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Kenya: African Equatorial Country and Wild Safari Hotspot

In the 700s, Arab seafarers established settlements along the coast of Kenya later on in the early 1500s Portuguese took control over this area. More than 40 ethnic groups reside in Kenya. The Kikuyu is the largest ethnic group that migrated to Kenya in the beginning of the 18th century. In 1890 the British took over Kenya from the Portuguese and renamed it British East Africa in 1920. Kenyans launched an independence struggle called the Mau Mau movements in the 1940’s, which finally succeeded in 1963. Jomo Kenyatta, the prominent nationalist leader during the independence struggle became the first president of Kenya. From 1964 to 1992, the country was ruled as a one-party state by the Kenya African National Union (KANU), first under Kenyatta and then under Daniel Arap Moi. Demonstrations and riots pressured Moi to allow for multiparty elections in 1992.
Kenya Profile: Overview of Facts and Figures

    · National Name: The Republic of Kenya
    · Capital: Nairobi
    · Total area: 582,646 sq km (224,961 sq miles)
    · Population: 38.5 million (UN, 2008)
    · Currency: Kenya Shilling
    · Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages
    · Ethnicity/ Races: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%
    · Religion: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%
    · GDP (Per Capita): $1,700 (2007 est.)
    · Life Expectancy: Male: 56.42 years, Female: 56.87 years (2008 est.)
    · Literacy Rate: Male: 90.6%, Female: 79.7% (2003 est.)
Geographical Information on Kenya:
Kenya straddles the equator in East-Central Africa on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Kenya is bordered by Somalia from the east, Ethiopia to the north, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, and Sudan to the northwest. Kenya derives its name from Mount Kenya, which is a significant landmark of the country and Africa’s second highest mountain peak.
Kenya enjoys a tropical climate with humidity along the coasts and dry regions in the north and northeastern parts. Kenya receives rainfall between March and May and moderate rainfall during the months of October and November.

Culture, Cuisine and Tradition of Kenya:
Kenya is a diverse country with diverse cultures the most prominent of which are the Swahili along the coast, Pastoralist communities of the north, and several different communities in the central and western regions. Today, the Massai culture is known through out the world due to its heavy tourist exposure. The Kikuyu have incorporated Bantu cultural elements in their beliefs and practices.
The Kenyan cuisine preparations find its influence from the cultures of Arabs, Europeans, Indians and Pakistanis. The common dishes in Kenya include beef and chicken with potatoes, rice or vegetables. Fruits are also eaten a lot with the main meals: bananas, pineapples and papaya are available throughout the year, and citrus fruits seasonally.

Tourist Attractions of Kenya:
Kenya is a preferred African tourist destination and offers a heady mix of miles stretched silvery beaches, astounding wildlife and bird sanctuaries, gigantic mountains with lush green jungles and coral reefs. The Kenyan tourist attractions cater to a variety of tourist tastes and it has something for all.
Nairobi the capital city of Kenya has a big metropolitan set-up with the beautiful backdrop of Nairobi National Park. Mombasa is among Africa’s finest beaches and famous for its fascinating historical sites such as Fort Jesus that was built by the Portuguese.

Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is known for its lion population and is world famous as a natural lion habitat. The wild natural beauty attracts tourists as well as researchers from the world. Masai Mara National Reserve also known for its fantastic annual wildebeest migration and paradise for bird watchers.

Major Sight-seeing Places in Kenya include:
    · Amboseli National Park
    · Chyulu Hills National Park
    · Lake Nakuru National Park
    · Malindi
    · Tsavo East National Park

Kenyan sports minister barred from parliament

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Nairobi, May 3 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Paul Otuoma has been barred from parliament until he responds to a question posed by an MP on national football team captain Denis Oliech's decision to quit the team.

Airtel revenue rises in Africa

May 2, 2012 at 6:40 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) India's Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 16 percent growth in revenue in its Africa operations at $1.2 billion during the quarter ended March 31 over the like period of the previous financial year.

Obama's sister pens memoir on family's past

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Barack Obama's sister Auma, who was raised in Africa, has written a new memoir tracing their family's ties back in Kenya.

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Kenyan runners win Belgrade international marathon

April 23, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Belgrade, April 23 (IANS) Kenya's Mary Pitkani and James Barbasai won the 25th Belgrade International marathon.

