NAIROBI, Kenya -- Nearly 100,000 Africans whistled, sang and cheered today as Kenya became Africa's 35th independent nation.
But even as the shouts of "Uhuru" -- freedom -- echoed through the streets of this formal British colonial capital, monumental problems confronted the new nations. It must conquer tribal warfare, tribal rivalries and economic difficulties.
When the Union Jack was hauled down and Kenya's flag of black, red and green went up amid wild jubilation at Nairobi's Freedom Stadium, Britain relinquished its last colonial holding in East Africa.
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-- Photo of Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta from May 1963 (from Corbis Images)
* "A Free Kenya" (The Windsor Star, December 11): @
* "Kenya Gains Independence" (from New York Times Learning Network): @
* 1963 Kenya Constitution: @
* Kenya Independence Act (from legislation.gov.uk): @
* Kenya profile (from CIA): @
* Kenya timeline (from BBC): @