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Main article: Africa

GDP of $1865 for the person

Trade

The most valuable goods exported from the countries of Africa; 2018
The most valuable goods exported from the countries of Africa; 2018
The largest trading partners of the countries of Africa, 2018
The largest trading partners of the countries of Africa, 2018

Drug traffic

The ways of transportation of heroin from Afghanistan given for 2019.
The ways of transportation of heroin from Afghanistan given for 2019.

Foreign policy

In June, 2019. The government of Kenya closed border with Somalia.

For an indefinite term it is forbidden to cross border and to do cross-border business in districts: Lama, Mander, Wajir and Gariss.

In the last time Kenya took many steps against Somalia, trying to put pressure upon Mogadishu because of a territorial dispute. Two countries cannot decide already several years where there passes them the sea border in the Indian Ocean. This case is under consideration in the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

Earlier to officials of Somalia it was refused entry into Kenya. Besides, Kenya entered double check of security for travelers from Mogadishu who at first should undergo control in the district Wajir before going to Nairobi.

Poverty

the Cyber - the biggest slums of Africa

To the south from Nairobi the largest slums on the African continent – the Cyber are located. There for 2019 about one million, on others – about two million, poor and sick people live according to some data. The area of slums is only three square kilometers.

Initially the Cyber is the region of nubian soldiers of colonial British army and their families. Then there migrants from other African tribes began to be equipped, slums expanded. In the late twenties the colonial government wanted to take down to the Cyber and to move its inhabitants to the normal district of Nairobi, but the idea was not pleasant local, reported Afrikanistika channel.

After Kenya gained independence in 1963 there were still attempts to settle to the Cyber, but also they were not crowned with success. Lease of housing in Nairobi was fabulously expensive to poor people Cybers, they preferred to remain on site and to change nothing.

Today in these slums there are no electricity and the sewerage, there are no police, schools and hospitals, but there is a huge percent of HIV-positive people. They live in the cardboard and slate gone to pieces constructions. Along a railway track there is a market – hundreds of outlets where footwear, clothes, the Chinese electronics, food and the main goods – charcoal for cooking is on sale.

Nevertheless, people Cybers conduct quite normal life. They have beauty shops, shops with music and movies, pubs and even movie theater. Children drive plastic bottles, imitating soccer, and organize competitions.

The government of Kenya is not proud of such urbanistic phenomenon as Cyber. Nearby construction of social housing where allegedly are going to move inhabitants of slums is conducted. But as history shows, to make it not so just because of people who just got used to live so.