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Nairobi: Capital of Kenya
Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 4,397,073 in the 2019 census, while the metropolitan area has a population of 9,354,580. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.


Tensions rise in Paris over the death of a black Frenchman [Video]

Tensions rise in Paris over the death of a black Frenchman

Police in riot gear drove back demonstrators with tear gas as the protesters demanded justice on Tuesday for the death of black Frenchman Adama Traore killed in 2016.

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Microbe that could control malaria found in Kenya [Video]

Microbe that could control malaria found in Kenya

It's a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people around the world every year. A team of scientists discovered that this microbe called Microsporidia can prevent mosquitoes from being infected..

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62 Worldwide Coronavirus Lockdown Artists Create ‘Window To The World’ Project [Video]

62 Worldwide Coronavirus Lockdown Artists Create ‘Window To The World’ Project

Artists locked down by coronavirus around the world have come together to create a special message in their windows. ‘Window to the World’ is a collaboration of 62 artists confined by the pandemic...

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Protests over George Floyd's death expose raw race relations worldwide

Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among..
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Bill Gates conspiracy theories viral in Africa

bill gates conspiracy theories viral in africa
Johannesburg: As the novel coronavirus wreaks global havoc, Bill Gates is the new bete noire for conspiracy theorists worldwide including in Africa where a Kenyan politician's false online post has..
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Kenya rolls out testing in Nairobi slums, but some fear stigma

Kenya is rolling out voluntary public testing for the novel coronavirus in its biggest slum, where some residents say being declared virus-free boosts their chances of getting a job.
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Here are the top stories for Sunday, May 17th: Netanyahu swears in new government; Bill De Blasio explains decision to close NY area beaches; Albanian police clash with opposition supporters; Health.. - Published

Taps run dry in Kenya's capital as coronavirus spreads

Rachel Wanjiru was already struggling to get enough water to wash her children's hands during the coronavirus lockdown - then a landslide knocked out the supply near her home in Nairobi's Kangemi slum.
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Nairobi hair salon defies pandemic with 'coronavirus' style

Through winces and grins, two girls wearing face masks and surrounded by posters of different hairstyles bowed their heads for their hairdressers. But the spiky look they were getting – "the..
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Spray it, don't say it: Kenya graffiti artists spread health message

A six-foot image of a sad-eyed man, baseball cap askew and mask covering his nose and mouth is spray painted on a building in a Nairobi slum. Next to it are the words “Corona is real”.
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Jack Ma Foundation launches Africa's Business Heroes prize competition

jack ma foundation launches africa's business heroes prize competition
NAIROBI, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Jack Ma Foundation has launched the second edition of Africa's Business Heroes (ABH) prize competition to reward budding entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the..
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'We are at war': Kenya halts movement to areas worst hit by coronavirus

President Uhuru Kenyatta barred movement into and out of Kenya's four regions most affected by the new coronavirus on Monday, including the capital Nairobi.
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Kenya halts movement in areas affected by the coronavirus

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday ordered a halt to all movement in parts of the country affected by the new coronavirus, including the capital Nairobi, a tightening of measures to stem the..
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A Kenyan father heads back to his rural home as the coronavirus spreads

Peter Omollo initially decided to stay put in Nairobi when the coronavirus emerged in Kenya.
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Fearing coronavirus, African city dwellers flee to the countryside

Each morning at a crowded bus station east of Nairobi, Kenyans load their bags on to minibuses emblazoned with the faces of pop stars and Jesus, heading to their villages in the hope of escaping the..
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Kenya, Ethiopia confirm their first new coronavirus cases

Kenya and Ethiopia confirmed their first cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, a woman who had returned to Nairobi from the United States and a Japanese national in Addis Ababa.
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Rare white giraffes killed by poachers in Kenya: conservationists

rare white giraffes killed by poachers in kenya: conservationists
Nairobi: Kenya's only female white giraffe and her calf have been killed by poachers, conservationists said Tuesday, in a major blow for the rare animals found nowhere else in the world.Their deaths..
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Boeing pilot training on 737 MAX 'inadequate'

boeing pilot training on 737 max 'inadequate'
Ethiopia's probe of last year's Ethiopian Airlines crash found that Boeing did not provide sufficient pilot training for the 737 MAX and that crucial flight software was flawed, according to an interim..
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Kenyan police killings in poor Nairobi districts continue: rights group

Kenyan police shot dead at least eight people in Nairobi slums in the past two months, violating laws on the use of excessive force, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, even though officials have said..
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Kenya plastic bag ban: Three fruit sellers arrested in Nairobi

The men may face a jail sentence or fines of up to $40,000 under the country's strict laws.
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Daniel Arap Moi's complicated and often brutal legacy

daniel arap moi's complicated and often brutal legacy
Nairobi, KenyaKenya's ex-President Daniel Arap Moi, who died last week at the age of 95, will be buried Tuesday with full military honors in a state burial for a man who ruled the East African country..
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Some Kenyans say Chinese-built railway leaves them in the dust

The soporific buzz of bees fills the abandoned train station at Kiu, a two-hour drive from Kenya's capital Nairobi. Rusting rail sleepers lay on the grass outside; a slender snake slithers away after..
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World's richest 2,000 people hold more than poorest 4.6 bln combined - Oxfam

world's richest 2,000 people hold more than poorest 4.6 bln combined - oxfam
NAIROBI — The world’s richest 2,153 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while unpaid or underpaid work by women and girls adds three times more to the global..
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Hit on Kenya base kills 3 Americans

hit on kenya base kills 3 americans
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Al-Shabab extremists on Sunday overran a key military base used by American counterterrorism forces in Kenya, killing three U.S. Defense Department personnel and damaging or..
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Kenya police say suspected extremists hit 2 buses, killing 4

kenya police say suspected extremists hit 2 buses, killing 4
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police say four people have been killed on Thursday in two ambushes in which passenger buses were fired on by gunmen suspected to be Islamic...
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Attack on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad underscores America’s polarization — and peril

attack on u.s. embassy in baghdad underscores america’s polarization — and peril
WASHINGTON — Few images are more haunting to the collective American psyche than the sight of a U.S. diplomatic installation under siege somewhere in the world. Such attacks have been a watchword for..
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Kenyan court grants bail to Nairobi governor charged with corruption

