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 BEN OCHIENG: RONNIE OWINO’S NAME HAS BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH KENYAN BASKETBALL

Lamu police arrest suspect 'al-Shabaab' financier near Kiunga

IMB urge maritime vigilance after fall in piracy off Somali coast

AMISOM re-inforce Somalia army in Baidoa after road ambush

 AMISOM re-inforcement patrol clears Baidoa Mogadishu main road | Coastweek

CLEARING THE BAIDOA-MOGADISHU ROAD: Peace keepers from AMISOM ENDF re-inforcement company [left] prepare to leave their main base to secure the road between Baidoa and Mogadishu. AMISOM re-inforcement patrol [right] clears Baidoa Mogadishu main road after repeated but still unsuccessful 'al shabaab' ambushes. AFRICAN UNION UN IST PHOTOS / MAHAMUD HASSAN

At least four killed as explosion rocks police station in Nairobi

Emergency aid stepped up amid renewed violence in South Sudan

CMF warship 'medevacs' French heart attack victim off Tanzania

CMF warship 'medevacs' heart attack victim off Tanzania coast | Coastweek

HMAS Darwin’s embarked S-70B Seahawk helicopter, ‘Blackout’, winches Medic, Leading Seaman Tracey Kearns [left] onto the forecastle of the French vessel, Cap Saint Vincent, in response to a distress signal sent from the boat. Lookout [right] on HMAS Darwin as she approaches Cap Saint Vincent, before 'medevac' of the French heart attack victim. PHOTOS - COMBINED MARITIME FORCES

Health ministry secure $88 million dollar funding to fight malaria

President condemns murder of Somali MP Isaq Mohamed Riino

Rita Jeptoo wins her third Boston Marathon with course record

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya winning 2014 Boston marathon | Coastweek

BOSTON (Xinhua) -- Rita Jeptoo of Kenya runs to the finishing line [left] during 2014 Boston marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States. Rita Jeptoo claimed the title of the women’s division with 2 hours 18 minutes and 57 seconds. Policemen guard mens' winner Meb Kefelzighi [right] along Boston main street. Runners participating in the 2014 Boston Marathon completed their race in safety under protection of more than 10,000 police, army forces, and security company staff. XINHUA PHOTOS - YIN BOGU
 
Mombasa County Governor Hassan Ali Joho is visiting America

Mombasa County Governor Hassan Ali Joho | Coastweek

ON THE MOVE: Mombasa County Governor Hassan Ali Joho [left] seen with happy residents after the County Government acquired back the historic Buxton Estate. So far the department has been instrumental in the recovery of key public utilities such as Mvita Clinic, Bamburi Beach, Uhuru Gardens and Buxton Stage. Governor Hassan Ali Joho [right] leads residents during the monthly Mombasa County Clean-up Campaign whose slogan "Mji Wetu, Wajibu Wetu’’ aims to develop a new culture to the residents of Mombasa to take pride in cleaning the areas that they reside. The clean up campaign is conducted on the fourth Saturday of every month. PHOTOS - MCG

Refugees arrested in Nairobi are transferred to northern camps

Illegal migrants still pose risk to South African security: minister

Traffic builds up after Likoni ferry develops 'a mechanical failure'

Parked ferries in the Mombasa Likoni area | Coastweek

Parked ferries in the Mombasa Likoni area. This is the main ferry service that joins the North and South areas of the Kenyan coast. Kenya Ferry Services spokesman reporting on the latest Ferry mishap said: "At around 3.00 p.m. Saturday, Mv Harambee while loaded with petroleum tankers developed mechanical problems while approaching the mainland ramp. Upon which she was assisted by another ferry MV Nyayo to the work shop jetty for check up by engineers. This exercise took ten minutes. Another ferry Kilindini joined Nyayo and Likoni in operations. This caused a build up in traffic but the sitution is back to normal." WIKIPEDIA PHOTO - RAIDARMAX

