Kenya: Elephant herds seen from a unique angle
22 July 2021 | 10:18 am
Hot air balloon rides are gaining traction in the Amboseli National Park. It can go as low as 20 meters above the ground, giving tourists the best view of elephant families and access to places no overland tour vehicle can go.
26 Jul 2021
An alarming rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the spread of the delta variant in western Kenya is leading to a shortage of medical oxygen. DW's Mariel Müller visited a hospital in Kisumu County, where the shortage of oxygen and high-flow oxygen devices is making it difficult to save patients.
30 Jul 2021
There is exultation in Kenya's Shona community as nearly 2,000 of the formerly stateless members are given ID cards and citizenship, which will transform their lives. Plus, more than 354 million people live with hepatitis around the world, leading to over a million deaths every year. On World Hepatitis Day, our correspondents in Gabon speak to campaigners hoping to make treatment more affordable.
5 Aug 2021
Officials in Nigeria, known as a hub for illegal wildlife trafficking have seized a record amount of pangolin scales and claws and elephant tusks as the government attempts to combat the trade, the head of customs said on Wednesday.
7 Aug 2021
Kenya's first National Wildlife Census takes to the air after launching on May 7th 2021. The census is conducted through a partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the newly-created Wildlife Research & Training Institute, who are increasingly turning to plane observation to monitor the state of the country's animal populations.
22 Aug 2021
A wandering herd of 14 elephants have found themselves searching for food in the Chinese village of Xishuangbanna. The village chief barricades the village to protect its crops and people, while the community and a neighbouring nature reserve continue their attempts to conserve the majestic species.
23 Aug 2021
A Kenyan USB cable and mobile charger manufacturing company produced a ‘’made in Kenya’’ USB Cable. The company was set up in 2019 by Muthungu Anthony.
5 Sep 2021
Taita-Taveta is known for producing food for other neighboring counties in southern Kenya. Banana farming has become a business that ensures the livelihood of several families in the region and increases the flow of trade on the border with Tanzania.
5 Sep 2021
Sri Lanka's main elephant orphanage recorded a rare twin birth Tuesday as a 25-year-old named Surangi delivered healthy male calves, the first elephant twins born in captivity in the country for 80 years. Official records show there are about 200 domesticated elephants in the island country and an estimated 7,500 in the wild.
11 Sep 2021
Visitors come from all over the world to fish in Kenya's highland rivers and alpine lakes. The country has an old and tiny fly-fishing tradition, but enthusiasts have plans to expand.
3 Oct 2021
A rescue center in southern Kenya is a haven for elderly people accused of witchcraft. The residents have often had to run for their lives to escape being killed by their families.
14 Oct 2021
2 million Kenyans face severe drought, with many at risk of starvation as a crippling drought stalks northern counties. Already many domestic livestock and wild animals have succumbed to thirst and hunger.
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