A report on KenyaTanzania and East Africa

Image of the region between Lake Victoria (on the right) and Lakes Edward, Kivu and Tanganyika (from north to south) showing dense vegetation (bright green) and fires (red).
The Bab-el-Mandeb crossing in the Red Sea: now some 12 miles (20 km) wide, narrower in prehistory.
Early Iron Age findings in East and Southern Africa
The Turkana boy, a 1.6-million-year-old hominid fossil belonging to Homo erectus.
A 1.8-million-year-old stone chopping tool discovered at Olduvai Gorge and on display at the British Museum.
Map of British East Africa in 1911
A traditional Swahili carved wooden door in Lamu.
Portuguese presence in Kenya lasted from 1498 until 1730. Mombasa was under Portuguese rule from 1593 to 1698 and again from 1728 to 1729.
A 1572 depiction of the portuguese city of Kilwa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
British East Africa in 1909
The Kenya–Uganda Railway near Mombasa, about 1899.
Battle during the Maji Maji Rebellion against German colonial rule in 1905.
A statue of Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader with the Mau Mau who fought against the British colonial system in the 1950s.
The Arusha Declaration Monument
The first president and founding father of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta.
Wildebeest migration in the Serengeti
Daniel arap Moi, Kenya's second President, and George W. Bush, 2001
Tanzania map of Köppen climate classification
Uhuru Kenyatta in 2014.
The Masai giraffe is Tanzania's national animal
A map of Kenya.
The semi-autonomous Zanzibar Archipelago
A Köppen climate classification map of Kenya.
Regions of Tanzania
Kenya's third president, Mwai Kibaki
Tanzanian ambassador to Russia Jaka Mwambi presenting his credentials to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
The Supreme Court of Kenya building.
Tanzanian Embassy in West End, Washington, D.C., USA
President Barack Obama in Nairobi, July 2015
FIB Tanzanian special forces during training
Emblem of the Kenya Defence Forces
A proportional representation of Tanzania exports, 2019
Kenya's 47 counties.
Historical development of real GDP per capita in Tanzania, since 1950
A proportional representation of Kenya exports, 2019
Tea fields in Tukuyu
Kenya, Trends in the Human Development Index 1970–2010.
Nyerere Bridge in Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam
Amboseli National Park
The snowcapped Uhuru Peak
Tsavo East National Park
One of the main trunk roads
Tea farm near Kericho, Kericho County.
Zanzibar harbour
Agricultural countryside in Kenya
Domestic expenditure on research in Southern Africa as a percentage of GDP, 2012 or closest year. Source: UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 (2015), Figure 20.3
The Kenya Commercial Bank office at KENCOM House (right) in Nairobi.
A Tanzanian woman cooks Pilau rice dish wearing traditional Kanga.
Workers at Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant
Farmers using a rice harvester to harvest rice in Igunga District, Tanzania
The official logo of Vision 2030.
Example of a World Food Programme parcel
Lake Turkana borders Turkana County
Researchers (HC) in Southern Africa per million inhabitants, 2013 or closest year
Lions Family Portrait Masai Mara
Scientific publications per million inhabitants in SADC countries in 2014. Source: UNESCO Science Report (2015), data from Thomson Reuters' Web of Science, Science Citation Index Expanded
Maasai people. The Maasai live in both Kenya and Tanzania.
The Hadza live as hunter-gatherers.
Child labour in Kenya
A carved door with Arabic calligraphy in Zanzibar
A Bantu Kikuyu woman in traditional attire
Nkrumah Hall at the University of Dar es Salaam
Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Cathedral in Mombasa.
Development of life expectancy
Outpatient Department of AIC Kapsowar Hospital in Kapsowar.
Tanzanian woman harvest tea leaves
Table showing different grades of clinical officers, medical officers, and medical practitioners in Kenya's public service
Judith Wambura (Lady Jaydee) is a popular Bongo Flava recording singer.
School children in a classroom.
A Tingatinga painting
An MSc student at Kenyatta University in Nairobi.
National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
A Maasai girl at school.
St Joseph's Catholic cathedral, Zanzibar
Kenyan boys and girls performing a traditional dance
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha
Nation Media House, which hosts the Nation Media Group
East African Legislative Assembly in Arusha
Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o.
Tanzanian Ngoma group
Popular Kenyan musician Jua Cali.
Jepkosgei Kipyego and Jepkemoi Cheruiyot at the 2012 London Olympics
Kenyan Olympic and world record holder in the 800 meters, David Rudisha.
Ugali and sukuma wiki, staples of Kenyan cuisine

Kenya, officially the Republic of Kenya (Jamhuri ya Kenya), is a country in Eastern Africa.

