The basic story is how Kenyan civilians, some on their own and some with government help, are forming militias to protect wildlife and the associated tourism business. There are local groups that do this with private arms.
I can't understand the Times or some reports are being perverse. The Times has continually denounced gun ownership and made fun of self-defense concerns. They recently had an OP-ed saying that if you had an AR it was your man card (the old Freud story). But here's a story that might be applied to the US in some of our circumstances (the border, after Katrina). Every once in awhile a progun story gets through. Weird.