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Capital city in Nairobi County, Kenya

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Nairobi: Capital city in Nairobi County, Kenya
Nairobi is the capital and the largest city of Kenya. The name comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi, which translates to "cool water", a reference to the Nairobi River which flows through the city. The city proper had a population of 3,138,369 in the 2009 census, while the metropolitan area has a population of 6,547,547. The city is popularly referred to as the Green City in the Sun.

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Kenya's dusitD2 hotel reopens after January attack that killed 21

The five-star dusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi will reopen its doors to guests on Thursday, six months after 21 people were killed in an attack on a hotel and office complex by Somalia's al Shabaab militants.
Reuters - Published

Somalia protests after its officials deported by Kenya

Somalia has criticized neighboring Kenya for deporting two Somali lawmakers and a minister after authorities in Nairobi blocked them from entering the country.
Reuters - Published

Fire disrupts terminal at Kenya's main airport in Nairobi

Kenya briefly closed one departure terminal at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi after a fire sparked by a baggage system malfunction forced authorities to evacuate passengers and staff, the..
Reuters - Published

Indian UNEA delegation pay respects to UN adviser Shikha Garg killed in Ethiopian plane crash

32-year-old Garg was a consultant with the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and attached to the environment ministry. She was on her way to Nairobi to be a part of the UNEA.
IndiaTimes - Published

Singapore temporarily bans use of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in its airspace; says move to assess safety risk

The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board, months after a Lion Air jet of the same model crashed in Indonesia killing..
Firstpost - Published

Prize-winning author, 21 U.N. workers among dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A prize-winning author, a football official and a team of humanitarian workers were among those who perished in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 30, government officials and..
Firstpost - Published

UN says suffers 'catastrophe' in Ethiopian Airlines crash

The United Nations has suffered one of its biggest losses in years in the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi, the head of the U.N. in Geneva said on Monday, without..
Reuters - Published

Swaraj assures all help to families of Indians killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Four Indians, including a UN consultant attached with the Environment Ministry, were among the 157 people killed when a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking-off from Addis Ababa..
IndiaTimes - Published

Greek man Antonis Mavropoulos missed Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed for being two minutes late to airport

Antonis Mavropoulos, president of the International Solid Waste Association, a non-profit organisation, was travelling to Nairobi to attend the annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme
Firstpost - Published

Ethiopian Airlines crash: Pilot mentioned difficulties soon after takeoff and 'wanted to return', says carrier's CEO

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new..
Firstpost - Published

Hours in purgatory as families wait for news of Ethiopian Airlines crash

More than three hours after Ethiopian Airlines tweeted that there were no survivors from flight ET302 to Nairobi which crashed on Sunday, authorities finally began informing families waiting in Kenya.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia PM offers condolences after Ethiopian Airline's flight crash

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Ethiopian prime minister's official Twitter account on Sunday expressed condolences to families of those lost in an Ethiopian airline's flight to Nairobi, without giving..
Firstpost - Published

Ethiopian Airlines plane crash kills all 157 on board, including 4 Indians; Narendra Modi expresses condolences

The Ethiopian PMO said that an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 flight was on a regularly scheduled flight between Nairobi and Addis Ababa when it crashed.
Firstpost - Published

Four Indian among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Four Indians among 157 passengers including eight crew members were killed in Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday morning. The deceased were from 35 countries. The plane crashed..
DNA - Published

Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes, killing 157

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new..
Reuters - Published

Eight Chinese passengers were on crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane: Chinese state TV

Eight Chinese passengers were aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 commercial jet to Nairobi that crashed on Sunday carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, Chinese state TV said.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian Airlines plane crash kills all 157 on board; flight went down en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa

The Ethiopian PMO said that an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 flight was on a regularly scheduled flight between Nairobi and Addis Ababa when it crashed.
Firstpost - Published

Ethiopia flight 'had unstable vertical speed' - flight tracking site

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi that crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard "had unstable vertical speed", Swedish flight-tracking website..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian Airlines flight with 149 on board crashes en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa; toll, location of mishap unclear

The Ethiopian PMO said that an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 flight was on a regularly scheduled flight between Nairobi and Addis Ababa when it crashed.
Firstpost - Published

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes with 157 people on board

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said.
Reuters - Published

Ethiopian Airlines says flight has crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members

An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, a spokesman for the airline told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

From flying toilets to 'froggers' - Kenya struggles with slum waste

By Hereward Holland NAIROBI (Reuters) - Most of Patrick 'Moreno' Osunda's neighbours curse when the rains make the latrines overflow. For him, it's the smell of money. Osunda is part of a small army,..
Firstpost - Published

Flights resume after strike at Kenya's main airport grounds thousands of passengers

Thousands of air passengers were stranded in Kenya on Wednesday after a strike by aviation workers at the main Nairobi airport led to the cancellation and delay of scores of flights and the use of riot..
Reuters - Published

Strike over labour dispute grounds flights at Kenya's main airport

A strike prompted by a labour dispute grounded flights at Kenya's main international airport in Nairobi early on Wednesday, domestic media said, with flag carrier Kenya Airways saying flights were..
Reuters - Published

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