Year Founded: 1964
A country in East Africa, Kenya boasts of geology and climate diversity with the Great Rift Valley cutting through its territory. Tourism and agriculture form the economic mainstay of the state. Its tea growing industry, ambitiously developed during the British colonial period, makes it one of the world’s largest exporters of black tea.
Although Kenya’s GDP per capita and ranking on the Human Development Index are lower than the world’s average, it is one of the sub-Saharan countries with healthier economic foundations. The state suffers from terrorist attacks launched by al-Shabab, a Somalian Islamic militant group on a regular basis.