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.
Do not take the vaccine for granted!” stated Dr Gedeon ... Do we have the new strain in Seychelles? Dr Gédeon explained that they have been in contact with several laboratories and the samples are ready to be shipped. “Now through WHO, we will have to ship the samples to a laboratory in Nairobi as access to South Africa is not possible right now.” ... .
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SINGAPORE/MUMBAI/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tightening global supplies of basic foodstuffs and disruptions to shipping caused by the coronavirus pandemic are driving up the cost of rice, the most important staple food for billions of people worldwide ... This has led to a surge in the cost of shipping goods via container, and lengthy delays.
NAIROBI, Jan ...Hosea Machuki, CEO, Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya, told journalists in Nairobi that the country was able to ship approximately 142,000 tons of flowers despite the international travel restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
NAIROBI, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's vegetable exports hit 24 billion shillings (about 220 million U.S ... Okisegere Ojepat, CEO of the Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya, told journalists in Nairobi that the east African nation shipped approximately 60,000 tons of vegetables compared to 73,000 tons achieved in 2019 ... Enditem. .
‘The ‘laisser-faire’ and ‘ek nou pa ek nou’ mindset need to change’. Seychelles has a new cabinet made up of 13 new appointed ministers ... “I am a hard-working person ... Seychelles NATION ... In those days it took nearly a week to get to England, as one had to take a ship to Mombasa, overnight train to Nairobi and a flight from Nairobi to London via Paris ... .
NAIROBI, Nov ... dollars) for the country, the industry said on Wednesday. Hosea Machuki, CEO of Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) told journalists in Nairobi that last year Kenya shipped some 59,000 tons, making it the leading fruit export ... Enditem. .
NAIROBI, Nov ...BenjaminTito, director of Horticultural Crops Directorate told Xinhua in Nairobi that sales to the Asian nation generate high returns to Kenya as they are shipped as frozen hence are value-added ... Enditem .
By EdwinWaita. Kenyan couple Dos and Wamuyu Kariuki loved adventure almost as much as they loved each other .... . ... They got stuck in a low-priced hostel in the Nicaraguan capital Managua for four and a half months, before flying back to Nairobi in August after flights resumed. They shipped their German-made bikes home, having visited three continents.
For six months, up until April this year, we checked in on our selected families to see how they were coping ... Read more → Are warnings of a COVID-19 famine in Africa overblown? ... In March, he moved from Nairobi to the port city of Mombasa for a much better paying job as a shipping clerk, after months of trying to build the family’s butchery business ... .
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