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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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London MP calls for a boycott of Unilever over treatment of Kenyan farmers [Video]

London MP calls for a boycott of Unilever over treatment of Kenyan farmers

Black Lives Matter held a 'bend the knee, don’t drink the tea' demonstrationoutside Unilever HQ in central London, claiming the company is exploitingAfrican farmers.

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Few tourists show up to watch migration of Kenyan wildebeests amid COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

Few tourists show up to watch migration of Kenyan wildebeests amid COVID-19 pandemic

This year, few are witnessing the annual migration of thousands of wildebeest from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya — one of the seven wonders of the..

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Maasai Mara migration: Few tourists see Kenya's wonder of world [Video]

Maasai Mara migration: Few tourists see Kenya's wonder of world

Government officials say two million employees in tourism have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kenya floods: At least 22 missing after landslide [Video]

Kenya floods: At least 22 missing after landslide

Flash floods leave a trail of destruction, with several people dead and many displaced.

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Kenya's coronavirus fight: Factories, tailors make cloth masks [Video]

Kenya's coronavirus fight: Factories, tailors make cloth masks

After government order to wear surgical masks in public, textile companies and tailors step up to fill shortage.

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Heavy rains cause flash floods in western Kenya [Video]

Heavy rains cause flash floods in western Kenya

Police officers reportedly trapped in floods as West Pokot county is hit again by a potentially deadly landslide.

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Fears over fencing-in Kenya's capital wildlife [Video]

Fears over fencing-in Kenya's capital wildlife

Nairobi is home to Africa's only game reserve in a capital city - but plans to fence the last border across which buffalo, lions and giraffes can roam have sparked fears among conservationists. David..

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Remittances to Kenya hit hard by COVID-19 [Video]

Remittances to Kenya hit hard by COVID-19

Coronavirus pandemic means fewer diaspora Africans are sending money home. Al Jazeera looks at how Kenyans are affected.

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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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Kenyans march to demand the end of police abuses amid COVID-19 flux [Video]

Kenyans march to demand the end of police abuses amid COVID-19 flux

Over 50 people were arrested according to local media.View on euronews

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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.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:55Published
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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

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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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Tear gas fired as crowd seizes Kenya pop star's body to halt hasty COVID funeral

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

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Kenya rolls out testing in Nairobi slums, but some fear stigma

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Gym closures force Kenyan sports champions to train by roadside

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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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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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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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Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker who was kidnapped in Kenya 18 months ago has been freed, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Saturday.
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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 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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Lesbians, gays live in fear of attacks in Kenyan refugee camp

Eva Nabagala hoped she and her young son would be safe from her family when they fled Uganda for a Kenyan refugee camp - but instead, the 28-year-old says she was attacked and raped there as punishment..
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Spray it, don't say it: Kenya graffiti artists spread health message

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Kenya confirmed its first coronavirus death on Thursday, government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said, without providing further details.
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Germany says six million coronavirus face masks missing in Kenya

German customs officials are trying to track down about 6 million face masks, ordered to protect health workers from the coronavirus, that they say went missing at an airport in Kenya.
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Coronavirus provides unexpected boost for Kenyan fishermen

The coronavirus pandemic has handed Kenyan fishermen an unexpected boon - a rush of customers who now shun imported Chinese frozen fillets in favor of freshly caught fish from Lake Victoria.
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Kenya's High Court holds open air hearings to slow spread of coronavirus

Gloved judges heard applications for bail on Friday as Kenya's high court held hearings outside the building to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Kenya, Ethiopia join expanding list of African states with coronavirus

Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.
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Kenya, Ethiopia confirm their first new coronavirus cases

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Kenya has banned all major public events after confirming its first case of the new coronavirus, in a woman who had returned to Kenya from the United States, the health minister said on Friday.
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Kenya's High Court on Friday ordered flights from China to be temporarily suspended over the coronavirus outbreak, following a petition by the Law Society of Kenya.
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