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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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