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Drug Lords' Nightmare: AUD $280 million haul seized off Somalia

OFF SOMALIA -- A Royal Australian Navy warship operating under command of Pakistan Navy-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), supported by a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) maritime patrol aircraft, coordinated their efforts this week to strike a blow against hashish traffickers off the coast of Somalia to the tune of $280 million (AUD). Members of HMAS Toowoomba’s boarding party teams, Sub-Zero and Saintly, are seen on the flight deck, with 5588 kgs. of hashish intercepted during a boarding in support of the CTF-150 operations. PHOTO - C.M.F.

FOOD SECURITY:  TECHNOLOGY AND MODERN FARMING METHODS BOOST CROP YIELDS IN KENYA

Mombasa clearing firms protest over new Single Custom Territory

East African Community Member State reach trade deal with E.U.

Kul Bhushan: You are being tracked every time you go on the web

U.S. pledges more support as Kenya marks Westgate anniversary

Kenyans mark anniversary of Westgate shopping mall attack | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- People gather at the National Museum [left] where a solemn memorial concert [right] was held to mark the first anniversary of Westgate shopping mall attack, which caused 67 deaths, in Nairobi. XINHUA PHOTOS - ZHOU XIAOXIONG

EBOLA:  M.S.F. KENYA SUGGEST INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE HAS FALLEN 'DANGEROUSLY' BEHIND

Mombasa police seize drugs as Kinangop police hold ivory dealer

Suspected militias murder three people in north Mandera County

Nairobi S.E. bond trading has dropped to U.S. $4.5 million dollars

Security beefed up ahead of first anniversary of Westgate attacks

School children mark anniversary ofWestgate Mall terrorist attack | Coastweek

NAKURU (Xinhua) -- School children light up candles to mark the one-year anniversary of the Westgate Mall terrorist attack during a memorial mass in Nakuru. 'al-Shabaab', an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group from Somalia, attacked Westgate Mall in neighboring Kenya, leaving 67 dead and scores others wounded on September 21, 2013. XINHUA PHOTOS - SHEIKH MAINA

KUL BHUSHAN:  HINDU WELFARE ORGANIZATION BRING SMILES TO NEEDY NAIROBI AFRICAN PUPILS

Government peace team moves to end conflict in northern region

Rift Basin recoverable oil deposits could reach one billion barrels

Zanzibar and Comoros agree on maritime transport and fisheries

Riot police disperse Nairobi students protesting late loans release

An anti-riot police officer fires tear gas to disperse a students’ protest in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- An anti-riot police officer fires tear gas to disperse the crowd during a students’ protest in Nairobi. The students from University of Nairobi and Technical University protested on Friday over delayed release of loans by Higher Education Loans Board of Kenya. XINHUA PHOTOS - ALLAN MUTURI

CLIMATE CHANGE:  PRESIDENT KENYATTA ATTENDING GENERAL ASSEMBLY TALKS IN NEW YORK

President Museveni has sacked Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi

European Union plans building regional security center in Kenya

African envoys commend Kenyans over regional peace initiatives

Vishelectric Launch New Range Of LED Products From 'ROBUS'

Vishelectric Limited staff | Coastweek

Vishelectric Limited recently launched their new range of LED products from ROBUS at Wild Waters Mombasa. ROBUS is a leading manufacturer of these products from Ireland and has a presence in 41 countries. Their main market is the United Kingdom where they sell over Sterling Pounds 50 million worth of goods. With quite a diverse range, the ROBUS led range of products is suitable for Hotels, Restaurants, Shops, Industries and residences. Vishelectric staff front row [from left] Dennis Monayo, Susan Njuguna, Abdul Tajbhai, Michael Mc Kiernan, Jay Dhedhi. Back row: Anwar Abdulali, Paresh P. Shah, Salim Juma, Collins Owino, Praful D. Mehta, Paul Kithuku.

