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 KUL BHUSHAN: IN HIS OWN WORDS - WHY DICTATOR IDI AMIN EXPELLED INDIANS FROM UGANDA?

Government nominates new spy chief to boost fight against terror

Elephant population increasing in Serengeti-Maasai Mara: survey

Popular Maralal Camel Derby to open up northern tourism circuits

Mombasa hosting colourful four day International Cultural Festival

Mombasa International Cultural Festival | Coastweek

MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- A woman gets her hands decorated [left] while other traders display items for sale during the Mombasa International Cultural Festival in Mombasa. The four-day festival kicked off here on Thursday. XINHUA PHOTOS - MBUYU CAZEIYA

Health Ministry unveils guidelines to curb spread of deadly Ebola

Government plan to prevent starvation in arid and semi-arid areas

East African Community rail freight tariffs beyond global average

Dar green lights construction of Tanzania-China Logistics Center

Brands of China African Showcase 2014 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Coastweek

DAR ES SALAAM (Xinhua) -- Visitors admire African products [left] during the Brands of China African Showcase 2014 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. China’s Ambassador to Tanzania Lu Youqing [right] delivers his speech during the opening ceremony. The four-day showcase will promote trade and economic relationship between China and the African countries. XINHUA PHOTOS - ZHANG PING

 TRENDING: PROMINENT ENTREPRENEURS AND WEB CELEBRITIES JOIN 'ICE BUCKET' CHALLENGE

Transport ministry confirm first 'private port' operational by 2016

More security officers to be deployed in troubled Garissa County

Israeli firm signs U.S. $170 million Galana river irrigation project

President Uhuru Meeting Mombasa Dawoodi Bohra Community

Dawoodi Bohra Community call upon the Kenyan President at State House Mombasa | Coastweek

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta with members of The Dawoodi Bohra Community when they called upon him at State House Mombasa ahead of a visit this week to Kenya by their spiritual leader His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS), the 53rd Dai el Mutlaq, the spiritual leader of The International Dawoodi Bohra Community. Seen [from left] are Mustaq Dar , Zoeb Ezzi, Head of Delegation His Eminence Kauserali Bhaisaheb, Mustansir Bhaisaheb and Yusuf Moosaji.

TAZARA ends cross-border passenger train services at Nakonde

Tanga police have arrested two suspects for trafficking 13 children

Arusha police cracking down on marijuana farming and business

Tanzania fisheries confirm strategy will benefit from tuna catches

Group of 46 Ethiopian illegal migrants arrested at Moyale border

Uganda launch new campaign against 'homosexuality in schools'

Tanzania will enact maritime laws to punish 'dynamite' fishermen

 

 

Girls Pride Kenya Promotes Reproductive Health And Sanitation

Girls Pride Kenya advocating for gender equality | Coastweek

Girls Pride Kenya is an organization operating in Mombasa County with a vision that of ensuring that a girl child remains in the classroom for the entire period of learning. The groups core mandate is reproductive health and sanitation, advocating for gender equality and equity as well as fighting gender based violence. Mission of the group: To offer the girl child basic necessities and provide them with support through creating gender equality and equity opportunities. [LEFT] Dora Training the pupils on motivational talks and good grooming.


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First Edition Of The Mombasa International Beach Run Event

Mombasa International Beach Run trophy winners | Coastweek

[LEFT] The Tamarind Restaurant Mombasa proudly displays two trophies won at the Pirates Beach on 17th August 2014. The Mombasa County through Mombasa International Cultural Festival and other sponsors in conjunction with HOTOSO and athletics Kenya Mombasa Branch hosted the 1st edition of the Mombasa International Beach Run. [RIGHT] Mombasa County Tourism Minister Job Tumbo [right] presents prizes to Kenya Airways Head of Employee Relations, Ms. Lucy Muhiu for KQ team which participated in 2014 Beach Run. 


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George Adamson 25th Anniversary Memorial At Kora National Park

George Adamson also known as “Baba wa Simba”, a British wildlife conservationist took care of orphaned lions and later released them to the wild | Coastweek

Kora National Park, popularly referred to as ‘the last wilderness’, will be hosting guests from diverse backgrounds to mark iconic conservationist George Adamson’s 25th Anniversary Memorial. George Adamson also known as “Baba wa Simba”, a British wildlife conservationist took care of orphaned lions and later released them to the wild. The George Adamson memorial is a fundraising event whose key objective is to help in the conservation of wildlife, mostly lions whose numbers continue to dwindle in the country.


