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  Kenya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kenya is a republic; the President of Kenya is both the chief of state and the head of government.
Kenya has had a multi-party system since 1991 via constitutional amendment, with politicians frequently "crossing the floor" or setting up new political parties and coalitions to achieve their political aims.
Kenya is in the process of rewriting its post-colonial constitution and its subsequent amendments that gave the president nearly unlimited powers and immunity from the law accounting for many of Kenya's current problems with corruption.
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 Talk:Kenya/Temp - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Kenya is a country of eastern Africa, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Indian Ocean.
Kenya is well placed to serve as an engine of growth in East Africa, but its economy is stagnating because of poor management and uneven commitment to reform.
Kenya's real GDP grew 5% in 1995 and 4% in 1996, and inflation remained under control.
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 Economy of Kenya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1997, however, the economy entered a period of slowing or stagnant growth, due in part to adverse weather conditions and reduced economic activity prior to general elections in December 1997.
In March 1996, the Presidents of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda re-established the East African Cooperation (EAC).
Kenya, the regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa, is hampered by corruption and reliance upon several primary goods whose prices continue to decline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_Kenya   (988 words)

 Kenya - Economy
Kenya's economy grew by an average of 6.0% per year in the 1960s, 6.6% in the 1970s and 4.2% in the 1980s.
Kenya is the most industrially developed country in East Africa; industry accounted for 13.2 per cent of GDP in 2000 and employs 8 per cent of the labour force.
Kenya's tourist assets are its wildlife, mostly accessible through a system of parks and reserves, extensive white sand beaches protected by coral reefs, and dramatic scenery from deserts to tropical rain forests.
www.iss.co.za /AF/profiles/Kenya/Economy.html   (1290 words)

 World Almanac for Kids
Kenya is bounded on the N by Sudan and Ethiopia, on the E by Somalia and the Indian Ocean, on the S by Tanzania, and on the W by Lake Victoria and Uganda.
The chief rivers of Kenya are the Tana and Galana (known as the Athi in its upper course).
The resident population of Kenya (1994 est.) was 27,450,000.
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 MSN Encarta - Kenya
Kenya has a varied landscape of plateaus and high mountains and is home to many different ethnic groups.
Kenya is covered with volcanic rock that is split by faults, especially in the west.
Kenya’s largest lake, excluding Lake Victoria on its western border, is Lake Turkana, in the northwest.
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 Kenya safari guide - Kenyalogy: Economy
Today, main problems of the Kenyan economy include the negative commercial balance (external debt in 1997 was $6,450 million), power shortage, the prolonged and inefficient government's control on the key sectors, endemic corruption, high population growth rate (reduced from 4% to 1.59% in 1999) and unemployment affecting 50% of the active population in 1998.
The tourist sector has become a keystone of Kenya's economy, adopting the role of first national industry that renders larger profits than coffee export and is the main source of foreign exchange.
Given that tourism in Kenya is primarily based on wildlife, authorities set to launch projects aimed at the conservation of wildlife against its natural enemies: poaching and illegal traffic of animal species.
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 Kenya. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Kenya is bordered by Somalia on the east, the Indian Ocean on the southeast, Tanzania on the south, Lake Victoria (Victoria Nyanza) on the southwest, Uganda on the west, Sudan on the northwest, and Ethiopia on the north.
In the southwest are the fertile grasslands and forests of the Kenya highlands.
Kenya’s main rivers are the Tana and the Athi.
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 Kenya Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
These attempts to diversify the economy meant increased stability, employment, and overall economic growth during the first ten years of independence.
The oil crisis in the mid-70s coupled with periodic droughts and an increasing population have combined to threaten Kenya's economic health.
Today the economy is greatly influenced by the development of "parastatals" or enterprises that the government either fully or partly owns.
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 Kenya Economy - Africa - Kenya - Economy Of Kenya - Tourism Economy - Agriculture Economy
The tourism sector also plays a major part in Kenya's economy by creating far more jobs, directly and indirectly, compared to any sector; tourism is also an industry leader in the exchange of foreign currency.
Kenya also has several manufacturing and processing plants that produce vehicles, foods, textiles, chemicals, cement, steel, paper, refined oil, tobacco, and rubber.
Kenya is blessed with the best-developed deep-sea harbor port on the East African coast.
www.africanmeccasafaris.com /kenya/guide/kenyaeconomy.asp   (272 words)

