MOMBASA

Mombasa Travel Guide

Mombasa surprises as a beach destination. Located in Kenya, the sunny sandy beaches of Mombasa are a destination where you can spice up your beach holiday on a safari for a few days, for example. Finns have become familiar with Mombasa, for example, from the hit song. It’s easy to see why this Kenyan sunny […]

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Kenya Overview

Kenya is located in East Africa, on the Indian Ocean, bordering Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The country is also home to Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro. After one of the bloodiest uprisings in the history of recent colonial times, the Mau-Mau uprising of the 1950s, the country became independent in […]

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Ethiopia

Mass Media in Eastern Africa

Mass Media in Ethiopia The dominant newspapers in Ethiopia are state controlled, with Addis Zemen (Amharic, founded in 1941, circulation approximately 40,000) and Ethiopian Herald (English, founded in 1943, circulation 37,000) published by the Ministry of Information. The state Ethiopian broadcast started radio broadcasts in 1941. During the military regime, the individual liberation organizations had […]

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Kenya Population and Language

Kenya Population and Language

About 40 people live in Kenya. Nearly two-thirds of the residents belong to one of the five largest: kikuyu, luhya, kalenjin, luo and kamba. Independent Kenya has long been spared serious ethnic conflicts, but contradictions have in recent years degenerated into violence. Half the population is under 19 years of age. The residents are unevenly […]

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Art in Kenya

Art in Kenya

In Kenya, we find in Swahili whitewashed buildings with carved doorframes in dark wood, wooden chests with metal fittings and chairs with inlays of ivory. The Masai are especially known for their large circular neck jewelery made of very small beads. Otherwise, wood sculptures form an important part of the tourist trade, in addition multicolored […]

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Literature of Kenya

Literature of Kenya

A considerable part of the early Kenyan literature consists of autobiographical and anthropological imprints. The most famous of these is Facing Mount Kenya (1938) by Jomo Kenyatta. Mention should also be made of Child of Two Worlds (1964) by Reuel John Mugo Gatheru and accounts of the Mau-Mau uprising by writers such as Josiah Kariuki. […]

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From Kenya's capital Nairobi

Economy and Business in Kenya

Kenya is one of the most economically developed countries in Africa, with a complex business sector based on agriculture, and with a modern sector with significant industry and a substantial service sector, including tourism. Tourism is normally one of the country’s most important sources of income. Gross domestic product (GDP) stood at USD 163.7 billion […]

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Kenya's Foreign Policy

Kenya’s Foreign Policy

Traditionally, Kenya’s foreign policy has concentrated on neighboring Tanzania and Uganda, as well as fostering close relations with the United Kingdom and the United States. Regionally, in part because of its relatively modern and versatile economy, Kenya has played a central but partly passive role. Daniel arap Moi initiated a more active contact with the […]

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Kenya’s Contemporary History

Kenya became an independent country in 1964. In the period up to 1982, Kenya had a kind of multi-party system, but in reality one party dominated: Kenya African National Union (KANU). In 1982, Kenya became a one-party state. Democratization started in 1991, but it was not until 2002 that a rallying opposition candidate challenged President […]

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