Scientists locate malaria parasites' Achilles heal

April 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the micro-organisms.

Ivory poachers shot dead in Kenya

April 22, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Nairobi, April 22 (IANS) Wildlife rangers have shot dead five suspected ivory poachers in a gun battle in Kenya, BBC reported.

Achilles' heel for life-threatening malaria identified

April 21, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, April 21 (ANI): A link between different strains of malaria parasites that cause severe disease has been identified, which could help develop vaccines or drugs against life-threatening cases of the infection.

Obama's dad was tagged 'anti-American' and 'anti-White' when he moved to US

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): US President Barrack Obama's his father was also called 'anti-American and anti-white' when he moved to the United States from Kenya in 1959.

Kenya eyeing relay triumph at London

April 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Nairobi, April 18 (IANS) Sprints have never been Kenya's area of specialisation but that history might be changed this summer at the London Olympics where the country is expected to enter a team in the 4X400m relay.

Angelina Jolie to take on diplomatic role at UN

April 18, 2012 at 11:17 AM

London, Apr 18 (ANI): Angelina Jolie, who has been working at the UN refugee agency as a goodwill ambassador for the past ten years, has been promoted to special envoy to draw attention to some of the world's worse humanitarian disasters using her fame.

Kenyan international Mishra plays as 'uncapped' Indian

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) A Kenyan Indian becomes an Indian Kenyan in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tanmay Mishra, who turned out for Kenya in the 2011 World Cup, is an Indian with "dual citizenship" for Deccan Chargers.

Many nations vulnerable to unexpected shocks: IMF

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Washington, April 17 (IANS) Policymakers face the dilemma of how best to respond to the challenges of slackening global activity and continued financial volatility as many countries remain vulnerable to unexpected shocks, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Wednesday.

Is Tanmay Mishra Indian or Kenyan?

April 17, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) A Kenyan Indian becomes an Indian Kenyan in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tanmay Mishra, who turned out for Kenya in the 2011 World Cup held in the subcontinent, is an Indian with "dual citizenship" for Deccan Chargers.

Is Tanmay Mishra Indian or Kenyan?

April 17, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) A Kenyan Indian becomes an Indian Kenyan in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tanmay Mishra, who turned out for Kenya in the 2010 World Cup, is an Indian with "dual citizenship" for Deccan Chargers.

India to host WITFOR 2012 tomorrow

April 16, 2012 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): India is all set to host the World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR) 2012 at the Vigyan Bhawan here on Tuesday.

Three rhinos found dead in Kenyan national park

April 15, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Nairobi, April 15 (IANS) Wildlife authorities in Kenya have found old skulls and bones of three rhinos in the world famous Lake Nakuru National Park, about 120 km southwest of capital city of Nairobi.

Obama's illegal-immigrant uncle prepares legal fight to avoid deportation

April 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Washington, April 14 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's illegal immigrant uncle is preparing to fight new efforts to have him deported back to Kenya from America.

Indonesia quake triggers Indian Ocean tsunami alert

April 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Jakarta, Apr 11 (ANI): A massive 8.7 earthquake has struck off the western coast of Indonesia triggering fears of a "devastating" tsunami.

Major quake rattles Sumatra, tsunami alert in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors as a high intensity earthquake rocked Sumatra Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A tsunami warning has been issued in India and 27 other countries

Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.

Family seeks release of Indian sailor from pirates

April 7, 2012 at 6:49 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Family members of a Kerala sailor, who is among 17 Indians on board a Nigerian vessel hijacked by Somali pirates, have urged the Indian government to intervene in seeking their release.

Flavio Briatore's wife frolics in sea wearing unusual green bikini

April 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

London, Apr 7 (ANI): Flavio Briatore's wife Elisabetta Gregoraci, who loves to show off her enviable figure in bright bikinis, opted for a green and white two-piece on Thursday that looked like it had been made out of seaweed.

Injectable contraceptives may double the risk of breast cancer among young women

April 5, 2012 at 3:38 PM

A recent study has revealed that, use of injectable form of progestin for birth control for one year or more doubles the risk of breast cancer in young women.

Injectable contraceptives may double breast cancer risk in young women

April 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Using an injectable form of progestin-only birth control for a year or more doubles the risk of breast cancer in young women, a new study has revealed.

