Nairobi

Mass Flooding Exposes Nairobi's Outdated Drainage Infrastructure

A recent downpour exposes how inadequate the burgeoning city’s drain network actually is.

How Nairobi Built a Thriving Tech Community

Kenya's capital is home to a startup scene that makes a mission of improving lives of the urban poor.

Hanging Out With Nairobi's High-Rise Photography Club

A trio of photographers showcase the beauty of the city by scaling its skyscrapers.

As Africa's Cities Change, So Does Youth Slang

Whether Sheng or Town Bemba, informal languages are giving the continent's urban youth culture a voice.

Exploring Nocturnal Nairobi

A photographer finds beauty in a city's declining commercial center. 

This Is What Informal Transit Looks Like When You Actually Map It

An experiment from Nairobi with implications for the urbanizing world.

In Africa, Burying the Dead Is Big Business

Funerals are lavish affairs and, often, a burdensome expense.

Massive Flames Engulf Nairobi's Airport

International passengers are still stranded while officials come up with alternative plans.

Why It's Problematic That Rural Kenyans Bring Their Cows With Them to Cities

One of the stranger aspects of Africa's rapid urbanization is the influx of livestock in new, unplanned towns -- and the diseases they bring with them.

How to Get Kids Excited About Building Better Neighborhoods? Try Minecraft

The Swedish video game company and UN-HABITAT are teaming up to help people around the world re-envision their cities.

Slum Evictions Move Ahead in Nairobi

Contested land ownership remains an open question for residents of Nairobi's Kiberia slum.

Postcard from Nairobi

Local bars go quiet, slums are cleared and a film festival heats up

The Other Silicon Savannah

The Kenyan government wants to build its own tech hub