Kenya

Business, Economics and Jobs

Anti-poaching efforts in Kenya focus on saving animals — and people too

In recent years, Kenya has been on the front line of the war against terror. In 2013, Al-Shabaab killed 67 people in an attack on Nairobi’s upscale Westgate mall. More recently, militants stormed a northern Kenyan university, killing 148 people in the country’s worst terrorist attack in more than a decade. Terrorism experts now know the group receives at least some of its funding from the illegal wildlife trade, so stopping poachers in Kenya’s national parks is not just about saving elephants, it’s about saving people, too.

Politics

Chatter: Horror in Nairobi

Kenyan forces attempt to free the hostages still trapped inside a Nairobi mall with armed Islamist extremists, Angela Merkel wins a third term as Germany's chancellor — but not an outright majority, Pakistan's minorities protest after suicide bombers kill more than 80 Christians, and the key to getting good service, as per German psychologists.