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Mom·ba·sa

 (mŏm-băs′ə, -bä′sä)
A city of southeast Kenya mainly on Mombasa Island, in the Indian Ocean north of Zanzibar. Visited by Vasco da Gama on his first voyage to India (1498), the island-city was ruled successively by Portugal, Oman, Zanzibar, and Great Britain until the early 1900s.
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Mombasa

(mɒmˈbæsə)
n
(Placename) a port in S Kenya, on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean: the chief port for Kenya, Uganda, and NE Tanzania; became British in 1887, capital of the East African Protectorate until 1907. Pop: 828 000 (2005 est)
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Mom•ba•sa

(mɒmˈbɑ sɑ, -ˈbæs ə)

n.
1. an island in S Kenya.
2. a seaport on this island. 600,000.
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Noun1.Mombasa - a port city in southern Kenya on a coral island in a bay of the Indian OceanMombasa - a port city in southern Kenya on a coral island in a bay of the Indian Ocean
Kenya, Republic of Kenya - a republic in eastern Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1963; major archeological discoveries have been made in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya
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Mvita MP Abdulswamand Nassir and his Jomvu counterpart Badi Twalib said it is unfair to blame politicians for whatever goes wrong in Mombasa.
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MPs Abdulswamad Nassir (Mvita), Badi Twalib (Jomvu) and Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga) had vowed to oppose the move through Parliament, while lobby Haki Africa planned to sue.
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Coulter was sent off in stoppage time for pulling down Murphy who ran clear following a mistake by Yann Mvita. Defender Mvita went in goal as Murphy coolly slotted home from the resulting penalty.
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