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Peter Guest
Peter Guest is a London-based journalist and writer focusing on international development and environmental issues.

Written by Peter Guest

Essay/
Poverty and development
Walking on oil

East Africa is the world’s latest hotspot for oil and gas exploration. Will this be a boon or a curse in arid Turkana?

Peter Guest

Essay/
Ecology and environmental sciences
Raining like a mountain

Electric fences are going up around Kenya’s forested mountaintops. Is this the only way to keep Africa’s water flowing?

Peter Guest