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  • East Africa: Dangote to Build Kenya Cement Plant in $1.48bn Africa Deal
    [East African] A Chinese firm has signed a deal worth $1.487 billion with Nigeria-based cement giant Dangote Group to build cement plants in several African countries including Kenya.
    All Africa.  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:51:10 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Inside a Kenyan speciality tea factory
    Lerato Mbele visits a tea farm to find out why Kenya is the world's largest exporter of the beverage.
    BBC News.  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:18:30 GMT.
  • Developing nations need $133 bln geothermal investment by 2030: Report
    Kenya and Turkey have exceeded forecasts for harnessing geothermal energy, but other developing countries, including Indonesia and the Philippines, are lagging behind on leveraging the renewable power source, a new analysis shows
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:19:00 +0200.
  • YouTube-inspired Yego enjoys win
    Kenya's Julius Yego, who refined his javelin technique watching YouTube videos, says his world title is "unbelievable".
    BBC News.  Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:16:18 GMT.
  • Reports: Kenyan Athletes Warned of Doping Tests
    Some Kenyan athletes were warned ahead of unannounced doping tests and a banned runner accused athletics officials of demanding money to hide positive tests, German state broadcaster ARD reported on Tuesday. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:03:31 -0400.
  • Global Sports: Atop Medal Table at Worlds, Kenya Is Also Under a Cloud
    Kenyans swept the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the world track and field championships on Monday, but allegations of doping are said to be taking a toll on national pride.
    Christopher Clarey.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 24 Aug 2015 21:27:32 GMT.
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  • Kenya's Proposed Military Legislation Faces Opposition
    With terrorism a rising concern in Kenya, lawmakers are considering new legislation that would allow soldiers to deploy in civilian areas to keep order. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:38:23 -0400.
  • 2007 Case Against Kenyan Leader Is Under Scrutiny
    An effort to prosecute Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kenyan president, at the International Criminal Court over deadly postelection violence in 2007 collapsed last year.
    Marlise Simons.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:17:57 GMT.
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  • CNN Boss Apologizes To Kenya Over Terrorism Slur
    Cable News Network (CNN) has apologized to Kenya over a recent terrorism slur in which the news network referred to the East African country as a 'Hotbed of terror'
    By Mfonobong Nsehe.  Forbes.  Thu, 13 Aug 2015 20:39:00 GMT.
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Facts About Kenya

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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