Nairobi police recover 131 pieces of ivory near shopping mall

Ten rescued after Tanzanian vessel capsizes in Lake Victoria

Ethiopian migrants from Nairobi released after security check

Ethiopian immigrants are released from Kasarani stadium Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Security guards [left] close the gate of the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi. Ethiopian immigrants [right] are released from Kasarani stadium. Thousands of undocumented refugees, immigrants and Kenyan citizens have been arrested throughout the country in recent weeks, a response to what Kenya’s government says has been a recent escalation in terrorist activity in this east African nation. According to UN agencies, there are about 1000 people held at the Kasarani stadium police station. XINHUA PHOTOS - ALLAN MUTURI

Coast police pursue Mombasa suspects funding terror activities

Coast security increased ahead of Easter holidays in Mombasa

Government is recruiting 10,000 police officers to boost security

 

 


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=SAMARA VISRAM: ‘TUJENGE SHULE - AIMS AT EDUCATING KIKAMBALA LEADERS OF TOMORROW’

Face painted Christian children enjoy fun of an 'Easter Egg' hunt

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A talented artist paints facial colours for Christian children during an 'egg hunt' activity for the Easter celebrations at a playgroup in Nairobi. Easter is a Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament. XINHUA PHOTOS - MENG CHNEGUANG


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Dear Diary Initiative Kenya Organized An Art Competition

Dear Diary cheque presentation ceremony | Coastweek

Imperial Bank and Dear Diary staff members during the Dear Diary cheque presentation ceremony held at Imperial Bank, Mombasa Branch. Imperial Bank donated Kshs 48,000 towards the Art Competition Initiative. Dear Dairy Team Members [from left] are Maria Fidahusein, Ammar Walji, Harsh Shah, Asgar Molu, Nafissa Khanbhai, Imperial Bank Staff Shakila Munirali, Dear Dairy Team Member Hasnain Molu, Imperial Bank Staff Sujay Khataw.

 ANNE AND HORST KRIER: ATTACKED BY ELEPHANT, LOST IN THE BUSH, RESCUED BY SOMALIS


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=LATEST: STOCKS AND SHARES - NAIROBI EXCHANGE BUSINESS ROUND UP

 

 KUL BHUSHAN - UGANDA POSTAL ISSUE STAMPS MARKING CENTENARY OF SIKHS IN COUNTRY

Shree Visa Oshwal Community Medical Screening Exercise

Official opening of Medical Screening Exercise | Coastweek

VOC-Mombasa Chairman Nimish Shah officially opening the Medical Screening Exercise. Seen [from left] are OMF Administrator Mrs. Bharti Shah, OMF Chairman Tejul Dodhia, OERB Medical Chairman Narendra Shah and OERB Chairman Rajiv Shah.


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 FEATURES AND SPECIAL REPORTS

Experts have warned that there is a gradual decline in the use of Kenya’s indigenous languages. Led by Kenya’s Education Cabinet Secretary Professor Jacob Kaimenyi, they said that there is need to document this vernacular language. “Globalization has led to the increasing uptake of foreign languages at the expense of indigenous languages,” Kaimenyi said during the launch of the Ekegusii dictionary and encyclopaedia.

 

 

Trophy for 1st prize being handed over | Coastweek

Hotpoint Appliances Ltd won the First Prize in the Kitchen and Appliances Category at the 19th Kenya Homes Expo.

Convener Lion Reezvana Yusufali donating goodies | Coastweek

Lions International came up with Lions World Lunch Relay which kicked off on 4th April 2014 to celebrate the month of April.

 

 EXPERTS EXPRESS ALARM AT CONTINUING DECLINE IN USE OF INDIGENOUS KENYA LANGUAGES


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MWA Donation To Mabati Technical Training Institute Mariakani

Members of Mombasa Women’s Association | Coastweek

Mombasa Women’s Association donation to Mabati Technical Training Institute Mariakani. This institute offer vocational skills to youth of Mariakani. Their technical students are examined and certified by National Industrial Training Authority. MWA chairlady Mrs. Suman Kanji presenting a cheque of Ksh200,000/ (two hundred thousand) from charitable Trust of MWA to Mr. Norman (MTTI).

