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Three month 'strike cooling off period' allows schools to re-open

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Pupils are seen learning after public schools reopened, in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Pupils and students in public schools in Kenya re-opened school on Monday after the five-week long teachers’ strike was called off. According to the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET), the unions have to comply with a court decision, which gave the two sides 90 days to resolve the dispute. XINHUA PHOTO - SIMBI KUSIMBA


Kenya and Tanzania to jointly combat terrorism and drug traffic

President Kenyatta addressing Kenya-Tanzania Business talks

Police question dozen suspect 'al-Shabaab' caught in Mandera

Farmers aim to increase export of livestock products to Europe

Artemisinin drugs have revitalized war against malaria in Kenya

Artemisinin drugs have revitalized war against malaria in Kenya | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Antimalarial pills containing artemisinin are seen in Nairobi. Waqo Erjesa [right] , head of malaria control program of Kenya’s Health Ministry, has said that Chinese scientist Tu Youyou’s landmark discovery of artemisinin has dealt a fatal blow to the tropical disease malaria, a leading cause of deaths in the East African nation. XINHUA PHOTOS - PAN SIWEI


Central Bank reports August rise in diaspora remittance inflows

Addis parliament re-elect Prime minster Hailemariam Desalegn

Ethiopia will boost power generation to 17,000 MW in five years

Champion Edna Kiplagat eyes marathon gold at Olympics in Rio

Former Jeptoo coach - Italian Claudio Berardelli - has been fired



South Africans suggesting possible review of ICC membership

Zambia constitutes team to tackle job losses in mining industry

Kenya reforms housing sector in bid to encourage investments

UNICEF are preparing Kenya remote area education campaign

Kenya and Tanzania Presidents launching Taveta Road project

Kenya and Tanzania presidents launching Taveta Road project | Coastweek

TAITA-TAVETA (Xinhua) -- Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Tanzanian counterpart President Jakaya Kikwete [left] talk during the official launch of construction of the multinational Arusha-Holili/ Taveta-Voi road corridor in Taita-Taveta County, Kenya. The road link is jointly funded by the African Development Bank, the Tanzanian government and the Kenyan government, and is one of the missing links aimed at enhancing the East Africa integration objectives, and a connection between Kenya and Tanzania. XINHUA PHOTOS - SIMBI KUSIMBA


South Sudan peace deal threat at decision to increase States

Business booms in ancient Hamarweyne Mogadishu markets

Ugandan poll body confirm dates for Presidential nominations

Evil poachers use cyanide to poison five Zimbabwe elephants

Three Spanish warships rendezvous at sea off Somalia coast

Three Spanish warships rendezvous at sea off Somalia coast | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA -- Three Spanish warships which are currently deployed on counter piracy patrols have rendezvoused off the coast of Somalia. The Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia and ESPS Victoria performed a simultaneous refuel with American supply ship, USNS Carl Brashaer. ESPS Galicia ensured that her fuel tanks were fully topped up in preparation for her journey home to Rota, Spain, when she departs the EU Naval Force later this week. ESPS Meteoro also refuelled from USNS Carl Brashaer, before joining a Spanish formation with ESPS Galicia and ESPS Meteoro. The formation of ships practiced close-quarters manoeuvring, before separating to continue their patrols. ESPS Victoria will join Operation Atalanta on Tuesday 6 October. PHOTO EU NAVFOR


Wind generation to provide ten percent of Kenya energy need

Increase in import forces down wholesale egg prices in Kenya

Chinese phone manufacturer launches local 4G smart phones

Good Times: East Africa foreign investments grow 11 per cent

Government issues safety precautions ahead of 'El Nino' rains

Government issues safety precautions ahead of 'El Nino' rains | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Vehicles wade through flood water after a heavy down pour in Nairobi, June 2015. The heavy down pour affected roads in Nairobi’s Westlands area making it impassable for motorists plying the Ring Road route in Westlands. MOMBASA, (Xinhua) -- A vehicle wades through a flooded road in Mombasa, the coastal town of Kenya, March 2015. The down pour had affected roads in Mombasa, causing severe waterlogging. XINHUA PHOTOS - SETH ONYANGO and SIMBA KUSIMBI


Two Burundi 'insurgents' shot dead in Bujumbura police action

Tanzania politician Rev. Chris Mtikila dies during road accident

Rwanda asks regional states to remove non-tariff trade barriers

Zimbabwe receives grants and funding for lands administration

Kenya conservationists march for elephant and rhino protection

Kenya conservationists march for elephant and rhino protection | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A large crowd took part in the 'Global March for Elephant and Rhinos', an anti-poaching demonstration calling for attentions to wildlife protection, in Nairobi. XINHUA PHOTO - JOHN OKOYO


Labour court again directs striking teachers over return to work

Government plan to boost school enrolment in remote counties

President Uhuru Kenyatta intends to revive ailing sugar industry

Nairobi court has sentenced terror suspect to 12 years in prison

School of Southern Right whales performing off Hermanus Bay

Southern right whale breaching offshore Hermanus Bay South Africa | Coastweek

HERMANUS BAY South Africa (Xinhua) -- Southern right whale breaching offshore before opening of the Hermanus Whale Festival in Hermanus, South Africa. The annual event celebrates return of the southern right whales to this bay during the calving and mating season. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to come to Hermanus, which is known as the best land-based whale watching destination in the world. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHAI JIANLAN


