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  • Boeing, Kenya Airways Partner with Non-Profits to Deliver Medical Resources for Children in Kenya
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:00:00 EDT.
  • Africa: Africa Sends Three More Ladies Home
    [Big Brother Africa]Three more of the Big Brother Hotshots ladies were evicted during Sunday’s live show as Africa gave Lilian (Nigeria), Esther (Uganda) and Sabina (Kenya) their marching orders. ...
    All Africa.  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:19:26 GMT.
  • Northern white rhino death puts species on brink of extinction
    A rare northern white rhino has died in Kenya, a wildlife conservancy said on Saturday, leaving just six of the animals left alive and bringing the famed African species one step closer to extinction.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:52:07 EDT.
  • Nairobi Journal: Nairobi’s Latest Novelty: High-End Mac and Cheese, Served by Whites
    International fast-food chains and high-end clubs are racing to get established in the fast-growing Kenyan capital, and the staff at some new spots are a novelty.
    By Jeffrey Gettleman.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:16:42 GMT.
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  • Observatory: When Herbivore Numbers Drop, Plants Lower Their Thorny Defenses
    Scientists studied trees in Kenya to try to determine what allows plants to thrive: protecting themselves with thorns or moving to areas with fewer predators.
    By Sindya N. Bhanoo.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:01:01 GMT.
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  • Kenyan secessionist leader charged
    The leader of a secessionist group in Kenya is charged with holding an illegal gathering and planning to breach the peace following a police raid on his home.
    BBC News.  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:22:45 GMT.
  • Kenyan separatist chief arrested
    Nairobi (AFP) - The leader of an outlawed secessionist group on Kenya's coast was arrested Wednesday along with a dozen supporters, a local government official said.
    Yahoo.  Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:25:11 -0400.
  • Kenya Arrests Separatist Coastal Movement Leader
     Kenyan police on Wednesday arrested the leader of a separatist movement seeking independence for the country's Indian Ocean coast regions, accusing Omar Mwamnuadzi of holding an illegal meeting and planning a breach of the peace. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:08:45 -0400.
  • Popular Somali singers seek asylum
    A popular Somali band is forced to seek asylum in the Netherlands after Kenya revokes its refugee status, its lead singer tells the BBC.
    BBC News.  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:58:52 GMT.
  • Kenyan Ali Mazrui Remembered as Great Pan-Africanist
    Kenyan-born Professor Ali Mazrui, who passed away Monday in Binghamton, New York at age 81, is being remembered as a Pan-Africanist and innovative thinker who put Africa on the world map by popularizing African ideas. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 14 Oct 2014 01:40:46 -0400.
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The Republic of Kenya, located in East Africa, is governed by an elected President and a unicameral National Assembly.  Its capital city is Nairobi, and its currency is the Kenyan shilling.  In 2007, Kenya's estimated population was 36,914,000, and the primary languages spoken in Kenya are English and Swahili.

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