Always an adventure to go riding in the wild at @boranaconservancy! Viewing wildlife on horseback offers a unique, authentic and exhilarating experience, and is one of the activities you can enjoy while visiting us here at Lewa and Borana.
With Nairobi National Park situated only 4 miles (7 km) from Kenya’s capital city, human/wildlife conflict is a definite issue. The city of almost 4 million currently has plans to build a railway through the middle of the park.
This is the story of Kenya’s League of Extravagant Grannies who were once corporate and government leaders in the 1970’s but are now retired. They now live the retired high life travelling to exotic and remote areas within Africa to explore, party and enjoy in exclusivity.
We managed to catch up with 3 of them in Somalia soon after they landed. Little is known about them till now…..
3 young Sudanese men killed
‘execution-style’ in Indiana, but where is media coverage:
Police in the US state of Indiana say they are yet to identify a motive for the “execution-style” murders of three young Muslim-American men last week, in a case that has barely caused a ripple in mainstream media in the United States
The three men - 23-year-old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year-old Adam Mekki and 17-year-old Muhannad Tairab - were found dead in a house in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Wednesday, The men, who police said hailed from Africa’s eastern Sahel region, had all been shot multiple times. Police said the murders were not believed to be gang-related.
“Eidi Mohamed, 20, a student, remembers all three of the Sudanese boys in middle school as “really into sports, specifically soccer.” “There are a few news channels here covering but it really isn’t getting attention like the Chapel Hill shooting” he went on to say. Asked whether or not the area has a history of overt racism towards Blacks or Muslims Mohamed recalled, “I’ve always heard about racist things going on in Fort Wayne, parts of Fort Wayne have a lot of African Americans and African Immigrants.” -http://muslimmatters.org/
Since the media won’t cover the story, we will. Sad to see that the few times the media covered this story, they tried to paint the victims as thugs, criminals, etc. This story is just as important as any other story repeatedly talked about in the news.
PLEASE REBLOG, SHARE THIS STORY ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA, ETC. LET THIS STORY BE HEARD. WE CAN’T BE QUIET!
Kenyan-born artist Tahir C. Karmali’s “work provides an honorable representation of how Kenyans have
steady used the disownment of their government, and created a culture of
triumph and beauty.
“The philosophy behind ‘Jua Kali’ is what inspired me - it is
this notion that no matter what, we are going to make it work with what
we have around us. The idea that junk and scrap can be repurposed to
create whatever we want.” -Tahir”