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.
In Kenya, conservationists and private landowners have come into conflict with semi-nomadic herders, who bring their cattle onto the private preserves. But Sveva Gallman is trying to build bridges with the community of herders and save her family's Laikipia Nature Conservancy through an unlikely activity – acrobatics.
In East Africa, terrestrial and mangrove forests used to run along the coast from Somalia to Mozambique, but climate change and human interference have decimated the Somali and Mozambican sections over the years. But in between, in Kenya, the forest is flourishing. There, locals are helping to support their communities by planting mangroves, which absorb carbon dioxide.
Africa has started 2020 battling extremism. Boko Haram assaults have killed several people in Nigeria. Meanwhile, attacks by al-Shabab in Kenya has left the East African nation on edge. At the heart of extremism are young, radicalized Africans. What is fueling the surge in attacks and what can be done to quell it? Listen to this show for some insights.
Environmentalists say Kenya's recent ban on plastic bags is working wonders, but the problem with one-way disposable plastic bottles remains out of control. Activists are calling on beverage makers to introduce a functioning deposit system so bottles will be returned for cash, instead of tossed on the street.