Here is an interesting post at Free Republic about the governmental jurisdictions controlling Mombasa over the years. Mombasa is now part of the country of Kenya. It is reported and alleged by various source including newspapers in Kenya that Obama was born in Kenya. In 1961, when it is alleged that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya, it was not a separate country yet. It was part of the British Protectorate of East Africa, and was not part of Zanzibar as the Obots claim online in blogs to confuse issues. In 1961 what is now Kenya and what is now Zanzibar were both part of the British Protectorate of East Africa. Read the post at Free Republic for more details. Also, links are provided there to some neat historical maps.