The Republic of Kenya is the wealthiest countries in the Horn of Africa, with USD 1,495 GDP per capita. It encompasses 581,309 sq. km (224,445 sq mi) and inhabits 45 million people (2014 est.).
Kenya has a Presidential system. Uhuru Kenyata is the incumbent. As of 2013, Kenya is organized into 47 Counties.
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(Wangui Kimari) Kenyans are not known for their reserve. Not at all, but for some reason, as my cousin said, “Obama’s visit is bringing out all the crazies in this country.” The unbridled crazy that has been paraded for our senses since POTUS [...]
(Richard Dowden) The first time I saw Uhuru Kenyatta speak was in Addis Ababa at the 2012 World Economic Forum. As he stepped down off the platform, his assistant slipped and tumbled heavily down the steps. Everyone rushed to help him. Kenyatta was [...]
(Aggrey Mutambo) Egyptians are advancing more trade options to Kenya in what could be a long shot to win support over the other political issues in the region. Egyptian Foreign Affairs and Trade ministers have been touring Nairobi since Monday to [...]
EXPERTS are calling it the African “Smack Track”: a circuitous route to smuggle heroin from Afghanistan to Europe, passing through east Africa. Two drug busts in November, netting 712kg of the stuff, closed a record year for heroin seizures off [...]
(Muluken Yewondwossen) Prime Minster Hailemariam Dessalegn said that he is content with the two plus years he has served as Prime Minister and he hopes to focus on continuing to reduce poverty. The PM met with local and international journalists on [...]
Which African countries are big recipients of Official Development Assistance (ODA)? There are a number of ways to compare. One way is to compare the nominal amount of aid received by each country. That puts Ethiopia as the 2nd top aid recipient [...]
(Ali A. Mazrui and Andrew D. White) In July 2011 the Nile Valley gave birth to a new Republic. The old Sudan was partitioned, and a new African state was born. It was called “the Republic of South Sudan.” Was a historic opportunity missed for [...]
Which African countries are highly indebted? How do Horn of African economies fare in this regard? Where does Ethiopia rank compared to her peers? A Debt-to-GDP ratio is the common tool used to measure the level of indebtedness of a country. Though [...]
Highlights:– Ethiopia’s is 132nd of the 189 economies, 4 points above the 136th Kenya, in the overall global ranking of ease of doing business. – Ethiopia also ranks 14th of the 47 Sub-Saharan Africa economies while Kenya is right next [...]
(Mwangi S. Kimenyi) A few years ago, Kenyan commercial banks were fighting hard to prevent mobile phone companies from engaging in the business of money transfer. They argued that money transfers were a preserve of banks—thus allowing mobile phone [...]
Monitor Global Outlook reports: Kenya’s goal of 5000 megawatts of electricity generation by 2017 is steadily bringing down electricity prices as renewable sources increasingly replace expensive fuel. Kenya can’t use up all the power it [...]
(Mian Ridge) Ethiopia, Africa’s biggest coffee producer, will benefit from unusually dry weather in Brazil that has lowered the output and helped lift the price of Arabica beans. Arabica prices surged to a three-year high – to over 200 US cents [...]
(David Bosco) Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, arrived at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Oct. 9, smiling broadly. Making his way through a phalanx of media, he greeted chanting well-wishers. But the almost festive [...]
Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea seized the opportunity to point fingers at the West for the old developmental paradigm, the threats of climate change, and delay in UN reform, respectively, during the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly which took [...]
(Constant Munda) KENYA’s economy was yesterday estimated to 25.2 per cent bigger after revised figures by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics showed yesterday. The value of goods and services – gross domestic product – is now [...]