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death in 2006. Daystar's original campus is close to Nairobi city centre, but here is no room to expand at that location. Therefore, in the last decade a new campus has been built at Athi River, some 40 km to the south-east of the city, on the Mombasa Road. This development has been largely as a result of the hard work of the former Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Talitwala. The current acting Vice Chancellor is Rev. Prof. James Kombo. birth_date

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-governmental speaker during the summit. In 1933 Hemingway and Pauline went on safari to East Africa. The 10-week trip provided material for ''Green Hills of Africa'', as well

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movements in Rhodesia, guerrilla fighting in Ethiopia, Somalia, Zaire and elsewhere and the fall of Idi Amin in Uganda. His work in Africa earned him the 1978 George Polk Award. In 1979, he covered Eastern Europe for the ''Times'', based in Warsaw, Poland, and he received both the Polk Award and the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism (Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting) for his coverage of Poland under martial law when he smuggled stories out

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an attempt to build a Federation of East Africa which would include Uganda, Tanganyika and Kenya. Feed The Children's international programs focus on providing food, medical assistance, emergency relief and sustainable development. Recent international efforts include the Abandoned Baby Center (ABC) in Nairobi, Kenya, which provides medical treatment and safe haven for children who have been orphaned or abandoned by poverty and the AIDS epidemic. Other international projects

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Service – Nairobi National Park publisher url http: parks parks_reserves NANP.html accessdate 24 February 2011 Nairobi is home to several museums, sites, and monuments. The Nairobi National Museum (National Museums of Kenya#Nairobi National Museum) is the country's national museum and the largest in the city. It houses a large collection of artefacts portraying Kenya's rich heritage through history, nature, culture, and contemporary art. It also includes the full remains of a homo erectus popularly known as the Turkana boy. Other prominent museums include the Nairobi Gallery, Nairobi Railway Museum, and the Karen Blixen Museum (Karen Blixen Museum (Kenya)) located in the affluent Karen suburb. Uhuru Gardens, a national monument and the largest memorial park in Kenya, is also the place where the first Kenyan flag was raised at independence. It is located along Langata road near the Wilson Airport. 300px left thumb The Sarova Stanley (File:The Sarova Stanley.jpg) Nairobi is nicknamed the ''Safari Capital of the World'' or ''the City Under the Sun'', and has many hotels to cater for safari-bound tourists. Five-star hotels in Nairobi include the Nairobi Serena (Serena Hotel), Laico Regency (formerly Grand Regency Hotel), Windsor (Karen), Holiday Inn, Nairobi Safari Club (Lilian Towers), The Sarova Stanley Hotel, Safari Park & Casino, InterContinental, Panari Hotel, Hilton (Hilton Hotels), and the Norfolk Hotel. Other newer ones include the Crowne Plaza Hotel Nairobi in Upper Hill area, the Sankara Nairobi in Westlands, Tribe Hotel-Village Market, House of Wayne, The Eastland Hotel, Ole Sereni, and The Boma located along Mombasa Highway. International chains apart from the Hilton, the Intercontinental group, and Serena Hotels are also setting up properties in Nairobi city. Upcoming establishments include Radisson Blu and the upscale boutique Bidwood Suite Hotel in Westlands, which are nearing completion. The Best Western Premier-Nairobi and The Villa Rosa Kempinski have been completed and opened. Nairobi is also home to the largest ice rink in Africa: the Solar Ice Rink at the Panari Hotel's Sky Centre. The rink, opened in 2005, covers Wikipedia:Nairobi Dmoz:Regional Africa Kenya Localities Nairobi Commons:Category:Nairobi

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on from Nairobi on the Nairobi – Thika dual carriageway on of land. The university was chartered in 1985, offering mainly education-related courses, but has since diversified, offering medicine, environmental studies, engineering, law, business, agriculture, and economics. It has a student body of about 32,000, the bulk of whom (17,000) are in the main (Kahawa) campus. Currently it is one of the fastest growing public universities. * Jomo Kenyatta University

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. They are notorious for their poor safety records, which are a result of overcrowding and reckless driving. Wikipedia:Nairobi Dmoz:Regional Africa Kenya Localities Nairobi Commons:Category:Nairobi

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plug on Lake Victoria date 9 February 2006 journal New Scientist date February 9, 2006 author Fred Pearce volume 2538 page 12 and was primarily responsible for recent drops in the lake's level. Diplomatic relations were established in December 1963. Israel has an embassy in Nairobi and Kenya has an embassy in Tel Aviv. In 2003, Kenya requested Israel's help in developing a national solar energy program.

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. World Bank is also located in Upper Hill at Hill Park Building. Earlier on, they were located in View Park towers in the Central Business District. The International Finance Corporation – part of the World Bank Group focused on private sector development – is also located in Upper Hill at the CBA building. To accommodate the large demand for floorspace in Nairobi, various commercial projects are being constructed. New business parks are being built in the city, including the flagship


'''Nairobi''' Inhabitants of Nairobi are called '''Nairobians''', and the city is governed by the County Government of Nairobi, whose current governor is Evans Kidero.

Nairobi was founded by the British in 1899 as a simple rail depot on the railway linking Mombasa to Uganda. Roger S. Greenway, Timothy M. Monsma, ''Cities: missions' new frontier'', (Baker Book House: 1989), p.163. The town quickly grew to become the capital of British East Africa in 1907, and eventually the capital of the newly independent Kenya Republic in 1963.

With a 2011 estimated population of about 3.36 million, Nairobi is the second-largest city by population in the African Great Lakes region after Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Nairobi is the 14th-largest city in Africa (List of metropolitan areas in Africa), including the population of its suburbs.

Nairobi is one of the most prominent cities in Africa, both politically and financially. "City Guide to Nairobi - The Green City in the Sun". Retrieved 2007-06-17 Home to thousands of Kenyan businesses and over 100 major international companies and organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the main coordinating and headquarters for the UN in Africa and Middle East, the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), Nairobi is an established hub for business and culture. The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is one of the largest in Africa and the second-oldest exchange on the continent. It is Africa's fourth-largest exchange in terms of trading volume, capable of making 10 million trades a day.

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