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Kenya: Equatorial country in East Africa
Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a country in Eastern Africa. 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 47.6 million people, Kenya is the 29th 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 also an inland port on Lake Victoria. Other important urban centres include Nakuru and Eldoret. As of 2020, Kenya is the third largest economy in sub-Saharan Africa after Nigeria and South Africa. Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.

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Kenya drivers struggle to make ends meet during lockdown [Video]

Kenya drivers struggle to make ends meet during lockdown

Demand for home deliveries is up, but why are some Kenyan drivers unhappy about the extra business?

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Kenya: Lack of funds puts conservation projects at risk [Video]

Kenya: Lack of funds puts conservation projects at risk

Conservationists say if tourism fails reserve land will be used for farming or property development instead.

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Kenya camps: 500,000 people at risk of contracting COVID-19 [Video]

Kenya camps: 500,000 people at risk of contracting COVID-19

Poor healthcare and sanitation mean that coronavirus could quickly spread through Kenya's refugee camps.

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Stigma, fears of quarantine hinder Kenya’s COVID-19 fight [Video]

Stigma, fears of quarantine hinder Kenya’s COVID-19 fight

COVID-19 testing ramps up across worst-affected parts of Kenya, but many are worried they will be forced into quarantine.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published
Locusts in Kenya threaten to cut off food supplies [Video]

Locusts in Kenya threaten to cut off food supplies

Some experts are searching the most remote corners of Kenya for desert locusts to contain them before the wreak havoc on crops.View on euronews

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Locust kebab anyone? New ways to tackle swarms [Video]

Locust kebab anyone? New ways to tackle swarms

Scientists in Kenya are exploring new ways to tackle plagues of locusts that are destroying crops in East Africa - including eating them, poisoning them and driving them to cannibalism. Nneka Chile..

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New swarm of locusts brings devastation in Kenya [Video]

New swarm of locusts brings devastation in Kenya

Kenya's poorest region is buckling under the strain of a new generation of locusts that is destroying crops and threatens to spread to neighboring countries imminently. Nazanine Moshiri reports.

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Kenya funeral chaos: Fans flee with pop star's body to mourn death [Video]

Kenya funeral chaos: Fans flee with pop star's body to mourn death

Fans mourning Abenny Jachiga's death in his hometown blocked the lowering of his body into the ground.

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'Never again': Protesters march against Kenyan police brutality [Video]

'Never again': Protesters march against Kenyan police brutality

Rally in Nairobi comes after watchdog said officers were involved in killing of 15 since coronavirus curfew in March.

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Refugee numbers have doubled in last decade - U.N. [Video]

Refugee numbers have doubled in last decade - U.N.

Nearly 80 million people, half of them children, were displaced from their homes at the end of 2019, according to a new report by the United Nations refugee agency, released to coincide with World..

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Kenya lockdown measures taking toll on Eid festivities [Video]

Kenya lockdown measures taking toll on Eid festivities

Businesses in Kenya suffer, as coronavirus lockdowns hit the normally busy Eid al-Fitr holiday trade.

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Microbe that could control malaria found in Kenya [Video]

Microbe that could control malaria found in Kenya

It's a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year. A team of scientists discovered that this microbe called Microsporidia can prevent mosquitoes from being infected..

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'It feels like me winning the Premier League' - Mike Origi on son Divock

Former Kenya international Mike Origi talks about his pride as his son Divock's Liverpool team secures the Premier League title.
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Coronavirus in Kenya: Police kill three in motorcycle taxi protest

The police order the arrest of the officers involved, as they come under scrutiny for excessive force.
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Preventing a plague: fighting Kenya's locusts

Locust-trackers in Kenya are fighting to control the country's worst invasion of locusts for more than 70 years.
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After second round of voting, Kenya wins spot on U.N. Security Council

Kenya was elected to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti in a second-round of voting by the 193-member General Assembly after an initial ballot failed to produce a clear winner.
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India, Mexico, Norway, Ireland elected to UN Security Council

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Kenya: Police brutality in the battle against coronavirus in Mathare

In one of Kenya's poorest settlements, brutal policing of a curfew is causing more problems than Covid-19.
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How the search for an out-of-print book led a refugee to build a hit publishing company