MOMBASA DIARY:  WITH BEVERAGE IN HAND, LOOKING OUT ACROSS THE GLORIOUS INDIAN OCEAN

Politics may affect coastal tourism recovery effort: stake holders

National Social Security Fund eyes U.S. $8.3 billion dollar assets

Foreign exchange reserves hit U.S. $7.4 billion dollars in August

Commander of anti-piracy task force visits USS George HW Bush

Commodore Sajid Mahmood of the Pakistani Navy | Coastweek

Commodore Sajid Mahmood [left] of the Pakistani Navy, commander of anti-piracy Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), has visited the US Navy’s Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS George H W Bush (CVN-77). Commodore Mahmood, stated: "The resolve shown by Pakistan, the United States and other Combined Maritime Force partners in combating terrorism and supporting regional states in their efforts is key to maintain a safe and secure maritime environment for all seafarers." USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) is the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy. PHOTOS - CMF and U.S. NAVY

POPULATION:  LATEST DEMOGRAPHICS SUGGEST FOUR BILLION SOUTH OF SAHARA BY YEAR 2200

Government assures tourism stake holders of increased security

Three dead, others trapped, as mosque collapses in Lamu Town

Drought, conflicts and forced evictions displace 130,000 Somalis

Gunmen kill one, seriously injure three near Garissa border town

Garissa County Governor Nathif Jama addresses protestors | Coastweek

GARISSA (Xinhua) -- Garissa County Governor Nathif Jama [right] addresses protestors who lit fires on the main road [left] following a killing in Garissa, north eastern Kenya. At least one person was killed and three others seriously injured by unknown assailants who opened fire at them on Thursday morning. XINHUA PHOTOS - STEPHEN INGATI

Ugandan Sam Kutesa is new president of UN General Assembly

Tanzania set to hold first Swahili International Tourism exhibition

 

 


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ECONOMY:  COAL MINING, TEA BONUS, U.K. INVESTMENT, POWER EXPORT, FILM INDUSTRY BOOST

Hindu Service Center Visit Sifa and Excellence Children’s Centers

School lunch programme funding | Coastweek

The Hindu Religious and Service Center visited Sifa Children's Center and Excellence Children’s Center both in Kawangware to review the progress of the lunch programme on Friday 12th September 2014. The HRSC has been providing funding for lunch for all students at Excellence since 2013. Sifa and Excellence are only one of 25 schools that are supported by HRSC whichever provides funding for lunch for 8,850 students daily. [LEFT] Shantibhai Shah presenting school feeding cheque to Sifa Children's Center Headteacher Francis Wanjala in presence of Mansukhbhai Shah and Bhimjibhai Halai. [RIGHT] Sifa and Excellence Pupil enjoying their midday meal - Monday to Friday..


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CLASH OF CLANS:  FURTHER CONFLICTS BETWEEN DEGODIA AND GARRE OF MANDERA AND WAJIR

Spurgeon Child Care Practice Ballet Dancing In Kibera slums

Practicing ballet dancing | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Guided by their coach Michael Wamaya, girls of Spurgeon Child Care Kenya practice ballet dancing during a dancing class in Kibera slums, Nairobi, Sept. 17, 2014. In Kenya's giant Kibera slums poverty and crime are wild spread, but youngsters there are getting a chance to realize their potential by learning ballet. XINHUA PHOTO: ZHANG CHEN


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EBOLA:  KENYA HOST REGIONAL DISCUSSION ON OUTBREAK IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
 
ICS Golf Day Yields Big Scores In Nyali Golf and Country Club

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Golf Day winners | Coastweek

Mary Kandu, overall winner during Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) Golf Day with 40 points at Nyali Golf and Country Club, receives a trophy from ICS East Africa Chairman Robert Watete while Paul Krijnen [right], Men’s winner with 39 points during Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Golf Day, receives a prize from Corporate or SME Equity Bank Group Director Rohit Kumar. PHOTO BY GILBERT ONCHOKE.

