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TAMBA WAKACHENJERA:  JOSTLE FOR POLITICAL POSITION STOKES UNCERTAINTY IN ZIMBABWE

President pledges to fix security challenges to spur coast tourism

Somali and Amisom forces retake a strategic 'al-Shabaab' centre

Uganda are champions of the 2014 East African Golf Challenge

Kenyan eyes on 'Rio Olympics' after good show in Youth Games

George Adamson 25th Anniversary Kora National Park Memorial

Wildlife conservationists from different countries climb the Kora Rock | Coastweek

KORA NATIONAL PARK (Xinhua) -- Wildlife conservationists [left] from different countries climb the Kora Rock which was frequented by George Adamson in Kora National Park, in Kenya. Government officials, Kenya Wildlife Service(KWS) staff and wildlife conservationists [right] look at the photos and biography of George Adamson in Kora National Park. People gathered here to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of George Adamson on Saturday. George Adamson, also known as "Father of Lions", was a British wildlife conservationist who took care of orphaned lions and later released them to the wild. He and his wife are best known through the movie "Born Free" and best-selling book with the same title. XINHUA PHOTOS - ZHOU XIAOXIONG

EBOLA:  WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ISSUES 'ROAD MAP' TO SORT OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA

Experimental drug healing Ebola infected monkeys in new study

Houses torched, 14 injured, in latest clan clashes near Mandera

IFRC seek funds to help feed further 650,000 hungry Kenyans

Kenya team take early lead in 2014 East African Golf Challenge

East Africa Legislative Assembly rotation meet in Dar es Salaam

Margaret Nantongo Zziwa  Speaker of the East Africa Legislative Assembly | Coastweek

DAR ES SALAAM(Xinhua) -- Margaret Nantongo Zziwa [left], Speaker of the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) addresses the inauguration ceremony of EALA’s first meeting, third session, third assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Richard Senzibera [right], Secretary General of the East Africa Community (EAC) shakes hands with EALA Members in Dar es Salaam. The EALA meeting was held here for the first time in the new system of rotation of EALA meetings in member countries. XINHUA PHOTOS - STR

African Heads of intelligence will maintain war against terrorism

Security forces question terror suspects and seize 23 passports

Irish firm Tullow Oil strikes more oil deposits in northwest Kenya

Relief for urban families as bumper harvest reduces maize price

Kenya Navy destroys heroin haul worth U.S. $11.4 million dollars

Police officers display heroin seized from inside the Vessel Mv Bushehr Amin Darya alias Al Noor | Coastweek

MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- Police officers display heroin seized from inside the Vessel Mv Bushehr Amin Darya alias Al Noor  Mombasa port. The 341.7 kilogrammes of heroin were seized by security agencies in July and are being destoryed. XINHUA PHOTOS - MBUYU CAZEIYA

JOHN KWOBA:  CHAMPIONS ASBEL KIPROP, GEOFFREY MUTAI AND EDNA KIPLAGAT BACK IN FORM

Manufacturers and industrialists optimistic with business climate

Reduced political risk spurs growth and boosts insurance industry

Allan Wanga has focus on 'Harambee Stars' shooting down Egypt

More than 42,000 South Sudan asylum seekers living in Kenya

Small town of Loiyangalani hosts annual Turkana Cultural Festival

  TURKANA CULTURE XINHUA PHOTO SPECIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURKANA(Xinhua) -- A local resident walks on the shores of Lake Turkana, north Kenya. Lake Turkana is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the surronding area is regarded wildely by anthropologists as the cradle of humankind due to the abundance of hominid fossils. XINHUA PHOTO -ALLAN MUTURI

AMISOM:  SOMALIA FORCES LIBERATE TIYEEGLOW TOWN IN BAKOOL REGION FROM 'AL-SHABAAB'

