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 organ...

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Kenya-Ethiopia border post nears completion

Border post set to help trade between Kenya and Ethiopia. A border post between Kenya and Ethiopia is expected to boost trade and facilitate fast clearance of goods between both countries after its...
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Kenya declares national holiday for papal Mass

Pope Francis to highlight inter-religious dialogue and poverty. The Kenyan government has declared a national holiday of prayer and reflection in honour of Pope Francis who will celebrate an open-a...
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Preparations for Pope Francis' Nairobi visit

Tight security in Kenya for papal visit. Security will be tight in Kenya for the three-day visit by Pope Francis from 25-27 November, especially for the open-air Mass at the University of Nairobi o...
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Nairobi prepares for papal visit

City braces for influx of pilgrims. Nairobi is preparing for Pope Francis's three-day visit from 25-27 November, the highlight of which will be a Mass in front of an estimated 1.5 million faithful...
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Nairobi modernises its markets

Refurbishment to coincide with construction of new markets. Nairobi's markets are being refurbished to ensure improved hygiene and increased volumes of trade, as part of plans being undertaken by t...
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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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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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Nairobi water vending machines

Nairobi's water board, in partnership with the Grundfos Group, owned by the Danish Poul Due Jensen Foundation, is providing four water vending machines for easy access to clean and cheap water around...
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Nairobi tackles cholera outbreak

Spread of virus aggravated by flooding Health officials in Nairobi have introduced emergency measures to deal with the latest cholera outbreak which has resulted in 50 deaths since the first cases...
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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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Al-Shabaab kill more than 140 at Kenyan university

Kenya's deadliest attack to date by the al Qaeda-linked extremists Al-Shabaab militants killed 147 students and wounded another 80 at a university in northeastern Kenya on 2 April, according to the...
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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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Investigation into Nairobi building collapse

Seven killed and 14 remain missing An investigation into a collapsed building in the Kaloleni district of Nairobi has been ordered by the city's governor Evans Kidero. The five-storey residentia...
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Security cameras to be installed in Nairobi

Increased surveillance in response to mounting terrorist threats Kenya is scaling up security surveillance in Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa in response to a string of recent terrorist attac...
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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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Kenya security shake-up over latest terrorist attack

Al-Shabaab kill 36 non-Muslims in northern Kenya Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has fired his interior minister Joseph Ole Lenku and accepted the resignation of the national police chief David Ki...
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