Kenyan exports stranded at airports

Volcanic ash cloud hits exports of fruit and vegetables for sale in Europe.

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    Kenya's exports have been badly hit by the cloud of ash hanging over northern Europe.

    The country's fruit, vegetable, and flower industries, which were beginning to grow after post-election violence in 2007 and the worldwide economic downturn, are heavily reliant on exports to Europe. 

    But with most airports shut a massive, rotting, backlog is starting to build up and that could have a devastating impact on already impoverished communities.

    Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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