[Nation] Veterinary officers have killed seven dogs that mauled two year old grandson of late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua to death.
[UN News] Drought has devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources, the United Nations agriculture agency said today, stressing that supporting them to get back on their feet and prevent further livestock losses are crucial in the Horn of Africa country, where hunger has been on the rise this year.
[Nation] Residents of a village in Embu County are reeling in shock after a 46-year-old man killed animals he had offered as bride price to his in-laws and then committed suicide on Tuesday morning.
[Daily News] The government has started taking measures to address land disputes in the country, including embarking on enforcing sedentary lives of pastoralists who roam about with their livestock and stray into farms.
[Nation] Malaria researchers have found that keeping a chicken by your bedside could help protect you from mosquito bites that spread malaria, shows a new study.
[Botswana Daily News] Khawa -Farmers in the Khawa area say marauding lions are giving them sleepless nights by killing their livestock and threatening their lives.
[Al Jazeera] At the beginning of this year, South African conservationists celebrated a small victory. Figures from 2015, released by the South African government, showed that only 1,175 rhinos were destroyed in its wildlife parks, 40 less than in the previous year.
A good system, but overwhelmed “THE animals die first” is a common refrain from many Ethiopians living in Tigray and Afar, two northern states, as the country experiences its worst drought in decades. Crop production in these regions has dropped by 50% or more in some areas, and failed completely in others. Hundreds of thousands of domestic animals are reckoned to have perished.
[The Patriot] Botswana’s ‘shoot to kill’ policy against poachers which Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism has adopted has caused uneasiness among visiting USA congressional delegation.
[The Star] Police in Nairobi are holding a 21-year-old woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death in a fight over a text message.