Kenya's economy relies heavily on its cut-flower industry. It's a key sector. But competition from neighboring Ethiopia is putting livelihoods in Kenya on the line.
In a move to reclaim the lost glory of Mombasa, the government and local private stakeholders are tackling the 50-year-old Kibarani dump. They have started to repurpose the tract of land into a green recreational park.
Valentine's Day was banned in some Indonesian cities Wednesday as police rounded up amorous couples, giving the official kiss-off to a tradition which critics say doesn't deserve any love in the Muslim-majority nation.
The area around Kenya's Lake Naivasha is sometimes known as "the flower bed of Africa." But the industry — essential to the country's economy — is heavily polluting. Some companies are trying to be greener.
China's presence in Africa is growing. Hot on the heels of the economic boom is a flowering of Chinese language schools, targeting young Kenyans –hoping to increase their chances of work on the competitive job market.
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