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'Islands of wealth in a sea of slums'? Kenya divided over satellite cities

18 Mar 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On the outskirts of Nairobi, vast tracts of agricultural land are seeing a new type of growth, as steel rods and concrete pillars set into the red earth reach into the Kenyan sky.

FEATURE-'Islands of wealth in a sea of slums'? Kenya divided over satellite cities

18 Mar 2019

NAIROBI, March 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On the outskirts of Nairobi, vast tracts of agricultural land are seeing a new type of growth, as steel rods and concrete pillars set into the red earth reach into the Kenyan sky.

War, hunger and a housing boom: welcome to Africa's most crowded city

11 Dec 2018

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Conflict, drought and floods have pushed a record number of Somalis into Mogadishu, making it Africa's most crowded city, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said on Tuesday.

War, hunger and a housing boom: welcome to Africa's most crowded city

11 Dec 2018

NAIROBI, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Conflict, drought and floods have pushed a record number of Somalis into Mogadishu, making it Africa's most crowded city, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 1-Kenya struggles to give life to futuristic 'Silicon Savannah' city

11 Dec 2018

KONZA, Kenya, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - L abourers milled around an unfinished eight-storey building in an expansive field in Konza dotted with zebra and antelope - the only visible sign of progress in a decade-old plan to make Kenya into Africa's leading technology hub by 2030.

CORRECTED-FEATURE-Kenya struggles to give life to futuristic 'Silicon Savannah' city

11 Dec 2018

KONZA, Kenya, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - L abourers milled around an unfinished eight-storey building in an expansive field in Konza dotted with zebra and antelope - the only visible sign of progress in a decade-old plan to make Kenya into Africa's leading technology hub by 2030.

Kenya struggles to give life to futuristic 'Silicon Savannah' city

11 Dec 2018

KONZA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Laborers milled around an unfinished eight-story building in an expansive field in Konza dotted with zebra and antelope - the only visible sign of progress in a decade-old plan to make Kenya into Africa's leading technology hub by 2030.

Deadly ranch invasion shows land-use conflicts in Kenya - experts

03 Dec 2018

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Renewed invasions of private ranches by herders in Kenya's northern Laikipia region a year after similar invasions led to deadly conflicts is a sign of cracks in the country's land use system, experts said on Wednesday.

CORRECTED-Deadly ranch invasion shows land-use conflicts in Kenya - experts

03 Dec 2018

NAIROBI, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Renewed invasions of private ranches by herders in Kenya's northern Laikipia region a year after similar invasions led to deadly conflicts is a sign of cracks in the country's land use system, experts said on Wednesday.

African fishing communities face 'extinction' as blue economy grows: experts

26 Nov 2018

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fishing communities along Africa's coastline are at a greater risk of extinction as countries eye oceans for tourism, industrial fishing and exploration revenue to jumpstart their "blue economies," U.N. experts and activists said on Monday.

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