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Kenya’s Somali North East: Devolution and Security

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Devolved government in Kenya’s newly formed north-eastern counties, designed to address decades of political marginalisation and underdevelopment, has been undermined by dominant clans monopolising power and growing corruption. Violent clan competition and ant... More »

Ngumi island

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Ngumi lsland.-This island is close to Koyama, its greatest length being 41 miles and breadth 1 mile. It is uninhabited save by two or three fishermen. Water is obtained from Koyama. The island possesses considerable ruins of a walled-in village.  In  about 150... More »

Koyama island

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Koyama Island.–This island is situated some 211 miles down the coast from Kismayu, its greatest length being 31 miles, its breadth 2 miles. There are two villages on the island, the village on the shore being known as Koyama or Gedeni, the village on the hilI ... More »

Tourism downturn leaves 3,000 Lamu hotel staff jobless

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More than 3,000 hotel workers in Lamu County are jobless following the closure of six beach hotels. The resorts shut down due to lack of international guests, according to Lamu Tourist Association Vice-Chairman Ghalib Alwy. He said since last year, European to... More »