I Dreamed of Africa

"I Dreamed of Africa" author shot by raiders

Kuki Gallmann, the 73-year old Italian-born author and world-recognized conservationist, is in stable condition in Nairobi after she was shot in the stomach by armed raiders who entered her conservancy in Kenya.

This is the latest escalation in a conflict where armed raiders have brought tens of thousands of head of cattle onto ranches and conservancies in Laikipia. The region is one of Kenya's most important tourist destinations and a center for wildlife and conservation.