Steve Westcott, the man walking across the country with a goat to raise money for an orphanage in Kenya, needs some help. After about a month in St. Louis talking to people about his mission, getting a tattoo of his goat and even receiving his first ever animal-control citation (thanks, St. Charles ... More >>
Steve Westcott gets asked about his goat a lot. After two years walking across the country with trusty LeeRoy Brown the goat by his side, Westcott has come up with a few comparisons to offer the curious: A goat is like a toddler in a shopping mall, because it walks so slowly. It's like a good girl ... More >>
Congolese refugee Justin Semahoro Kimenyerwa thought he was close to bringing his sister and brother's families over to St. Louis. They'd already escaped genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo and lived as refugees in Kenya. After five years, Kimenyerwa's family was preparing for the final st ... More >>
image viaDanielle Nierenberg in Arusha, Tanzania.Danielle Nierenberg, a former resident of Defiance, Missouri, now a project manager at the Worldwatch Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC, spent the past year and a half traveling through sub-Saharan Africa as part of a project called Nou ... More >>
As a prophylactic measure against possible violence between supporters of Kenya's president Mwai Kibaki and prime minister Raila Odinga, several Kenyan women's groups have called for a week-long sex strike.Kibaki and Odinga teamed up to form a coalition government early last year in order to stem a ... More >>
Ten years ago this month, an American-born priest named John Kaiser traveled from his parish in Lolgorien, Kenya, to Nairobi, the capitol, to testify before the Akiwumi Commission, a tribunal established by then-President Daniel arap Moi to investigate the causes of the tribal violence that was tear ... More >>
Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the St. Louis missionary -- or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.
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