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CKitale, Shinyalu Declared 2014 COPA U-15 National Champions

Kitale Youth team celebrating the 2014 COPA Coca-Cola Under-15 national champions crown | Coastweek

Rift Valley’s Kitale Youth and Shinyalu Girls from Western Region are the 2014 COPA Coca-Cola Under-15 national champions. The two teams emerged this year’s winners after both won on post-match penalties, Shinyalu beating Cherangany Starlets 4-2 while Kitale overpowered Lakers 5-4 in matches played at City Stadium in Nairobi. The boys’ final was a tightly contested affair.

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 INDIAN TRAVELLOGUE: TRAVELLING ACROSS BEAUTIFUL, HISTORICAL INDIA WITH ANJUM ASODIA

August Joint Golf Mug Played At The Mombasa Golf Club

August golf match winners | Coastweek

[LEFT] Mombasa Golf Club Captain, Alan Dainty [right], receiving a trophy from Royal Nairobi Golf Club Captain Karim Pisani during their annual match play at Mombasa Golf Club. Mombasa Golf Club won with 14 points while Royal Nairobi Golf Club had 8 points. [RIGHT] La Hac Kwon [left], A Division winner with 77 during August Joint Mug between Royal Nairobi Golf Club and Mombasa Golf Club receives a mug from Royal Nairobi Golf Club Chairman Mark Okeyo. PHOTOS COUTESY - GILBERT ONCHOKE


 CULTURE 

   

 FEATURES AND SPECIAL REPORTS

The ‘Spotlight on Kenyan Music’ series will be launched on Saturday August 23rd at the Mama Ngina Park during the Mombasa International Cultural Festival and will highlight the musical diversity from the Kenyan coast. The programme will run from 3 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. The Embassy of France and in association with Ketebul Music and the Ministry of Culture initiated the project in 2005. 

 

 

The President Uhuru Kenyatta cuts a ribbon | Coastweek

The President Uhuru Kenyatta cuts the ribbon to inaugurate Kaskazi Beach Hotel Conference Centre during his trip to the coast.

Bamasaaba boys traditional dance | Coastweek

Uganda’s Bamasaaba boys perform ahead of the traditional male circumcision ceremony at the Mutoto Cultural Grounds.

 

Kenya tourism industry urge review of Western travel advisories

Jaideep Vohra [centre], Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers chairman | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Jaideep Vohra [centre], Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers chairman addresses the press on tourism and hotel industry situation in Nairobi. Looking on are Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers national secretary-general Albert N. Obed [left] and Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers chairman Harald Kampa. The hotel industry stakeholders called for the governments intervention, noting that terrorism has exacted a heavy toll on tourism in Kenya with losses of up to Kenyan Shillings 40 billion this year following a drastic drop in arrivals. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE


 THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

 

Senior policeman arrested with elephant tusks in northwest Kenya

Kenya Wildlife Service officers display elephant tusks | Coastweek

NAROK (Xinhua) -- Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers display elephant tusks [left] recovered near the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok, about 100km southwest of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. A senior Kenyan police officer and another suspect were arrested on Sunday evening with two elephant’s tusks worth  U.S. $71,000 dollars, following a tip-off from local residents who alerted the KWS officers. KIENI WEST (Xinhua) -- An official displays elephant tusks [right] in Kieni West, central Kenya. According to reports by KWS, poaching of elephants and rhinos has increased with weekly cases of poaching being reported. XINHUA PHOTOS - ROBERT MANYARA and SIMBI KUSIMBA

Chinese embassy donates new anti-poaching equipment to KWS

 Donation of anti-poaching equipment by the Chinese government to the East Africa Wild Life Society | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Anti-poaching equipment displayed during the handover ceremony in Nairobi. Counsellor Tian Lin [front right], Deputy Chief of Mission of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya and Joe Kibe [front left], Vice Chairman of the East Africa Wild Life Society exchange Certificate of Donation of anti-poaching equipment by the Chinese government to the East Africa Wild Life Society (EAWLS) and the Mara Conservation Fund (MCF). XINHUA PHOTOS - ZHANG CHEN

