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Texting Away the Rumors that Make People Kill in Kenya

In Kenya’s Tana River Delta - an area plagued in recent years by ethnic violence - a new project is trying to defuse tensions by tackling the trigger for most attacks: rumors, which often spiral out of control. The project aims to make people think twice about what they hear about their neighbors. In August 2012, Omar Bocha got news that a village not far from his had been attacked. Bocha ran two kilometers to reach the place, and when he arrived he could hardly believe his...

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