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Old April 13th, 2013, 10:49 AM   #161
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A look at the IBM African headquarters in Nairobi:



- IBM moved their African headquarters from Johannesburg to Nairobi.

- General Electric downgraded their Johannesburg and Cairo offices, making Nairobi their continental HQ.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #162
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First look inside the Google African headquarters in Nairobi:



The Google chairman marked Nairobi as being the continental tech leader:


Google’s Eric Schmidt Sees Nairobi as Africa’s Technology Leader
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2013
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After a week of traveling around sub-Saharan Africa, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt saw what he thinks could be the continent’s technology leader: Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.

“Nairobi has emerged as a serious tech hub and may become the African leader,” he said in a post on Google+ yesterday. Rwanda is “a jewel with a terrible past” and Nigeria has an “international image problem.”

But Kenya, with relatively stable politics and the British legal system, attracts foreign investment with fewer problems, he wrote.

Like the rest of Africa, Kenya is being transformed by mobile technology. Coffee shops display a code so people can make a purchase using a text message. It’s also how people pay their rent. In his post, Schmidt pointed out M-Pesa, a mobile payment service backed by Safaricom, the biggest carrier in Kenya.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #163
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Kasarani Sports Academy | U/C
Kasarani, Nairobi

The multi-million Kasarani Sports Academy, the hub for Kenyan sports development, has broken ground this week:





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Old May 10th, 2013, 08:51 AM   #164
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Hemingways Nairobi | Karen

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1613085

The new 5-star Hemingways hotel in Karen, Nairobi has opened this week: Hemingways adds Nairobi unit to its collection

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Old May 10th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #165
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Phoenix Business Hub | Karen

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1613085

The Phoenix Business Hub in Gigiri has been launched. The project is situated close to the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi:



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FCB Tower | Kilimani

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1616551

The 25 floor FCB Tower in Kilimani has started construction. Inspired by traditional architecture:





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Mashujaa Museum | Langata

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1616891

Plans for the Mashujaa Museum on Kenyan history have been released:





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High Noon Plaza | Karen

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1616899

High Noon Plaza has launched. It's one of the many low-rise office developments launching in the Karen neighbourhood: http://www.highnoonltd.com/index.php...oon-plaza.html

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KCB Plaza | Upper Hill

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=103111756

Work has begun to install the spire on the KCB Plaza in Upper Hill:

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Garden City | Thika Road

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=103113051

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will contribute funds to the construction of the Garden City mall, currently in the early stages of construction: IFC to inject Sh4bn in Thika Road shopping mall

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IBM Centre | Nairobi

The IBM Centre in Nairobi has officially opened. IBM has just released 2 videos on their centre and the tech community in Nairobi:



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Due to its increasing continental significance in several areas, Nairobi's prime market has topped the continent:

Nairobi prime market tops Africa
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8 May 2013


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Nairobi’s stature as a regional logistical hub for overseas investors is set to drive further growth in Kenya’s prime residential market, top Knight Frank officials have said.

The firm’s head of global residential Lord Andrew Hay and head of international residential Patrick Dring, who are based in the headquarters in the UK, had visited the Nairobi office.

They said Nairobi is the most promising market in Africa at the moment in this market segment which recorded a 10 per cent price increase in 2012, the eleventh highest price change globally.

“The country is growing very fast and the surge in activity in the property market is huge. It looks like this will be the case over the next five years as Nairobi has become quite important from a global perspective,” Lord Hay said in a statement.

A stable political environment in the country has boosted its importance among high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) as a ‘safe-haven’ for investments, with more of the super-rich from around the world now making enquiries and buying luxury properties in the country.

Lord Hay said presence of organisations such as the United Nations office in Gigiri had elevated the capital’s importance and reputation, boosting confidence among high-net-worth investors.

"This will see many other international organisations and major companies follow suit, as Kenya plays a big role as a commercial and logistical hub in the region,” he said.


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Delta Corner | Westlands

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=915950

Delta Corner is complete, with branding added to the exterior:

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FCB Tower | Kilimani

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1616551

The 25 floor FCB Tower in Kilimani has started construction. Inspired by traditional architecture:


where will be located (I mean, can you put it on a map??)
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Old May 12th, 2013, 02:52 AM   #175
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Mashujaa Museum | Langata

Nairobi forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1616891

Plans for the Mashujaa Museum on Kenyan history have been released:


it seems really interesting

very good for turists
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Old May 12th, 2013, 06:15 AM   #176
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where will be located (I mean, can you put it on a map??)
This will be situated on the junction of Lenana Road and the Ring Road in Kilimani, Nairobi.
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Elgon Road Widening | Upper Hill

Elgon Road in Upper Hill has seen an increase in commercial developments over recent years. The road is currently being widened to cater for the increase in traffic.

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Good stuff goin' on in our lil railway town ha!
Talkin' of slow progress, whats with tha construction site rite opposite the National museum gate on museum hill (or what used to be museum hill)?
any intel?

Ohh! n you guyz have been doin a great work over the years keepin us all updated... Kudos to ya'll.
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Good stuff goin' on in our lil railway town ha!
Talkin' of slow progress, whats with tha construction site rite opposite the National museum gate on museum hill (or what used to be museum hill)?
any intel?

Ohh! n you guyz have been doin a great work over the years keepin us all updated... Kudos to ya'll.
Check out the Nairobi Metro Region forum!: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2635

I'm not sure of the name but I believe that's an office development at the end of Muthithi Road.
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Gamesa’s First Order in Kenya to Supply Nairobi Wind Farm
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Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA (GAM), Spain’s largest wind-turbine maker, won an order to supply a project near Nairobi, its first in Kenya.

The Ngong II wind plant developed by Kenya Electricity Generating Co. will use 16 turbines with a total capacity of 13.6 megawatts, Gamesa said today in a statement. The facility will generate enough power for at least 9,500 homes when operational around the second quarter of next year.

Gamesa is entering Kenya at a time when the nation seeks to curb dependence on imported oil by boosting renewables including geothermal and hydropower and to mitigate energy shortages and supply disruptions that hamper growth.

The project 30 kilometers (19 miles) outside Nairobi will be the country’s second wind farm and the largest in East Africa, according to Zamudio-based Gamesa.
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