Peter Deng came to Australia as a refugee from South Sudan after spending a decade in a Kenyan refugee camp. He has now established an independent book publishing company at the centre of a worldwide..
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John Nzenze: The founder of 'Africa's best band'

Kenyan John Nzenze, famous for love songs going back to the 1960s, has died aged 80.
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Tear gas fired as crowd seizes Kenya pop star's body to halt hasty COVID funeral

Hundreds of Kenyans defied tear gas and riot police on Friday to carry off the body of a popular singer, trying to prevent a swift burial under rules for suspected coronavirus cases which the crowd..
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Kenya arrests three policemen for dragging woman behind motorbike

Kenyan detectives have arrested three police officers for allegedly whipping a woman and dragging her along behind a motorbike, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said on Thursday, after..
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Kenyan police arrested after dragging suspect by motorbike

They accused the Kenyan woman of involvement in a robbery, as another man whipped her.
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Why Kenyans are begging their president for freedom

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Burundi says president Nkurunziza has died of heart attack

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s government says President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of a heart attack at age 56. A statement says the president was admitted to a hospital...
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‘They have killed us more than corona’: Kenyans protest against police brutality

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On patrol with Kenya's locust hunters

Kenya faces a race against time to tackle the swarms as the end of the insects' breeding season clashes with harvests.
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Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo writes about the racism he has experienced in the US.
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Coronavirus: Kenyan boy who made hand-washing machine awarded

Stephen Wamukota came up with a hand-washing machine that helps prevent the spread of Covid-19.
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Bill Gates conspiracy theories viral in Africa

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'No masks, no gloves': Kenyan government under fire over quarantine centres

Kenya's government is facing growing criticism over quarantine centres it set up to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with witnesses saying some are squalid and expose residents to the risk of..
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Kenya rolls out testing in Nairobi slums, but some fear stigma

Kenya is rolling out voluntary public testing for the novel coronavirus in its biggest slum, where some residents say being declared virus-free boosts their chances of getting a job.
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Hit by coronavirus, Kenyans turn to car boot commerce

More Kenyans are starting to operate small businesses out of the boots of their cars to make ends meet as the coronavirus crisis has hit jobs and the economy.
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Gym closures force Kenyan sports champions to train by roadside

Kenya taekwondo champion Vincent Ochieng usually trains in school sports halls in Kisumu, but now he is working out with hundreds of other people on the gritty surface of the western city's biggest..
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Coronavirus in Kenya: 'I buried my cousin on Facebook Live'

The BBC's Mercy Juma had to watch her cousin's burial online - until her internet connection failed.
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U.S. reaches consensus with Sudan on 'contours' of future claims deal

The United States and Sudan have reached a common understanding on the "contours" of a future bilateral claims agreement linked to the 1998 al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,..
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Kenya floods uproot families, disrupt fishing, farming communities

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The US Supreme Court rules in favour of damages over the 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
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In a unanimous ruling, the court said a 2008 law allowing punitive damages applied retroactively to 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
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U.S. Supreme Court heaps more damages on Sudan in embassy bombing cases

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a legal setback to Sudan on Monday, ruling that the African nation cannot avoid punitive damages it was ordered to pay in lawsuits accusing it of complicity in the 1998 al..
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Kenya closes borders to Tanzania and Somalia over coronavirus

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Taps run dry in Kenya's capital as coronavirus spreads

Rachel Wanjiru was already struggling to get enough water to wash her children's hands during the coronavirus lockdown - then a landslide knocked out the supply near her home in Nairobi's Kangemi slum.
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Malaria-Blocking Microbe Discovered Living In Some African Mosquitoes

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Italian aid worker kidnapped in Kenya in 2018 returns home

Silvia Romano, 25, was freed on Saturday in Somalia, in an operation by Italy's secret services.
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Kenya urges Somalia to speedily investigate fatal plane crash

Kenya on Tuesday called for an urgent investigation into the fatal crash of a private cargo plane in Somalia amid unconfirmed reports it may have been shot down.
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Most Kenyan regions ill-prepared to tackle COVID-19 pandemic, senate warns

Most of Kenya's 47 local authorities are not properly equipped to deal with the coronavirus health crisis, which weakens the country's fight against the pandemic, a senate committee warned.
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Ken Walibora: How Kenya's 'king' of Swahili writing inspired me

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The pair were found drinking in a bar which had defied orders to close to halt the spread of Covid-19.
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