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Hilton aims for Africa's tallest building with Nairobi hotel

Hotel chain plans 330-m-high skyscraper in Upper Hill area. The Hilton chain of exclusive hotels plans to manage the tallest building in Africa when the Hilton Nairobi Upper Hill opens in 2020....
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Nairobi University launches bike-sharing scheme

Pilot bike-sharing project funded by grant from UN-Habitat. The C4DLab start-up incubation lab at Nairobi University has launched a pilot bicycle-sharing scheme aimed at reducing dependence on cars...
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Uber drivers to protest in Nairobi

Protest by Uber drivers follows company's slashing of prices. Nairobi's 1,000 drivers working for taxi hailing mobile app Uber are holding a protest in the city's Central Business District (CBD) on...
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Arson attacks in Kenyan schools

Opposition urges Kenyan education cabinet secretary to resign over school fires. Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) alliance has asked the government to declare the recen...
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Oxfam to move HQ from UK to Nairobi

Charity Oxfam in talks to relocate international base to Nairobi. The international aid and development charity organisation Oxfam is set to move its global headquarters from the UK to Nairobi....
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Violent opposition protests continue in Kenya

Two killed in anti-government protests by opposition supporters. At least two people were shot dead during violent clashes between police and supporters of Kenya's opposition Coalition for Reforms...
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Nairobi electoral protest turns violent

Police clash with opposition supporters during demonstration for reform of electoral commission. Anti-riot police clashed with protesters demanding the dissolution of the Kenyan electoral board dur...
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UN asks Kenya to reconsider closing refugee camps

Human rights groups slam Kenya's decision which would displace 600,000 people. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has urged Kenya to abandon plans to close its refugee camps, including the w...
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Nairobi building collapse leads to demolitions

Nairobi structures to be demolished after deaths of 23 people in building collapse. Construction inspectors have condemned some 226 substandard buildings in Nairobi following the deaths of at least...
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Kenya rethinks Nairobi Park railway project

Kenya reconsiders controversial route ahead of major ivory burn in Nairobi. Controversial plans to allow a rail line to pass through the Nairobi National Park have been abandoned, according to loca...
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Kenya shelves construction of new Nairobi airport terminal

New arrivals section opens at Nairobi airport. Kenya had dropped plans to build a new terminal at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport, due to an economic climate which has been on a “down...
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Nairobi police charged with ivory possession

Four police officers caught trying to sell ivory in Nairobi. Four Kenyan police officers were charged with illegal possession of ivory at a Nairobi court on 1 March. The four policemen, who belong...
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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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