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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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Kenyan bomb blast survivors slam US-Sudan compensation deal [Video]

Kenyan bomb blast survivors slam US-Sudan compensation deal

A group of Kenyan survivors of the 1998 US embassy bombing in Nairobi are opposing the terms of a deal to remove Sudan from Washington’s list of 'state-sponsors of terrorism'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published
Kenya court finds two guilty in deadly Westgate mall attack [Video]

Kenya court finds two guilty in deadly Westgate mall attack

The 2013 assault on a Nairobi shopping mall resulted in death of at least 67 people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published
Kenya court convicts two for aiding Islamist assault on shopping mall [Video]

Kenya court convicts two for aiding Islamist assault on shopping mall

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:45Published
Kenya shopping mall attack: 2 defendants guilty, 1 acquitted over 2013 Westgate siege [Video]

Kenya shopping mall attack: 2 defendants guilty, 1 acquitted over 2013 Westgate siege

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:06Published
Brigid Kosgei interview after defending her London Marathon title [Video]

Brigid Kosgei interview after defending her London Marathon title

Brigid Kosgei defied the rain and the gloom to defend her London Marathontitle around a sodden St James’s Park. The 26-year-old world record holdercomfortably won her duel with fellow Kenyan Ruth..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:26Published
Game on in Kenya: Footballers hoping for return [Video]

Game on in Kenya: Footballers hoping for return

Fears for the future of Kenyan football as players hope the government will lift a ban on contact sports imposed to combat the coronavirus.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Kenya scientists try to save rare northern white rhinos [Video]

Kenya scientists try to save rare northern white rhinos

The scientists plan to use in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to save northern white rhinos from extinction.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published
Meet Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny [Video]

Meet Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny

Keysha Atiki is only 10 but she can already lift her own weight as she trains with a weightlifting coach who once competed in the Olympics - her grandmother Mercy Obiero.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published
Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever women's half marathon [Video]

Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever women's half marathon

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir smashed the world record for the half marathon in women-only races on Saturday, completing a 21.1-kilometer course in Prague in one hour 5.34 minutes.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published
Kenya land dispute: Indigenous Mau removed from forest home [Video]

Kenya land dispute: Indigenous Mau removed from forest home

Some of the displaced have sought shelter in schools.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published
Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever half marathon in women-only race [Video]

Jepchirchir runs fastest-ever half marathon in women-only race

Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir smashed the world record for the half marathon in women-only races on Saturday (September 5), completing a 21.1-kilometre course in Prague in 1 hour 5 minutes and 34 seconds.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:07Published
Kenyan communities sue UK over colonial-era land grab [Video]

Kenyan communities sue UK over colonial-era land grab

Communities brutally evicted by the British to make way for tea plantations seek compensation for ‘colonial crimes’.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:16Published
Kenya fears ecological disaster as two rising lakes get closer [Video]

Kenya fears ecological disaster as two rising lakes get closer

Rising water levels along Kenya's Great Rift Valley have forced thousands of people from their homes as two lakes are getting closer, raising fear of contamination.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:55Published
Why Kenya's Rift Valley lakes are going through a crisis [Video]

Why Kenya's Rift Valley lakes are going through a crisis

Thousands of people have been displaced and farms submerged due to heavy rains, climate change and deforestation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

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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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How the search for an out-of-print book led a refugee to build a hit publishing company

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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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'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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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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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

Grandmother Millicent Agata's small farm has disappeared entirely under the floodwaters of a swollen Lake Victoria, forcing her family to join tens of thousands of other Kenyans seeking shelter from..
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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

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday banned movement across the country's borders with Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta bans movement to Tanzania and Somalia over COVID-19

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday ordered a cessation of movement between the country and neighbouring Tanzania and Somalia to help curb the spread of the novel 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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Italian aid worker kidnapped in Kenya has been freed: PM Conte

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 and Uganda hit by power blackout, electricity back in most of Kenya

Kenya and Uganda were hit by power blackouts on Saturday, and Kenya Power said the outage on its grid was caused by a fault on a high voltage line but that it had restored supply to most parts of the..
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Kenya and Uganda hit by power blackout

Kenya and Uganda were hit by a power blackout on Saturday, and Kenya Power said the outage on Kenya's grid was caused by a fault on a high voltage line.
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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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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

A six-foot image of a sad-eyed man, baseball cap askew and mask covering his nose and mouth is spray painted on a building in a Nairobi slum. Next to it are the words “Corona is real”.
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Inspired by Mother Teresa, Kenyan safari operator feeds 24,000 families

