Lamu

By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 14th, 2014
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By Jeremy Lind Weeks after deadly attacks killed 60 at Mpeketoni in Kenya’s Lamu County, new raids on July 5th in Lamu and Tana River counties left over 20 dead, sowing fear anew in a country growing accustomed to sophisticated attacks of murderous brutality. As before, a heavily armed group came dur...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 24th, 2013
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East Africa is in danger of throwing away part of its new-found oil wealth   IN MARCH last year the heads of state of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan met among mangroves in Lamu, a Kenyan town on the Indian Ocean, to launch the construction of a port and oil pipeline together costing $16 billion...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 2nd, 2012
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Nairobi – At least seven people died and many more were feared missing after a boat carrying dozens of passengers hit another vessel and capsized off the Kenyan island of Lamu on Sunday evening, the Kenya Red Cross said. Nelly Muluka-Oluoch, a Kenya Red Cross spokesperson said 20 survivors had ...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 18th, 2011
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Nairobi – Kenyan police said on Tuesday that two British men arrested on suspicion of trying to join Somali militants will be deported. Deputy police spokesperson Charles Owino said one of the arrested British men is of Pakistani origin, while the other is of Somali origin. The two were arreste...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 5th, 2011
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Lamu – During high season in this Kenyan luxury resort area, foreign tourists snorkel by day and sleep in rustic dwellings with woven coconut leaves for doors. Now they’re leaving town early and cancelling reservations after gunmen kidnapped two European (tourists) and killed another in o...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 3rd, 2011
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Kenya’s security minister says the country is tightening overall security, especially along its long border with Somalia, after the recent kidnapping of two westerners by a Somali militia. George Saitoti said Monday that all speed boats and merchant ships will have to be inspected by immigration offi...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 3rd, 2011
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Lamu – In Shela village, on Lamu island, opposite the isle where a handicapped Frenchwoman was kidnapped on Saturday, those who run the all-important tourist trade are demanding the Kenyan government beef up security. Since the kidnapping of Marie Dedieu from Manda Island, Abdalla Fadhil, a loc...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 3rd, 2011
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Lamu – Kenyan police were on Monday questioning a man who worked for a disabled Frenchwoman whose kidnapping from her beachfront home in the idyllic resort of Lamu has dealt a blow to the east African country’s resurgent tourism industry. A gang of 10 armed kidnappers seized Marie Dedieu,...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 2nd, 2011
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Nairobi – Kenya has sent mediators to Somalia to negotiate the release of a disabled Frenchwoman abducted on Saturday from her beach front resort home, a security official said. Kenya has “already sent envoys to Somalia to establish contact with the abductors,” the official, who ask...
By benim
In East Africa
Oct 1st, 2011
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Nairobi – Gunmen have kidnapped an elderly French woman from the Kenyan island of Manda, the region’s police chief and a local lawmaker said on Saturday, the second armed abduction of a foreign visitor from the east African country’s coast in three weeks. “Armed people came in...