Coast police officer is shot dead while guarding Mombasa bank

Kipchoge Keino upset as more athletes test 'positive' for doping

Sponsors insist Fifa soccer boss Sepp Blatter Blatter must quit

Coast tourism stake holders seek to scale up local destinations

Kenya Airways inks partnership to promote conference tourism

KICC and KQ sign memorandum of understanding | Coastweek

KICC MD Fred Simiyu (Right) and KQ CEO Mbuvi Nguze, exchange a signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two organisations that seeks to establish a framework for future collaboration on areas of synergy in marketing MICE Tourism. Kenya Airways Managing Director Mbuvi Ngunze told journalists in Nairobi that business tourism is the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry.


Mombasa Port load a record 852 TEUs during eight hour-shift

Mombasa Port handles 24.9 million tons and 1,012,000 TEUs

Migration of wildebeest from Maasai Mara to be broadcast live

Kenya overall monthly inflation rate rises to almost six per cent

Gunmen kill opposition leader in Burundi Muramvya province




Sai Vision Conducts Eye Screening In Taita-Taveta County

Sai Vision Conducts Eye Screening In Taita-Taveta | Coastweek

Sri Sathya Centre Mombasa decided to embark on a mission to serve the community as per the teachings of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The centre’s Managing Committee had decided to conduct 54 cataract surgeries, the Centre received sponsorship funds for 66 cataracts; the seva was upgraded to 66 cataract surgeries. Seen [from left] an Lions Eye Centre staff dispensing reading glasses and eye drops, Sai Devotees handing out gift to patients and patients at Lions Eye and Blood Centre for final check up.







Sumali Jayasinghe Wins Golden Pendant With 66 Nett

Ken Mugambi presenting a Mug to both Tony Wanyama and Sandeep Gudka | Coastweek

EABL Key Accounts Manager-Coast Division, Ken Mugambi [right] presenting a Mug to both Tony Wanyama [left], A Division winner with 66 Nett and Sandeep Gudka with 70 Nett during August Mug at Nyali Golf and Country Club. PHOTOS COURTESY OF GILBERT ONCHOKE


Broke and idle Kenyan teachers are getting fatigued with strike

Broke and idle Kenyan teachers are getting fatigued with strike | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s public schools teachers sing after their case was postponed at the Millimani Law Courts in Nairobi. The Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) officials have insisted that teachers strike is still on despite the court ordering them to resume work saying that they are analyzing the ruling as they await further instructions from the court on October 1. XINHUA PHOTO - JOHN OKOYO





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1928 Ford Model A of Phoenix Aviation | Coastweek

OVERALL CAR WINNER - For the third successive year the 1928 Ford Model A of Phoenix Aviation took the overall car prize in the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance.

Oshwal Mahila Mandal members at the children's home | Coastweek

Secretary Leena Shah, Meeta Shah, Chairlady Nipa Shah, Smita Shah with Christine at the Mji Wa Salama children's home.







New Somalia Chief of Defence Force taking over in Mogadishu

Somalia’s new Chief of Defence Forces, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Adan | Coastweek

MOGADISHU Somalia (AMISOM) -- SNA soldiers mount a Guard of Honour [left] during the Handover ceremony of Somalia’s new Chief of Defence Forces, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Adan, at the Defence Headquarters. Maj. Gen. Mohamed Adan [right], makes a speech during the ceremony. AMISOM PHOTOS OMAR ABDISALAN


Burundi security unit uncover arms cache in northern Mutakura

Burundi security unit uncover arms cache in northern Mutakura | Coastweek

BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) -- Bujumbura Municipality Police Commissioner Domitien Niyongabo [right] addresses journalists during arms search operation in Mutakura, north of Bujumbura, Burundi. This senior police official said that police officers had uncovered an important arms cache at Mutakura. According to him, those arms and other military equipment include four guns of the Kalashnikov type, a rocket launcher, five grenades, 450 cartridges, a pair of binoculars and a pair of military boots. XINHUA PHOTOS



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Kenya opposition party rallies in solidarity with striking teachers

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga [left] waves to supporters of Kenya’s opposition party Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), who attended a rally in solidarity with striking public teachers at Uhuru Park Grounds in Nairobi. Raila Odinga has put pressure on the Kenyan government to pay public teachers or resign. Learning in public schools has since stopped for the last three weeks. XINHUA PHOTO - CHARLES ONYANGO





Controversies over Japanese military atrocities during World War




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  Overseas Chinese join Beijing 'V-Day Parade' - share memories


  Chinese resistance to fascism inspired African freedom struggle


  Kenya analysts commend impressive China WWII victory parade


  China rejects Japan comments over Beijing visit of Ban Ki-moon


  China confirms official prisoner amnesty to mark war anniversary


  Exhibition of Russian WWII anti-Fascist archives opens in Beijing



China veterans of counter-Japanese war to join 'V-Day' parade



    Japan must speed up destruction of WW II chemical weapons


    Seventy years on, Japan remains lost in an historical quagmire


    World community ask Japan to apologise for wartime atrocities


    United Nations secretary general urges Japan reflect on history


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