 Kenya on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Among Kenya's institutions of higher education are the Univ. of Nairobi, Kenyatta Univ., Egerton Univ., and Moi Univ.
In the Kenya highlands, the existence of farming and domestic herds can be dated to c.1000 BC Trade between the Kenya coast and Arabia was brisk by AD 100.
MOMBASA, KENYA - Alicia Kalhammer, 31, and her husband Jose Tena, 26, speak to reporters after they are released from a police station in Mombasa, Kenya, on Saturday, November 30, 2002.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/kenya_economy.asp   (2608 words)

 Kenya Embassy Paris: Economy
In 1986, Kenya embarked on a long term policy framework in collaboration with the donor community to uplift Kenya into the path of economic recovery.
The easing of inflation pressures can be ascribed to a number of factors, among them, the appreciation of the Kenya Shilling against major currencies, favourable weather conditions and lowering of the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 18 to 15 per cent.
Of particular importance is the launch on March 14, 1996 of the East African Co-operation in Arusha, Tanzania.
www.kenyaembassyparis.org /site/pages/a_economy.htm   (428 words)

 Chapter 6: Conclusion: Tree growing and the rural economy in Kenya
The answer is partly related to long-term policies which have favoured the development of a migrant labour economy -policies that date to the earliest days of Colonial settlement and that sought to mobilize labour for work on European farms.
The absence of male labour, because of the migrant labour economy, meant that there was an important niche for a labour extensive perennial crop that could also generate income in times of need.
Although the Government had earlier strongly encouraged wattle growing in reserve areas, by the mid-1940s, it mounted a vigorous campaign against it, rooted in the notion that it was contributing to economic differentiation, land tenure insecurity, and, ultimately, to the African vision of independence from their colonial masters.
www.fao.org /docrep/U8995E/u8995e0a.htm   (1949 words)

 XAccess Projects - Kenya
Unfortunately, charcoal is also responsible for terrible deforestation in Kenya, causing erosion and pollution of the pristine lakes in Rift Valley, an important source of tourism revenue.
Kenya is the largest economy and the technological leader of East Africa.
Kenya's taste for automobiles is similarly driven by a desire to follow the lead of western countries.
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 AllRefer.com - Kenya : Economy, Kenya (Kenyan Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
Kenya also produces dairy goods, pork, poultry, and eggs.
Kenya attracts many tourists, largely lured by its coastal beaches and varied wildlife, which is protected in the expansive Tsavo National Park (8,034 sq mi/20,808 sq km) in the southeast.
Kenya's population growth continually exceeds the rate of economic growth, resulting in large budget deficits and high unemployment.
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 Kenya - Economy - Communications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This transportation mode handles about half of the freight traffic in Kenya, and offers competitive freight rates Kenya and neighbouring countries of Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and Zaire have established the Northern Corridor Transport Agreement which facilitates transportation of their goods to and from the port of Mombasa.
Railways : Kenya is served by a single track railway system running from Mombasa through Nairobi to Uganda with branches to Nanyuki, Kitale and Kisumu.
Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation provides international direct dialing and subscriber trunk dialing, mobile telephones, telex, facsimile, data communication and related services.
kenya.rcbowen.com /economy/communications.html   (411 words)

 BBC News | AFRICA | Kenya economy 'will disappear'
Kenya's current budget assumes an inflow $300 million of foreign aid and correspondents say it will now face a large hole in its spending plans.
Kenya is already experiencing its worst recession since independence in 1963 and last year its economy shrank by 0.3%.
Kenya has traditionally had the region's strongest economy, but now lags far behind east African neighbours Tanzania and Uganda in terms of direct foreign investment.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1491000/1491120.stm   (554 words)

 Kenya Economy
Kenya Sugar Board (KSB) has unveiled a Sh20 billion plan to revive the ailing sugar industry.
HIV/AIDS and poverty have led to increased numbers of orphans,abandoned children and youngsters living on the streets of Kenya, according to the co-author of a report presented at a workshop in Nairobi in March...
All Africa Western Kenya Tourist circuit will be launched by July this year to open up the region as major tour...
archive.wn.com /2004/04/22/1400/kenyaeconomy   (728 words)

 Additional references about Kenya (from Kenya) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
A republic and member of the Commonwealth, Kenya is in eastern Africa, on the Indian Ocean.
A republic of Africa, Kenya is located on the equator on the continent's east coast.
Kenya covers an area of 224,961 square miles (582,646 square kilometers).
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-203424?tocId=203424   (710 words)

 Kenya Economy
Economic growth continued to improve slightly in 2002 and reached 1.4% in 2003; it was 4.3% in 2004.
Although many economic reforms put in place in 1993-94 remained, Kenya needs further reforms, particularly in governance, in order to increase GDP growth and combat the poverty that afflicts more than 57% of its population.
Under the leadership of President Kibaki, who took over on December 30, 2002, the Government of Kenya began an ambitious economic reform program and has resumed its cooperation with the World Bank and the IMF.
www.traveldocs.com /ke/economy.htm   (997 words)

