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October 21, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seldom have Africans been asked, and asked themselves, to make so much progress so quickly. Two revolutions, one political and one economic, are under way in East Africa--the result of external pressures from donor nations in the West and internal demands from young Africans for better lives than history has so far given them. If it succeeds, this part of the continent could prove a whole school of African doomsayers wrong.
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October 21, 1995 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seldom have Africans been asked, and asked themselves, to make so much progress so quickly. Two revolutions, one political and one economic, are under way in East Africa--the result of external pressures from donor nations in the West and internal demands from young Africans for better lives than history has so far given them. If it succeeds, this part of the continent could prove a whole school of African doomsayers wrong.
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September 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The government and a U.N. agency launched a $400-million appeal to save the Mau Forests Complex, the country's biggest closed-canopy forest and a vital water catchment area. Experts say the Mau Complex has lost about 264,000 acres of trees, a quarter of its total, over the last two decades to illegal settlement, logging and charcoal burning encouraged by corrupt officials. Loss of the wooded area threatens energy generation, tourism, agriculture and water supplies to cities and industry, doing severe damage to East Africa's biggest economy.
BUSINESS
January 1, 2008 | From Reuters
Rioting, political instability and a spiraling death toll after Kenya's disputed election is seen as drastically denting investor confidence in what had been seen as one of Africa's emerging success stories. Scores of people have been killed in turmoil since President Mwai Kibaki was declared the victor Sunday with a narrow majority. The opposition says the poll was stolen and European Union monitors say it lacked credibility.
WORLD
June 20, 2003 | Davan Maharaj, Times Staff Writer
During the past 32 years, African Heritage has withstood a weakening economy and runaway crime in downtown Nairobi to supply locals and tourists with ethnic art, fashion and artifacts. But this month, it will shut its doors, the latest victim of Kenya's crippled tourist trade. The final blow was a decision last month by British Airways to suspend flights to the Kenyan capital after intelligence reports said a terrorist strike by Al Qaeda operatives was imminent.
WORLD
January 7, 2008 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
In Nairobi's slum district of Kibera, people prayed for peace Sunday under the charred cross and blackened walls of the burned Lutheran church. But in the narrow alleys just 100 yards away, the thugs with machetes still rule. When the service ended, the parishioners in their Sunday best walked home through neighborhoods still teetering on a knife's edge.
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