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Kenya
Background

Kenya is a country in east Africa. Kenya borders
Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, South Sudan, and
Tanzania.

From 1888-1929 Kenya was part of the British East
Africa protectorate. Kenya gained independence
from Britain in 1963. When Kenya first gained
independence politics was dominated by the
charismatic Jamo Kenyatta. He…

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With 28.27 births per 1000 of the population, Kenya has the 45th highest birth rate in the
world.
In 2011 heath expenditure made up 4.5% of GDP. There are 0.18 doctors per 1,000 of the
population and 1.4 hospital beds per 1000 of the population.
82.7% of the urban population…

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Death rate (2014) 7 deaths per population
Net migration rate (2014) 0.22 migrants per 1000 of the population
Maternal mortality rate (1990) 380 deaths per 100,000 live births
(2008) 530 deaths per 100,000 live births
(2010) 360 deaths per 100,000 live births

Infant mortality rate (2014) 40.71 deaths of children…

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Top imports are manufacturing and transportation equipment, petroleum products, motor vehicles,
iron and steel, resins and plastic. Imports were worth $15.86 billion in 2013, $15.1 billion in 2011.
Import partners were India (20.9%), China (15.4%), the UAE (9.8%) and Saudi Arabia (6.9%).

Industry

Industry in Kenya includes the manufacturing of…

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Kenya has plans to build a nuclear power plant by 2017.

The Kenyan government announced in January 2014 that it plans to generate over half of its
electricity for solar power. It has identified 9 sites to build solar plants to be constructed by
2016. Construction is expected to cost…

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Somali refugees, 32,317 south Sudanese refugees, 30,251 Ethiopian refugees, 14,490 Congolese
refugees, 7,961 north Sudanese refugees and 5,457 refugees from Burundi living in Kenya.

The ongoing crisis in Somalia combined with severe drought in 2011 created a refugee crisis when
up to 400,000 Somalis moved across the border into northern…

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Population pyramid




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