Somali pirates in 2011 attacked 237 boats in the oceans around northeast Africa. In 2014 there have been seven attacks, all failed.
One father traveling overseas realizes finding a babysitter in the US is full of decisions unknown to parents in other parts of the world, who raise their kids to help care for their siblings.
Investors in East Africa’s largest economy are used to the possibility of terror attacks, but a recent bombing in Nairobi's business district and others highlight Kenyan's continued struggle with security.
Across East Africa, leaders are pushing laws and crackdowns on free media, NGO funding, and human rights and civil society efforts. This isn't coincidence.
Lesser-known plants such as enset and amaranth can play an important role in improving nutrition while providing an alternative to the annual grains that need artificial fertilizers and costly pesticides and herbicides.