News Brief

These Somali-Kenyan Herders Ran After and Captured Two Cheetahs

The Cheetah is earth's fastest moving land animal. Or is it?

If there's one thing every grade-schooler knows it's that cheetahs are the world's fastest land animal. In a foot-race, humans don't stand a chance.


But wait, in 2013 a group of goat-herders in North Eastern Kenya proved this wrong. According to the BBC, after losing 15 goats—a significant blow to his livelihood—Nur Osman Hassan devised a plan. He waited until the hottest part of the day when cheetahs retire to the shade, and with three youth in tow chased the big cats over 4 miles on foot, overtaking the animals as they tired.

This is rather similar to the plot of American journalist Scott Carrier's book Running After Antelope which documents his attempts to chase down the second fastest animal on earth through a combination of wits and endurance. But while Carrier never manages to get one, the residents of Wajir town do. The cheetahs were handed over alive to local authorities.

For now, Hassan's goats are safe.

Audio
Image via Sheila Afari PR.

9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Kwesta Slams BMW South Africa’s Latest Advert For Using His Song Without Permission

Kwesta has called out BMW South Africa for blatantly using his song without his permission.