The name "Nairobi" comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water". The phrase is also the Maasai name of the Nairobi river, which in turn lent its name to the city. However, it is popularly known as the "Green City in the Sun", and is surrounded by several expanding villa suburbs.
Nairobi was founded in 1899 by the colonial authorities in British East Africa, as a rail depot on the Uganda Railway. The town quickly grew to replace Machakos as the capital of Kenya in 1907. After independence in 1963, Nairobi became the capital of the Republic of Kenya. During Kenya's colonial period, the city became a centre for the colony's coffee, tea and sisal industry. The city lies on the River Athi in the southern part of the country, and has an elevation of 1,795 metres (5,889ft) above sea level.
Nairobi has experienced one of the most rapid growths in urban centers. This is unlikely to slow down any time soon because the population in Kenya increases by an average of about 3% i.e. 1 million each year.
Leaders from across Africa have called for the introduction of a global carbon tax on fossil fuels, aviation, and shipping, according to a document released on Wednesday after the Africa ClimateSummit. The NairobiDeclaration capped the three-day event held in the Kenyan capital.
He gave several examples of China-funded mega infrastructure projects in Africa during the press conference.. The Mombasa-NairobiRailway, which started operation six years ago, has shipped a total of 10.3 million passengers and 27 million tonnes of cargo, adding 1.5 percentage points to Kenya’s GDP growth, Wang said ... ....
The Kenyan national human rights commission has launched an investigation into alleged killings and assaults by security guards at a Del Monte pineapple farm in Thika, north of Nairobi... It owns a 40-square-kilometer plantation near the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, employing 237 security guards.
If a ship has become a proper wreck whether sunk or stranded, then the NairobiWreckRemovalConvention swings into action, an international convention that provides the basis for states to remove shipwrecks that may have the potential to adversely affect the safety of lives, goods and property at sea, as well as the marine environment.
"I love how Nairobi's coolest come and stay in our property," says MoonHough, who rents the Kenyahome on Airbnb. Courtesy of Moon Hough Moon Hough is an Airbnb owner whose property is about 30 minutes from Nairobi, the capital of Kenya. Hough's property is built from reused shipping containers, and guests can see resident wildlife.
In a 3 May press conference in Nairobi, UN Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres conceded that the bulk of corn shipped under the deal was “essentially” going to livestock farms in rich countries but countered that poorer countries were also receiving shipments via the WFP.
Foreign governments have scrambled to evacuate their citizens ...Nearly500 people arrived in the Saudi port of Jeddah on Monday aboard two vessels, one a US Navy ship, the other Saudi ... Top UN humanitarian official Martin Griffiths arrived in Nairobi on Monday on a mission to find ways to bring relief to the millions of civilians trapped inside Sudan.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week..Short presentational grey line ...Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, goes on display at the NairobiNational Museum in Kenya on Tuesday. He died aged 45 then his remains were shipped to the Czech Republic to be preserved through taxidermy ... Images subject to copyright ....
All channels of communication have been lost with Monjasa Reformer since it was stormed by five armed men on Saturday in the Gulf of Guinea, regarded as the world’s most dangerous shipping route.Sponsored ... , Nairobi.
People shop at a market in Nairobi on Oct ... Much of the clothing shipped to the country is made from petroleum-based materials such as polyester, or are in such bad shape they cannot be donated, the foundation said, adding that they might end up burning in landfills near Nairobi, exposing informal waste pickers to toxic fumes.
NAIROBI, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Kenya has received 3,000 international cruise ship tourists in the past two months, a government official said on Thursday ... He also noted that the return of the MV WorldOdyssey cruise ship was a testament to the appeal Kenya has among international travelers ... Kenya receives 3,000 cruise ship tourists in 2 months.
Susan, who works for Kakuzi PLC, an agricultural cultivation and manufacture company in Kenya, finished picking the last batch of avocadoes of 2022 with her colleagues in an orchard in Murang'a county, some 70 kilometers away from Nairobi. These fruits were soon shipped to China.