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    Conservation Activist Shot, Recovering in Kenya

    It was an ambush. Author and activist Kuki Gallmann, 73, is recovering in a Nairobi hospital after being shot in the abdomen while surveying arson damage on her 139-acre conservancy in Kenya yesterday. Police blamed the attack on herders desperate to access Gallmann’s pastures for their livestock. Other recent attacks in the region have targeted ranchers as Kenya endures an intense drought that puts 2.7 million at risk of starvation. Gallmann, author of bestseller I Dreamed of Africa, wrote on her Facebook page, “Fear not … I shall never give up.”

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