Indian Ocean News

Water deal crucial for Kenya oil project might slip into Q3-Tullow

Another milestone to pass is land acquisition for infrastructure around the oil fields and the 820 km pipeline to the Indian Ocean for which it plans to send out construction tenders within weeks.

Reuters , Africa Feb 22, 2019

Iran starts Gulf war games, to test submarine-launched missiles

REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo More than 100 vessels were taking part in the three-day war games in a vast area stretching from the Strait of Hormuz to the Indian Ocean, the state news agency IRNA reported.

Reuters , Africa Feb 22, 2019

Architect Keen on Few Walls in Homes

Design & Interiors Architect Keen on Few Walls in Homes Amit Mody, a Singaporean architect who has left a lasting mark in Kenyan homes, loves visiting Mombasa where he spends time on end looking at the Indian Ocean water strike on hard rocks on the shores.

Business Daily Africa , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

Maritime border row with Somalia tops Cabinet agenda, state won’t cede an inch

Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau had earlier said that the Somali government on February 7, this year, offered for auction oil and gas blocs within the disputed maritime territory in the Indian Ocean.

The Star , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

Kenya stands ground on Somalia maritime dispute

The CS said the government has established that Somalia intends to sign a deal auctioning oil and gas blocks in the disputed maritime zone in the Indian Ocean at the end of this year.

Capital News , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

Uhuru chairs Cabinet meeting on maritime dispute with Somalia

The Cabinet resolution, which will be communicated later in the day by Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma, will also safeguard marine resources including offshore oil and gas exploration acreage in the Indian Ocean.

The Star , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute: We will not cede an inch to anyone - CS Juma

Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma on Thursday evening said the government is waiting for a response that meets the minimum threshold from the Somali government over the disputed oil blocks in the Indian Ocean.

The Star , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

'Kenya will never cede an inch of her territory'

MARINE RESOURCES The Cabinet also discussed and agreed on a roadmap for resolving the maritime border dispute with Somalia and measures for safeguarding Kenya’s territorial integrity, marine resources including offshore oil and gas exploration acreage in the Indian Ocean.

Daily Nation , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

Cabinet agrees roadmap for addressing maritime dispute with Somalia

The Cabinet resolution, which will be communicated later by the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, will also safeguard Kenya’s marine resources including offshore oil and gas exploration acreage in the Indian Ocean.

Capital News , Kenya Feb 21, 2019

Africa today at a glance

Maritime dispute Eyes on Kenya and Somalia as they engage in a diplomatic tiff over some 62,000 square miles of the Indian Ocean, believed to be rich in oil and gas deposits.

The East African , Kenya Feb 21, 2019