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

 

INDIAN TRAVELLOGUE:   WANDERING AROUND BEAUTIFUL, HISTORICAL INDIA WITH ANJUM ASODIA

Nairobi Gymkhana Takes On Kanbis In 20/20 Cricket  Finals

Harilal Shah Memorial Cricket Tournament officials | Coastweek

According to Outdoor Sports Secretary of Nairobi Gymkhana and the Convener of the Harilal Shah Memorial Cricket Tournament Sandip Shah, the finals between Kanbis Sports Club and the hosts Nairobi Gymkhana will take place on Saturday the 20th September, 2014 from 2.15 p.m. Seen [from left] Scorer Silvia Kinyua, Swamibapa Cricket Club Captain Peterson Kamau, Nairobi Gymkhana Captain Karan Kaul, Convener/Outdoor Sports Secretary Nairobi Gymkhana Sandip Shah, Match Referee Subhash Modi, Umpires Lalji Bhudia and Isaac Oyieko, D/L Manager Sri Nagesh and Scorer Margaret Banja.


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High Commissioner of India to Kenya in Mombasa | Coastweek

Cutchi Sunni Muslim members met with with the High Commissioner of India to Kenya when he visited Mombasa county. 

Kenyan anti-terrorism police | Coastweek

Police officers beef up security at the scene where a terror suspect was killed in Mombasa on September. 14, 2014.

 

East African ministers resolve to mitigate spread of Ebola virus

Regional Ebola conference | Coastweek

NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Transport Secretary Michael Kamau and Ethiopia’s Director of Medical Services Addis Woldemariam [left] attend the regional Ebola conference in Nairobi. The conference by delegations from Inter Governmental Authority Development (IGAD), World Health Organization (WHO), African Union and Ministers of West and East African countries was aimed at consolidating the Ebola preparedness effort. Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia [right] delivers his speech. XINHUA PHOTOS: SIMBI KUSIMBA


 THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

 

CHRISTINE LAGAT:  'AL-SHABAAB' REMAIN REGIONAL SECURITY THREAT DESPITE GODANE DEATH

Kenya to commemorate first Westgate attack anniversary 

Westgate attack memorial exhibition | Coastweek

[LEFT] NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The relative of a victim of the Westgate attack reacts during a memorial exhibition to mark the one-year anniversary of the siege of the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Sept. 16, 2014. On Sept. 21, 2013, Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group from Somalia, attacked Westgate Mall in neighboring Kenya, leaving 67 dead and scores others wounded. [RIGHT] A visitor watches the interview video of a survivor from the Westgate attack during a memorial exhibition to mark the one-year anniversary of the siege of the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi. XINHUA PHOTO: ZHENG CHEN

APO Announces Finalists for the 2014 APO Media Award

Finalists for 2014 APO Media Award | Coastweek

DAKAR, Senegal, -- Photos of the finalists for the 2014 APO Media Award - Seen from [top left] Aimable Twahirwa - Rwanda; Andualem Sisay Gessesse - Ethiopia; Claire Muthinji - Kenya; Elias Gebreselassie Woldegebriel - Ethiopia; Félix Dela Klutse - Ghana; Inoussa Maiga - Burkina Faso; Kristia Van Heerden - South Africa; Peter Kahare - Kenya; Pius Sawa - Kenya; Sumitra Nydoo - South Africa.

KUL BHUSHAN:  WISH LIST TO MODI GOVERNMENT OF 'THINGS TO DO' FROM THE INDIAN DIASPORA


 LETTERS and BOOK REVIEWS

Born Free Trip In Kenya Personally Led By Hollywood Actress

Born Free Movie crew | Coastweek

Seen [above] Born Free movie crew at the Masai Mara [from left] actors Virginia McKenna, George, actor Will Travers and Joy Adamson. This October, Cheli and Peacock is offering the trip of a lifetime - an exclusive Born Free safari, led by Hollywood actress Virginia McKenna. The illustrious McKenna - well-known for her award-winning portrayal of Joy Adamson in the classic blockbuster, Born Free and Founder of The Born Free Foundation - will personally host a group of just 18 at some of Kenya’s most spectacular properties.

