Viewfinder: Locals Examine Debris From the Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash
Two local boys examine a pile of twisted metal gathered by workers during the continuing recovery efforts at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 11th, 2019, in Bishoftu, Ethiopia.
Viewfinder: The Aftermath of a Terrorist Attack on a Hotel in Nairobi
A woman reacts after being rescued from the Dusit Hotel on January 15th, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.
A Small Banking Group Is Helping Kenyan Women Gain Financial Security
A savings and loan group that began in a Nairobi slum gives members economic empowerment, access to childcare, and education for their children.
Addressing the Technical, Political, and Religious Concerns of Human Milk Banks
Breast milk offers better nutrition than formula to infants who cannot access their mother's milk. But centers have proliferated, raising other concerns.
To Address a Shortage of Charcoal and Firewood a Kenyan Village Is Repurposing Human Waste
The government has banned logging in the country for three months, driving cooking fuel prices through the roof.
How Detection Dogs Help Wildlife Rangers Curb Crime in the Maasai Mara National Reserve
Specially trained canines, with their outsized capacity to sniff out even well-hidden people and objects, are helping rangers at several major reserves to do their jobs better.
In Kenya, Agroforestry Is a Win-Win for Indigenous Communities and Conservation
Locals in one of the country's vital biodiversity hotspots have found that traditional farming methods are helping them produce more crops while preserving the forest.
Letter From Nairobi, Kenya: Watching Kenya's Deadly Elections Unfold
The night before the election results were announced, opposition leader Raila Odinga was in the lead. But when Kenyans woke up the next morning, the election had unexpectedly flipped in favor of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki.
Maasai Women Grow Their Economic Prospects by Harvesting Aloe
In a remote village in Kenya, where it is difficult to cultivate crops, women have begun reshaping their fortunes by harvesting aloe plants and turning them into beauty products.
Miracle Grass: A Drought Resistant Crop Is Changing Life for Kenya's Female Farmers
Growing native grasses allows cows to produce milk more efficiently and helps women in Kenya thrive where the men have struggled.
Viewfinder: Protesting the President's Win in Kenya
Supporters of Kenya's opposition party take shelter during a demonstration in Nairobi on November 20th, 2017.
The Makeshift Markets Inside One of the World's Largest Refugee Camps
At a refugee camp in Kenya, commerce is largely improvisational.
The Week in Photos: From a Controversial Election in Kenya to a Festival of Lights in Thailand
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Trump's Proposed USAID Budget Cuts Worry Kenyan Conservationists
Overall, nations in the developing world are in limbo over the cuts, and worried they'll lose vital USAID funds.
Field Notes: Looking Out Over Matthews Range in Kenya
Matthews Range, Kenya: From a perch in the Matthews Range, members of the Samburu, a tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists, look down at the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, which they're working to protect from elephant poachers.
Has Development Turned Nairobi National Park Into a Glorified Zoo?
As fences spring up on all sides, a great wildlife reserve morphs into something much less great.