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2012-03-21 22:20:28

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The rapid growth in trade has been instrumental in driving infrastructure development throughout the east African region. An effective infrastructure system facilitates trade and regional development, by enabling the free flow of goods and services. Kenya's infrastructure, particularly roads and transport networks, are currently undergoing extensive expansion and refurbishment in order to increase capacity and successfully cater to the...

2010-12-13 07:00:00

YAHUD, Israel, December 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magal Security Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MAGS, TASE: MAGS) announced today that following its press release of November 22nd, 2010, it has signed a contract with the Port Authority of Kenya, valued at $21.4 million to secure the Port of Mombasa. This contract follows a tender process, in which Magal S3 was one of 19 international companies that submitted proposals in a bid process directed by the World Bank, which will partially...

2010-11-01 08:15:00

KOLDING, Denmark, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. today announced the establishment of a new Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Net (LLIN) sewing and packing facility at Vector Solutions in Mombasa, Kenya. Bestnet believes strongly in investing in the transfer of technology to sub-Saharan Africa and is currently involved in many projects that will allow Netprotect to be manufactured in Africa by Africans for Africans. The new sewing...

2009-04-15 21:00:00

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening the United States flag merchant vessel M/V LIBERTY SUN and its crew, operated by American shipping company Liberty Maritime Corporation of Lake Success, New York, arrived safely in Mombasa, Kenya. The M/V LIBERTY SUN, carrying 20 U.S. citizen crew members, was escorted to Mombasa by the United States Navy. Philip J. Shapiro, Liberty's President and CEO, stated, "We are thankful that our courageous crew and our ship have arrived...

2008-10-09 09:00:27

Kenya's telecom firm launches triple play service NAIROBI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's telecommunications service provider, Wananchi Group, has unveiled the country's first triple play cable -- a value added retail product. The company said in a statement received here Wednesday that the Zuku service comprises television, internet broadband and telephony. Wananchi Group CEO Euan Fannell said during the launch that the firm is taking advantage of the recently launched unified licensing...

2008-09-13 00:00:23

GETTING THERE The main approach for most visitors to Kenya is a direct flight from Heathrow to Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta airport. British Airways (0844 493 0787; www.ba.com), Kenya Airways (020- 8283 1818; www.kenya-airways.com) and Virgin Atlantic (08705 747 747; www.virgin-atlantic.com) each has daily flights from Heathrow. Other airlines offer connecting services from a range of UK airports, including Air France/KLM, Lufthansa and Emirates. Alternatively, Mombasa is served by some...

2008-09-13 00:00:15

By Sophie Lam Idyllic expanses of soft sand, coral reefs full of tropical fish, elephant safaris and snake farms... Sophie Lam surrenders to the shore THE HEART OF KENYA? In a sense, yes. Long before Nairobi became the country's capital it was the coastal city of Mombasa that was the focus of Kenya's political affairs. East Africa's oldest harbour city attracted traders from Portugal, India and the Arab world; its prevailing cultural legacy was left by Omani Arabs, whose intermarriage...

2008-08-11 06:00:25

Text of report by Ben Agina and Isaac Ongiri entitled: "Squatters invade airport land, endanger flights" published by Kenyan privately- owned daily newspaper The Standard website on 11 August Squatters have invaded corridors that aircraft use to approach the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Illegal structures are mushrooming on the land set aside for security, as a new estate, Kiangombe, comes up. The land, measuring about 1,000 hectares, is a corridor for minor and major...

2006-05-03 08:13:30

By Andrew Cawthorne MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - The man-eating lions of Tsavo may be no more. The silverware in the restaurant carriage has definitely seen better days. And where once besuited British colonial administrators occupied the elegant, leather-furnished cabins, now backpackers in cut-offs lounge in style. Yet more than a century after its inception, one of Africa's most famous train rides -- the "Lunatic Express" - still retains many of the characteristics of its early...

2006-05-03 08:14:57

By Andrew Cawthorne MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - The man-eating lions of Tsavo may be no more. The silverware in the restaurant carriage has definitely seen better days. And where once besuited British colonial administrators occupied the elegant, leather-furnished cabins, now backpackers in cut-offs lounge in style. Yet more than a century after its inception, one of Africa's most famous train rides -- the "Lunatic Express" - still retains many of the characteristics of its early...