©Ellen Barone. Lone acacia tree, Serengeti Plain, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa

Following the widespread post-election violence across Kenya, like much of the world, I have watched, first with dismay, and then, with hope, as ongoing peace talks attempt to save the beautiful country from self-destruction. Let’s hope that the recent power-sharing agreement will allow the country to recover from the trauma and civil unrest and restore the country’s optimism for a return to peace.

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