The Republic of Kenya in Africa borders on Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia to the northeast. Kenya is home to around 45 million people.
A former British colony, it gained independence in 1963. Kenya's economy is the largest by GDP in East and Central Africa. The capital Nairobi serves a regional hub. Agriculture is a major employer; the country traditionally exports tea and coffee as well as fresh flowers to Europe. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content.
Lake Victoria in Kenya is the world’s second biggest freshwater lake. Fishermen in traditional sailing boats and canoes used to catch a wide variety of fish there. But the mass import of tilapia from China is threatening the livelihoods of traditional fisherfolk.
Today on the show we travel from the Indian subcontinent to Africa. In one way or another everyone is trying hard to make their world and their futures better -From the Indian students risking their mental health to get into the top educational institutes; to the Tanzanian scientists trying to keep one step ahead of deadly Malarial mosquitoes.
Chinese companies are building a 600-kilometer railway line across Kenya, connecting the capital Nairobi to the coastal city of Mombasa. The rapid growth of housing that encroaches Nairobi's National Park has created massive traffic problems in the city. Kenya's government has approved the controversial construction of the new railway as a means of relieving Nairobi's traffic congestion.