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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Protests in Nairobi over insecurity in northern Kenya

Demonstrations after Al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya Protests have been taking place in Nairobi on 25 November over rising insecurity in the northern Kenyan region near the border with Som...
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Nairobi protests after women stripped

Police make arrests after women assaulted for wearing miniskirts Police in Nairobi have arrested about 100 people following several recent cases of women being attacked and stripped by groups of me...
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Interpol forms environmental crime team in Nairobi

Specialists will help tackle wildlife crime in Africa Interpol has formed a specialist team in Nairobi to tackle east Africa's wildlife poachers. The Nairobi team will become the African branch...
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Storymoja Festival

This year Nairobi's Storymoja festival (17-21 Sept) has special tributes to those who lost their lives in the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in September 2013, in particular to Ghana’s poet Kofi...
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Nairobi to launch electronic parking system

City expects 30 per cent increase in revenue From 1 September motorists in some areas of Nairobi will pay parking fees using mobile phones as part of the county government's plan to go digital wit...
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Four dead in Nairobi plane crash

Crash claims all four passengers including crew A cargo plane crashed into a commercial building in Nairobi shortly after taking off from city's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on 2 July. Th...
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Taxis to be regulated in Nairobi

Legislation to be in place by end of year All taxis in Nairobi are to be registered with the county government by the end of 2014 in an effort to reduce crime and allow authorities to keep track o...
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Nairobi police on rollerblades

New police unit to combat muggers A new team of police officers on inline skates, or rollerblades, will be deployed on the streets of Nairobi from 1 July, in an effort to curb the rising incidents...
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Tourists flee Nairobi

Holidaymakers return home to escape worsening security in Kenya Hundreds of foreign holidaymakers returned home from Kenya following a double bombing in the Eastleigh district of Nairobi on 16 May,...
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Nairobi dam to be cleaned

Reservoir to be transformed into recreational centre Nairobi City County is to embark on a major clean-up of the Nairobi Dam in June to turn the clogged reservoir into a recreational park. The...
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University of Nairobi skyscraper expansion

Construction is under way of a 22-storey skyscraper The University of Nairobi is building a 22-storey skyscraper on a green site at its main campus to deal with its ever increasing student populati...
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Nairobi embraces e-commerce

Capital turns to e-payments to cut long queues Nairobi city government will switch to electronic payments by July in an effort to combat long queues at the city hall. Instead of residents queuing...
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Nairobi airport terminal 4 to open in July

Opening of new terminal postponed again The new Terminal 4 at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport is due to open to passengers on 4 July, according to transport secretary Michael Kamau wh...
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Terrorist violence in Nairobi continues

Nobody claims responsibility for attack in Eastleigh Three blasts in central Nairobi killed at least six people and wounded 25 in a coordinated terrorist strike on 31 March, the latest in a series...
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Nairobi most expensive city in Africa

Reasons include rising cost of living and new taxes Nairobi is Africa’s most expensive city according to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The Worldwide Cost of Living 201...
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GPS collars fitted to Nairobi lions

Technology helps reduce human-lion conflict Kenyan wildlife authorities have attached special tracking collars to lions that have been known to attack livestock. The 10 offending animals were fitt...
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Nairobi doubles parking fees

Nairobi has more than doubled the cost of parking within the Central Business District (CBD) from 140 shillings to 300 shillings per day. The move to raise parking fees in the CBD was originally sa...
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Investigation into rhino killing in Nairobi

Poachers face tough new laws in Kenya An investigation is under way after poachers killed a female rhinocerous and hacked off its horn in a brazen attack in Nairobi national park. The killing wa...
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Nairobi to get new air terminal

Project will make Nairobi an important regional hub Construction work has begun on the new $653 million terminal at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport (JKIA), following a fire in August...
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Court to rule on increased Nairobi parking charges

High Court stalls earlier decision until January Nairobi motorists got a reprieve after the high court suspended implementation of the significant parking increases it had sanctioned on 18 December...
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