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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Kenya from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

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BBC News Profile - Kenya
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Kenya
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Kenya
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Kenya
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme

IAEA - Kenya
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Kenya
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

ITC - Kenya
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

OHCHR - Kenya
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - Kenya
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Kenya
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Kenya
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Kenya
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - Kenya
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Kenya
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.

CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Congressional Research Service Reports (CRS) CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares short reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Kenya" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Kenya.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Kenya
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Kenya
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Kenya.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.

African Development Bank Group - Kenya
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Kenya and the ADB.

African Union

The main objectives of the AU are "to promote unity and solidarity among African States, to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development, to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States, and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations."

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) - Kenya
COMESA promotes regional economic integration through trade and investment.

Commonwealth of Nations - Kenya
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."

Delegation of the European Commission to Republic of Kenya
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of Kenya in Washington DC
Diplomatic representation of Kenya in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Nairobi, Kenya
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Kenya.

EU Relations with Kenya
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Kenya.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Kenya), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IMF - Kenya
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Republic of Kenya
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community.

Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR)
KNCHR is an independent national human rights institution established by the government through an Act of Parliament.

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.

Permanent Mission of Kenya to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Kenya
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Kenya from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kenya
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Kenya
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

United Nations in Kenya
United Nations system in Kenya.

USAID - Kenya
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs in Kenya.
  • USAID - East Africa
    USAID Assistance in Eastern Africa (Burundi, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia).
U.S. Department of State - Kenya
U.S.-Kenyan relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Kenya
World Bank data, projects, and research in Kenya.

World Food Programme - Kenya
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - Kenya
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.


UNAIDS - Kenya
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Kenya
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Kenya.

WHO - Kenya
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Kenya from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Kenya: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Kenya.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Kenya and econom* Kenya and econom*
Kenya and histor* Kenya and histor*
Kenya and politic* Kenya and politic*
Kenya
(government publications only)
Kenya
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.


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