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Lamu: Oldest Swahili Settlement in East Africa

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Lamu’s fishermen fish the traditional way, using small wooden dhows, which they say cannot handle the rough conditions of the open sea, Nov. 25, 2014. (VOA / Hilary Heuler)
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Lamu’s fishermen fish the traditional way, using small wooden dhows, which they say cannot handle the rough conditions of the open sea, Nov. 25, 2014. (VOA / Hilary Heuler)

Vae Buno Vae has been fishing around Lamu for 35 years, but now he’s afraid fishing as a livelihood is about to vanish, Nov. 26, 2014. (VOA / Hilary Heuler)
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Vae Buno Vae has been fishing around Lamu for 35 years, but now he’s afraid fishing as a livelihood is about to vanish, Nov. 26, 2014. (VOA / Hilary Heuler)

Lamu’s historic old harbor, where traditional fishing boats have been jostling for space for centuries, Nov. 25, 2014. (VOA / Hilary Heuler)
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Lamu’s historic old harbor, where traditional fishing boats have been jostling for space for centuries, Nov. 25, 2014. (VOA / Hilary Heuler)

The first building of the planned container port, the largest on Africa’s eastern seaboard, due to be built just a few miles from Lamu, Nov. 25, 2014. (VOA / Hilary Heuler)
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The first building of the planned container port, the largest on Africa’s eastern seaboard, due to be built just a few miles from Lamu, Nov. 25, 2014. (VOA / Hilary Heuler)

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