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When Women Rule: Kenyan rebel evades child marriage and Maasai curses to win power

24 Oct 2017

KAJIADO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After outmaneuvering her illiterate father three times by the age of 18 to escape his plans to make her a child bride, Peris Tobiko decided the only way to protect other Maasai girls in Kenya from harmful traditions was to become a leader.

Squatters battle Kenya's ex-president and charities over wildlife park

21 Jul 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Samburu herders in Kenya are fighting for control of 17,000 acres of land that a former president sold to become a national park, in a case fraught with tensions over conservation and colonial dispossession.

Kenya's nomads swap guns for tourist dollars to end turf wars

30 Jun 2017

ISIOLO, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It looked like a hostage swap only the currency was livestock and the mission was to end decades of deadly clashes.

Gucci purses and watermelons: dreaming of a better future for Kenya's hungry north

23 Jun 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya can escape the 'Groundhog Day' of recurrent hunger crises by investing in irrigated farming and leather tanneries in its arid lands, experts said on Friday, as poor spring rains have failed to relieve biting drought.

Gucci purses and watermelons: dreaming of a better future for Kenya's hungry north

23 Jun 2017

NAIROBI, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya can escape the 'Groundhog Day' of recurrent hunger crises by investing in irrigated farming and leather tanneries in its arid lands, experts said on Friday, as poor spring rains have failed to relieve biting drought.

Politics of Death: Colonial scars and drought feed Kenya land wars

23 Jun 2017

LAIKIPIA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenyan farmer Martin Evans pushed open the bullet-holed wooden door to reveal a pool of blood where Duncan Murimi, a manager at his cattle ranch in northern Kenya, had been shot by intruders.

Maasai land loss raises tensions in Kenya ahead of elections

20 Jun 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's opposition leader has raised tensions weeks ahead of elections by criticizing the Maasai community's sale of ancestral land to other ethnic groups in an area hit by political violence in the 1990s, land rights experts said.

Maasai land loss raises tensions in Kenya ahead of elections

20 Jun 2017

NAIROBI, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's opposition leader has raised tensions weeks ahead of elections by criticising the Maasai community's sale of ancestral land to other ethnic groups in an area hit by political violence in the 1990s, land rights experts said.

Record hunger in Horn of Africa pushes development banks to step in

13 Jun 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With a record-breaking 26.5 million people going hungry in the Horn of Africa, development banks are increasing their humanitarian funding to fill a gap left by traditional donors, a high-level mission said on Tuesday.

Medics and school staff forcibly recruited in South Sudan's war

13 Jun 2017

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Staff working in South Sudan's health centers and schools have been forcibly recruited by armed groups, causing facilities to close, the United Nations said, as it struggles to provide aid in one of the world's most dangerous war zones.

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