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Kenya: Republic in East Africa
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Africa with 47 semiautonomous counties governed by elected governors. At 580,367 square kilometres (224,081 sq mi), Kenya is the world's 48th largest country by total area. With a population of more than 52.2 million people, Kenya is the 27th most populous country. Kenya's capital and largest city is Nairobi while its oldest city and first capital is the coastal city of Mombasa. Kisumu City is the third largest city and a critical inland port at Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret.

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Macron woos East Africa but French companies struggle to make inroads

On a trip to East Africa last week, a beaming French President Emmanuel Macron was driven through the grounds of the Kenyan president's official residence in a locally assembled Peugeot 3008 car.
Reuters - Published

Iran recalls ambassador to Kenya over court case

Iran recalled its ambassador to Kenya because of a court decision upholding sentences for two Iranians in jail, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Sunday, according to the Iranian Students'..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Kenya

DOT Probing FAA Approval of Boeing 737 MAX Planes [Video]DOT Probing FAA Approval of Boeing 737 MAX Planes

The investigation comes after two deadly crashes involving Boeing's 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Pollution treaty talks at UN environment summit in Kenya [Video]Pollution treaty talks at UN environment summit in Kenya

UN wants wealthy governments to keep a promise to raise money to help poorer countries adapt to a warming planet.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:17Published

Kenya to evict thousands to protect Mau forest [Video]Kenya to evict thousands to protect Mau forest

Facing a dilemma, Kenya's government displaces thousands of people, as it moves to protect East Africa's largest indigenous mountain forest.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

President Trump Grounds All Boeing 737 MAX Planes in the US [Video]President Trump Grounds All Boeing 737 MAX Planes in the US

The U.S. is joining a growing list of countries that want the Boeing 737 MAX jets out of their airspace.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Lawmakers Call on FAA to Ground US Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes [Video]Lawmakers Call on FAA to Ground US Boeing 737 MAX 8 Planes

Dianne Feinstein, Elizabeth Warren, Mitt Romney and Richard Blumenthal called on the FAA to cease all all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Kenya's Safaricom secures deal to use M-Pesa payments on Aliexpress.com [Video]Kenya's Safaricom secures deal to use M-Pesa payments on Aliexpress.com

Ant Financial - an affiliate of Alibaba that runs the portal's payment services - is offering M-Pesa as one of the payment options. Serena Chaudry reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Ethiopian Crash: Law Student, UN Staff, Scholar Among Dead [Video]Ethiopian Crash: Law Student, UN Staff, Scholar Among Dead

Sunday's Ethiopian Airline crash is truly an international tragedy. The Nairobi, Kenya-bound plane went down within minutes of taking off from Addis Ababa. CNN reports The crash killed 157 people,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

UN conference opens in Nairobi day after Ethiopian Airlines crash [Video]UN conference opens in Nairobi day after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Many of the UN staff killed in Ethiopia Airlines crash were travelling to the UNEP assembly in Kenya's capital.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:49Published

Ethiopian Airline Crash Killed 157 People From 35 Countries [Video]Ethiopian Airline Crash Killed 157 People From 35 Countries

(CNN)Grief and sorrow know no borders, but Sunday's Ethiopian Airline crash is truly an international tragedy. When the Nairobi, Kenya-bound plane went down shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing jet crashes, killing 157 [Video]Ethiopian Airlines Boeing jet crashes, killing 157

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. It was the same model as the Indonesia crash in October..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

Ethiopian Airlines Crash: All 157 People Onboard Killed [Video]Ethiopian Airlines Crash: All 157 People Onboard Killed

An Ethiopian Airlines plane has crashed on Sunday morning, just six minutes into its journey to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 149 passengers and eight members of staff.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:07Published

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Lists Many Nationalities Killed In Crash [Video]Ethiopian Airlines CEO Lists Many Nationalities Killed In Crash

According to Reuters, an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries. The airline’s CEO told journalists that all 157 people on board the plane..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

157 People Confirmed Dead After Plane Crash in Ethiopia [Video]157 People Confirmed Dead After Plane Crash in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Airlines says that it believes there were 149 passengers and eight crew members on board at the time of the crash.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:38Published

At least 35 nationalities on board crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight - Kenyan transport minister [Video]At least 35 nationalities on board crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight - Kenyan transport minister

The Boeing 737 passenger jet was en route to Nairobi when it came down killing 149 passengers and eight crew. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157 [Video]Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157

People gathered at the scene of the Ethiopian airlines plane crash, 62 kilometers southeast of the Ethiopian capital. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Kenyan transport minister says no information on Ethiopian Airways plane crash [Video]Kenyan transport minister says no information on Ethiopian Airways plane crash

The Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi came down on Sunday and was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Kenya: Environmental activists campaign against Lamu port project [Video]Kenya: Environmental activists campaign against Lamu port project

Activists say the proposed Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project will damage the environment.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Kenyan slum faces problems with human waste [Video]Kenyan slum faces problems with human waste

Most of Kibera slum's residents curse when the rains make the latrines overflow. But for a number of waste collectors - called 'froggers', it's the smell of money. They're part of a small army,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Kenyan slum faces waste problems [Video]Kenyan slum faces waste problems

Pit latrines in Kibera slum have helped reduce the number of people using 'flying toilets', but with no sewage system, Kenya continues to struggle with slum waste.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Workers' strikes at main Kenya airport grounds many flights [Video]Workers' strikes at main Kenya airport grounds many flights

Riot police deployed to disperse protesting workers at Nairobi airport amid dispute over conditions and wages.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

Kenya National Park: Helicopter Crash Kills 4 Americans [Video]Kenya National Park: Helicopter Crash Kills 4 Americans