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Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in East Africa within the African Great Lakes region.

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It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands and the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west.

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Due to the historical Omani Empire and colonial territories of the British East Africa Protectorate and German East Africa, the term East Africa is often (especially in the English language) used to specifically refer to the area now comprising the three countries of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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Kenya is bordered by South Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, Somalia to the east, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.

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A caesarean section performed by indigenous healers in Kahura, in the Empire of Kitara (present-day Uganda) as observed by medical missionary Robert William Felkin in 1879. This incident was recorded long before the arrival of the European missionary doctors and clinics. The kingdom performed a highly developed surgical procedure, the first-ever cesarean section technique that saved both the mother and child.
Flag of the Uganda Protectorate
Construction of the Owen Falls Dam in Jinja.
The Uganda printers building on Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda
Grey Crowned Crane - a symbol of Uganda.
Belligerents of the Second Congo War. On 19 December 2005, the International Court of Justice found against Uganda, in a case brought by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for illegal invasion of its territory, and violation of human rights.
Uganda map of Köppen climate classification.
U.S. President George W. Bush met with President Yoweri Museveni in Entebbe, Uganda, 11 July 2003.
Protests in New York City against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
Graphical depiction of Uganda's product exports in 28 color-coded categories.
Change in per capita GDP of Uganda, 1950–2018. Figures are inflation-adjusted to 2011 International dollars.
Coffee fields in southwestern Uganda
Workers at a textile factory in Jinja
Entebbe International Airport
Road to Murchison
Mobile operators offer money sending, receiving services, bill payments among many more services.
Students in Uganda
Development of life expectancy
Rwenzori mountains in Uganda
An ethnolinguistic map of Uganda
Cultural celebrations in Northern Uganda
Woman in Rwenzori – Western Uganda
Mandela National Stadium in Kira Town.
Side view of Victoria Nile
Saint Mary's Cathedral Rubaga, is the parent cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala.

Uganda (Yuganda in Ugandan languages), officially the Republic of Uganda (Jamhuri ya Ugandaa nne ), is a landlocked country in East Africa.

The country is bordered to the East by Kenya, to the North by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania.

East African Community

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From left to right: President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya, and President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania during the eighth EAC summit in Arusha, November 2006.
EAC heads in 2009. From left to right: Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), Mwai Kibaki (Kenya), Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania), Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi).
Rwandan President Paul Kagame at the 2006 EAC summit. Rwanda joined the EAC on 1 July 2007.
Three EAC countries border Lake Victoria.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak, located in Tanzania.
Diani Beach, Kilifi County, Kenya.
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The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organisation composed of seven countries in the Great Lakes region of East Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republics of Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda.

Swahili in Arabic script—memorial plate at the Askari Monument, Dar es Salaam (1927)

Swahili language

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Native language of the Waswahili who are found along the East African coast and litoral islands .

Native language of the Waswahili who are found along the East African coast and litoral islands .

Swahili in Arabic script—memorial plate at the Askari Monument, Dar es Salaam (1927)
Although originally written with the Arabic script, Swahili is now written in a Latin alphabet introduced by Christian missionaries and colonial administrators. The text shown here is the Catholic version of the Lord's Prayer.
Swahili in Arabic script on the clothes of a girl in German East Africa (ca. early 1900s)
Loxodonta africana elephants frolic in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, 2012.

Due to concerted efforts by the government of Tanzania, Swahili is one of three official languages (the others being English and French) of the East African Community (EAC) countries, namely Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

It is a lingua franca of other areas in the African Great Lakes region and East and Southern Africa, including some parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Malawi, Mozambique, the southern tip of Somalia, and Zambia.

Swahili coast

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Map of Indian Ocean trade
Stone Town is the Zanzibar Archipelago's main city
Swahili is grouped in the Bantu language family (orange)
Houses are often decorated with carved door frames

The Swahili coast (الساحل السواحلي) is a coastal area of the Indian Ocean in East Africa inhabited by the Swahili people.

It includes Dar es Salaam; Sofala (located in Mozambique); Mombasa, Gede, Pate Island, Lamu, and Malindi (in Kenya); and Kilwa (in Tanzania).