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Kenyans Supply Somalis Herbal High 2013
Kenya
By Transterra Editor
12 Jun 2013

Khat, a stimulant similar to the coca leaf in South America, is heavily distributed within Nairobi, the largest city and capital of Kenya. It is cultivated in Meru and arrives in Eastleigh, a suburb of Naroibi, at 2 pm everyday. Khat is pre-ordered and bundled with the customer's name written on each sack, which local vendors then collect and sell to local chewers. Local khat vendors come to Eastleigh to sell the stimulant to Somalis who make up most of their customer base. Since it's an important cash crop for Kenyans and Ethiopians, Khat is a thriving business. It is now Ethiopia's second largest export behind coffee. Though khat has been banned by the US and other European countries, it remained legal in the UK until the beginning of July, when it was also outlawed. Previously it had been shipped to the UK four days a week from Kenya.

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A protestor shows the fake money intented to mock the MPs of kenya in protest of the MPs salary rise.

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

An old man protests during the occupy parliament in kenya at the parliament buildings

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A protester shows off coins covered with blood during the protest agains the MPs salary rise

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A policeman stands gurd during the occupy parliament demonstrations

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A protester lies down on the ground in protest against the MPs salary rise

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A protestor duting the occupy parliament demonstrations

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A demonstrator reads the constitution of kenya during the occupy parliament protest

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A protestor sits on the ground while the riot police in horses look on

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A woman prays in front of the parliament gates during the occupy parliament demonstrations.

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

A protestor holds blood during the occupy parliament demonstrations.

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
11 Jun 2013

Protesters dance infront of the parliament gate in protest against the MPs salary rise

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
10 Jun 2013

A protestor looks on during the demonstrations at the parliament to protest the Kenyan MPs salary rise

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By Nick Klaus
10 Jun 2013

A protester presents a police officer with a rose during occupy parliament protests in Nairobi Kenya

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Occupy Parliament Demonstrations Nair...
Nairobi, Kenya
By U.S. Editor
10 Jun 2013

Kenyan civil society organization stage a dramatic demonstration that protested a move made by MPs to increase their pay perks and allowances. Inspired by the "Occupy Wall-street" the group of around 200 attempted to Occupy the Parliament but were greeted by anti riot police. The anti-greed protest was dramatically staged, pouring gallons of animal blood in the streets and carrying around large effigies of pigs calling the MPs "Mpigs".
The protest was organized to draw attention to the people's concerns over what they see as greed underlying the unsustainable, unaffordable increase in MP salaries.

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KENYA GAME RANGERS
Tsavo East, Kenya
By U.S. Editor
10 Jun 2013

The Tsavo East National Park together with the Tsavo West National Park forms one of the largest National parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo East the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi –Mombasa road and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya

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Kenya Game Rangers
Tsavo East, Kenya
By U.S. Editor
10 Jun 2013

The Joint mass of Tsavo West and Tsavo East National Parks forms one of the largest National parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo East the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi –Mombasa road, equidistant between Nairobi and Mombasa, and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya

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The Front Lines of Kenya's National ...
Tsavo East, kenya
By Transterra Editor
10 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers are dedicated to the protection and management of wildlife in Kenya, despite the dangers the job entails. One of their main tasks involves guarding parks and reserves against those who poach elephants for their valuable ivory tusks. Though the rangers are armed with assault rifles, they face extreme dangers when faced with poachers who are often heavily armed and out number the KWS rangers. These exclusive photos portray the rangers as they put their lives on the line to protect Kenya’s threatened elephants in Tsavo East National Park. June, 2013.

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KENYA GAME RANGERS - Article
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
10 Jun 2013

The Tsavo East National Park together with the Tsavo West National Park forms one of the largest National parks in the world and covers a massive 4% of Kenya’s total land area. Tsavo East the larger of the two, lies to the east of the Nairobi –Mombasa road and offers a vast and untapped arena of arid bush which is washed by azure and emerald meandering of Galana River. Guarded by the limitless lava reaches of Yatta plateau and patrolled by some of the largest elephant herds in Kenya

In January 2013 eleven elephants were killed by poachers and in 2012 figures indicate that up to 350 elephants were killed by poachers in the entire Kenya. The most elephants killed since the catastrophic 1980's.

Kenya Wildlife Services have launched a joint operation with other security agencies to drive livestock out of all national parks. Since tourists visit national parks to view wildlife, droves of livestock now grazing there negate this purpose. Furthermore, areas experiencing livestock incursion, account for majority of poaching incidence reported this year. The operation will also try to net suspected poachers masquerading as livestock herders especially in Tsavo Conservation Area.

