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Mobile phone subscription in Kenya now reaching 34.8 million

President Obama has urged African youth to build on progress

New volcanic eruption on Piton de la Fournaise Reunion Island

Burundi protests organizer injured by gunmen near Bujumbura

South Africa high court has postponed trial of opposition leader


Somali Police Chief thanks outgoing AMISOM FPU Contingent

Energy cuts force mining firms in Zambia to reduce operations

Chinese investors exploring further trade deals with Rwandans

More than 50 police officers killed on duty in South Africa 2015

Uganda K.C.C.A. place third at Cecafa Kagame Championship



Furious Athletics Kenya slam latest German TV 'doping' report

Kenya defends anti-doping program: plans to set up testing lab

Burundi investigator given one week to identify spy boss killers

Thousands of Burundi refugees in Rwanda seek resettlements

British envoy to Somalia commends troops after visit to Baidoa

British envoy to Somalia commends troops after visit to Baidoa | Coastweek

BAIDOA Somalia (AMISOM) -- British Ambassador to Somalia, Amb. Harriet Mathews is seen [left] with Sector Commander Col Yemane Gabre Mikael when she paid a courtesy at AMISOM Sector 3 Headquarters in Baidoa. She was accompanied by the President of Interim South West Administration (ISWA) Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan [right]. Amb. Mathews commended AMISOM Ethiopian National Defence Forces troops for playing a pivotal role in the fight against 'al Shabaab'. She said the U.K. was committed to partnering with the Federal Government of Somalia and all players of goodwill to ensure there is sustainable peace and security in Somalia. PHOTOS - AMISOM


Zimbabwe suspends hunting, names second U.S. lion poacher

Desmond Tutu will remain in Cape Town hospital after surgery

South African president concerned over spate of police killings

Ugandan KCCA FC fall in regional Cecafa Kagame Cup semis

Green Anaconda 'Annie' is top attraction at South African Park

Green Anaconda 'Annie' is top attraction at South African Park | Coastweek

JOHANNESBURG South Africa (Xinhua) -- Media take photos of the 32-year-old Green Anaconda "Annie" at Montecasino Birds Garden in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Green Anaconda "Annie" with the weight of 42.8 kg and the length of 4.43m, has celebrated her 32nd birthday, making her the world’s oldest female Green Anaconda in captivity and the oldest Green Anaconda in Africa, according to the global Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS). XINHUA PHOTO


Mombasa-Nairobi rail scheme will not affect wildlife sanctuaries

Kenya send team of 40 athletes to Beijing World Championship

Kenyan runners planning to floor Farah in Beijing 10,000m race
Vivian Cheruiyot drops quest for 'double' at the Athletics Worlds
Kenyan soldiers improving lives in Somalia Lower Jubba Region

Kenyan soldiers improve Somali lives in Lower Jubba Region | Coastweek

MOGADISHU Somalia (AMISOM) -- The AMISOM CIMIC Office of the Kenyan Contingent in Southern Somalia Sector 2 has in the past few months embarked on offering outpatient medical services, provision of water through sinking of boreholes and water pans and building of latrines throughout the sector. PHOTOS - AMISOM


Ruvyagira gunmen killing two members of Burundi ruling party
South Sudan willing for peace, reserved over IGAD document

Rwanda police report sad circumstances for trafficked women

Somalia government and people denounce latest terror attacks

Ethiopia is ensuring accessibility of quality essential medicines

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NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Participants attend the launching ceremony of the Africa Technology Challenge Season Two in Nairobi. China has pledged to help young Kenyan students build a better life through the upgrading of their technical skills. XINHUA PHOTO - SUN RUIBO

  Africa Technology Challenge Season Two in Nairobi | Coastweek




Zimbabwe wildlife confirm legal export of 24 elephant to China

Rwanda government intensifies fight against wild life poaching

Zambian wildlife governing body seeks powers to kill poachers

EU completes successful escort of world food programme ship

'Operation Atalanta' staff visit Japanese Detachment in Djibouti

Operation Atalanta Staff Visit Japanese Detachment in Djibouti | Coastweek

DJIBOUTI -- Staff from Operation Atalanta Force Headquarters have visited Japanese Detachment of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 in Djibouti. Led by the Force HQ Chief of Staff, Captain Jens Nykvist, the meeting was hosted by Captain Masahisa Motomura, Commanding Officer of the Deployment Air-Force for counter-piracy Enforcement of the Japanese Self-Defence Force. PHOTOS - EUNAVFOR


