Peter Guest

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

Written by Peter Guest

Women carrying their food rations in Turkana, Kenya, 2011. Photo by Lynsey Addario/VII

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

Scouts and Kenya Wildife Service rangers in Kimahuri vilage, southwest of Mount Kenya. Photo by Dominic Nahr/Magnum

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