Museums to establish stature for renovation of buildings in town listed as Unesco site.
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The three-wheelers are now competing for passengers with boda-bodas…
Kenya’s remote island of Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is under threat, say activists. Authorities are constructing major projects on the mainland, including a port, an oil pipeline, and transport links. They also hope to build the region’s first coal-fired power plant. While the infrastructure is likely to boost the local economy, some Lamu residents worry the development and a flood of outsiders will affect the local culture and architecture, which some say is already falling apart. Ruud Elmendorp reports from Lamu.
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Kenya’s island of Lamu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is under threat, activists say. Authorities are constructing major projects on the mainland, including a port and an oil pipeline. They also hope to build the region’s first coal-fired power plant.
Lamu is a pearl to be polished and looked after.
Activists collecting signatures to rid historic town of motorcycles.
Lamu, a Unesco heritage site, is under threat from westernization.
Armed with maps, activists on the tourist island of Lamu have managed to stall plans for Kenya’s first coal-powered plant as local communities become more vocal about rising numbers of foreign-backed projects on their doorsteps.
Beijing’s efforts to cut emissions domestically coincide with coal-financing ventures overseas that include a power plant in a Kenyan town whose Unesco World Heritage status is at stake.
Groups say the coal plant and Lapsset are a threat to the delicate Lamu marine environment.
Lamu Old Town under potential danger due to the advancement of Lapsset.
The court case highlighted that key environmental challenges were not adequately covered by the Environmental Impact Assessment…
A tribunal in Kenya has stopped plans for East Africa’s first coal-powered plant. The proposed project would have been built adjacent to the Lamu Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement in the region, retaining its traditional functions.
Kenyan judges have halted plans to construct the country’s first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
In the Lamu archipelago, fishermen ply the channels between lush mangrove forests while life in an ancient Swahili town idles at the pace of the donkeys and boats which are the main means of transport. Life has changed little over the centuries in this part of Kenya’s north coast, however residents…
Campaigners want to stop the construction of a power station that would raise greenhouse gas emissions by 700%.
Curator speaks of “extensive decay and imminent collapse” of the buildings.