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Lions stalk Nairobi’s suburbs | GlobalPost

Kenya’s urban sprawl is crowding out habitat for Africa’s king of the jungle. NAIROBI, Kenya — Lions prowled through posh suburban gardens here recently, frightening residents and reminding them that they live in Africa, after all. In the latest incident of growing conflict between humans and wildlife in East Africa, …

A snake named Matilda: New species in Tanzania

 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The world’s newest snake has menacing-looking yellow and black scales, dull green eyes and two spiky horns. And it’s named after a 7-year-old girl.  Matilda’s Horned Viper was discovered in a small patch of southwest Tanzania about two years ago and was introduced last month as …

Somali refugees transform Nairobi slum

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 26 (UPI) — It was the day Mohammed Abdi said he knew everything had changed. Abdi, a teller at First Community Bank, said he helped a woman who wanted to deposit $800,000 in U.S. dollars in cash. That sum of money, Abdi said, is unusual in Eastleigh, …