A Kenyan court granted bail on Wednesday to the Nairobi County governor charged with multi-million dollar corruption in one of the most high profile cases in the government's anti-graft push.
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Nairobi governor pleads innocent to graft charges, bail ruling Wednesday

The governor of Kenya's capital Nairobi pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to corruption and other economic crimes involving millions of dollars.
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Kenyan police seal off court as Nairobi governor set to face graft charges

Police in the Kenyan capital sealed off a court building where the governor of Nairobi County was due to be charged with corruption and other economic crimes on Monday, guarding against threatened..
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Chalk Back: Kenyan women fight back against street harassment

Using chalk and markers, women and girls in Nairobi document their experiences of street harassment.
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Police: Al-Shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern Kenya

police: al-shabab extremists kill 8 on bus in northern kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Police in Kenya say suspected al-Shabab extremists have stopped a bus in the north near Somalia and killed eight passengers, all of them non-Muslims. A...
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At least three killed after residential building collapses in Kenya

At least three people were killed and 27 injured on Friday when a residential building collapsed in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, police said, as rescue workers struggled to free a woman who was..
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Mike Sonko: Nairobi governor arrested over Kenya corruption scandal

Mike Sonko is a divisive politician known for his love of gold jewellery and clothing.
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Kenya arrests gold-loving Nairobi governor on suspicion of corruption

Kenyan police arrested the Nairobi County governor, known for his chunky gold jewelery and impromptu raps, on Friday on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government's much trumpeted..
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Authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in Burundi

authorities say at least 28 killed in landslides in burundi
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 28 people have died in landslides in Burundi and that toll could grow with many people missing, local authorities said Thursday, as East Africa continued to struggle..
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Kenya public prosecutor orders arrest of Nairobi governor on suspicion of economic crimes

Kenya's public prosecutor on Friday ordered the arrest of the Nairobi County governor on suspicion of economic crimes, in one of the most high profile arrests since the government launched an..
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Mudslides, floods kill 34 people in western Kenya

mudslides, floods kill 34 people in western kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya’s interior minister says 29 people have been killed in mudslides, among 34 people overall who lost their lives Saturday amid flooding in the East Africa nation. Heavy rains..
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Kenya: Al-Shabaab used $50, 000 to launch Dusit D2 Hotel attack in Nairobi

kenya: al-shabaab used $50, 000 to launch dusit d2 hotel attack in nairobi
NAIROBI- Al-Qaida associates Al-Shabaab took several months plotting an assault at Dusit D2 Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi, a report by UN Panel of Experts has revealed. At least 26 people were killed in..
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Nairobi water: What's behind severe shortages?

The Kenyan capital city is facing water supply issues - how serious is the problem?
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Liberalised global economy is a lion...India must plan its progress with care: Swami Vigyananand

Vigyananand tells Manju AB about the seven broad goals of the 7th annual World Hindu Economic Forum (WHEF), being held in Mumbai for the first time after finding foot in London, Chicago, Los Angeles,..
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Kenya classroom collapse kills seven children, injures 64

Seven children were killed and 64 injured when a classroom collapsed as students were starting their morning lessons at a school in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Monday, officials said.
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Kenya: Seven children killed in Nairobi school collapse

kenya: seven children killed in nairobi school collapse
"So far we can confirm that we have seven fatalities and 57 others are in hospital," government spokesman Cyrus Oguna said at the scene. Hundreds of angry residents of Dagoretti, a poor suburb where..
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Uganda launches national airline with flight to Kenya

uganda launches national airline with flight to kenya
Uganda on Tuesday re-launched its national airline after two decades with an inaugural flight to Nairobi, becoming the latest East African nation seeking to revive their aviation industry. The airline..
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Kenya Airports Authority auctions abandoned aeroplanes

The Kenya Airports Authority has overseen auctioned planes abandoned at Nairobi's Wilson Airport.
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Hajj pilgrims cycle from Nairobi to Mecca

Four Kenyan cyclists travel 3,500km from Kenya to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
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Kenya's dusitD2 hotel reopens after January attack that killed 21

The five-star dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi will reopen its doors to guests on Thursday, six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalia's al Shabaab militants.
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Kenya says it supports Chinese tech giant Huawei regardless of US policy

kenya says it supports chinese tech giant huawei regardless of us policy
Kenya has joined South Africa in voicing its support for China’s beleaguered telecoms giant Huawei, saying it will not be influenced by decisions made about the company in Washington.Speaking to the..
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Kenya's finance minister arrested for fraud, corruption

kenya's finance minister arrested for fraud, corruption
NAIROBI, KENYA — Kenya's criminal investigation chief says the country's finance minister has been arrested on charges of fraud and corruption over the awarding of contracts to...
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East Africa Got Talent: Vanessa Mdee joins panel of judges

Vanessa Mdee aka Vee Money joins Jeff Koinange, DJ Contact Makeda and Gaetano Kagwa on the panel of judges at the first edition of East Africa Got Talent (EAGT). Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee joins the..
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Extrajudicial killings by police in Nairobi’s slums drop after activists call for change

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Farmer builds road by himself

A farmer in a small, rural village two hours outside of Nairobi, Kenya built a dirt road up a steep hill so his neighbors would have an easier route to get to school and church. - Published

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