Former Tanzania PM seeks presidency from opposition platform

Former Uganda PM seeks presidency as independent candidate

Rwanda opposition back new plans to lift presidential term limits

President Museveni flags-off squad for 2015 Netball World Cup

Rwanda International Trade Fair opens at Gikondo expo in Kigali



Mombasa police arrest six terror suspects linked to al-Shabaab

Kenya and Tanzania in 'manhunt' for Tsavo elephant poachers

Kenya Olympic champion Vivian Cheruiyot eyes gold in Beijing
Zimbabwe asks United States help extradite killer of iconic lion
Minneapolis metro transit boss shares tips on AMISOM Police

AMISOM Police Commissioner Anand Pillay | Coastweek

MOGADISHU Somalia (AMISOM) -- AMISOM Police Commissioner Anand Pillay [left] briefs Metro Transit Police Chief, John Harrington, during a visit to Mogadishu, Somalia. AMISOM Police’s Public Information Officer Ediwn Mugera [right] speaks at a meeting attended by John Harrington, during his visit to Mogadishu, Somalia, in order to establish closer relations between the two police forces. AMISOM AMISOM PHOTOS - OMAR ABDISALAN


Kenya is stepping up power imports from Uganda and Ethiopia

Monthly inflation rate drops marginally to 6.62 per cent for July

Entrepreneurs warned not to rely too much on foreign investors
Kenya bank sees Chinese trade as boost to both profit and ties
Nguuni Community Education Center Bamburi is going 'Green'

Agreement signing | Coastweek

The Haller Foundation has signed a deal with the largest battery, solar and power back-up supplier in East Africa to install a solar PV system at Nguuni Community Education Centre in Bamburi. The system will provide electricity for the centre’s facilities which include an office block, laboratory, vocational centre, IT centre, library and the arena. Sheikh Margubali [centre] the Chloride Exide Coast Area Manager signs an agreement with Daniel Haller and Sonal Singh of the Haller Foundation to install a solar PV system at Nguuni Community Education Centre in Bamburi.


Kenyan Olympics organisation confirm multi-million Rio budget

David Rudisha aims at reclaiming world title from Beijing worlds

Steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi seeks seventh success

Kenya Airways posts record U.S.$252 million dollar annual loss

Massive lay-offs causing concern after court ruling in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe residents living and working in South Africa arrive at the shelter camp in Beitbridge | Coastweek

BEITBRIDGE Zimbabwe (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe residents living and working in South Africa arrive at the shelter camp in Beitbridge, Zimbabwe after being repatriated from South Africa following the recent outbreak of xenophobia attack against immigrates, which left at least seven foreigners dead. XINHUA PHOTO


Envoy says mediators patience finally ran out on South Sudan

Tanzania elections registrar nets over 2,000 illegal immigrants

Newly elected Burundi National Assembly decides over bureau

Mozambique leader condemns attack from opposition Renamo

AMISOM train Somali Police officers In Kismayo for Jubbaland


Kenya Sevens rugby XV top seeds in Africa Rio 2016 qualifiers

Uganda basketball coach Gad Eteu 'disappears' during US visit

Army kill three 'al-Shabaab' militants at Basuba in Lamu County

Two poaching suspects arrested over killing of Tsavo elephants

Long-distance giant Kenya eyes sprint and field Golds at Beijing



'German citizen of Somali origin' behind Mogadishu hotel attack

Government now starts registration of illegally acquired firearms

Burundi grenade blast has injured lone policeman in Bujumbura

UN train Tanzania judges on management of electoral disputes

American hunter slammed for killing iconic Zimbabwe lion 'Cecil'

American hunter slammed for killing iconic Zimbabwe lion 'Cecil' | Coastweek

HARARE Zimbabwe (Xinhua) -- Two lions [left] eat prepared meat in their enclosure in Bally Vaughan, a private animal rescue center and wildlife sanctuary 30 km from Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. Bally Vaughan has been operating in Zimbabwe for more than 20 years, taking in abused, wounded, or abandoned wildlife animals. GWERU Zimbabwe (Xinhua) -- Foreign tourists and staff members look on [right] as a 13-month lion cub perches on a termite dump for a rest in Antelope Park, Gweru, Zimbabwe. Lion walk was introduced to Antelope Park over a decade ago as part of an on-going conservation program to save African lions, whose population had dropped about 70 per cent in the past two decades to estimatedly 320,000. The "big cats" will be groomed for release into the wild once they acquire the hunting skills and grow an edge to secure food against competitive predators like hyenas. PHOTOS - WANG YUE and - XU LINGUI





Businesses count losses in Nairobi during the Obama weekend visit

Closed retail shops on an isolated street | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua)-- A man walks past closed retail shops on an isolated street ahead of expected arrival of U.S. President Barrack Obama in Nairobi, July 24, 2015. Kenyan traders in Nairobi are already counting losses ahead of the visit by U.S. president Barack Obama on Friday for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). XINHUA PHOTO: NYALWASH

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M.S.C. Squad and Stray Lions Train Under Tough Conditions

The Mombasa Sports Club development squad together with the visiting Stray Lions team and coaches at MSC ground | Coastweek

The matches with Stray Lions concluded on Thursday last week at Mombasa Sports Club. The four days’ of development level cricket matches consisted of a T20, two 40 over matches and finally a “mix n play” match on the final day. Playing in humid conditions and slow wickets for Stray Lions boys was a test for the Nairobi players.


