Nairobi

Nairobi is a busy modern city of between three and four million people and it is the de facto commercial capital of East Africa. Most businesses are headquartered in the city centre or in the industrial area to the southeast.Country and regional offices for the many international humanitarian organi...

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Nairobi cracks down on illegal eateries

The Nairobi country government has launched a crackdown on unlicensed food and water vendors as the city grapples with a cholera outbreak. Traders operating without relevant licences, food-handling c...
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Nairobi skyscraper set to be Africa's tallest building

Work commences on 300-m-high Pinnacle in Nairobi. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has laid the foundation stone for a Nairobi skyscraper destined to be the tallest building in Africa when it opens...
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Nairobi has worst traffic record in Africa

Traffic in Kenyan capital rated fifth worst in world in Numbeo report. The traffic in Nairobi has been ranked the worst in Africa and fifth worst in the world according to Numbeo, the crowd-sourced...
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New Nairobi-Mombasa railway opens

Major Kenyan rail route launches 18 months ahead of schedule. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta launched the new 472-km railway line between the capital Nairobi and the country's main sea port of Mom...
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Boda boda listed in Oxford Dictionary

Recognition from Oxford but banned from Nairobi's Central Business District. The boda boda motorbike taxi, popular in Nairobi and across east Africa, has made it into the latest edition of the Oxfo...
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Nairobi keeps track of its lions

Nairobi's lions fitted with tracking devices. Lions in Nairobi National Park are to be fitted with tracking collars to help Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) rangers monitor the animals' movements. T...
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Nairobi to phase out pit latrines

World Bank funds introduction of conventional toilets in Nairobi slums. The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company is undertaking a Sh1 billion project to phase out pit latrines in the city's slum...
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Nairobi Southern Bypass launched

China-funded bypass expected to boost trade in east Africa. The Nairobi Southern Bypass at Ngong Road/Lenana Interchange has been launched at a ceremony by the presidents of Kenya and Tanzania....
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Boda bodas banned from Nairobi CBD

Court bans motorbike taxis from operating in central Nairobi. Nairobi's motorbike taxis, known locally as boda bodas, have been banned from operating in the city's Central Business District (CBD) b...
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Hilton aims for Africa's tallest building with Nairobi hotel

Hotel chain plans 330-m-high skyscraper in Upper Hill area. The Hilton chain of exclusive hotels plans to manage the tallest building in Africa when the Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill opens in 2020....
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Nairobi University launches bike-sharing scheme

Pilot bike-sharing project funded by grant from UN-Habitat. The C4DLab start-up incubation lab at Nairobi University has launched a pilot bicycle-sharing scheme aimed at reducing dependence on cars...
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Uber drivers to protest in Nairobi

Protest by Uber drivers follows company's slashing of prices. Nairobi's 1,000 drivers working for taxi hailing mobile app Uber are holding a protest in the city's Central Business District (CBD) on...
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Arson attacks in Kenyan schools

Opposition urges Kenyan education cabinet secretary to resign over school fires. Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) alliance has asked the government to declare the recen...
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Oxfam to move HQ from UK to Nairobi

Charity Oxfam in talks to relocate international base to Nairobi. The international aid and development charity organisation Oxfam is set to move its global headquarters from the UK to Nairobi....
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Violent opposition protests continue in Kenya

Two killed in anti-government protests by opposition supporters. At least two people were shot dead during violent clashes between police and supporters of Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms...
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Nairobi electoral protest turns violent

Police clash with opposition supporters during demonstration for reform of electoral commission. Anti-riot police clashed with protesters demanding the dissolution of the Kenyan electoral board dur...
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UN asks Kenya to reconsider closing refugee camps

Human rights groups slam Kenya's decision which would displace 600,000 people. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has urged Kenya to abandon plans to close its refugee camps, including the w...
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Nairobi building collapse leads to demolitions

Nairobi structures to be demolished after deaths of 23 people in building collapse. Construction inspectors have condemned some 226 substandard buildings in Nairobi following the deaths of at least...
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Kenya rethinks Nairobi Park railway project

Kenya reconsiders controversial route ahead of major ivory burn in Nairobi. Controversial plans to allow a rail line to pass through the Nairobi National Park have been abandoned, according to loca...
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Kenya shelves construction of new Nairobi airport terminal

New arrivals section opens at Nairobi airport. Kenya had dropped plans to build a new terminal at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport, due to an economic climate which has been on a “down...

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