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1 hr ago | New Scientist

Mapping the web of disease in Nairobi's invisible city

THE Dandora landfill site in eastern Nairobi is a monument to the Kenyan capital's runaway growth; a junk monolith built by the city's 3 million citizens.


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5 hrs ago | Voice of America

Rural Kenyans Move for Opportunity, Cause Housing Shortage in Nairobi

In Kenya, towns and cities are growing fast. It's estimated at least 100,000 people move per year from their rural homes to the capital Nairobi in search of opportunities.


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9 hrs ago | EKathimerini

The story of Kenyan woman's escape from genital mutilation

Everyone who knows her speaks of a kind, low-key woman who only rarely shares her story.


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11 hrs ago | Reuters

Tanzania challenges violence-hit Kenya as regional tourism hub

Tanzania expects tourist numbers to double to 2 million by 2017, the state tourist board said, challenging regional rival Kenya where Islamist attacks have scared away visitors.


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15 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Art imitates life for ex-Sudanese child soldier Emmanuel Jal in 'The Good Lie'

By the time he was nine, Emmanuel Jal knew how to fire a gun and go onto a battlefield, a young recruit on the front lines of a bloody conflict.


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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Kenya: Imports Affect Maize Prices in Rift Valley

Maize prices in parts of Rift Valley have dropped by more than 40 per cent due to flooding by imports from neighbouring countries.


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Inter Press Service

Civil Society Condemns Immunity for Sitting African Leaders Accused of Serious Crimes

Some of the Kenyans who were forcefully evicted from their homes in Rift Valley during the 2007/2008 post-election violence.


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Big News

HIV Groups in Kenyan Slum Organize Self-Help

Kenyans living with HIV or AIDS in Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum, are finding support groups essential to coping with the health, economic and social challenges they face.


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The Baltimore Sun

Police shoot dead three criminals near U.N., U.S. sites in Nairobi

Police killed three people trying to steal a truck near a United Nations complex and the nearby U.S. embassy in Nairobi on Wednesday, police said, but staff at both sites said they were continuing with normal business soon afterwards.


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Kenya: We Have No Cash to Pay Salaries, Says Governors

GOVERNORS have raised the alarm, saying that services could grind to a halt in the counties because of the delayed disbursement of funds for the current financial year.


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Small Business Trends

Solar Powered Startup Provides Protection Against Lion Attacks

How do you stop a lion from attacking your farm animals? If this isn't a problem you encounter often, then you probably weren't aware that bright lights help keep the predatory animals away at night.


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Right Wing News

A Firewall is Needed Against Militant Islam

In politics, consider the example of the 1988 United States presidential race. After several embarrassing defeats in early primaries, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush's campaign manager announced to staff and supporters that South Carolina and its influential primary would be the firewall for the Bush campaign.


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Tue Aug 26, 2014

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MPs raise confusion on cost of Safaricom tender [Business Daily (Kenya)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MPs last evening voted to compel telecommunications company Safaricom to set aside 30 per cent of a multi-billion shilling security surveillance contract for local firms, even as it emerged that it will cost taxpayers Sh35.9 billion to roll out the project countrywide.


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Kenya: Plane Crashes After Private Resort Take-Off

A light passenger plane crashed on Tuesday morning at around 11:00am minutes after take off at Manda Conservation Hotel and Safaris, a private resort in Lamu West.


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Deseret News

UN helicopter shot down in South Sudan

In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 file photo released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan , a United Nations MI-8 helicopter transporting wounded civilians from Bor, the capital of Jonglei state and said to be the scene of fierce clashes between government troops and rebels, arrives at the airport in Juba, South Sudan.


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ABC News

Experts: Torture Common in E. Africa, Congo

Despite progress in five East African countries and Congo in ratifying the United Nations Convention against Torture, human rights abuse is still prevalent as governments are reluctant to draft and implement local laws, human rights experts said Tuesday.


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Kenya: Ouko Wants Public Accountants 'To Get Serious'

Auditor General Edward Ouko wants provision of sound financial audit reports by all public accountants to be included in their performance contracts.


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Malaysian National News Agency

Kenya Drops Visa Rules For South Africans

Confirmation has been received from Nairobi that the Kenyan government has, for the time being, suspended the introduction of what has been described retaliatory Visa requirements for South African citizens.


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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Kenya: Insurer Unveils Cover for Heavy Commercial Trucks

According to the company, the new product dubbed 'Orient Commercial Insurance', targets to support the rapid growth in the transport sector.


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Kenya: Trials Begin for Nairobi Parking E-Pay

The pilot project for the cashless payment of parking fees in Nairobi was launched on Haile Selassie Avenue on Monday.


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