Articles tagged “nairobi”

How Nairobi-Based Ridesharing Service Little Competes With Uber in Africa

How Nairobi-Based Ridesharing Service Little Competes With Uber in Africa

Richard Holmes, Skift

On the streets of Nairobi, homegrown ridesharing service Little is giving Uber a run for its money. And judging by the growth, innovative ideas are proving just as useful as deep pockets.

1 year ago

Kenya’s GDP Is Suffering, and Tourism’s Drop Is to Blame

Kenya’s GDP Is Suffering, and Tourism’s Drop Is to Blame

Hellen Nyambura Mwaura, Bloomberg

Kenya has done little to reassure visitors that it's dealing with the challenges that it's faced over the past 18 months.

4 years ago

Kenya’s President Says Attacks Left Tourism Sector ‘On its Knees’

5 years ago

Post-Nairobi Attack, Shopping Tourists Should Expect Tighter Mall Security

Post-Nairobi Attack, Shopping Tourists Should Expect Tighter Mall Security

Ilaina Jonas and Mark Hosenball, Reuters

Kenya's tourism will surely be affected in the short run by this horrific and very public attack in the gateway city of Nairobi, and malls in the region will step up security as well.

6 years ago

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6 years ago

Nairobi trying to shed “Nairobbery” image, starts walking tours

Walking tours of city lend themselves to making tourists slow down, take in the city and spend more time there. And as global consciousness rises on wanting more authentic human experiences, Nairobi has a potential chance of reinventing itself.

6 years ago

Air traffic controllers sabotage timely takeoffs at Nairobi’s international airport

Air traffic controllers sabotage timely takeoffs at Nairobi’s international airport

eTurboNews

The slowdown isn’t particularly alarming amidst a wave of air-related strikes within Kenya, but does highlight the air traffic controllers' ability to manipulate airport operations.

7 years ago

Kenya’s tech community collaborates to put an end to Nairobi’s traffic

Kenya’s tech community collaborates to put an end to Nairobi’s traffic

Clar Ni, The Guardian

You can crowdsource all the data you want, but it will take an engaged and compliant population to buy in to the system to produce any kind of change.

7 years ago

Which African cities have the best quality of life? Africa.com has 10 ideas

Most quality-of-life lists should be considered a to-do lists for international travelers as they so often mix great features (walkable cities, low crime) with things that make residents happy (decent bars, parks).

7 years ago