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Kenyan tea farming is being weighed down by rising labour costs that could discourage investments and hurt the economy, the Kenya Tea Growers Association (KTGA) said on Wednesday. The East African nation is the world's No. 1 exporter of black tea and the crop is its top foreign exchange earner. It earned 125.25 billion shillings ($1.24 billion) from tea exports last year.
Courtiers in elaborate outfits danced to the gentle tinkling of Javanese music as the Sultan of Yogyakarta looked on, a scene that has played out in much the same way for centuries in the tiny Indonesian kingdom. Indonesia is home to numerous small kingdoms.