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Closure of Dandora rubbish dump announced.

The huge rubbish dump in Dandora in eastern Nairobi could close shortly, Misna news agency reports. The announcement was made by the environment minister following a visit to the largest refuse heap i...
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Nairobi slum youth get vocational skills.

Unemployed youth living in the slums of Waruku, Gatina, Kangemi and Muthangari in west Nairobi will soon be able to receive vocational skills training as part of a Ksh40 million initiative aimed at re...
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East Africa Kiswahili Council agreed.

Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have agreed to form a joint Kiswahili council to promote linguistic and cultural cooperation in the region. The creation of the body, called BarazaLa Kswahili la Afrika Mash...
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Africa investor awards.

The winners of the third annual Africa investor awards organised by the magazine of the same name will be announced at a special ceremony at Nairobis Safari Park Hotel on 9 November. The pan-African i...
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Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon.

On 29 October Kenyan and international athletes will take to the streets of the capital for the fourth annual marathon, sponsored by Standard Chartered Nairobi. The 42-kilometre race begins and ends a...
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China wins Nairobi airport contract.

Chinese company China Wu Yi has won the contract to undertake the first phase of the Ksh10 billion expansion programme at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. The ten-month contract, worth...
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Alternative Africities meeting for slum dwellers.

Slum residents in Nairobi are holding a parallel summit alongside the pan-African Africities meeting on implementing the United Nations millennium goals for development in urban areas, which opened in...
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National Museum at centre of evolution theory row.

Nairobis National Museum of Kenya (NMK) is at the centre of a row between the scientific community and conservative Christians over its key The Origins of Man exhibit, South Africas Mail & Guardian ne...
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7th Nairobi International Peace Rally.

The annual international peace rally in Nairobi takes place on 16 September at Uhuru Park from 07.00 to 13.00. This years march, organised by Africa Peace Point (APP) and timed to coincide with the Un...
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World Social Forum 2007.

Preparations are underway for the World Social Forum (WSF), which will take place in Nairobi 20-25 January 2007. At least 100,000 people from all over the globe are expected to arrive in the capital f...
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Hundreds of families homeless following slum demolition.

Over 600 families have been left homeless after hired youths backed by police pulled down the informal settlement where they were living, the state-owned newspaper The Nation reports. Residents of Kom...
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Goethe-Institut calendar by Kenyan artists.

Goethe-Institut in Nairobi is organising a competition for Kenyan artisits for its 2007 calendar on the theme health and human rights. The competition is part of an effort to promote health and relate...
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Heroes corner for Uhuru Park.

Work has begun on a monument to Kenyas national heroes in central Nairobi, the state-owned Nation newspaper reports. Heroes honoured at the memorial will include key figures in the struggle for indepe...
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Africities in Nairobi.

The fourth pan-African meeting of local government authorities, Africities, opens in Nairobi on 18 September. The five-day summit on the theme of joint action in local government will examine how majo...
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Building ban in Masai Mara.

The National Environmental Management Authority has called a halt to all building projects in the Masai Mara pending agreement upon a new management plan for the game reserve. The moratorium, announce...
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Voter registration underway ahead of 2007 general election.

Kenyas electoral commission has launched an effort to get over five million new voters onto its books in readiness for the next general election, which will be held some time in 2007. According to the...
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South African and Kenyan tourism to join forces.

Kenya Tourist Board and its South African counterpart South African Tourism are to sign a memorandum of understanding to boost cooperation between the two countries. Rather than trying to snatch touri...
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New murals in Nairobi.

The new mural in River Road in the central business district is by Kenyan artists John Kamicha, Simon Muriithi, Faith Nancy and Jeff Wambugu. The work in black and white spray paint on a corrugated ir...
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Dickson Wathika re-elected as Nairobi mayor.

Outgoing Nairobi mayor Dickson Wathika has been chosen by the city council to serve a second two-year term in an internal election marred by bottle- and furniture-throwing and fighting between council...
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Five Uchumi branches reopen.

Five Uchumi outlets in Nairobi have reopened for business six weeks after the national supermarket chain declared itself bankrupt. Following the unexpected closure of 17 branches across the country on...
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