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A Brit on the biggest pirate treasure hunt ever in Seychelles

John Cruise-Wilkins is convinced he has deciphered the map of the loot that the Vulture, a French privateer, hid on the archipelago three centuries ago.  "Like Tutankhamun's Tomb.” John Cruise-Wilk...
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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 embraces e-commerce

Capital turns to e-payments to cut long queues Nairobi city government will switch to electronic payments by July in an effort to combat long queues at the city hall. Instead of residents queuing...
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UN opens Nairobi office to public

The United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) is opening to the public to generate awareness of the global organisation's function and activities. The “Karibu UNON! It's Your World!" initiative...
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Nairobi mourns Wangari Maathai

As her family and friends prepare the funeral arrangements for Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, they have announced that prayers will be said for her at a public ceremony on 28 September from...
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UN reports Nairobi links to Somali militants

A report by a UN Monitoring Group has revealed that Somalia's Al Shabaab Islamic militants have access to extensive funding, recruitment and training networks in Kenya. As reported by Reuters in Nairo...
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Young Kenyan performing at Italy's Ravenna Festival drowns

A 15-year-old Kenyan was tragically drowned in Ravenna in Italy on 2 July while attending the Ravenna Festival directed by the world-famous conductor, Riccardo Muti. George Munyua Gathuru was due...
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UK visa applications in Nairobi

The British High Commission in Nairobi has announced that visa applications for the UK can now only be made online, coming into effect from 15 June. Applicants must log on to to...
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British passport application changes in Nairobi

The British High Commission in Nairobi has announced that after 31 July all British passport applications will no longer be processed in Nairobi but in Pretoria, South Africa. Details about the pr...
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Kenya population and housing census.

The 2009 population and housing census is underway in Kenya with officials set to visit around 12 million households across the country during the exercise. Operations got underway on 24 August amid...
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Mechanics protest in Nairobi.

Mechanics are protesting against their eviction from land on Kirinyaga Road near the Globe Cinema Roundabout at the northern edge of Nairobi
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Kibera population lower than thought.

The population of Kibera, Nairobi
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Grand Regency becomes Laico Regency.

The Grand Regency Hotel in Nairobi has been renamed the Laico Regency following its controversial sale to Libyan Arab African Investment Company (Laico) earlier this year. It is managed by Laico Hotel...
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UN Nairobi office to be upgraded.

United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has decided to appoint a director-general to oversee the UN Environment Programme and the UN Human Settlements Programme (Habitat) in a move that will...
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Kenya and Tanzania mark embassy bombings.

On 7 August Kenya and Tanzania mark the tenth anniversary of the US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, which left a total of 224 people dead and thousands more injured. The majority of c...
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Langata Link news.

The Langata Link branch office at Karen Connection on Karen Road is now offering full bureau services including photocopying, fax, secretarial, postbox management and account management. The Career Li...
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Nairobi hawkers market opens.

Central Nairobi has never been cleaner or safer thanks to the relocation of over 10,000 hawkers to a special market built for them on the eastern edge of the city centre. Financed by the government...
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Seven dead in Mungiki violence.

At least seven people are believed to have died in Kenya in clashes with police sparked by members of the outlawed Mungiki sect. The violence follows the discovery of the beheaded body of the wife of...
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GenerationKenya 45.

GenerationKenya 45 is an innovative project to celebrate the achievements of Kenyans born in the 45 years since independence from Britain in 1963. Forty-five people active in the fields of arts and en...


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