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Good governance meeting opens.

Members of parliament (MPs) from all over the world have gathered for the 114th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly on good governance in Nairobi. The meeting the sixth to be held in Africa in t...
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Regional integration yes or no?

Over the next few months academics, church leaders and civil society representatives are to be consulted over plans to create a regional political federation with neighbouring Tanzania and Uganda. The...
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African drama prizes 2006.

Kenyan writer John Rugoiyo Gichukis radio play Eternal, Forever is the winner of the BBCs African playwriting competition for 2006. The science-fiction drama is set in the United States of Africa in t...
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City good for expats.

Nairobi is one of the top cities in sub-Saharan Africa for expatriates to live and work in according to a study released by human resources consultant Mercer in early April. The Kenyan capital ranks s...
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Artists united for Korogocho.

Musicians, dancers, puppeteers, acrobats, actors and other performing artists from all over Nairobi are to gather in Korogocho slum northeast of the city centre for an arts festival on 16 April, Easte...
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Young runners in London.

Four young Kenyans will be taking part in the London mini marathon on 23 April as part of the Next Generation programme run by the British High Commission in Nairobi to foster sporting excellence amon...
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In transit safaris.

Transit passengers at Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA) can now visit the nearby Nairobi National Park while waiting for their flight connection thanks to a new service provided by K...
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Managing plastic bag waste.

Media organisations, schools and environmental groups in Nairobi are to take part in a public education drive starting mid-April on the responsible use and disposal of plastic bags. The message is sim...
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Expansion for JKIA.

Nairobis Jomo Kenyatta international airport (JKIA) is to get an overhaul as part of a major upgrading of the countrys airport facilities, Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has said. Over the next two ye...
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Security for the Arboretum.

The Nairobi Arboretum is to get a new boundary fence as part of an ongoing project to overhaul the park which is funded by the biodiversity conservation programme of the European Union. The fence shou...
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Indexing retail estate.

A new index to measure the performance of the real estate market in Kenya will help potential investors assess opportunities in the sector. The initiative is being coordinated by Kenya Real Estate Ind...
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Tourism on the rise.

Nearly 1.7 million people visited Kenya in 2005, marking an increase of 23 per cent over the previous year, the Kenya tourist board has said. The same source put the total revenue from tourism at Ksh4...
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Raid on paper sparks protests.

Diplomats have joined journalists and media groups in condemning the recent police raid on the privately-owned The Standard newspaper in Nairobi in what the paper has described as an extraordinary act...
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Health tips by phone.

Kenyans can now get information about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and the effects of drinking, drugs and smoking by dialling a special number on their mobile phones. Callers dial one of a...
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Matatus to be phased out.

The government has announced plans to phase out 14-seater matatus in favour of larger vehicles in a bid to ease congestion on Kenyan roads. Some 45,000 of the small, privately owned minivans otherwise...
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Water rationing in the capital.

Water rationing has begun in Nairobi as a result of the prolonged drought that is affecting much of the country. Consumption has been reduced from 483,000 to 266,000 cubic metres per day in an effort...
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Nairobi, a city of extremes.

Nairobi is a busy modern city of approximately 2.9 million people and the de facto commercial capital of East Africa. Most businesses are headquartered in the city centre or in the industrial area to...
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Construction under scrutiny after collapse.

Building safety in Kenyas capital is back on the public agenda after a building collapsed in the city centre on 23 January, killing at least 20 people. The building, located in River Road just outside...
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New air routes for Kenya.

Kenyas flag carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has launched a new weekly Boeing 777 service from London to Mombasa, leaving Heathrow at 19.00 on Friday evening and arriving in the Kenyan port city at 08.45 th...
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City Museum gets facelift.

The Nairobi Museum has closed for extensive restructuring and expansion as part of an 8 million European Union-sponsored programme to improve museum facilities in Kenya. The project, which includes im...


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