Lamu, Kenya – Lamu, a beautiful island located off the Kenyan coast, has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
Lamu, Kenya – The Kenyan government wants to build a massive port near Lamu as part of an ambitious venture dubbed the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport Corridor (LAPSSET). The government says it will revolutionize trade in Africa, but their plans have met resistance from local groups.
LAPSSET – Left to right: President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya and Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, raise their joined hands on March 2, 2012 following the ground breaking ceremony of LAPSSET.
LAPSSET – LAPSSET is expected to be one of the biggest infrastructure projects that has ever been undertaken in east Africa.
Lamu, Kenya – It will include a rail and highway network north to Ethiopia, a rail network pushing west into South Sudan as well as an oil pipeline heading east.
Lamu, Kenya – Lamu residents demonstrate on March 1, 2012 against the plan to build a huge port. A coalition of local civil society groups are suing the government to ensure that proper environmental assessments are completed and that if the project goes ahead, residents take advantage of its benefits.