Safari operator Pankaj Shah would normally be showing tourists around the beauty spots of his native Kenya. Instead, he is spearheading a volunteer effort to feed thousands of families left penniless..
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Poor Kenyans despair as coronavirus quarantine extended over unpaid bills

Kenyan travellers say they are being held in a government quarantine centre after the expiry of their mandatory 14 days of isolation following their return from abroad because they cannot pay hefty..
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'We are at war': Kenya halts movement to areas worst hit by coronavirus

President Uhuru Kenyatta barred movement into and out of Kenya's four regions most affected by the new coronavirus on Monday, including the capital Nairobi.
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Kenya halts movement in areas affected by the coronavirus

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday ordered a halt to all movement in parts of the country affected by the new coronavirus, including the capital Nairobi, a tightening of measures to stem the..
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A Kenyan father heads back to his rural home as the coronavirus spreads

Peter Omollo initially decided to stay put in Nairobi when the coronavirus emerged in Kenya.
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Some Kenyan nurses refuse coronavirus patients in protest over shortages: union

Nurses in Kenya's capital and at least two towns have launched protests or refused to treat suspected coronavirus patients because the government has not given them enough protective gear or training,..
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Kenya confirms first coronavirus death

Kenya confirmed its first coronavirus death on Thursday, government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said, without providing further details.
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Fearing coronavirus, African city dwellers flee to the countryside

Each morning at a crowded bus station east of Nairobi, Kenyans load their bags on to minibuses emblazoned with the faces of pop stars and Jesus, heading to their villages in the hope of escaping the..
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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

Kenya and Ethiopia confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, a woman who had returned to Nairobi from the United States and a Japanese national in Addis Ababa.
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Kenya bans public events after confirming first coronavirus case

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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Family honors dream of son lost in Ethiopia plane crash

Frustrated by incompetence and corruption in his native Kenya, Jared Babu, a 28-year-old activist and entrepreneur, set up a program to train high school students about leadership.
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Kenya's high court orders suspension of flights from China over coronavirus

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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Kenya university berated for blaming 'reckless' rape victim

A major Kenyan university has caused widespread public offense by accusing a student who was gang-raped of "recklessness" for walking back to campus after a night out.
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U.S. military says killed militant leader behind attack in Kenya that killed Americans

A U.S. air strike over the weekend in Somalia killed an Islamist militant who helped plan last month's attack on a military base in Kenya in which three Americans died, the U.S. military said on..
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U.S. air strike in Somalia killed militant behind January attack on base in Kenya: AFRICOM

A U.S. air strike over the weekend in Somalia killed an Islamist militant who helped plan last month's attack on a military base in Kenya in which three Americans died, the U.S. military said on..
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Politicians become the punchline as Kenya's comedy scene booms

Whenever a more risque line shocks his audience into silence, Kenyan comic Brian Onjoro knows he can rescue his set with a sure-fire punchline: the country's leaders.
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Kenyan police killings in poor Nairobi districts continue: rights group

Kenyan police shot dead at least eight people in Nairobi slums in the past two months, violating laws on the use of excessive force, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, even though officials have said..
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Lenders cheered as Kenya binged on medical equipment. Did patients get help?

Kenya's health minister celebrated the delivery of a CT scanner at a large county hospital, telling journalists that sick patients could now be diagnosed locally.
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Kenya pledges 'valley of peace' legacy as veteran leader Moi buried

Kenya's deputy president pledged to unite the country in honor of Daniel Arap Moi, its longest-ruling president, who was buried at his sprawling estate in the Rift Valley on Wednesday.
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Thousands bid farewell to Kenya's veteran leader Moi

African leaders in Kenya for the state funeral of Daniel Arap Moi, the country's longest ruling president who died last week at 95, hailed his role as a peacekeeper who tried to mediate conflicts..
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Moi's Kenyan torture victims mourn a reckoning that never came

Wachira Waheire was 25 years old when he was thrown into Kenya's notorious torture cells for possessing a poster saying hunger will lead to revolution.
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Moi, Kenyan strongman who presided over rampant graft, dies

Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi died aged 95, leaving behind a country still riddled by corruption that became rampant during his rule over the East African nation from 1978 to 2002.
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Kenya's former President Daniel Arap Moi dies

Former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi, who kept his country on a relatively stable footing during his tenure but was less successful at reining in poverty and corruption, died on Tuesday, the office..
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