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Kenya’s Indian Ocean waters removed from high-risk area category

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya’s maritime waters in the Indian Ocean have been reclassified from high-risk area (HRA) by the global shipping industry, a move that will save the country and East Africa region millions of dollars in insurance and security expenses, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. “The …

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Addiction in paradise: Seychelles battles heroin crisis

Les Mamelles, Seychelles | AFP |  On a plain suburban street in Seychelles, far from the idyllic coastline and luxury resorts pampering honeymooners and paradise-seekers, heroin addicts queue anxiously for their daily dose of methadone. It is a scene few outsiders would associate with the tropical nirvana adrift in the Indian …

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Stunning underwater villa is opening

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An underwater villa will be opening in the Maldives this year. It sounds like a dream. Guests of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will soon be able to sleep with the fish in a stunning new residence immersed 16.4 feet under the Indian Ocean. …

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