August 25, 1989 |
Police have arrested three men in the slaying of George Adamson, the British conservationist known as the Lion Man of Kenya, the governing party newspaper reported today. The Kenya Times said police arrested the men in the northern Kora National Reserve. It did not say when the arrests occurred. Authorities began searching the area Sunday after Adamson and two assistants were shot and killed in an encounter with three robbers armed with automatic rifles.
July 10, 1992 |
A Kenyan herdsman was acquitted Thursday of murdering 82-year-old British conservationist George Adamson three years ago at the remote game reserve he founded with his wife, Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free." Judge Joseph Mango said the testimony of a single witness was not sufficient to convict the defendant, Ahmed Abdi Shurie, 32, and ordered him freed.
August 28, 1989 |
It wasn't as if George Adamson, Kenya's recently slain "Grand Old Man of the Bush," didn't know about the increasing dangers from poachers stalking wildlife. Adamson, whose success at returning rehabilitated lions to the wild inspired the film "Born Free," had been repeatedly urged to leave the Kora National Reserve where he was murdered last week, according to Kim Ellis, one of the prime encouragers.
August 22, 1989 |
Gunmen ambushed and killed British conservationist George Adamson of "Born Free" fame and two of his employees near his remote Kenyan homestead, police and a survivor said Monday. The retired Kenyan game warden and hunter was gunned down when three men in military-style uniforms, believed to be Somali bandits, fired on his utility vehicle with automatic rifles, said Mohammed Maru, an Adamson employee who survived the Sunday afternoon attack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2007 |
In 1941 Sofia Adamson was a university dean in the Philippines when two U.S. Army majors recruited her to work for Gen. Douglas MacArthur. At headquarters, Adamson sat a few feet from MacArthur's office, performing a vital service: He gave orders to the troops. She typed them up. But with the Japanese overpowering U.S. and Filipino soldiers and the capture of the Philippines imminent, MacArthur fled to Australia. Adamson remained and endured three years of Japanese occupation.
August 23, 1985 |
East Africa once abounded with legendary specimens of willful individualism, men and women who went their own ways, followed their own instincts and said to hell with what other people thought of them. There are not many of these characters anymore. Africa's political independence, the advancing forces of modernity, the lengthening reach of government bureaucracy--all have helped to drive such people to ground, to retirement, to their memories and memoirs.