A helicopter crashed over a national park in northwest Kenya at 8 p.m. local time on Sunday. All five people on board — four American tourists and their Kenyan pilot — died. According to Business..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

Kenya sea turtles: Rescuing endangered species [Video]Kenya sea turtles: Rescuing endangered species

A look at the work being done in Kenya to save sea turtles from extinction.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Kenya High Court Delays Ruling On Law Banning Gay Sex To May 24 [Video]Kenya High Court Delays Ruling On Law Banning Gay Sex To May 24

Supporters and opponents of gay rights said on Friday they accepted a decision by Kenya’s High Court to delay for another three months a ruling on whether to strike down a colonial-era law banning..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Volkswagen eyes bigger slice of African car market [Video]Volkswagen eyes bigger slice of African car market

The head of Volkswagen South Africa says he hopes to develop a pan-African auto industry as the company looks to venture into more African countries. Sisipho Skweyiya reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

 

Why Arsenal's Mesut Ozil sent a Kenyan boy football boots

why arsenal's mesut ozil sent a kenyan boy football boots
A chance photo of a makeshift football shirt changed a Kenyan boy's life.
BBC News - Published

Kenya warns against falling bilateral trade

A delegation of Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA), led by AMA president Rajiv Mehta, will visit Kenya and Tanzania between April 14 and April 21 to give a boost to Gujarat's trade and investment..
DNA - Published

Scandal over Kenya's border fence that cost $35m for just 10km

scandal over kenya's border fence that cost $35m for just 10km
MPs in Kenya are demanding an investigation into how 10km of wire fencing ended up costing $35m.
BBC News - Published

Kenya drops cocaine smuggling charges against British aristocrat

Kenya’s High Court acquitted a British aristocrat on Thursday of smuggling cocaine in a shipment of sugar, ending a high-profile case that captured public interest in how the justice system would..
Reuters - Published

Leaders appeal for 'urgent action' on environment

leaders appeal for 'urgent action' on environment
French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta were among several heads of state in Nairobi for the fourth UN Environment Assembly -- a vast gathering of ministers, legal..
WorldNews - Published

Letter from Africa: Are Kenyans still scandalised by scandals?

letter from africa: are kenyans still scandalised by scandals?
In a country so used to government corruption, have ordinary Kenyans totally lost hope?
BBC News - Published

Canadian family loses three generations in Ethiopian plane crash

TORONTO (Reuters) - Three generations of a Canadian family were among the 157 people who perished when Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 crashed on Sunday, a relative confirmed on Wednesday. They were..
Firstpost - Published

Macron pledges closer French economic ties on first-ever visit to Kenya

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday pledged greater partnerships with Kenya in economic development and efforts to improve the environment and to battle regional extremist violence.
France 24 - Published

Photographer captures final images of Kenya's "Elephant Queen"

The photographer who took the touching images called it a "victory" she died of natural causes rather than poaching like many other tuskers usually are
CBS News - Published

French president Macron pledges economic growth with Kenya

french president macron pledges economic growth with kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday pledged greater partnerships with Kenya in economic development and efforts to improve the environment and to battle regional extremist..
WorldNews - Published

Macron in Kenya, 1st French leader there since independence

macron in kenya, 1st french leader there since independence
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will be in Kenya today in the first visit by a French leader since the East African nation's independence in 1963. This...
WorldNews - Published

Indian family of six killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash were on the 'trip of a lifetime' to Kenya; 4 were Canadian nationals

The "trip of a lifetime" to a safari park in Kenya turned into a nightmare for six members of a family from India in Canada who perished when Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed minutes after..
Firstpost - Published

Could electric vehicles be the future for Kenyan travel?

could electric vehicles be the future for kenyan travel?
Kenya's electricity surplus could be capitalised on by a company reconditioning electric vehicles.
BBC News - Published

Ethiopia Plane Crash Included UN Workers, Humanitarians From Across 30 Nations

ethiopia plane crash included un workers, humanitarians from across 30 nations
A United Nations official said the recent crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, had at least 22 staff members on board on Monday, according to The New York Times. The..
WorldNews - Published

Black Box Recorders Found In Ethiopian Airlines Crash

black box recorders found in ethiopian airlines crash
Article by WN.com Correspondent Amelevi Elaine Affo Ethiopian Airlines confirmed that the flight data recorder have been recovered from flight 302 that was scheduled to fly from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia..
WorldNews - Published

Macron embarks on whirlwind East Africa tour

French President Emmanuel Macron will embark on a four-day tour of East Africa on Monday evening, during which he will visit Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya.
France 24 - Published

Ethiopian Airlines crash: 8 Americans among 157 killed

Ethiopian Airlines grounded the rest of its new Boeing 737 Max 8 planes while it investigates Sunday's crash that killed 157 people. Flight 302 to Nairobi, Kenya went down minutes after takeoff from..
CBS News - Published

Hours in purgatory as families wait for news of Ethiopian Airlines crash

More than three hours after Ethiopian Airlines tweeted that there were no survivors from flight ET302 to Nairobi which crashed on Sunday, authorities finally began informing families waiting in Kenya.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia PM offers condolences after Ethiopian Airline's flight crash

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Ethiopian prime minister's official Twitter account on Sunday expressed condolences to families of those lost in an Ethiopian airline's flight to Nairobi, without giving..
Firstpost - Published

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes after takeoff

157 people said to be on board Boeing 737 that crashed after takeoff from Addis Ababa, on its way to Kenya's capital
CBS News - Published

Ethiopian airliner crashes on way to Kenya

The Boeing 737 passenger jet reportedly had 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.
BBC News - Published

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