 

International Coastal Clean Up Day - Largest Volunteer Event

International Coastal Clean Up day volunteers of last year | Coastweek

Saturday 20th September is the International Coastal Clean Up day which is dedicated to the improvement of beaches, coastal regions and surrounding areas throughout the world. It purports to be the largest volunteer event in the world !An organiser and a volunteer student during last years International Coastal clean up day. [RIGHT] Children show their disposable gloves with which they collected garbage. 


 AGRICULTURE 

Leopard Beach Resort Wins Best Beach World Travel Awards 2014

Leopard Beach Resort and Spa team | Coastweek

The jewel in Diani Beach’s crown, the Leopard Beach Resort and Spa, has just been notified that they have once again made it to the top of their class with three wins in three categories of nominations for the upcoming World Travel Awards, aka the Oscars of the Travel Industry. Seen above is the entire team of Leopard Beach Resort and Spa during the annual World Travel awards 2013 whereby they were voted as Kenya’s leading Resort and the resort’s Uzuri Spa was voted by Travel Professionals from 12 nominations as Africa’s Best Spa Resort.


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 SPORTS  

Djibouti launches EU funded project to secure pastoral systems

Pastoralists daily life in Wajir | Coastweek

[LEFT] WAJIR (Xinhua) -- Locals load jerrycans of water on a camel in Wajir, north eastern Kenya, Sept. 5, 2014. Residents of this region of Kenya need to walk long distances in search of water and pasture for their livestock. [RIGHT] Goats drink water from a water trough in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, Sept. 5, 2014. Xinhua PHOTO: Stephen Ingati


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Mombasa mainland.18 holes with grass fairways.
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EU Naval Forces conduct 'friendly approach' with local seafarers

EU counter-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA -- While conducting EU counter-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa, the Belgian EU Naval Force frigate, BNS Leopold I, has conducted friendly approaches on a dhow and several skiffs near the Somali coast. This dhow was initially sighted by BNS Leopold I’s Alouette III helicopter during a reconnaissance flight off the Somali coast. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR

AMISOM operation obliterate 'al-Shabaab' camps in Lower Juba

omalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohammad visits Baidoa | Coastweek

Mogadishu AMISOM -- Somalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohammad [right] visits Baidoa and is given a warm welcome by residents in Tiyeeglo after Somalia forces supported by African Union peace keepers liberated the strategic town in Bakool region from 'al-Shabaab' terrorists. The latest attacks dubbed 'Operation Indian Ocean', are aimed at liberating more towns from the militants to ease suffering of the population and increase Somalia government control in the country. AMISOM PHOTOS - TOBIN JONES

SWAHILI  SINGULAR TREAT FOR OUR READERS - SHAIRI 'KISWAHILI WATAMBAA KAMA KOBE MAKINI'


 VIDEOS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK 

Kenya says EAC-EU likely to conclude trade talks before deadline

A flower farmer near Naivasha Town, southwest Kenya | Coastweek

NAIVASHA (Xinhua) -- A flower farmer [left] takes care of the roses in a greenhouse near Naivasha Town, southwest Kenya. The Naivasha region in the Rift Valley is considered as the production base of the Kenyan flower industry, with 90 per cent of flowers mainly exported to Europe. A maximum of nearly one million stems, after being cut, graded, chilled, are delivered with diversified varieties to its key destinations in Europe every day. Kenyan flowers, which take more than 30per cent of market shares in Europe, are also prepared to pave the way to potential Asian markets like Russia, Korea and Japan. NYERI COUNTY (Xinhua) -- Richard Wageni [right], a flower farmer at his farm in Kihuri, Nyeri County, North of Nairobi. Wageni is among local farmers in the area who have ventured into flower farming away from the usual coffee farming. XINHUA PHOTOS - ZHANG CHEN and ROSE WANGUI

 

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