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  • TRANSFAST Expands Service With Instant Deposits to Kenya
    NEW YORK, March 5, 2015 -- TRANSFAST, the global money transfer company, today announced partnerships with three leading Kenyan banks for instant deposits, and the launch of M-PESA service. ...
    PR Newswire.  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:36:00 EST.
  • Kenyan TV channels end blackout
    Three popular Kenyan TV channels are due to return to air, ending a three-week protest in which they turned off their digital signals.
    BBC News.  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:16:26 GMT.
  • Africa: The Africa That Confronts Us Today
    [New Zimbabwe] THE title above, and indeed the script of this entire essay, has been inspired by a speech given by Kenyan Professor PLO Lumumba, reflecting on what kind of Africa would confront our fallen forefathers if they were to wake up today.
    All Africa.  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:57:56 GMT.
  • Kenyans charged over contract scam
    Seven ex-government officials in Kenya are charged in connection with the multimillion-dollar Anglo Leasing corruption scam that came to light in 2004.
    BBC News.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:36:39 GMT.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta Of Kenya Burns 15 Tonnes Of Elephant Ivory
    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta gave a boost to the international fight against poaching on Tuesday by setting fire to more than 15 tonnes of elephant ivory tusks at the Nairobi National Park.
    By Mfonobong Nsehe.  Forbes.  Tue, 3 Mar 2015 19:24:00 GMT.
  • Kenya Burns 15-ton Ivory Pile in Defiance of Trade
    Kenya incinerated 15 tons of elephant tusks Tuesday in a symbolic gesture against the illicit ivory trade. The government has promised to destroy all of its remaining ivory stocks as it steps up a fight against poaching. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:43:19 -0500.
  • Bin Laden Aide Convicted of Conspiracy in 1998 East Africa Bombings
    Khaled al-Fawwaz was charged with publicizing calls to kill Americans in plots that eventually included the bombings in Tanzania and Kenya that killed 224 people.
    By Benjamin Weiser.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:03:14 GMT.
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  • Kenya’s Ol Pejeta Conservancy Driving Animals Away from Humans
    In Laikipia, Kenyan rangers are driving game farther into a 36,000 hectare conservancy to protect the animals from conflict with encroaching humans. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:44:00 -0500.
  • Goodyear Agrees to Settle Bribery Case
    Without admitting wrongdoing, the tire maker will pay $16 million to settle charges that its Kenya and Angola subsidiaries violated federal antibribery laws.
    By Aaron M. Kessler.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:57:12 GMT.
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  • Hippo's 'Shrunken' Ancestor Was Hardly Bigger Than a Sheep
    The first hippos may have been about the size of overgrown sheep. Fossils from an ancient ancestor to hippos, part of a family of creatures known as anthrocotheres, have been unearthed in a rock bed in Kenya. ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:55:06 -0500.
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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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