Kenya

Arts, Culture & Media

Why some Kenyan villagers take AK-47s to fetch water

On the border with South Sudan, is a Turkana village called Loblono, in Northern Kenya. These Turkana people have survived for centuries in one of the harshest landscapes on earth, the dry-as-a-bone desert that also stretches across South Sudan and Somalia. They live a nomadic lifestyle based on herding cattle, chasing the rain and the grasslands that sprout from the desert when it’s wet. The Turkana have always been in conflict with neighboring tribes, like the Poquot and the Taposas. But, in recent years, dwindling water supplies have exacerbated the conflict on this smallest of scales.

Global Scan

This 'depressed' polar bear won't be getting a new home after all

Arturo, the "world's most depressed" polar bear was supposed to be heading to a better life in Canada — at least that's what activists wanted. But now they're hearing he's too unwell to travel anywhere. Russia passes yet another law that critics say will limit Internet freedom. And a British man found he's been paying for cable service he canceled four years ago, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Brazil wins the title for most faked injuries in the World Cup

Updated

The drama has been intense on the field during the World Cup... and then there have been the games. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the theatrical moments of feigned injuries — and Brazil is the clear winner. At least in Brazil, women can attend the matches. Not so in Iran. And the US warns travelers away from visiting much of Africa, all in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Brazil wins the title for most faked injuries in the World Cup

Updated

The drama has been intense on the field during the World Cup... and then there have been the games. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the theatrical moments of feigned injuries — and Brazil is the clear winner. At least in Brazil, women can attend the matches. Not so in Iran. And the US warns travelers away from visiting much of Africa, all in today's Global Scan.

Kenya bloggers monitor unrest

Post-election unrest in Kenya has been widespread and hard to monitor in real time, but some concerned bloggers are trying to help, and they've set up a website where Kenyans can report on what they see in their own communities

Kenya's press coverage

The World's Carol Hills reports on the challenges facing Kenya's journalists as they try to cover the crisis spreading throughout their country.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answers to today's Geo Quiz are the 5 countries that produce most of the world's tea. The answers, according to a United Nations database, are China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.

Business, Finance & Economics

Swine Flu Hits Africa

The World's Andrea Crossan reports from Nairobi on worries over the swine flu hitting Africa. Just under 10 cases have been confirmed in sub-Sarahan Africa. But health experts are concerned about the disease spreading in the continent's crowded slums.