Three Americans were killed Sunday when Islamic al-Shabab fighters made a rare breach of a U.S. military installation, as the drone base was on alert for retaliation from Iran.
Margot Kiser covers war, geopolitics, human rights, conservation, and crime, primarily in East Africa. She is currently at work on a project about Islamism in East Africa, and a memoir of her life as safari wife and conservationist in post-Socialist Tanzania.
Last summer, 11 rhinos died after relocation, not at the hands of poachers but thanks to the ugly politics of wildlife preservation.
A land grab may have been behind the murder in Kenya of American conservationist Esmond Bradley Martin.
The same techniques and some of the same players blamed for Brexit and Trump are now doing their thing in Africa, where fair elections have been the exception rather than the rule.
The U.S. is waging secret warfare around the world—but the operations in and around Kenya’s Boni National Reserve are some of the most mysterious.
South Sudan’s civil war has been a disaster for humans and animals alike. Soldiers on both sides have turned the slaughter of giraffes and other animals into an industry.
To keep his visit to Kenya and Ethiopia upbeat, Obama declined to address some of the really big problems in both countries.
Before he was president, Obama would come to Kenya to see family. Now, his trip looks to be all business.
Islamic group Al Shabaab promised murder on Holy Week, then struck a university while Muslims went off to pray.
The Somali group’s killing of 36 non-Muslim quarry workers is just the latest retaliation, it says, for Kenya’s repression of Muslims. Why Nairobi’s punitive measures aren’t working.