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.
While the EU is still working on the reduction of plastic bags, they have long been banned in some African countries. In Kenya, compliance with the law is tightly controlled. This applies to manufacturers, shops and customers. Disobedience comes with high penalties.
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In this week's show Young boys and girls in Mombasa, Kenya, are training in Taekwondo to defend themselves from rape and violence. And Zambia's government is putting measures in place to deal with issues of gender based violence. All these plus your comments on the topic. Tune in.
This week on World in Progress: How teaching kids how to swim can prevent the silent killer of drowning. A former prison inmate now helps other inmates in Kenya to get an education. A children's dream park in Japan tries to help kids who couldn't cope with school. And: the importance of reading in South Africa and French lessons at Quran schools in Senegal.
Peter Ouko can vouch for how important education is. Some 20 years ago, he was taken to prison. During his time in prison, he started studying and became the first inmate in Kenya to attain a diploma in common law. Today, he's a free man helping other inmates appeal their sentences.
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