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 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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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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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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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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Kenya extends railway from Nairobi to Naivasha

Kenyan president breaks ground at Nairobi South railway station. The Kenyan government has begun extending the Mombasa-Nairobi railway line to Naivasha, a town located about 120km northwest of the...
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One-way plan for Nairobi traffic

One-way project to become operational within three months Key streets in Nairobi are to be converted into one-way routes as part of measures to improve traffic flow, according to an announcement b...
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Google Transit launched in Nairobi

Free app charts public transport in capital Google Kenya has introduced a new online service that maps public transport routes in Nairobi, allowing passengers to plan their trips around the capital...
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Hiring to start on Nairobi-Mombasa rail line

Chinese company seeks 30,000 employees for project Construction of the 610-km Nairobi-Mombasa railway line could start soon, on what is being described as the most ambitious infrastructure projec...
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Nairobi to launch electronic parking system

City expects 30 per cent increase in revenue From 1 September motorists in some areas of Nairobi will pay parking fees using mobile phones as part of the county government's plan to go digital wit...
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Taxis to be regulated in Nairobi

Legislation to be in place by end of year All taxis in Nairobi are to be registered with the county government by the end of 2014 in an effort to reduce crime and allow authorities to keep track o...
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Nairobi airport terminal 4 to open in July

Opening of new terminal postponed again The new Terminal 4 at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport is due to open to passengers on 4 July, according to transport secretary Michael Kamau wh...
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Nairobi doubles parking fees

Nairobi has more than doubled the cost of parking within the Central Business District (CBD) from 140 shillings to 300 shillings per day. The move to raise parking fees in the CBD was originally sa...
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Nairobi to get new air terminal

Project will make Nairobi an important regional hub Construction work has begun on the new $653 million terminal at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport (JKIA), following a fire in August...
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Court to rule on increased Nairobi parking charges

High Court stalls earlier decision until January Nairobi motorists got a reprieve after the high court suspended implementation of the significant parking increases it had sanctioned on 18 December...
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Kenyatta international airport closed by fire

Nairobi's international Kenyatta airport has been closed indefinitely by a large fire in the arrivals terminal. Passengers have been evacuated and incoming flights diverted, mainly to Mombasa. Some ai...
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App tracks Nairobi traffic

An App created by a Nairobi technology entrepreneur to help people avoid the city's notorious traffic has gained widespread usage in the capital. Known as Ma3Route, the App collects traffic informa...
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Israel calls for Tel Aviv-Nairobi flights

Israel's Ambassador to Kenya, Gil Haskel, has said that his country would like to see the resumption of direct flights between Tel Aviv and Nairobi before the end of 2013. The Israeli government ba...
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Nairobi rail project gets environmental approval

The commuter rail project for greater Nairobi has received the approval of the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) which has decided that the Sh24 billion-scheme will not have a negativ...