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Kenya Fears Eritrea, Djibouti Threat to Lamu Port, Lapsset Corridor

Lamu Port could fail to attract Ethiopia and South Sudan
Banked on political and economic wars between Eritrea/Ethiopia and Sudan/South-South, Kenya launched the Lamu port mega project in 2012 with pomp and fanfare. Eight years later, the political crisis in those countries ends, yet the project is behind schedule and still suffering from both monetary and political constraints.

BY MARTIN MWITA | THE STAR

Lamu Port could fail to attract Ethiopia and South Sudan markets who might opt for the Djibouti and Eritrea ports, according to the Shippers Council of East Africa (SCEA).

The Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor project pegs its sustainability on the two countries.

According to the shippers council, the end of political and economic wars between Ethiopia and Eritrea following the July 2018 peace has created a conducive environment for trade. Continue reading Kenya Fears Eritrea, Djibouti Threat to Lamu Port, Lapsset Corridor

Ethiopia, Eritrea Rapprochement Not a Threat to LAPSSET: Kenya Gov’t

Rendered obsolete? Growing Chinese debt, construction delays, a looming land saga, Ethiopia and Uganda’s decision to diversify their port options through Eritrea and Tanzania respectively, etc… put the US$29 billion Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport corridor project (LAPSSET) into a greater uncertainty.

BY KALUME KAZUNGU | DAILY NATION

The Eritrea and Ethiopia peace agreement signed in July will not have any negative impact on the implementation and operationalization of the Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) corridor project. Continue reading Ethiopia, Eritrea Rapprochement Not a Threat to LAPSSET: Kenya Gov’t