Internet usage promotes democracy in partially free countries

April 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Columbus, Apr 5 (ANI): Internet use will prove to be more effective in countries, that already have some reforms introduced in that direction, a new multinational study has revealed.

Portman named Free The Children ambassador

April 5, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Los Angles, April 5 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman has been roped in as the ambassador for Free the Children, a charity that helps youngsters in developing countries.

Britain, Kenya to enhance ties

March 27, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Nairobi, March 27 (IANS) Kenya and Britain will promote their ties, said visiting British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham.

Britain, Kenya vow to enhance ties

March 27, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Nairobi, March 27 (IANS) Kenya and Britain have vowed to promote their ties, said visiting British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham here Monday.

Prince Harry 'pleading to be sent back to war-ravaged Afghanistan'

March 15, 2012 at 9:26 PM

London, Mar 15 (ANI): Prince Harry has revealed that if he had the opportunity to serve his country in the war zone he would do it again.

Prince Harry 'pleading to be sent back to war-ravaged Afghanistan'

March 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM

London, Mar 15 (ANI): Prince Harry has revealed that if he had the opportunity to serve his country in the war zone he would do it again.

Smartphones more accurate for disease surveillance

March 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Washington, March 13 (ANI): A new study in Kenya has found that smartphone use was cheaper than traditional paper survey methods to gather disease information, after the initial set-up cost.

ICC chiefs back expansion of T20 cricket

March 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Dubai, Mar.8 (ANI): The International Cricket Council's (ICC) Chief Executives Committee met here on Wednesday and have decided to back an expansion of the Twenty20 format.

ICC chiefs back expansion of T20 cricket

March 8, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Dubai, Mar.8 (ANI): The International Cricket Council's (ICC) Chief Executives Committee met here on Wednesday and have decided to back an expansion of the Twenty20 format.

Egyptian man thought to be senior Al-Qaeda figure hands himself to police to clear name

March 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

London, Mar 1 (ANI): An Egyptian man whose name was on an FBI 'most wanted' list as an alias for a senior Al-Qaeda figure has handed himself in to the police in a bid to clear his reputation.

Egyptian man thought to be senior Al-Qaeda figure hands himself to police to clear name

March 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM

London, Mar 1 (ANI): An Egyptian man whose name was on an FBI 'most wanted' list as an alias for a senior Al-Qaeda figure has handed himself in to the police in a bid to clear his reputation.

Mobile phone SMS could be promising new tool for malaria control in Africa

February 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that text messaging can be used to control malaria in Africa.

Mobile phone SMS could be promising new tool for malaria control in Africa

February 22, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that text messaging can be used to control malaria in Africa.

Intelligence agencies warn of growing 'Lone Wolf' terror threat to UK ahead of Olympics

February 8, 2012 at 3:53 PM

London, Feb.8 (ANI): Britain and the Olympics face a growing threat from "lone wolf" terrorists who have taught themselves how to build bombs using al Qaeda publications, a leading security think tank has warned.

Over 40,000 enthusiasts participate in third annual half marathon in Gujarat

February 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Vadodhra, Feb 5 (ANI): The third edition of annual half marathon in Gujarat's Vadodhra District saw the participation of over 40,000 participants including 50 international runners on Sunday.

Over 40,000 enthusiasts participate in third annual half marathon in Gujarat

February 5, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Vadodhra, Feb 5 (ANI): The third edition of annual half marathon in Gujarat's Vadodhra District saw the participation of over 40,000 participants including 50 international runners on Sunday.

Proteas cricketers spend time with HIV-AIDS inflicted kids to raise disease awareness

January 20, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Cape Town (S.Africa), Jan.20 (ANI): Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith and fellow players Faf du Plessis, Alviro Peterson, Wayne Parnell and members of the coaching staff, on Thursday met a group of children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS.

Proteas cricketers spend time with HIV-AIDS inflicted kids to raise disease awareness

January 20, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Cape Town (S.Africa), Jan.20 (ANI): Proteas Test captain Graeme Smith and fellow players Faf du Plessis, Alviro Peterson, Wayne Parnell and members of the coaching staff, on Thursday met a group of children orphaned and made vulnerable by AIDS.

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