On September 21, armed men stormed Kenya‘s Westgate Shopping Mall setting off bombs and wounding 175 people in a hail of bullets. The perimeters of the shopping mall in Nairobi resembled a battlefield as the assailants exchanged gunfire with Kenyan police forces for four days. Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the [...]
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Sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines – Kenya is often perceived or referred to as Eastern and Central Africa’s Financial, Communication and Transportation hub. The city of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is the largest metropolis in East Africa, and is home to the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE), one of Africa’s largest stock exchanges. [...]
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A few years ago when I started my career at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, my initial thought was that I would begin my life as a young diplomat somewhere in the Middle East, or dealing solely with it. However, a day before I was to be appointed to a post in Egypt, I received a surprising phone call from my superior that forever changed my career path and my life.
As African cities implode, leaders on the continent are intensifying efforts to address the challenges of urbanization. A forum bringing together Africa’s housing ministers was recently held in Nairobi, Kenya under the auspices of the African Ministers Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD).
The streets in Eastleigh are filled with rows of matatus (buses) blasting reggae music, piles of garbage drenched in sewage water (due to decades of road maintenance neglect and a lack of formal waste collection systems), and throngs of people traversing the narrow streets. It is in this densely populated low-income area of Nairobi that most of the urban refugees reside.
Koch FM, a community radio station in Korogocho, Kenya, demonstrates how the power of the media can enhance society’s good. By providing education through entertainment, the station is able to mobilize the local population against violence and for good governance, reports Africa Renewal’s Ernest Harsh.
Greater information technology share and investment through regional and South-South relationships is ushering the growth of an information technology revolution in Africa. This burgeoning African information technology revolution is not just limited to cyber cafes, media and online university level courses, but it is also allowing Africans to leap frog in the application and use of mobile phones.