Caring for Kenya’s elephants: Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE

World Wildlife Day: 3rd March 2016 In honour of World Wildlife Day, who better to consider than a woman who, in 2006, received a knighthood for her services to the conservation of wildlife. This was the first knighthood to be awarded in Kenya since the country’s independence in 1963. Daphne Sheldrick is now eighty-one years … Continue reading Caring for Kenya’s elephants: Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE

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Morocco: Echoes of the Orient

Morocco’s tourist trail is certainly well trodden. The more intrepid traveller might think twice about visiting such a popular holiday destination, picturing exclusive hotels and pools that could exist anywhere else in the world. True, Morocco is frequented by those seeking a few days of sunshine, barely venturing outside of their suburban complex or resort. … Continue reading Morocco: Echoes of the Orient

Not Our War: Kenya as a Pawn in America’s War on Terror

Firstly, some perspective. Kenya is safe, beautiful, and booming. The clichéd "war on terror" is fought far in the north-eastern badlands, deep in the hidden slums, and high in the dingy corridors of power. These places could not be further removed from the cool-gin-and-tonic-on-the-veranda-while-the-sun-sets-over-the-herd-of-elephants idyll of Kenya's unparalleled tourism spots. And if the hysteria of … Continue reading Not Our War: Kenya as a Pawn in America’s War on Terror