Development & Education

Development & Education

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.

Development & Education

Plane disappears over Atlantic

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Adam Mynott, who is at the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. That's where an Air France plane en route from Rio de Janeiro was supposed to land this morning. Investigators are still trying to determine why the plane disappeared from radar and perhaps crashed while flying over the Atlantic Ocean.