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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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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US embassy in Nairobi supports gay rights

The US embassy to Kenya hosted a gay pride event, thought to be the first of its kind in the country, at its base in Nairobi at the end of June. The milestone event saw diplomats unite with local g...
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Hunger crisis looms in East Africa

International aid agencies warn of a looming hunger crisis in east Africa due to a combination of poor harvests, prolonged drought, conflict and the high cost of food. At the end of August the Wor...
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Canadian Suaad Hagi Mohamud leaves Kenya.

The Canadian citizen held in Nairobi for over three months for allegedly travelling on a false passport has finally been allowed to leave Kenya. The Canadian government has received stinging criti...
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Slum dwellers protest

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Letter from Nairobi: Nakumatt fire

I have never seen so much smoke in my entire life as I saw at the Nakumatt Downtown supermarket in Nairobi after it was engulfed in a huge fire for over 24 hours. The choking black smoke was visible...
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Kenya mourns fire dead.

At least 111 people died in the Molo district in Rift Valley province on 1 February after an overturned petrol tanker exploded in circumstances that are still unclear. Hundreds of men, women and chi...
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Fire at Nakumatt Downtown.

One person is confirmed dead and 40 people are reported missing following a fire at Nakumatt Downtown supermarket on Kimathi Street on 28 January. Several people have also been treated for shock and s...
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Crisis in DRC: rebel commander Nkunda arrested.

Renegade Congolese soldier Laurent Nkunda, commander of the rebel National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP), has been arrested in Rwanda following a joint operation involving Congolese an...
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Crisis in DRC: UN agrees to increase peacekeeping force.

The United Nations security council has agreed to send 3,000 additional peacekeepers to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to protect the civilian population from protracted fighting in the easter...
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Summit on Congo crisis in Nairobi.

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon is to join the president of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Joseph Kabila and Rwandan president Paul Kagame in Nairobi on 7 November for a special Afric...
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Faces of Kenyan IDPs exhibition.

Photographers and photojournalists are invited to submit entries for an exhibition portraying the reality of people displaced by the recent post-election violence in Kenya. The selected photos will go...

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