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  • Kenyan officials wrangle over status
    Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.
    BBC News.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:57:24 GMT.
  • Africa: CPJ Urges Free Expression Be Part of Post-2015 MDG Agenda
    [CPJ]H.E. Mr. Macharia Kamau, Ambassador of Kenya to the United Nations and H.E. Mr. Csaba Kőrösi, Ambassador of Hungary to the United Nations
    All Africa.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:58:37 GMT.
  • VIDEO: What is 'beauty' in Africa?
    As Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o is named the world's most beautiful person a new documentary explores the beauty debate from an African perspective.
    BBC News.  Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:24:40 GMT.
  • Report: Militarization of Poaching
    A new report says organized crime, government corruption and militias are all linked to elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade. It says poachers in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Sudan and Kenya move across borders with near impunity. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:02:07 -0400.
  • 'Real Housewives' TV star faces battery charge
    Porsha Williams of the Bravo network's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is facing a charge of battery after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the show.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:50 EDT.
  • Kenya Police Intensify Security Crackdown
    Kenyan police say they have screened more than 1,000 people and are deporting 225 others in ongoing security sweeps targeting illegal immigrants. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:36:58 -0400.
  • Into Africa: Toyota taps last emerging market
    Toyota President Akio Toyoda visited Kenya for the first time last fall, touring Toyota's knockdown production plant and Toyota Group companies.  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:35:26 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Kenyan Multimillionaire Manu Chandaria Says He Plans To List Some Companies
    Kenyan multi-millionaire and manufacturing magnate Manu Chandaria, the chairman of Comcraft Group, plans to list some subsidiaries of his conglomerate on a stock exchange.
    By Mfonobong Nsehe.  Forbes.  Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:41:00 GMT.
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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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