 SIT Study Abroad - Kenya: Development, Health and Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rich in cultural diversity and renowned natural attractions, Kenya is one of Africa’s leading nations in terms of economic and social development.
This nation is home to more than 40 ethnic groups, each of which retains a strong sense of cultural identity, and Kenya has worked hard to reconcile diverse perspectives on development and health care as it determines how best to allocate limited resources.
Cosmopolitan, multiethnic Nairobi is Kenya’s cultural crossroads, as well as the regional base for many international development organizations and nongovernmental organizations.
www.sit.edu /studyabroad/africa/kenyacul.html   (185 words)

 Kenya on the Internet
Historical background to Kenya's Constitution, academic essays on the Constitution, the Constitution as it was in 1963, the Constitution (as of 2002), the issues to be discussed in public hearings, reports of the public hearings, discussion papers by Kenyan professors, public lectures, issues regarding gender, minorities, the disabled, submissions by political groups, civil society groups.
Kenya's foreign policy, history (past foreign ministers and permanent secretaries), public holidays, facts about Kenya with a clickable map, brief political history, presidential profiles, words and an audio file of the national anthem, diplomatic missions in Kenya, Kenya's missions abroad, list of treaties, full text of Presidential speeches, the Foreign Affairs Bulletin.
He was a colonial administrator in Kenya in 1958 and has played a leading role in alerting the world to the loss of biodiversity.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/kenya.html   (9391 words)

 Economy Of Kenya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 ECONOMY: Kenya Unveils Investor-Friendly Budget   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The workers, through their umbrella body, the Union of Kenya Civil Servants, were demanding a 600-percent pay rise during the June 1-6 strike.
Such investor-friendly measures are expected to further increase the growth of the economy to seven percent in 2006, as stipulated in the Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation (ERS).
Analysts say if what Mwiraria promised in this year's budget is anything to go by, then Kenya's economic growth may soon match that of her neighbours; Tanzania, whose rate stands at 6.9 percent in 2005 from 6.7 percent last year, and Uganda at 5.8 percent this year as compared to 5.9 percent last year.
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 Kenya - Economy and Infrastructure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Agriculture : Is the mainstay of Kenya's economy, contributing over one third of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Financial sector: Kenya's financial system in 1994 consisted of the Central Bank, 32 commercial banks, 51 non-bank financial institutions, 36 insurance companies, 6 development finance institutions and a number of building societies.
The USA is the primary source for Kenya's military funding.
kenya.rcbowen.com /economy   (302 words)

 Traveljournals.net - Economy of Kenya
Kenya is well placed to serve as an engine of growth in East Africa, but its economy has been stagnating because of poor management and uneven commitment to reform.
In 1997, political violence damaged the tourist industry, and Kenya's Enhanced Structural Adjustment Program lapsed due to the government's failure to maintain reform or address public sector corruption.
The IMF and World Bank renewed their support to Kenya in mid-2000, but a number of setbacks to the economic reform program in late 2000 have renewed donor and private sector concern about the government's commitment to sound governance.
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 ECONOMY-KENYA: AIDS Threatens Small Businesses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Even though micro-finance bodies are meant to serve those who have been left out of the formal banking system, there is a growing concern that many Kenyans still lack credit facilities.
Kenya’s cabinet approved the much-awaited Micro-finance Bill, which seeks to provide a legal framework for the sector, only last month.
The law is expected to empower micro-finance institutions to mobilise and protect deposits, in addition to carrying out regular banking duties.
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 Kenya - Economy
The regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa, Kenya has been hampered by corruption and by reliance upon several primary goods whose prices have remained low.
Despite the return of strong rains in 2001, weak commodity prices, endemic corruption, and low investment limited Kenya's economic growth to 1.2%.
Growth lagged at 1.1% in 2002 because of erratic rains, low investor confidence, meager donor support, and political infighting up to the elections.
www.exxun.com /Kenya/e_ec.html   (571 words)

 Kilimanjaro Climbing Expedition - Marangu Route - Economy | Tanzania | Kenya
This 5-day Economy climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Marangu Tourist Route is inclusive of accommodations before/after the climb plus all expenses paid while on the mountain.
A side trip to Maundi Crater (about 15 minutes away) is a good way to see the surroundings as well as views of Kenya and northern Tanzania.
The accommodations referred to above are economy hostels.
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