What is the geostrategic location of Kenya?  

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Kenya is located in East Africa, with a large coastline on the Indian Ocean.  It has borders with Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Uganda.  Economically, it is mainly known for its tourism, as it has mountains and rich wildlife diversity.  Kenya borders unstable states such as Somalia and South Sudan--nations that have recently undergone civil war and are considered major staging areas for extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram.  Nairobi has been the subject of terrorism in the last few years.  The United States is trying to work with the Kenyan government to secure its borders from these unstable elements, but the country is poor and the government is corrupt.  Kenya's main geostrategic value is its location in East Africa and the possibility that it could be a stabilizing force in the region.  

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