EAC Partnership to Strengthen Regional Development

U.S. Government and EAC Sign $194 Million Partnership Agreement to Strengthen Regional Development Arusha, TANZANIA. Today, the U.S. Government and the East African Community (EAC) launched a Regional Development Objectives Grant Agreement at the EAC headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. On behalf of the U.S. Government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will contribute …

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2105 Child Labor Report

Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor The Department of Labor’s annual Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor focuses on the efforts of certain U.S. trade beneficiary countries and territories to eliminate the worst forms of child labor through legislation, enforcement mechanisms, policies and social programs. The Report presents: Findings on the prevalence and …

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Our Ocean, One Future

International Coast Cleanup in Mombasa Kenya Wildlife Service  organized a beach cleanup for International Coastal Cleanup Day promoting the importance of protecting the ocean and its wildlife.  We had a great time joining NGO’s, community groups and especially Mombasa’s school children to help clean Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach.  Over 500 participants came to clean the beach and learn …

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Secretary of State John Kerry Visits Nairobi

Secretary Kerry Makes Whirlwind Trip to Nairobi   U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas Greenfield, had a short but busy visit to Kenya.  While in Nairobi for one day, Secretary Kerry met with H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss regional security issues, counterterrorism cooperation, and bilateral issues.  He also …

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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

What is STEP? The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Benefits of Enrolling in STEP Receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions …

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Joint Statement on Murdered Human Rights Defender

Joint Statement by Heads of Mission on Disappearance and Murder of Kenyan Human Rights Defender and Associates   We are deeply concerned by the disappearance and murder of Willie Kimani, a lawyer and investigator working with the U.S. non-governmental organization International Justice Mission (IJM), along with IJM client Josephat Mwenda, and IJM driver Joseph Muiruri.  …

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USAID Awards Grants to Agriculture Innovators

Ten Local Enterprises Receive KSH 380 Million in Grants for Innovations to Improve Livelihoods and Food Security   The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has granted KSH 380 million to Kenyan innovators as part of its Feed the Future Kenya Innovation Engine (KIE), an effort to reward and improve agriculture-based innovations.  To date, more …

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Statement on National Security Advisor Meeting

Statement by Deputy National Security Spokesman Mark Stroh on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice meeting with Kenyan Cabinet Secretaries Amina Mohamed and James Macharia   Yesterday, National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met with Kenyan Cabinet Secretaries Amina Mohamed and James Macharia at the White House. They discussed the strong U.S.-Kenya partnership, as highlighted …

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Erroneous Security Message

On January 21, 2016, a security message was sent to American Citizens in Kenya regarding security awareness in Dakar, Senegal due to a systems error.  Please disregard this message. For further information: See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution , Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Kenya Specific Information . Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program ( STEP ) to receive security messages and make it …

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