From the Document: "The U.S. government considers Kenya to be a strategic partner and key regional actor in East Africa, and as critical to counterterrorism efforts in the region. Policymakers have valued Kenya's role as a peacemaker among its neighbors and as a historic host to refugees from across the troubled region. Kenya is presently sub-Saharan Africa's third largest economy, and it is a regional hub for transportation and finance and a top tourism destination. Its capital, Nairobi, is home to one of four major United Nations offices worldwide and serves as a base for regional humanitarian efforts. It also hosts the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in Africa. Kenya ranks among the top U.S. foreign aid recipients globally and is one of the largest African recipients of U.S. counterterrorism assistance."
CRS In Focus, IF10168
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