Drought and deforestation push Kenyan tea prices to record high

The Times of London
Limuru, Kenya

The mist hangs thickly over rolling hills covered with a green patchwork of thigh-high tea bushes. Workers wearing boots and aprons move methodically through the fields, choosing the youngest tips to throw into their sacks.

The dampness in the air and the light drizzle that fell last week was welcome, because there has been so little of it lately in Kenya, the leading tea exporter in the world. Continue reading Drought and deforestation push Kenyan tea prices to record high

Bloodhounds the latest weapon against ivory and bushmeat poachers

The Times of London
Nairobi, Kenya

Slobbering, panting and blinking in the dawn light, the latest weapon in the fight against poachers emerged from the belly of a Kenya Airways jumbo jet.

Packed in two wooden crates, Pension and Drastic, two six-year-old British bloodhounds, got their first glimpse of Kenya last week as they began their new lives helping to protect the country’s wildlife. Continue reading Bloodhounds the latest weapon against ivory and bushmeat poachers