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  • Kenya payout over birth control
    A Kenyan court orders a private hospital to pay $48,000 (£31,000) to a woman who became pregnant despite having a contraceptive implant.
    BBC News.  Wed, 27 May 2015 16:55:34 GMT.
  • Al-Shabab Recruitment Drive Still on In Kenya
    The al-Shabab militants that have long battled for control of Somalia also have recruited thousands of young people in Kenya, leaving many families disconsolate. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 26 May 2015 18:48:00 -0400.
  • Two Entrepreneurs Tackle Kenya's Biggest Road Problems
    Two entrepreneurs are tackling Kenya’s biggest road problems: crime and deadly accidents. Carjacking is the most common crime in Kenya, with reports of up to ten carjackings a day. ...
    By Amy Guttman.  Forbes.  Tue, 26 May 2015 17:12:00 GMT.
  • Africa: 'Farming Is Cool Africa' Transforms Kenyan Youth's Mindset
    [The Star] Today, most youth view agriculture as a 'dirty' occupation often practised by older people in retirement or by those in 'shags' (rural areas) who have to farm to survive. ...
    All Africa.  Tue, 26 May 2015 14:15:31 GMT.
  • Kenya’s Capital Sees Rise in Shisha Parlors
    In Kenya, the smoking of shisha, a type of flavored tobacco, is the latest craze. Patrons are flocking to shisha parlors to smoke and socialize. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 26 May 2015 13:10:00 -0400.
  • Kenya police clash with al-Shabab
    Kenyan police have been involved in a fierce battle with militant Islamists, a government spokesman tells the BBC.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 May 2015 11:13:10 GMT.
  • World Briefing: Kenya: Thousands Attend Italian Nun’s Beatification
    Sister Irene Stefani arrived in Kenya in 1915, where she served as a Red Cross nurse and treated East African soldiers wounded during World War I.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 24 May 2015 01:22:43 GMT.
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  • Capture Some Magical Moments at Mahali Mzuri This Summer With a Free Night Offer
    LONDON, May 21, 2015 -- When you book to stay for at least 3 nights at Mahali Mzuri, Sir Richard Branson's Kenyan Safari Camp, you will get one night free! This offer is available for new bookings staying until the 31st July 2015. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 21 May 2015 10:35:00 EDT.
  • Stone Tools From Kenya Are Oldest Yet Discovered
    The tools, dating to 3.3 million years ago, may indicate that hominins were making tools much earlier than previously thought by some 700,000 years.
    John Noble Wilford.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 20 May 2015 17:19:59 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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