African maritime managers meet in Mombasa on blue economy

Navy plans to acquire offshore patrol vessel for sea surveillance

Security agency will 'sink and destroy' ship seized with narcotics

New Rwanda Tanzania bridge is open at Rusumo river crossing

Ministry recruit and train additional health personnel for counties

Kenyan doctors and nurses protest over their unpaid salaries | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A senior police officer [right] seen in discussion with a doctor from the Kenyatta National Hospital outside the Ministry of Health headquarters in Nairobi. Doctors and nurses from the Kenyatta National Hospital have protested outside the Ministry of Health headquarters in Nairobi over their unpaid salaries. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE

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

President Kenyatta seeks joint regional efforts to combat terrorism

Manufacturing to contribute 20 per cent of Kenya GDP in 10 years

Two passengers escape unhurt as aircraft crashes on north coast

Mandera police kill one, arrest eight suspects, after Rhamu attack

Chinese government offers scholarships to Kenyan students

Students presented with air ticket to China | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa talks to Lucy Sau Kiute, a Kenyan student studying international trade in China’s Dongbei University of Finance and Economics after presenting her admission notices and air ticket to China during the farewell meeting in Nairobi, Aug. 28, 2014. Kenya’s Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Collette Suda (right) presents admission notices and air tickets to Peter Mutua, a Kenyan student studying clinical medicine in China’s Fujian Medical University. The Chinese government awarded scholarships to more than 200 Kenyan students to study in China this year. Xinhua PHOTO: Zhang Chen

GREAT LAKES:  U.N. SPECIAL ENVOY SEEKS PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE SECURITY IN THE REGION

Somalia 'al-Shabaab' militants behead an abducted Kenyan driver

 

Tension high in Turkwell region following attack on police reservist

Elephant population increasing in Serengeti-Maasai Mara: survey

Popular Maralal Camel Derby to open up northern tourism circuits

 
Photographer Zarina Bhimji exhibits at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

Zarina Bhimji Zanzibar | Coastweek

LONDON (U.K.) -- Pippy Houldsworth Gallery of London, U.K. is presenting a new commission for 'The Box' by photographer, film-maker and former Turner Prize nominee Zarina Bhimji. For 'The Box', Bhimji has responded to Zanzibar’s political history as part of an ongoing exploration of colonialism in India, Africa and Britain.

China offers scholarships to Kenyan students

Kenya urges concerted efforts to fight crime

County first ladies promote women empowerment

Kenya Airways expands fleet with 4th Dreamliner

11th African Security Conference

 

 

 

 

 

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  NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Deputy President William Ruto (L) shakes hands with Kenya's Principal Secretary of Defense Mutea Iringo during the official opening ceremony of the 11th Ordinary Session of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa in Nairobi, Aug. 28, 2014. Director Generals and Heads of Services from 51 African countries on Thursday gathered to attend the conference which is dubbed "Enhancing Intelligence Co-operation and Co-ordination to Address Radicalization and Extremism in Africa". XINHUA PHOTO: FRED MUTUNE  

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Giriama and Maasai Dancers At The Mombasa Cultural Festival

Tribal dances at the Mombasa Cultural Festival | Coastweek

Nyali Member of Parliament Hezron Awiti Bolo jigs with a Masai group during the Mombasa Cultural Festival held at Mama Ngina Mombasa. MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- Traditional dances from the Pokomo community perform a marriage folk song during the Mombasa International Cultural Festival in Mombasa, the coastal city of Kenya, Aug. 24, 2014. The Mombasa County government launched the initiative on Aug. 21 to boost tourism in the area. Xinhua PHOTO: Simbi Kusimba


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PETER MUTAI:  SCIENTISTS WARN KENYA NATIONAL PARKS SYSTEM THREATENED BY EXTINCTION

Tamarind Village Awarded Certificate of Excellence By Tripadvisor

Tamarind Village staff poses with the tripadvisor certificate | Coastweek

Tamarind Village awarded 2014 Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor for their exceptional hospitality and service. The Tamarind Village Manager, John Kamanda, last row standing [third left] seen with General Manager Victor M Shitakha, Security Manager James Asaka and the Village staff as they proudly display their award, after winning the Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence for their outstanding and consistent achievement in the hospitality industry. 'Hongera' to the Tamarind Village team!


