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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Kenya introduces plastic bag ban

Ban includes penalties of four years in jail or $40,000 fine.A tough new ban on the use of plastic bags came into effect across Kenya on 28 August, despite attempts in court by plastic manufacturers t...
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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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Nairobi dam to be cleaned

Reservoir to be transformed into recreational centre Nairobi City County is to embark on a major clean-up of the Nairobi Dam in June to turn the clogged reservoir into a recreational park. The...
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Nairobi joins World Car Free Day

Nairobi will participate for the first time in this year's World Car Free Day on 22 September. The Kenyan capital becomes one of only a handful of African cities to celebrate the annual event which se...
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Nairobi to open e-waste recycling plant

An e-waste recycling plant due to open in Nairobi by the end of the year will separate and dismantle electronic waste (known as e-waste) including domestic appliances, ICT electronics and cellular pho...
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Kenyan conservationist charged with ivory possession

A Kenyan conservationist was charged with illegal possession of 19 kg of elephant ivory at a Nairobi court on 13 May. Susan Soila, a top official from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants, a non-profit...
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Climate Innovation Center opens in Nairobi

The Kenya Climate Innovation Center (CIC), a new business hub to advance African climate technology businesses, has been established in Nairobi. The cutting-edge facility will provide advice and fi...
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Nairobi’s Ruai dump site opposed

The Kenyan ministry of local government has requested that Nairobi's city council source an alternative site for waste disposal, following opposition to a dump site in Ruai as proposed by the independ...
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E-waste recycling centre launched in Nairobi

An electronic waste recycling centre has been launched in Nairobi as part of efforts to deal with the problem of disposing of toxic computers and printers and other e-waste material and to raise aware...
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Rare pygmy hippo dies in Nairobi safari park

A rare pygmy hippo has died in Nairobi
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Relocation of Kenya’s elephants

Kenyan park rangers have begun relocating 50 elephants to the Maasai Mara game reserve from the outskirts of Narok, a town situated some 150 km north-west of the capital Nairobi. Narok has suffered de...
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Funeral of Wangari Maathai in Nairobi

The body of Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai will be cremated at the Kariokor Crematorium and her remains interred at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in Nairobi, in a s...
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Nairobi National Park under threat

Nairobi National Park could be destroyed as a result of the city
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Kenya tackles forest fires.

The government has deployed hundreds of police, soldiers, forest service workers and members of the national youth service to help put out fires affecting key forest areas in central and western Kenya...
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Kenya bans plastic bags.

Kenya has introduced a ban on thin plastic bags and imposed a 120 per cent tax on thick ones in an attempt to reduce environmental pollution in the country. The measures have also come into force in U...
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Wildebeest migration to change.

The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania
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Climate change meeting in Nairobi.

Up to 10,000 representatives of government, non-governmental organisations, the private sector and the academic community will gather in Nairobi 6-17 November for an international meeting on climate c...
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Closure of Dandora rubbish dump announced.

The huge rubbish dump in Dandora in eastern Nairobi could close shortly, Misna news agency reports. The announcement was made by the environment minister following a visit to the largest refuse heap i...
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Building ban in Masai Mara.

The National Environmental Management Authority has called a halt to all building projects in the Masai Mara pending agreement upon a new management plan for the game reserve. The moratorium, announce...