The process is estimated to cost $9 millions and some have questioned the practicality of pouring such heavy financial resources into saving a species that is already at the brink of extinction, rather than using the money to protect existing healthy rhino populations:
For millions of women around the world, monthly periods are something that comes with real hazards, such as missing school and work or being subjected to potentially harmful sanitary conditions. But there's a global menstrual movement taking place.
On Aug. 8, all across Kenya, people spent hours in long, chaotic lines waiting to cast their votes in the election. At the polling station inside Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, the scene was a bit different.
Student journalists in Kenya's sprawling Kibera slum have been covering their country's elections. But on Tuesday, the day of the vote, many residents are leaving. Kibera has gotten violent during the past elections.
Kenyans vote on Tuesday for a new president, and videos with phony CNN and BBC logos have popped up online to sway the elections. People are worried about a contested result and more violence breaking out after the elections, as it did in 2007.
Since the Dadaab refugee camp complex opened 26 years ago, an entire generation has grown up there. For many Somalis born and raised in Dadaab, it's more than just a camp. It’s home. And Kenya plans to close it in May.
"You're not going to separate us," Muslim bus-riders told Islamic militants who demanded the Muslims and Christians separate. The Muslims told the militants to kill us all, but we will not sacrifice our Christian colleagues.
Cities are centers of culture, but they're also increasingly home turf for militant warfare. That's what counter-insurgency guru David Kilcullen argues in his new book Out of the Mountains: The Coming of Age of the Urban Guerrilla.
Non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, are the non-profits that help provide everything from food to education to business support around the world. And many aid workers joke that NGOs make up an industry in itself. Now, a new comedy series produced in Kenya takes that joke a step further, about the inner workings of an aid group that just aids itself.
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.
Dozens of young people in the Kibera district of Nairobi have joined a savings club called Mashujaa, which means "heroes" in Swahili. Each member may only contribute a few pennies a day, but it adds up. And it allows the members to make big expenditures that might be out of reach. The deal is, they have to get the whole group's consent first.