Monthly Archives: April 2021

Kenya Development Cooperation

Lighthouses in the drought zone “Kenya is prone to disasters”, stated the UN development program UNDP succinctly years ago, thus apologizing for the fact that East Africa’s powerhouse, which, unlike most of its neighbors, has never had to survive a civil war, is meeting some of the United Nations’ development goals despite considerable growth has… Read More »

Kenya Ethnic Groups

Proportion of literate adults: 78.7% of those over 15 years of age (HDR 2018) Major religions: Christianity approx. 80%, Islam approx. 10%, indigenous people Urban population: 27.0% (HDR 2018) Life expectancy w / m: 68.7 / 64.0 HDR 2018 (2017: 69.7 / 64.9 years) Gender inequality: 0.545, ranked 134 of 162 (HDR 2018) Number of… Read More »

Kenya Education

Luxury good education Director Edward Ndeda in the overcrowded exam class Kongowea Primary School, Mombasa As a major country in African continent according to petwithsupplies, Kenya has achieved a lot in the field of education. According to the World Bank, around 80 percent of Kenyans can read and write for over 15 years. A good… Read More »

Kenya Health and Welfare

Access to health care Education as HIV prevention – a painted school wall The figures from the World Health Organization show it: Kenya is a long way from providing comprehensive health care for the population. There are just 0.14 doctors for every thousand citizens (3.37 in Germany). What’s more, even if a doctor were available,… Read More »

Kenya Languages and Religion

Religion: With God under the baobab tree A little trust in God doesn’t hurt when you earn your money on such a device in Nairobi Spirituality and religion play a very important role for most Kenyans. The majority of Kenyans – 85 percent according to the 2019 census – are Christians of various denominations. About… Read More »

Kenya Arts

Artistic awakening after the Second Liberation Portrait of a woman by Fitsum Woldelibanos Kenya’s capital Nairobi is a cosmopolitan city with a wide range of music, literature and visual arts, where world trends and regional and local developments often merge into something new. The end of the Moi era at the end of 2002, known… Read More »

Living in Kinshasa and the DR Congo

Packing list – or what you should take with you in large quantities from Germany Malaria prophylaxis Medicines (be careful – there are a lot of counterfeit medicines on the Congolese market) Bug spray Shampoo and other hygiene items cosmetics Sunscreen, good sunglasses High quality mosquito protection (mosquito tent, mosquito net) Youth hostel sleeping bag… Read More »

Travelling to Democratic Republic of the Congo

Travel, transportation and traffic International airlines currently flying to Kinshasa: Brussels Airways South African Airways Ethiopian Airways Kenya Airways Air France Travel within the country is only possible to a very limited extent. Chaotic conditions prevail in traffic and communication. Overall, the road network is below average. The government speaks of 2,800 km of tar… Read More »

Everyday Life in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Currency: Franc Congolais (common in US dollars in circulation) Exchange rate: 1EUR = 1884.64 Franc Congolais (January 2020) Time zone: UTC + 1 Country code (phone): +243 Climate (for capital): tropical humid Congo Everyday Life Entry and residence regulations Current travel and safety information and important addresses or telephone / fax numbers can be obtained… Read More »

Economic Sectors in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is growing only slowly. The value added tax introduced in 2012 and a restrictive monetary policy by the central bank offer good conditions for economic growth, but corruption and one-sided dependence on the extraction of raw materials have a destabilizing effect. Telecommunications have developed particularly quickly… Read More »

Elections 2018 of Democratic Republic of the Congo

New President of DR Congo Etienne TshisekediBy Foreign and Commonwealth Office Political actors in the presidential and parliamentary elections Emmanuel Ramazani Shardary On August 8, 2018, government spokesman Lambert Mende announced that Joseph Kabila would not run for the December 2018 presidential election. Instead, Emmanuel Ramazani Shardary, general secretary of Kabila’s party, the PPRD, was… Read More »

Human Rights in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Human rights are regularly violated by the military, belligerent groups, police and secret services. The prisons are overcrowded and the conditions are often unimaginable. Many prisoners wait months, sometimes years, for an examination of the procedure or for a judicial decision. National and international human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International… Read More »

Ecological Problems of Democratic Republic of the Congo

Forest clearance in the DR Congo Strongly fluctuating annual precipitation, floods, torrential rain and incalculable dry periods as a result of climate change mean that farmers adapt their agricultural calendar to the rainy and dry seasons. In addition, the DR Congo is confronted with the following ecological challenges: risk of biodiversity loss, extinction of species,… Read More »

Kenya Telecommunications

The Kenyan landline telephone network is prone to failure, only very few people have access to it and has long been overtaken by mobile communications. In addition, you usually have to wait a long time for a private connection to be set up. The mobile phone providers have continuously expanded their networks so that there… Read More »