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  • Africa: UN Chief Ban Ki - Moon Launches Anti - FGM Campaign
    [Deutsche Welle]Nairobi -UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on media houses to help in the fight against female genital mutilation. He said that at a launch of a global media campaign in Nairobi.
    All Africa.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:14:13 GMT.
  • In Kenyan Prison, Good Grades Are Path to Freedom
    t is exam time at Naivasha maximum security prison in central Kenya.   Inside a church building opposite the recreation yard, 18 inmates are taking Kenya's standardized secondary education test, the KCSE. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:46:59 -0400.
  • Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school
    Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
    BBC News.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:27 GMT.
  • Southwest Airlines Donates Leather LUV Seat Products In Nairobi, Kenya
    DALLAS­­, Oct. 30, 2014 -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced the distribution of products made in Kenya and the U.S. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:00 EDT.
  • New Kenyan 'Thin SIMs' Poised to Transform African Mobile Money
    Kenya's mobile money industry could undergo a serious shakeup thanks to new technology. A Kenyan bank is rolling out its own mobile network using a new paper-thin SIM card that sits on top of an ordinary SIM. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:37:07 -0400.
  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Ending ‘Poorism’ in Kenya
    Poverty tourism has many critics, but people like the rapper Octopizzo insist that it has positive aspects.
    By Murithi Mutiga.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:26:13 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Meet Kenya's young female boxers
    Fighting back against sexual violence in Kenya.
    BBC News.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:00:39 GMT.
  • Kenya's Wealthy President Uhuru Kenyatta Finally Takes Pay Cut
    Kenya?s President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have finally taken a pay cut, six months after they promised to ?lead by example? and reduce their remuneration and benefits in an effort to cut down on the government?s wage bill.
    By Mfonobong Nsehe.  Forbes.  Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:53:00 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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