Kenya Wildlife Rangers is the last line of defence for the wildlife of the area and they are constantly on patrol in the park. They have to endure extremely tough conditions , battling poachers armed with assault rifles, wildlife and exposure to the elements. A ranger typically stay inside the park away from their families for three months at a time often in isolation for weeks at a time as they man observation post all over the park.

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Kinshasa Street Children - Raw Footag...
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
09 Jun 2013

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo | 09-06-2013
The problem of street children in Kinshasa continues to worsen, despite more than two thousand former street and orphaned children who have been housed and rehabilitated by a national government program. In the DR Congo, the street children are called “enfants sorciers,” meaning the witch kids who are usually victims of domestic violence, the HIV epidemic, early pregnancies, or suspected of practicing voodoo. Most of the children have confessed to pick-pocketing, regular drug use, expecially marijuana and sniffing petrol. A pilot project to rehabilitate thousands of children living on the streets of DR Congo is failing because government is excluding civil society from the rehabilitation program.Two years ago, the government began recruiting Kinshasa’s street kids and placing them into training centres under the auspices of the DR Congo National Service, to provide them trade skills, such as carpentry and tailoring. However following their graduation from life and trade skills training, the children often return to their old lives because there has been no planning by government on how the skills could be utilized by the kids to their benefit.

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Kinshasa Street Children - Raw Footag...
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
09 Jun 2013

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo | 09-06-2013
The problem of street children in Kinshasa continues to worsen, despite more than two thousand former street and orphaned children who have been housed and rehabilitated by a national government program. In the DR Congo, the street children are called “enfants sorciers,” meaning the witch kids who are usually victims of domestic violence, the HIV epidemic, early pregnancies, or suspected of practicing voodoo. Most of the children have confessed to pick-pocketing, regular drug use, expecially marijuana and sniffing petrol. A pilot project to rehabilitate thousands of children living on the streets of DR Congo is failing because government is excluding civil society from the rehabilitation program.Two years ago, the government began recruiting Kinshasa’s street kids and placing them into training centres under the auspices of the DR Congo National Service, to provide them trade skills, such as carpentry and tailoring. However following their graduation from life and trade skills training, the children often return to their old lives because there has been no planning by government on how the skills could be utilized by the kids to their benefit.

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Kinshasa Street Children - Raw Footag...
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
09 Jun 2013

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo | 09-06-2013
The problem of street children in Kinshasa continues to worsen, despite more than two thousand former street and orphaned children who have been housed and rehabilitated by a national government program. In the DR Congo, the street children are called “enfants sorciers,” meaning the witch kids who are usually victims of domestic violence, the HIV epidemic, early pregnancies, or suspected of practicing voodoo. Most of the children have confessed to pick-pocketing, regular drug use, expecially marijuana and sniffing petrol. A pilot project to rehabilitate thousands of children living on the streets of DR Congo is failing because government is excluding civil society from the rehabilitation program.Two years ago, the government began recruiting Kinshasa’s street kids and placing them into training centres under the auspices of the DR Congo National Service, to provide them trade skills, such as carpentry and tailoring. However following their graduation from life and trade skills training, the children often return to their old lives because there has been no planning by government on how the skills could be utilized by the kids to their benefit.

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (22 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit during a patrol in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (8 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit during a patrol in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (21 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Stephen Lewagat from the anti poaching unit during a patrol in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (7 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Stephen Lewagat from the anti poaching unit during a patrol in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (20 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Ranger Sgt.Benson Epae gesture to fellow rangers as they approach a illegal charcoal sight in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (5 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit chase cattle grazing inside the park in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (4 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit chase cattle grazing inside the park in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (18 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers from the anti poaching unit chase cattle grazing inside the park out through a fence in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (3 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Kenyan Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (17 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Exhausted Kenyan Somali herders sleep as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (2 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (16 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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KENYA GAME RANGERS (15 of 40)
Tsavo East, Kenya
By Karel Prinsloo
09 Jun 2013

Kenya Wildlife Rangers question Kenyan Somali herders as they move their cattle just outside the Tsavo East game park in Kenya 9 June 2013. PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO

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Herbal High (14 of 18)
Eastleigh Nairobi, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
09 Jun 2013

Somali families monopolise the export of khat to Europe in Kenya. They create links with Somalis in UK and send initial supplies based on trust.

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Herbal High (13 of 18)
Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya
By Celeste Hibbert
09 Jun 2013

Kenyan packer boxing khat in a warehouse in Kenya's Somali district, Eastleigh