Fort Jesus; Max Cortesi; Atlas Obscura

This colonial fort is an intriguing example of Renaissance military architecture.

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Pollution puts Lamu Old Town’s world heritage status at risk; Thelma Mwadzaya; Deutsche Welle

Lamu is arguably the most unique and beautiful Swahili town in Kenya. But pollution is fast eroding the efforts to preserve the cultural richness of it’s historical town.

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The best new World Heritage Sites to visit from the UAE; Rosemary Behan; The National

Of the 19 new sites were inscribed in July, 6 are easily reachable from the UAE…

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Kenya: UN says Lake Turkana is endangered; Survival International

UN body says Lake Turkana, home to tribes in Kenya and Ethiopia, is in danger due to dam building upstream…

Source: Kenya: UN says Lake Turkana is endangered

Boda boda operators banned in Lamu after Unesco delisting threat; Cheti Praxides; The Star

Boda boda operators who shall be found operating inside the Lamu Old town will now be arrested and charged. The move is aimed at protecting the Old town as a heritage site. Lamu old town was listed by Unesco as a World Heritage Site in 2001. There has however been concerns over the rising trends of westernization in terms of architecture, dressing and trading that have attracted the concern of conservationists who feel the situation may result in the old town being delisted as a heritage site.

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Why Kenyan Town Has Banned Boda Bodas; Miriam Musyoki; Kenyans

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500-Year-Old Fort Jesus in Mombasa on the Cusp of Collapse; John Wanjohi; Mwakilishi

Fort Jesus, Kenya’s historical monument located in Mombasa is reportedly on the cusp of crumbling.  The 500-year-old historical structure has allegedly developed cracks as a result of strong ocean waves. Amran Hussein, the Keeper, Antiquities, Sites and Monuments in the Coast region said the building, which was designed by Italian architect Joao Babtista Cairato developed a major fissure at its footing after it was hit by extremely strong water waves.

Source: 500-Year-Old Fort Jesus in Mombasa on the Cusp of Collapse

Why everything should be done to save Lake Turkana; Ikal Ang’elei; Standard Media

State should give more resources to save Lake Turkana from drying up.

Source: Why everything should be done to save Lake Turkana

Unesco status does not put food on the table, say residents; Cheti Praxides; The Star

Lamu Old Town risks losing its Unesco world heritage status in part due to the heavy presence of motorcycles and a booming boda boda business. Amid all the conservation talk, this small but steadily growing community of boda boda operators seems unbothered, as long as they put food on the table. Residents say the boda boda business has reduced mugging as well as the number of drug abusers, as many youths join the trade to earn a decent living.

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Kenya and Ethiopia Tourism threat for UNESCO World Heritage site; Juergen T Steinmetz; eTurboNews

In 1997 Kenya’s Lake Turkana stands among such World treasures side as a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. Lake Turkana stands side with the Taj Mahal, the Grand Canyon, and the Great Wall of China – all UNESCO world heritage sites. There is a threat, a threat also for World Tourism.

Source: Kenya and Ethiopia Tourism threat for UNESCO World Heritage site | Travel News | eTurboNews