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Kenyan exports stranded at airports
Volcanic ash cloud hits exports of fruit and vegetables for sale in Europe.
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2010 22:03 GMT



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.

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