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Kenya [Updated March 22, 2022]   [open pdf - 563KB]

From the Document: "Successive U.S. Administrations have viewed Kenya as a strategic partner and critical to counterterrorism efforts in East Africa. It is sub-Saharan Africa's third largest economy, a regional finance and transportation hub, and a top tourism destination known for its biodiversity. Kenya holds a nonpermanent seat on the U.N. Security Council until 2023, and is home to one of four major U.N. offices worldwide. It hosts the largest U.S. embassy in Africa and U.S. forces supporting regional counterterrorism efforts. Kenya ranks among the top U.S. aid recipients globally. The country's reputation as an anchor state in a volatile region has been threatened by periodic domestic turmoil, including ethnic tensions and election violence. Economic frustrations, corruption, and other abuses of power have fueled grievances among the diverse population. Perceived impunity has also been a source of tension with donors."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10168
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Date:
2022-03-22
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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