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The Forgotten Heroes of Empire

As I tucked into a plate of camel stew, deep inside one of Islam's most sacred citadels ... In 1942, in his early twenties, Yusuf left his home in Nairobi, Kenya, to join the King's African Rifles (KA... read more

Poverty tours: A learning experience or simply gawking?

decried poverty tours of Nairobi's largest slum, Kibera. He wrote in The New York Times that the tours do nothing to alleviate the problem. "Slum tourism turns poverty into entertainment, something th... read more

Kenya: Citizen Journalists Give a New Face to Nairobi's Slums

"The Ghetto Mirror gets into the lives of local people," Odiambo proclaims, "it gives what's inside ... tourism" in slums received hundreds of international hits. But slum media's first obligation is ... read more

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Nairobi looks for new water to ease its growing thirst

One solution is to rehabilitate a series of nearby wetlands, dams and swamps both inside and ... of rivers in the Nairobi area, and the improvement of the Nairobi dam as part of a regeneration project ... read more


The Forgotten Heroes of Empire: Reports States UK Neglected Colonial-Era African Soldiers It Led To War

As I tucked into a plate of camel stew, deep inside one of Islam's most sacred ... In 1942, in his early twenties, Yusuf left his home in Nairobi, Kenya, to join the King's African Rifles (KAR ... read more

E-waste dumps threaten child health

One of Africa's largest dumps next to a Nairobi slum has charged the blood of ... whose developing economy is witnessing an exponential boom in electronic production. The African country worst affecte... read more

It’s the economy, stupid (not just “tribalism”)

In Nairobi ... with banks, tourism and communications companies making big profits. Prices of shares and property have also soared. But rather than trickling down to the worst off, this boom appears t... read more

In Nairobi, Lions on the Loose Raise Questions About Living Next Door to Big Wildlife

On a hot February day in Nairobi ... live in the Kibera slum that lies literally a stone’s throw away from it. The park is home to about 40 lions, separated from their human neighbors by a fence that ... read more

Kenya massacre mall reopens in Nairobi

"Nairobi is going to boom," he said, adding next weekend's visit of US President ... With no memorial of any kind for those who died inside the mall, fresh coats of paint and the bullet holes plastere... read more

From savannah to slums, Kenyan yoga strikes a pose

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)-- There he stands, Mount Kilimanjaro in the background ... contributing positively to communities and creating jobs. The catalyst for this yoga boom in Kenya is the Africa Yoga Pr... read more

What’s the real source of Kenya’s violence?

A tiny minority of Kikuyu with government connections benefited from the economic boom of recent years, which was driven by a rise in the price of food and raw materials as well as tourism ... informa... read more



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