 CANADIAN WARSHIP HAS SEIZED OVER 130KG OF HIGH-GRADE HEROIN OFF COAST OF TANZANIA

Traders protest hike in retail prices for commodities outside City Hall

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Wakulima Market traders hold peaceful demonstrations outside the County Governors' office in Nairobi, April 15, 2014. The traders protested the increase in rates charged on goods entering and sold in the market, thus eroding on their profits margin. Xinhua PHOTO: Sam Ndirangu

 POLITICIANS MUST PERFORM OR PERISH - KUL BHUSHAN HIGHLIGHTS CURRENT INDIAN POLLS

Kul Bhushan: Simple guide to 'state-of-play' in the Indian elections


 LETTERS and BOOK REVIEWS

Coast Veteran Cricketers Defeat Dar-es-Salaam’s Union Sports

Coast Veteran Cricketers Team | Coastweek

Standing [from left] are Alihusein Namajee, S. Bwibo, Subash Rathod, B. J. Abbas, Rajab Ali, Ulanga, Piyush Sawjani, David Tikolo, Babulal Chadasama, Sibtain, CSS Captain Sibtain Kassamali, Capt Dar Veterans Dr. Kilbir S. Gupta, Kirit Patel, Munir Merali, Ayub Issak, Hassan Ulanga, Tom Tikolo. Squatting are S. Tikolo, Ratish Kamania, Akram Abbas, Parvez Heera, Zuher Ladak, Raza Imam, H. Pindoria.


 AGRICULTURE 

President Mugabe blasts gays, Europe and Zimbabwe opposition

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe | Coastweek

HARARE (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is shown [left] at a grand ceremony held at the National Sports Stadium, in the west suburbs of Harare, Zimbabwe, to celebrate the 34th year of independence from Britain. Zimbabweans [right] uphold a banner saying "Happy Birthday, Zimbabwe". Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans attended the annual ceremony. XINHUA PHOTOS


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 SPORTS  

 BEN OCHIENG: PLUMMETING SPORT STANDARDS ARE A REFLECTION OF OUR NATIONAL PSYCHE

Record crowds roar as Kipsang and Kiplagat win London Marathon

Kipsang and Kiplagat win London Marathon | Coastweek

LONDON (Xinhua) -- Wilson Kipsang of Kenya poses [left] with his compatriot Stanley Biwott and Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede after crossing the finish line of 2014 London Marathon in London, Britain. Wilson Kipsang claimed the title of Elite Men’s group with 2 hours 4 minutes and 29 seconds. Edna Kiplagat of Kenya poses [right] with her compatriot Florence Kiplagat and Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia after crossing the finish line of 2014 London Marathon. Edna Kiplagat claimed the title of Elite Women group with 2 hours 20 minutes and 21 seconds. XINHUA PHOTOS - WANG LILI


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Tanzania President is declared 'most outstanding African leader'

Tanzania President declared most outstanding African leader | Coastweek

DAR ES SALAAM (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has been honoured with "Africa’s Most Impactful Leader Award" by African Leadership Magazine. The award is given annually to African leaders who meet leadership standards set by the magazine, including adherence to good governance, democracy and human rights. XINHUA PHOTOS - MENG CHENGUANG

 HEART-BREAKING IMAGES SHOW BODIES OF ELEPHANTS SLAUGHTERED BY TSAVO POACHERS


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:ALCOHOL AND DRUGS RECOVERED FROM SOMALIA 'AL SHABAAB' HIDEOUT IN BUULA BURDE

Classic sailing schooner ‘Seepaert’ wrecked at Mtwapa Creek

Classic luxury sailing schooner ‘M.S. Seepaert’ wrecked at entrance Mtwapa Creek | Coastweek

The classic luxury sailing schooner ‘M.S. Seepaert’ (meaning ‘Sea Leopard’ in Dutch) has been wrecked on the coral rocks next to a large mangrove forest at the entrance to the Mtwapa Creek, on the Kenya North Coast. How this ‘Queen of the Seas’ ended up in her present predicament has been attributed to ‘an aborted towing operation against the incoming sea during an unusually high spring tide’.

 

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