 KUL BHUSHAN: ON AUGUST 15 OVERSEAS INDIANS CAN IDENTIFY WITH THE 'GRANDMOTHER' LAND

Kul Bhushan: Overseas Indians keen to tune into Modi’s Speech

The tricolour unfurled with massive roar and ear-splitting fireworks


 LETTERS and BOOK REVIEWS

Burundi government launch 2045 Master Plan for Bujumbura city

A view of central Bujumbura from the cathedral spire | Coastweek

BUJUMBURA (Burundi) -- Central Bujumbura overlooking Lake Tanganyika and seen from the cathedral spire. Bujumbura is the capital, largest city, and main port of Burundi. It ships most of the country’s chief export, coffee, as well as cotton, skins, and tin ore. It is on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, the second deepest lake in the world after Lake Baikal. WIKIPEDIA PHO0TO - STEVERWANDA

 

Millions of wildebeest cross Mara river during August migration

  WILDLIFE XINHUA PHOTO SPECIAL

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

MAASAI MARA (Xinhua) -- Wildebeest gather at the banks before crossing the Mara River at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Millions of wildebeests swim the Mara river during annual August migration between Tanzania and Kenya. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHANG CHEN


 AGRICULTURE 

Africa 'grand' FTA negotiation progressing well say SADC officials

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba arrives for SADC Summit | Coastweek

VICTORIA FALLS (Xinhua) -- Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba [left] arrives for Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika [centre] is welcomed on arrival, to be followed by Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina [right]. The leaders of SADC nations have arrived in Victoria Falls in northwest Zimbabwe to attend the 34th SADC summit which will be held on Aug. 17th to 18th. XINHUA PHOTOS - DA WAN

'Africans aim to catch up Asian economic power houses' - SADC

Millions face food shortage in East and Central Africa: Aid agency


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 SPORTS  

 EBOLA UPDATE 'NO EARLY END TO EBOLA OUTBREAK' -- THE WORLD HEALTH DIRECTOR GENERAL

Obama speaks with presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola

Passengers at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown | Coastweek

FREETOWN (Xinhua) -- An airport worker [left] measures body temperature for passengers at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. A health worker is seen at a ward of the Kingharman Road Hospital in Freetown. The hospital has been conducted an overall disinfection after receiving a patient with Ebola, who later died on the road to the Ebola treat centre. Chinese doctors in the same hospital are still working on as usual. XINHUA PHOTOS - MENG CHENGUANG and LIN XIAOWEI


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China and Burundi pledge to further promote friendly co-operation

hinese President Xi Jinping meets with President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza | Coastweek

NANJING (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. XINHUA PHOTOS - XIE HUANCHI

EU Naval Force counter piracy patrol escorting Somalia food ship

Safe shipping off the pirate coast of Somalia entering the port of Bosaso | Coastweek

BOSASO Somalia -- Safe shipping off the pirate coast of Somalia entering the port of Bosaso: EU Naval Force ship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën has completed an escort of a World Food Program (WFP) vessel along the coast of Somalia. Escorting WFP vessels is one of the primary tasks of 'Operation Atalanta'. As soon as the WFP ship left Berbera, HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën took over the security of the WFP-contracted ship. After a two-day escort, the ship arrived in Bosaso where security was handed over to the local authorities. The cargo of this shipment consisted mainly of grain, oil and corn soya blend, which is designed to provide protein supplements and is generally used in WFP Supplementary Feeding and Mother and Child Health programs. PHOTO - EU NAVFOR

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 VIDEOS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK 

Kenya will continue with flights to West Africa despite Ebola threat

A man reads a Nairobi newspaper on the ebola scare | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A man reads a Nairobi newspaper on the ebola scare [left]. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a high-risk area for transmission of Ebola virus. WHO country representative Custodia Mandlhate [right] addresses the press in Nairobi when she emphasized on the preventive measures the Kenyan Health Ministry has put in place to deal with the Ebola outbreak. XINHUA PHOTOS - ALLAN MUTURI and SIMBI KUSIMBA

 

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