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  • 'Tourism slump hits' Kenya Airways
    One of Africa's largest airlines Kenya Airways announces its biggest ever annual loss citing a slump in tourism and increased competition.
    BBC News.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:38:59 GMT.
  • Africa: To Eat or Not to Eat - That Is the Big Question Corrupt Africa Faces Today
    [Nation] The last week was a good one for flag-waving Kenyan patriots. US president Barack Obama (or "cousin Barry" to many Kenyans) visited the land of his father, becoming the first sitting American president to do so.
    All Africa.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:57:03 GMT.
  • Audit finds Kenya accounts 'disturbing'
    Only 26% of money spent and collected by Kenya's government has been approved in an official annual audit that noted "disturbing problems".
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:54:18 GMT.
  • Cecil the Lion Killing Highlights Flourishing Big Game Hunter Market For the Elite
    I recently returned from an amazing adventure in Kenya and was blessed to have spent numerous hours observing and bonding with all Big 5; African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and the Black rhinoceros. ...
    By Jim Dobson.  Forbes.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:14:00 GMT.
  • Two held for killing five elephants in Kenyan reserve
    Two suspected poachers have been arrested in Kenya over the killing of five elephants in Tsavo National Park, wildlife authorities said Wednesday. ...
    Yahoo.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:08:08 -0400.
  • Street Children in Kenya Resist Government Rehabilitation Centers
    Three days before U.S. President Barack Obama visited Nairobi, Kenya, the city announced it was going to relocate street children to rehabilitation centers in the country. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:23:48 -0400.
  • Obama: Africa's Progress Depends on Development, Democracy
    In his farewell speech capping a historic trip to Kenya and Ethiopia, President Obama hailed Africa's extraordinary progress, while noting that such progress can only be sustained through continued development and democracy for all. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:08:00 -0400.
  • IBM Rolls Out African Skills Initiative
    NAIROBI, Kenya, July 27, 2015 -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an investment of $60 million over three years to develop the next generation of technical talent in Africa. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 12:27:00 EDT.
  • Obama pledges support in al-Shabab battle
    President Barack Obama has told Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that the US would increase its support to Kenya to help smother al-Shabab.
    Mail & Guardian.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:12:00 +0200.
  • Obama Delivers Tough-Love Message to End Kenya Trip
    In a speech on Sunday, President Obama challenged the land of his father to end corruption, overcome ethnic divisions and stop discrimination against women.
    Peter Baker.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:19:43 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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