Brian Gicheru Kinyua

gicherubrian52@gmail.com

Brian Gicheru Kinyua is a freelance writer based in Mombasa City, Kenya where he researches and writes on logistics and the African Blue Economy. His primary focus is on shipping and ports development in Sub-Saharan Africa and how it fits into the global maritime order. He also provides consulting services in communications and public relations. For feedback, he may be reached at gicherubrian52@gmail.com.

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On Monday, the U.S. Navy expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrived at the Mombasa Port as part of it...

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