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  • Africa: African Leaders Lack Political Goodwill to Check Terrorism - Security Expert
    [The Star]SECURITY experts want African heads of state meeting in Nairobi Tuesday to give priority to defining terrorism, as well as address the underlying factors that drive youth into extremism.
    All Africa.  Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:45:20 GMT.
  • Kenya targeting 'ghost workers'
    Kenya's President Kenyatta launches the biometric registration of civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:44:00 GMT.
  • Kenya targets 'ghost workers'
    Kenya starts biometrically registering all civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
    BBC News.  Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:55:56 GMT.
  • Somalia asks UN court to set maritime boundary
    Somalia has asked the United Nations' highest court to determine the maritime boundary it shares in the Indian Ocean with east African neighbor Kenya.
    Miami Herald.  Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:04 EDT.
  • British terror suspect in Kenya no 'monster': lawyer
    A British terrorism suspect in Kenya is no "monster" and has been falsely linked with a fugitive jihadist from the UK dubbed the "White Widow", his lawyer told a court. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:19:14 -0400.
  • In Rural Kenya, Pressure Builds Against Female Circumcision
    In some Kenyan communities, female genital mutilation remains a rite of passage. But activists are pushing back, with education for girls and with threats of punishment those who perform the circumcision. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:59:00 -0400.
  • UNHCR: Ethiopia Hosts More Refugees Than Any African Country
    The U.N. refugee agency reports Ethiopia now hosts more refugees than any other country in Africa, supplanting its neighbor, Kenya.  The UNHCR says the main factor is the huge influx of refugees from conflict-ridden South Sudan. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:38:23 -0400.
  • 36 Years Later- his Legacy Still Lives On
    NAIROBI, Kenya, August 19, 2014 -- This year marks 36 years since Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the founding father and the first president of the Kenya passed on at State House, Mombasa, on August 22, 1978. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 19 Aug 2014 03:35:00 EDT.
  • The 22-Year-Old Entrepreneur Producing Reusable Sanitary Pads For Poor African Girls
    22 year-old Kenyan entrepreneur Barclay Paul Okari is the founder of Impact Africa Industries, a company that produces an inexpensive, reusable, washable sanitary towel for poor women in East Africa.
    By Mfonobong Nsehe.  Forbes.  Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:09:00 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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