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Drought: Kenya’s own banking crisis

The drought which has hit East Africa is wreaking havoc among the region’s pastoralists. Their herds of livestock have been decimated. Even the hardy camels are dying.

Turkana District in northwest Kenya is a harsh environment at the best of times. Driving along the sandy roads with temperatures tipping 40C, the air coming through the car window feels like the blast from load of hair-driers.

The landscape is desert-like and the only signs of life are the occasional circular mud huts thatched with grass. There is very little vegetation – just a few brown thorny shrubs.

Read more (BBC World News)

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