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Why do Chinese Investors Want to Build a Dubai-Style City in Kenya?

A coalition of 100 investors announced plans to build a "Chinese-controlled economic zone" populated by skyscrapers and luxury residences. Their new city will be in Kenya, but the goal is to "match the glamour of Dubai." What would motivate investors to go to the trouble of building a massive new city in a country other than their own? It's pretty simple, actually. Read More >>

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Jet-Off to Kenya for £479pp With Your "Sun, Sand and Safari" Deal of the Day

Do you like going on holiday but are sick of Europe? If so, and you like trying to sleep in stifling heat, sweating all the suntan oil out of your skin on white bedsheets that have been tucked in so forcibly that you dislocate your shoulder trying to loosen them? Read More >>

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What Kenya's Mall Siege Reveals About the Urban Future of War

A 2003 article in the Military Review has proven darkly prescient with last weekend’s terrorist siege of an indoor shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Written by two retired US Army Lieutenant Colonels, the piece outlines the emergence of modern-day siege warfare tactics, or the invasion of large architectural structures. Read More >>

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Scientists Have Found a Huge Underground Water Reserve in Kenya

This is incredible. Scientists have found an underground water reserve in Kenya so large that it could meet the entire country's water needs for the next 70 years. Using satellite, radar and geological technology, scientists found an aquifer—an underground layer of water-bearing material—that contains 200 billion cubic metres of fresh water. Read More >>

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If You Thought Chinese Knock-Off Movies Were Funny, Wait Till You See the Games in Kenya

Ever thought that GTA needed a little bit of a SAW injection, or maybe even a spot of Kirk Douglas? No, me neither, but the batshit-crazy knock-off modded games shops in Kenya think you do, and that's not the weirdest part of it. Read More >>

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