Kenya's cut-flower industry has blossomed since the 1980s, becoming the third largest in the world, and now holding the biggest market share for exports to Europe. Kenya's flower producers are hoping direct flights set to open between Nairobi and New York City could help them put down roots in a new market — the United States. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Naivasha, Kenya.
The political stand-off in Kenya between President Uhuru Kenyatta and self-declared peoples' president Raila Odinga has split the country. While Odinga's swearing-in ceremony January 30 was symbolic, activists and analysts fear the government's heavy-handed response is moving the country toward authoritarian rule. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Nairobi.