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Katharine Houreld

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Horny male seeks mate: Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

NAIROBI Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate. | Video

23 Apr 2017

Gunmen shoot, injure conservationist Gallmann in Kenya

NAIROBI Gunmen wounded Italian-born conservationist Kuki Gallmann at her conservation park on Sunday in the latest of a string of attacks during land invasions in drought-stricken northern Kenya.

21 Apr 2017

Kenya's ruling coalition annuls party primaries after chaotic voting

NAIROBI Kenya's ruling coalition annulled party primaries held on Friday, the organization's secretary general said, and reports of widespread anger over chaotic voting raised fears that poorly organized national polls in August could spark violent protests.

10 Apr 2017

Hungry Somalis weigh a daughter's freedom against her siblings' lives

DOLLOW, Somalia As the village wells dried up and her livestock died in the scorched scrubland of southern Somalia, Abdir Hussein had one last chance to save her family from starvation: the beauty of her 14-year-old daughter, Zeinab.

06 Apr 2017

As Somali bombings spike, an unlikely savior steps forward

MOGADISHU Somali dentist Abdikadir Adem spent all his savings on a battered van to rescue wounded people after he watched neighbors hit by bomb blasts bleed to death in wheelbarrows on a desperate five kilometer dash to hospital.

30 Mar 2017

Prominent Kenyan conservationist shot at as herders set fire to lodge

NAIROBI One of Kenya's most prominent conservationists said on Thursday she was repeatedly shot at when she ran to her baby as armed men set fire to a lodge near her home in the drought-striken north, where such attacks are becoming increasingly frequent.

14 Mar 2017

Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship since 2012

NAIROBI Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew on board, Somali authorities said on Tuesday, the first time a commercial ship has been seized in the region since 2012.

08 Mar 2017

Hungry Somali families face agonizing choice: which child to feed

MOGADISHU/BAIDOA, Somalia Somali mothers are facing an agonizing choice over how to divide their shrinking food supply among hungry children as a devastating drought kills off livestock and leaves the Horn of Africa nation facing the possibility of famine.

07 Mar 2017

U.N. head: drought-stricken Somalia needs help to avoid famine

MOGADISHU Rich countries must do more to stop drought-stricken Somalia from sinking into famine, the head of the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning terrorism would increase without aid.

06 Mar 2017

British father of two shot dead at Kenyan ranch

NAIROBI A British man was shot dead in northern Kenya on Sunday at a private ranch in the Laikipia area, two of the man's neighbours said, and a legislator warned that local politicians were stoking violence as elections approach.

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