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Africa/Middle East Briefing

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A new satellite city is planned to ease the pressure of Nairobi's urban centre, restoration is planned for Saudi Arabia's weather-beaten collection of world-class sculptures, and Syria in numbers.

Algeria, Hadi al Ameri, Hanan Ashrawi, Iraq, Machakos District, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania

Spreading out


Nairobi has an idea to take the pressure off its urban centre. Plans have been drawn to create a satellite city of Konza, in the Machakos District, and there’s a proposal to build a similar Tatu City on old coffee lands 15km north-east of the capital.


Hanan Ashrawi

Executive council, PLO


Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive council and permanent fixture of the Oslo peace process, believes that the Palestinians are in the middle of a historic process which began with the cont…


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