Colombian Navy to join Operation Atalanta counter piracy patrols

Colombian Navy to join Operation Atalanta counter piracy patrols | Coastweek

Colombian Navy warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, recently completed sea trials with the Spanish Navy prior to her collaboration with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Conducted at the Spanish Navy Combat at Sea Centre in south western Spain, the sea training ensured that ARC 7 de Agosto was ready to deploy to the EU counter-piracy operation. A Spanish Navy liaison team is embarked in the Colombian warship to provide any necessary support or advice. The ARC 7 de Agosto, with a crew of 65 personnel, will join Operation Atalanta on 9 August 2015 and is commanded by Captain Darwin Alberto Alonso Torres. PHOTO - EU NAVFOR





Senior AMISOM Officials visit Barawe Hospital in south Somalia

Senior AMISOM Officials visit Barawe Hospital in south Somalia | Coastweek

BARAWE Somalia (AMISOM) -- African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) senior officials led by Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, the AMISOM Deputy Force Commander Support and Logistics, who handed over rehabilitated water and sanitation facilities at Barawe Hospital. Also present were by Brig. Gen. Cyprien Ndikuriyo the AMISOM Chief of Staff, Dr. Opio Ododa the AMISOM Senior Civil Affairs Officer. Others included Colonel Stephen Mulenga, the Chief of Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC), Bashir Mohammed Yusuf, the Barawe District Commissioner and commanders from Somali National Army and Somali Police Force. PHOTOS - AMISOM



Hip hop star artist Akon expected in Rwanda for power initiative







Launch Of A New Forklift Product  | Coastweek

Business Manager Toyota Joseph Nga’nga, Alice Ondiek from Pwani Oil cuts a tape to launch of a new Forklift product in the market.

1951 Citroen Big 6 saloon | Coastweek

Motoring enthusiast Bill Farmer won the Uganda Vintage and Classic Auto Show with this 1951 Citroen Big 6 saloon.






Tanzania-Kenya border post cuts cargo clearing time at Taveta

Taita Taveta Lowland (Coastal) zebu | Coastweek

BORDER PATROL -- Taita Taveta Lowland (Coastal) zebu: The Taita cattle, along with the Giriama, Durum and Kamba, are generally referred to as Lowland Zebu, and they inhabit the south coastal areas of Kenya. PHOTO - INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE



President Obama ends visit with an offer of support in key areas

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during his visit in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during his visit in Nairobi. Obama visited Kenya, the birthplace of his father for the first time as president from Friday to Sunday. XINHUA PHOTO - SUN RUIBO


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Madagascans to increase food yields using Chinese hybrid rice

Madagascar to increase food yields using Chinese hybrid rice | Coastweek

AMBATONDRAZAKA Madagascar (Xinhua) -- Men and women plant rice seedlings in a field in Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar. Local farmers specializing in the Chinese hybrid rice are believed to be rich as the harvest is almost tripled local production. An agronomist on site said that one hectare of land requires just 26 kg of hybrid seeds, which can then produce between 8 to 12 tons of hybrid rice after 152 days of cultivation. XINHUA PHOTOS - DONG RUIFENG





President Obama pledges support for women and youth in Africa

President Barack Obama at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama [left] gestures on the Opening Plenary of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi. Looking on [centre] is Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. U.S. President Barack Obama attended the summit on Saturday and hailed Africa’s enormous potential. Kenya is the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to host the summit. XINHUA PHOTO - PAN SIWEI



Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba in charge

On board Operation Atalanta flagship ESPS Galicia | Coastweek

EU Naval Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, has assumed the counter-piracy co-ordination role from the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 commander, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito, during a meeting at sea on board Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia. After being welcomed onboard, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito was given an update on the EU’s counter-piracy operation, which was launched by European Union Member States in December 2008 to deter and disrupt acts of piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. After a tour of the Spanish Navy ship, the EU Naval Force Commander took the opportunity to thank Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito for his efforts to coordinate counter-piracy operations in the piracy High Risk Area. PHOTOS - EUNAVFOR





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U.S. President Barack Obama jets in for three-day visit to Kenya

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to people after his arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama [front center left] waves to people after his arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Friday evening to begin a three-day visit to Kenya amid tight security mounted by both local and American security agencies. XINHUA PHOTO - SUN RUIBO


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