Fresh concerns for the fate of Kenya’s wildlife
Conservationists warn that the country’s animals will ‘disappear like dinosaurs’ as roads and railways spring up and companies hunt for oil. Is conservation more important than development?
Poachers poison Kenya’s most famous elephant
Satao, one of the largest elephants in the world, has been found dead, killed for his enormous tusks. What can be done to stop the trade in ivory and prevent more elephant killings?
Kenya terror gang funded by elephant poaching
In the wake of a horrific attack on a Kenyan shopping centre, the world is now discovering how the killers were funded. What is the link between terrorism and organised crime?
Global horror at shopping mall terrorist attack
Scattering gunfire and throwing grenades, a group of al Shabaab terrorists killed, injured and held captive locals and tourists alike. Will the panic spread to the rest of the world?
Britain says ‘sorry’ for imperial atrocity
Half a century ago, the governors of British-ruled Kenya suppressed a rebellion in appallingly brutal fashion. Yesterday the government finally apologised. Was it right to do so?
Nation on the edge as Kenya heads to the polls
Five years ago Kenya was engulfed by bloodshed and ethnic hatred after elections split along tribal lines. Today, the country returns to the polls. Can violence be avoided this time?
Somalia’s chaos sends ripples around the world
Ravaged by famine and ruled by warlords, Somalia ranks number one in the index of failed states. How should the rest of the world deal with this struggling state?
Tragedy in paradise as Somali pirates strike
A 56-year-old woman kidnapped by pirates faces an unimaginable ordeal this week, after seeing her husband shot dead. Her story is part of a wider tragedy – that of the whole of Somalia.