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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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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Nairobi closes airspace for Obama visit

President's security undermined after flight times leaked Kenya is to close its airspace for 50 minutes to facilitate the arrival of US president Barack Obama in Nairobi on 23 July, according to th...
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Heavy security in Nairobi for Obama visit

Threat of anti-gay protest during Obama trip Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been secured by American security agents ahead of the visit by US president Barack Obama on 23 July....
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US travel warning ahead of Obama visit to Nairobi

Obama travels to Nairobi and Addis Ababa The US has warned its citizens in Kenya of the potential for terrorist attacks during the upcoming visit of US president Barack Obama which starts on 23 Ju...
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Kenya takes measures against Somalis

Dadaab refugee camp risks closure Kenya’s plans to close Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya would breach international law and would put the lives of 350,000 Somalis at risk, accord...
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Witness in Kenyan ICC case murdered

Murder fuels accusations of state complicity A potential defence witness in the International Criminal Court (ICC) case against Kenya's deputy president William Ruto has been murdered ahead of the...
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Kenyatta sworn in as Kenyan president

Kenya new president Uhuru Kenyatta was inaugurated at a swearing-in ceremony at Nairobi's Moi International Sports Centre on the morning of Tuesday 9 April. Leaders from across Africa, as well as d...
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Supreme court upholds Kenyatta’s victory

Five people were killed in clashes in Nairobi and the lakeside town of Kisumu on the night of 30 March after the supreme court upheld Uhuru Kenyatta's election as president in the 4 March polls. Th...
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Odinga to challenge presidential result

Following the declaration of Uhuru Kenyatta on 9 March as Kenya's president-elect, his closest rival Raila Odinga is preparing a supreme court challenge against Kenyatta's election. His appeal is expe...
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Uhuru Kenyatta proclaimed Kenya’s new president

Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared Kenya's new president having won 50.7 per cent of the vote. He has won the presidency by a margin of 8,419 votes. His rival Raila Odinga has not yet accepted defeat...
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Kenya’s presidential election tightens

Kenya's presidential race tightened on 8 March as the gap narrowed between deputy prime minister Kenyatta, who had enjoyed an early lead, and his main rival prime minister Raila Odinga. According t...
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Kenyatta takes early lead in Kenyan elections

On 6 March presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta from the Jubilee alliance remains in the lead, two days after Kenyans went to the polls in the nation's first presidential and parliamentary elections...
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Kenya prepares for elections

Voters in Kenya go to the polls on Monday 4 March in the country's first presidential and parliamentary elections since 2007. In the lead-up to the 2013 elections the eight presidential candidates hav...
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Tensions ahead of Kenyan elections

Tensions are rising in Kenya in the run-up to the presidential and parliamentary elections on 4 March. The election campaign took a sinister turn on 20 February after the country's chief justice Willy...
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Kenya prepares for elections

The campaign for Kenya’s presidential and parliamentary elections began in earnest after MPs passed a raft of important bills including a mini-budget on 8 January, the last day of the tenth parl...
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Malawi to re-open embassy in Nairobi

Malawi is to re-open its embassy in Nairobi following its closure ten years ago. The move is part of an initiative by Malawi's newly-elected leader Joyce Banda to strengthen diplomatic relations be...
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Kenya begins biometric voter registration

A nationwide biometric registration programme got underway in Kenya on 19 November, ahead of the general elections on 4 March 2013. The month-long programme, which ends on 19 December, will replace...
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Ethnic violence ahead of Kenyan elections

The Kenyan government is to conduct a nationwide operation to disarm all communities with illegally-held weapons following the killing of 52 people in the Tana River district in Kenya's southeast, abo...
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Kenya scraps biometric voter registration

Kenya's electoral commission has abandoned plans to introduce biometric voter registration after the tendering process became tainted by alleged vested interests. The scrapping of an electronic reg...

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