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.
LONG GOODBYE 07.27.152:20 PM ET How Obama Glossed Over Africa’s Troubles http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/27/how-obama-glossed-over-africa-s-troubles.html MARGOT KISER To keep his visit to Kenya and Ethiopia upbeat, Obama declined to address some of the really big problems in both […]
“We fear Obama is coming to teach our children to be gay,” the owner of a beauty salon in a Christian town on the coast told me. In reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court decision last month to recognize a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, one anti-gay-rights fringe group reportedly plans to protest in Nairobi—and, for reasons as yet unclear, to do so in the nude.
I’d been hearing rumors that Nairobi’s Westgate Mall is slated to reopen in July sometime. I’m surprised because I pass by every so often and nothing’s changed since the attack. In September 2013 Somali Al […]
Portugal hardly ever seems in the news. I never gave the little country next to Spain much thought. Recently, however, a writer friend of mine and his wife first told me about Algarve, a largely […]
The events that have both given birth to and plagued South Sudan have as much if not more to do with oil and minerals as with religion and right-wing anti-Islamists.
Kenya wants to close Dadaab refugee camp – the world’s largest – claiming that it serves as a staging area for Al Shabaab attacks. However, Kenya law prohibits the forceful repatriation of refugees to unsafe […]