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Al-Shabaab jihadists attack US-Kenya military base

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Jihadists from Somalia’s Al-Shabaab group on Sunday attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya’s coastal Lamu region, the army spokesman said. The strike on the base known as Camp Simba in Manda Bay near the picturesque tourist drawcard of Lamu …

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ARTS: Scenes of contrast

Romantic Lamu and easy Kisenyi Kampala, Uganda| DOMINIC MUWANGUZI |Lamu, a beautiful idyllic Island located along the Indian Ocean coastline in Kenya is a popular holiday resort. The island boasts of sandy beaches and Afro-Arabian culture depicted in the architecture, cuisine, language and costumes of the habitants. Like any coastal town …

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Five Kenyan forces killed in mission to free official

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Suspected Shabaab militants briefly kidnapped a Kenyan government official on Thursday and five security personnel were killed in an operation to rescue her, security sources said. Armed men seized Miriam El Maawy, who heads the public works department of Kenya’s infrastructure ministry, around 4:00 pm …

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At least 9 dead in latest attack on Kenya coast

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  At least nine people were shot and hacked to death in Kenya’s coastal Lamu County early Saturday, in the latest attack on the area. Police sources said Shabaab militants were believed to be behind the killings which took place in Jima and Pandaguo villages near …

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COMMENT: Africa’s infrastructure delivery

COMMENT: By Moono Mupotola Experts confirm potential of the Programme for Infrastructure Development in African (PIDA) to contribute jobs and GDP growth When the Lamu Port, South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport Corridor Project (LAPSSET) won the prestigious Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum Award in Washington DC on March 10, 2016, the project …

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