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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.

Business, Finance & Economics

Africa's food supply

The United States recently joined other leading industrial nations to pledge 20 billion dollars towards improving farming in Africa. But as The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Morocco, some Africans are wary of this latest round of help from outside.

Global Politics

Haiti's logistical nightmare

Relief workers, doctors and military troops continue to work hard to help earthquake survivors in Haiti. There are reports of hospitals and clinics running out of medicine. Marco Werman speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Christopher Rhoads.