15 missing in Kenyan building collapse
13 June 2017 | 11:35 am
15 people are reported missing after a seven-storey building collapsed in a suburb of Nairobi.
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Kenyan police fired teargas in a Nairobi slum during clashes with opposition supporters on the day of an election re-run.
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If you are ever in Nairobi, the one place most people will tell you to visit is the Nairobi National Park. But the ecosystem of this natural heritage seems to be under threat as the controversial Standard Gauge railway snakes rights through it.
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A rescue operation is underway in the Kenyan capital after a residential building collapsed. Two people were confirmed dead and an unknown number are feared to be trapped under the rubble despite rescue efforts.
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The flashy governor of Nairobi pleads not guilty to over 30 charges of money laundering, receiving bribes and conflict of interest in a court appearance held under tight security. Governor Sonko spent the weekend in jail after his dramatic arrest in southern Voi saw him scuffle with police before being bundled in a helicopter and flown to Nairobi.
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Police fired tear gas canisters at DW's East Africa correspondent Mariel Müller while she was covering a protest in Nairobi. Amnesty International and the Foreign Press Association of Africa have condemned the attack.
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