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Kenya is free of Ebola, Uhuru says as he invites tourists – Capital FM Kenya

KILIFI, Oct 25 —President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured tourists that Kenya is free of Ebola and is capable of controlling the disease in the unfortunate event of a breakout. The President said tourists especially those from Western countries have been misinformed about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and assured them Kenya was safe.“Kenya is safe from Ebola and you should have nothing to fear to come here,” said the President when he spoke in Kilifi on Friday.

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Wealthy Older Women Are Hiring Men In Kenya To Romance Them – Business Insider Australia

In 2009, Sofie Amalie Klougart traveled to Mombasa, Kenya with the nonprofit ActionAid. Her day job was to document ActionAid’s numerous efforts to alleviate poverty in the country.Fascinated by the country, Klougart spent her nights and weekends travelling the country in search of stories. While visiting the country’s numerous beautiful beaches, Ama was struck by the many older European women she saw carousing with young Kenyans. When she inquired with one of the women, she found that she was witnessing what many call “Romance tourism” — lonely men and women who travel to impoverished countries in search of companionship and locals who willingly oblige, in exchange for gifts, free meals, and, sometimes, cold hard cash.

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Dancing the Night Away in Lalibela, Ethiopia

View from my hotel – I may have actually found the middle of nowhere. I was doomed from the very first moment I saw him. It was late, the sky was inky black, and I was wandering alone through a sleepy village, lost.In Africa. Lalibela, Ethiopia to be precise. Oh so lovely Lalibela. I had ached to see Lalibela for years, a result of a couch bound weekend of pouting over lost love. The television, in an effort to console me, tempted me with pictures about not just Africa, not just Ethiopia, but LALIBELA. I’m not yelling, sometimes I feel like it deserves to be written in capital letters, and bowed down to.

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