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  Kenya, Africa - Travel Guide and Tourist Information
Kenya is bordered in the north by Sudan and Ethiopia, in the east by Somalia, on the southeast by the Indian Ocean, on the southwest by Tanzania and to the west by Lake Victoria and Uganda.
The northern section of Kenya, forming three-fifths of the whole territory, is arid and of semidesert character, as is the bulk of the southeastern quarter.
In the north of Kenya, the valley is broad and shallow, embracing Lake Turkana (160 miles long), while further south it narrows and deepens and is walled by escarpments 610 to 930 mtr high.
www.africaguide.com /country/kenya   (438 words)

  Kenya - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Kenya takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Kenya is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Kenya's GDP grew 5% in 1995 and 4% in 1996, and inflation remained under control.
Kenya holds one of the biggest annual drama events, the Kenya schools and colleges drama festival, in the south of Sahara.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kenya   (4288 words)

 Embassy of Kenya, Washington, DC
Welcome to the Embassy of Kenya, Washington, DC.
Kenya is about to make history by becoming the first country in East and Central Africa to issue a sovereign bond in the international capital markets.
While working with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to re-populate Tsavo East National Park with the almost extinct Black Rhino, Anthony Russell had a revelation.
www.kenyaembassy.com   (209 words)

 Kenya (06/06)
Kenya's proximity to the Arabian Peninsula invited colonization, and Arab and Persian settlements sprouted along the coast by the eighth century.
Kenya has hosted and played an active role in the negotiations to resolve the civil war in Sudan and to reinstate a central government authority in Somalia.
Kenya's relations with Western countries are generally friendly, although current political and economic instabilities are sometimes blamed on Western pressures.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2962.htm   (3388 words)

 Kenya - Permanent Mission to the United Nations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kenya and the UN Kenya is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa.
The role of Kenya Mission to the United Nations is to effectively represent Kenya at the diplomatic apex of interactions in the global community of nations.
The Kenya Mission ensures that the interests of Kenya as enshrined in the national goals are protected and furthered in all these negotiations.
un.cti.depaul.edu /cgi-bin/spider.py?_request=0&country=Kenya   (684 words)

Kenya is a country with varying climate, vegetation, topography, and underlying parent rock.
Kenya is divided into 7 agro-climatic zones using a moisture index (Sombroek et al., 1982) based on annual rainfall expressed as a percentage of potential evaporation.
Pasture research in the 1970s tended to continue an interest in ley grasses and the accumulation of germplasm; during the late 1970s to the early 1980s, there was greater emphasis on relevant research on the needs of the smallholder farmer in the high and medium potential areas and in marginal agrarian areas.
www.fao.org /ag/AGP/AGPC/doc/Counprof/Kenya.htm   (6206 words)

 An Introduction to Kenya
Kenya is situated right along the equator, on the eastern coast of the African continent.
While much of northeastern Kenya is a flat, bush-covered plain, the remainder of the country encompasses pristine beaches, scenic highlands and lake regions, the Great Rift Valley, and the magnificent Mount Kenya.
Kenya's population is overwhelmingly (97%) comprised of people of African descent, though that group is composed of over 70 different tribal groups.
www.geographia.com /kenya   (422 words)

Kenya follows the "8-4-4" system: there are eight years of primary level education, standards 1-8, followed by forms 1-4 of secondary level education, followed by four years of university level education.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by Kenya in 1990, states that "no child shall be deprived of liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily."76 The child shall have the right to challenge the legality of the deprivation of his or her liberty before a court or other competent, independent and impartial authority.
The court system in Kenya is three-tiered and consists of a court of appeals, a high court, and lower courts known as magistrate's courts.
www.hrw.org /reports/1997/kenya   (17903 words)

 Kenya Safaris,Tours and Travel, Kenya Safari
Kenya Safaris for the disabled; Safaris for the physically challenged.
Kenya Safaris have proved to be a very popular byword in the tourism sector.
While much of northeastern Kenya is a flat, bush-covered plain, the rest of the country comprises pristine beaches, scenic highlands and lake regions, the Great Riftvalley, and the magnificent Mountainous regions of Kenya.
www.kenyaspace.com   (963 words)

Travel to northern Kenya should be undertaken with at least two vehicles to ensure a backup in the case of a breakdown or other emergency.
Kenya appears to be experiencing similar weather patterns in 2006, which have resulted in large scale flooding and infrastructure damage.
Kenya is a signatory to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR), and is required by the VCCR to ask any detained American citizen if he/she would like the U.S. Embassy to be notified and to notify the U.S. Embassy if the detained American citizen requests it.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1151.html   (3511 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Kenya
Kenya is eligible for assistance as a threshold country for the U.S. Millennium Challenge Account.
Kenya's fiscal burden of government score is 0.2 point worse this year, and its government intervention score is 0.5 point worse; however, its trade policy and informal market scores are both 0.5 point better.
According to the World Bank, Kenya's weighted average tariff rate in 2004 was 10.3 percent, down from the 14.4 percent in 2002 reported in the 2005 Index, based on World Bank data.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Kenya   (1160 words)

 Kenya: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Kenya lies across the equator in east-central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean.
Kenya borders Somalia to the east, Ethiopia to the north, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest.
Kenya is regularly ranked among the ten most corrupt countries in the world, according to the watchdog group Transparency International.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107678.html   (1204 words)

The flag of Kenya was adopted on 12 December 1963.
It is based on the fl over red over green flag of KANU (Kenya African National Union), the party that led the fight for freedom and independence.
Harambee is the motto of the chief political party KANU (Kenya African National Union) and means "all pull together".
flagspot.net /flags/ke.html   (411 words)

 PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS: Kenya Mission to the United Nations in New York, USA
Kenya has consistently participated in the United Nations Peace-Keeping operations since 1989 when she sent military observers and an infantry battalion to Namibia.
Currently, Kenya ranks number 6 out of the 90 countries who contribute military and civilian police to the UN operations.
Kenya is the sixth largest troop contributing nation to the UN Peace-Keeping Operations world-wide.
www.un.int /kenya/peacekeeping.htm   (428 words)

 Kenya Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Bandits have been known to operate near Lamu, between Isiolo in Kenya and the Ethiopian border, and in Kenya's northwest, particularly border regions.
Northeast Kenya should be avoided due to violent clashes between nomadic groups along the border and readers have reported trouble spots along the Kitale-Lodwar road.
Kenya has a long tradition of producing its own bootleg liquor, but you should steer well clear of chang'a or kumi-kumi.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/africa/kenya   (382 words)

From October 1952 to December 1959, Kenya was under a state of emergency arising from the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule.
Kenya became independent on December 12, 1963, and the next year joined the Commonwealth.
The minority party, Kenya African Democratic Union (KADU), representing a coalition of small tribes that had feared dominance by larger ones, dissolved itself voluntarily in 1964 and joined KANU.
www.uiowa.edu /~africart/toc/countries/Kenya.html   (437 words)

 Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro Home
Kenya is located in the eastern part of Africa.
It is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa.
Today the establishment is not active and the main aim remains to create environmental awareness and educate climbers on the necessity to conserve the environment on the mountain.
www.mountkenya.org   (560 words)

 Kenya Wildlife Service - KWS
From the low-lying coastlands to the snow capped Mt. Kenya that rises to 17,058ft.
The vegetation varies from the dense tropical forests, to mangrove forests along the coast, to the shruberry of the arid desert lands, to the thick mountainous forests and alpine vegetation along the slopes of the snow-capped Mount Kenya.
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is charged with the protection and conservation of the country's biodiversity as presented by its fauna and flora.
www.kws.org   (276 words)

 Indymedia Kenya
Several IMC members are traveling to Narobi, Kenya this month to support an Indymedia convergence during the seventh annual World Social Forum which runs January 20-25th.
Another goal is to consolidate the energy of local activists in Kenya to resume and energize the formation of a permanent IMC in Kenya.
Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Indymedia Kenya.
kenya.indymedia.org   (971 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Industry (Sector) Profile for Kenya: Mining including economic overview and directories of ...
Kenya's mining industry is dominated by production of non-metallic minerals encompassing industrial minerals such as soda ash, flourspar, kaolin and some gemstones dominate Kenya’s minerals industry.
Clearly seen as one of the largest potential capital projects in Kenya is the Kwale Hill heavy mineral sands project that is beig developed along the country's southeastern coast.
Many of Kenya's mineral deposits lie under property that has been settled and privately owned for many years, however, within the country itself private property ownership is protected by the constitution and only the minerals belong to the country.
www.mbendi.co.za /indy/ming/mingke.htm   (481 words)

 allAfrica.com: Kenya
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has warned that overall month-on-month inflation is set to climb, fuelled by rising oil prices and the onset of the dry season.
Two ODM Kenya MPs yesterday told police their version of events at a public rally, in which assistant minister Kalembe Ndile was roughed up.
RESIDENTS OF MAJANI village in Laikipia District of Kenya's Rift Valley Province recently noticed that sandalwood, a tree that is known locally as Muthirioni, was being uprooted and taken away at night.
allafrica.com /kenya   (837 words)

European colonial interest in Kenya began with Portuguese efforts to establish safe ports in the area of Mombasa from 1498.
Under the British protectorate, Kenya had parallel legal systems with African courts applying customary law, and appeals lying with the African Appeal Court, then with the District Officer and then a Court of Review.
The Acts in force basically afford recognition to marriages solemnised under Islamic law, provide for the registration of Muslim marriages and divorces, delineate the jurisdiction and procedure of Kadhis' Courts and instruct the application of the principles of personal law applicable to the parties involved, without substantive codification of that law.
www.law.emory.edu /IFL/legal/kenya.htm   (1466 words)

 Kenya: Menus & Recipes from Africa
Kenya is perhaps the best-known country in Africa to Europeans and Americans through literature, such as the books of Robert Ruark, and through films.
We finally found one cookbook called Kenya Kitchen, but in the main the recipes were of English and American dishes.
In Kenya, the oysters are opened and each one goes on its own tiny china ramekin or tiny container which looks like a miniature coaster.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Cookbook/Kenya.html   (1481 words)

 Kenya Safaris
Kenya is the most popular destination for safaris in the world!
The wildlife is the prime attraction of Kenya safaris, that take place in some of Africa 's most well known national parks including the Masai Mara, Tsavo, Amboseli, and Lake Nakuru.
Botswana » KENYA » Lesotho » Malawi » Mauritius » Mozambique » Namibia
www.go2africa.com /kenya   (359 words)

 United Nations - OCHA IRIN Africa News
NAIROBI, 28 Aug 2006 (IRIN) - The March-May rainfall in most of the areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia that had suffered drought was insufficient to restore food security and residents would continue to need emergency humanitarian support until the end of 2006.
NAIROBI, 16 Aug 2006 (IRIN) - Six children have died at Wajir district hospital in northeastern Kenya over the past four weeks after an outbreak of kala-azar, a deadly parasitic disease characterised by anemia and the inflammation of the liver and spleen, a health official said on Wednesday.
NAIROBI, 27 Jul 2006 (IRIN) - Child abuse in Kenya had reached unacceptable levels, with sexual abuse being "especially shocking", the United Nations said on Thursday at the launch of a national campaign to end violence against children.
www.irinnews.org /frontpage.asp?SelectRegion=East_Africa&SelectCountry=Kenya   (520 words)

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