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BEDAH MENGO:  HOPES FOR CHEAPER CREDIT FADE AS INTEREST RATES HAVE NOT COME DOWN

African Young Entrepreneurs 2014 Finalists Receive Anzisha Prize

African Young Entrepreneurs 2014 Finalists | Coastweek

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, -- Seen [from top left] Benedicte Mundele, 20, DRC; Gabriel Kombassere, 17, Ivory Coast; Noah Walakira, 21, Uganda; Nteff Alain, 22, Cameroon; Winifred Selby, 19, Ghana; Tom Osborn, 18, Kenya; Martha Chumo, 19, Kenya; Chineye Okoro Onu, 19, Ghana; Chukwuwezam Obanor, 22, Nigeria; Thato Kgatlhanye, 21, South Africa; Jeffrey Mulaudzi, 22, South Africa; Sam Kodo, 22, Togo. For the first time ever, African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are delighted to have Anzisha Prize finalists from Togo and Ivory Coast, revealing strong growth in entrepreneurship activity amongst youth in West Africa.


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Kelly Rob Shines With Best Score Of 43 Stableford Points

Kenya Orient Insurance Golf Day and AIG Golf Day | Coastweek

[LEFT] Suhas Gudka, lady winner with 40 points during Kenya Orient Insurance Golf Day at Nyali Golf and Country Club receives a prize from Kenya Orient Insurance Director David Kimani. [RIGHT] Teresia Odoo, lady winner with 38 c/b, during AIG Golf Day at Nyali Golf and Country Club, receives a prize from AIG Insurance Mombasa Branch Manager Abdul Tamimi. PHOTOS COURTESY OF GILBERT ONCHOKE.

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

 

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

Coach Rasta Appeals To KFF To Lift The Life Ban Imposed On Him

Coast Regional semi-final clash of COPA Coca-Cola | Coastweek

[LEFT] Mombasa Starlet’s Amina Bakari [right] fights for the ball with Purity Chome of Wesa during the girls Coast Regional semi-final clash of COPA Coca-Cola at Mombasa Municipal Stadium over the weekend. [RIGHT] Rocky Peter of Mvita Youth [right] battles for the ball against Tana Boys’ Abio Abae during their semi-final match of the Coast Regional COPA Coca-Cola boys final match.


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 FEATURES AND SPECIAL REPORTS

Another hilarious comedy was performed by Pasha Players at The Little Theatre Club last weekend to a packed audience. ‘Not Now Darling’ is an English farce which Pasha players brilliantly adapted to suit a Kenyan scenario whilst maintaining the theme and content of the original play. Pasha are a group of talented young Kenyan actors who are really showing what can be done in theatre performances.

 

 

Mombasa International Show | Coastweek

Mombasa International Show Chairman Antony Mrima makes a point during the preparation of the Mombasa International Show. 

Nasserpuria Memon Jamat Held A Successful Community Eye Camp | Coastweek

Mombasa Eye Hospital and Laser Centre along with Nasserpuria Memon Jamat had an eye camp at Memon medical centre.

 

EBOLA VIRUS:  MANY WEST AFRICAN DOCTORS, NURSES AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS INFECTED

World Panel Zambia Celebrates Official Launch of Solar Chargers

World Panel solar panels that charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug | Coastweek

LUSAKA -- The Zambia management team with CEO Mr. Jacob Sikazwe (left) and the motivated support staff at the Lusaka headquarters! World Panel Zambia Ltd. launched the durable World Panel solar panels that charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug. Held at Lusaka’s Taj Pamodzi Hotel, the launch was attended by senior Zambian government officials, COMESA free-trade group leaders, US embassy officers, African Development Bank officials and the CEOs of major Zambian mobile operators.


 THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

 

Garissa courts charging 73 Ethiopians with being in Kenya illegally

Ethiopian immigrants outside a Garissa court in Garissa | Coastweek

GARISSA (Xinhua) -- Ethiopian immigrants alight from a police lorry outside a Garissa court in Garissa, northeast Kenya. Ethiopian immigrants follow the proceeding at a Garissa court [right]. About 73 Ethiopian immigrants were charged on Wednesday for being in the country illegally. XINHUA PHOTOS - STEPHEN INGATI

Transport ministry confirm first 'private port' operational by 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Michael Kamau | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Michael Kamau [left] delivers his speech during the Kenya Ports Authority annual stakeholders’ business meeting in Nairobi. Michael Kamau seen with Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) director Abdalla Fadhil [right] and Chris Kirubi, Kenyan industrialist and entrepreneur. The government plans to look for a private company to manage berths 20 and 21 at the port of Mombasa once construction is complete by 2016. XINHUA PHOTOS - FRED MUTUNE

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


 LETTERS and BOOK REVIEWS

First lady Margaret Kenyatta decries high infant deaths in Africa

Margaret Kenyatta, wife Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Margaret Kenyatta, wife of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers her speech during the opening of the 10th International Congress of Tropical Pediatrics (ICTP) in Nairobi. Margaret Kenyatta [right] converses with Kenya Health Ministry Cabinet Secretary James Macharia after the opening ceremony. The congress that has attracted about 3,000 participants is promoting pediatrics in tropical and subtropical countries, and encouraging other pediatricians to familiarize themselves with childhood conditions in their countries. XINHUA PHOTOS - FRED MUTUNE

PETER RUYSENAARS:  SUCCESS FOR 'FRIENDS OF KENYA' TEAM AT HAWAII BILLFISH TOURNAMENT

Kenyan runners sweep athletics gold medals at Nanjing Olympics

Kenyan runners sweep athletic gold medals at Nanying Olympics | Coastweek

NANJING (Xinhua) -- Gilbert Kwemoi Soet [left] of Kenya celebrates after winning men's 1500m final event at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. Gold medalist Rosefline Chepngetich [right] of Kenya celebrates after the Women’s 2000m Steeplechase of athletics event of Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. XINHUA PHOTOS - YUE YUEWEI


 AGRICULTURE 

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


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 SPORTS  

Rash French 'Yachties' rescued twice by EU NAVFOR patrol ships

Rash French 'Yachties' rescued twice by EU NAVFOR patrol ships | Coastweek

Warships and aircraft of the EU Naval Force 'Operation Atalanta' aimed at counter piracy off the Somalia coast have rescued a French yacht on two separate occasions in the past week when it broke down in the Gulf of Aden. EU NAVFOR spokesman commented: "The two crew members have been very fortunate. They were in a perilous situation, not only had they suffered engine failure and ran out of fuel, they were also in a sea area where pirates have previously attacked small vessels such as this." PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR


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Facilities: Golf, swimming, squash and tennis.
Mombasa mainland.18 holes with grass fairways.
Visitors welcome. Handicap not necessary.
Guest policy - Monday, Tuesday, Friday and
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Mwanza Airport expansion makes for new regional transport hub

Mwanza Airport is a major regional airport in northern Tanzania | Coastweek

MWANZA Tanzania -- Mwanza Airport is a major regional airport in northern Tanzania serving the city of Mwanza. It is located near the shores of Lake Victoria about 10 kilometres from the city [right]. A passenger lounge is under construction and will have a capacity of one million passengers annually. WIKIPEDI PHOTOS - PASTOR JAMES GLEASON and EMIL SJÖBLOM

President leads nation in remembrance late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta

enya’s Chief of Defence Forces General James Karangi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Chief of Defence Forces General James Karangi attends 36th death anniversary of Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta at the Parliament buildings in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, August 22, 2014. President Uhuru Kenyatta [right] shakes hands with his mother Mama Ngina Kenyatta, wife of the late Jomo Kenyatta during the commemoration ceremony. XINHUA PHOTOS - ALLAN MUTURI

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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

 

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