Africa: Mombasa super bridge plan set to relieve ferry pain for Coast residents

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An American structural engineer, Joseph Straus, once said: ‘Bridges are a monument of progress.’ This adage will soon hold true to residents of the Coast region, with the construction of the proposed Mombasa Gate Bridge across the Likoni channel. Construction of the Sh46 billion bridge, to facilitate traffic between the city of Mombasa, the South Coast and Kwale, starts in […]

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Africa: Contractor to hand over Sh460mn Mama Ngina Waterfront Park on August 15 – CS Balala

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A newly refurbished Sh460 million Mama Ngina Waterfront Park in Mombasa will now be handed over to the government by August 15. The project launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on January 7 is now 75 per cent complete according to Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala, who spoke on Thursday during a tour of the park accompanied by the National Celebrations […]

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News: Mombasa, Kenya is the 7th most expensive real estate destination in Africa

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Mombasa’s stature will be in sharp focus next month after an Africa-wide wealth report said it was a favourite destination for tourism billions. Africa Wealth Report 2018 — jointly prepared by South Africa-based marketing research firm New World Wealth and AfrAsia Bank of Mauritius — said Mombasa had some of the most expensive beach houses and villas selling for as […]

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Africa: Mombasa route air fare drops on rising competition

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Competition in the domestic air travel business has intensified following the entry of new players, a move that has helped cut ticket prices especially on the Mombasa route. The coastal city route has always been one of the most expensive in the country given high demand resulting from both local and international tourists. Three local airlines have been licensed for […]

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Africa: Ghanaian Travel agents and Journalists enjoy 5 days of Tourism in Mombassa

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It took only six days and five nights for a 16-member delegation of tour operators and destination managers from Ghana to discover the hidden treasures of eco-tourism in Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa. Given their profession, the experiences got them aroused and resolved to push authorities in charge of tourism in Ghana to turn around swiftly and repair the country’s […]

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Africa: How new Train to Mombasa increased Tourism Traffic in Kenya

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Hotels and parks at the Coast are attributing the high number of bookings to the Madaraka Express, especially for first-time visitors. Besides cutting the time it takes to travel to Mombasa, the train has diversified transport means. Since introduction of the service in June, tourist facilities in Mombasa, Diani and Tsavo East and West national parks have been receiving more […]

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Africa: Kenya set to become Tourism Billionaire in 2016 says Balala

Kenya’s tourism industry has earned $470 million in the last six months and is projected to bring in one billion dollars by the end of 2016, Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has said. “Our focus is full recovery by June 2018,” Balala said of the sector that has faced serious challenges in the last few years. Visitor numbers and earnings […]

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Trading with Africa is working for South Africa, Kenya and Uganda

LAST year, to much fanfare, 26 African nations signed off on a free-trade ‘super bloc’ that seeks to improve the absurdly low levels of intra-regional trade on the continent, at the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. In the same city at the Africa 2016 Forum last weekend, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina painted a picture of just […]

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Woman hires assassins to kill rich husband in Kenya

By BRIAN OCHARO and CHARLES LWANGA A woman accused of conspiring to kill her husband over property worth millions of shillings was on Tuesday detained by police for 10 days. Ms Rose Adhiambo and her house help, Ms Doris Akinyi, allegedly hired hitmen to kill Mr Polycarp Okumu alias Kamili at Beach Road estate in Mombasa. Police Constable Dominic Kiptum […]

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