search along the coast and in Nairobi.