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Coast police in manhunt for 300 suspect 'al-Shabaab' returnees

Tanzania condemns South Africa violence: Will return nationals

 
  Mozambican writer Mia
Couto opens new Art
Foundation in Maputo

MAPUTO Mozambique (Xinhua) -- Mozambican writer Mia Couto delivers his speech during the inauguration ceremony of the Fernando Leite Couto Foundation, which is named after his father, to support Mozambican art and literature, in Maputo, capital of Mozambique. Mia Couto, the most renowned writer in the southern African country, is the winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. XINHUA PHOTO - MAURO VOMBE

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  Mozambican writer Mia Couto | Coastweek

 

 

 

Savvy women in western Tanzania now thrive as dairy farmers

AU slate killing of Africa nationals by terrorist elements in Libya

Further nine dead after United Nations Somali bus bomb attack

More than 522,000 South Sudanese seek refuge in East Africa

French Warship L’Adroit Joins EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta

French Navy warship FS L’Adroit joins EU Naval Force | Coastweek

French Navy warship, FS L’Adroit, has joined the EU Naval Force to conduct counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. The L’Adroit is a Gowind class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), that can accommodate a helicopter, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and a Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RHIB). During her month long deployment FS L’Adroit will contribute to the protection of vulnerable vessels and the deterrence of piracy in the waters off the Somalia coast. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR

 

Somalia asks Kenya to reconsider ban on money transfer firms

Rwanda government targets affordable urban housing program

Hard training has brought Kenya cross country success: official

Drug mule dies in Arusha after swallowing 30 'heroin' capsules

Tanzania ruling party has expelled one of its founding members

 

Three Kenya soldiers killed by al-Shabaab in Southern Somalia

East African regional bloc condemns South African xenophobia

Uganda are winners of 2015 Africa Zone VI Golf Championship

Hope for saving rare white rhino fading with 'last male on earth'

United States urges political restraint ahead of Burundi elections

 
  Central Glass Industries
being sold for more than
six billion shillings



 

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A man walks past the main entrance of Central Glass Industries in Ruaraka, Nairobi. Kenya-based East African Breweries (EABL) Limited is selling its subsidiary, Central Glass Industries Ltd to South African Consol Glass Proprietary, in a deal estimated to be worth Ksh six billion. XINHUA PHOTO - ALLAN MUTURI

  Central Glass Industries in Ruaraka | Coastweek

 

 

 

President seeking stronger UN-Habitat body to make it effective

Kenya runner Silas Kipngetich Sang sweeps Belgrade marathon

Tanzania visitors board launches nine new cultural tourism sites

Ugandan official appointed as new deputy AMISOM commander

Relative calm is reported in South Africa violence-ravaged areas

Zimbabwe crowd demonstrate against violence in South Africa | Coastweek

HARARE Zimbabwe(Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean people demonstrate against the xenophobic violence in South Africa outside the South African Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe. There are about three million Zimbabweans living in South Africa, many of whom are educated professionals who fled their country during the decade-old economic decline since the late 1990s. XINHUA PHOTOS

 

Kuday island bustling with life after liberation from 'al Shabaab'

President Kenyatta makes changes to Kenyan Defense Forces

Burundi police contain protests opposing third presidential term

Violence lingers on despite South Africa Zuma appeals for calm

Serbians protecting World Food Programme aid from Mombasa

 

Government introducing electronic passport to enhance security

Soccer leagues stopped in northeast to curb 'al-Shabaab' growth

Uganda warning citizens in South Africa over xenophobic attacks

Tanzania railway firm officials suspended over 'defective' wagons

Nationwide Primary School Electrification Commences In Kisauni

Workers erect one of the power posts leading to Digirikani Primary school | Coastweek

Rural Electrification Authority (REA) chairman, Dr. Simon Gicharu [right] assists workers at Digirikani village in Kisauni to erect one of the power posts leading to Digirikani Primary school where they are currently trying to connect power to the school for the rural electrification program. REA will by the end of this month finalize the government directive to make sure all rural primary schools are connected to electricity for the primary schools’ laptop program. REA chairman was on a tour of rural primary schools in Kisauni to access the on going rural electrification program.

 

Tanzania suspends exports of quality gemstones for one month

Total 19 miners dead, more feared trapped in Tanzania landslide

Mombasa hosts Africa conference on energy and nuclear power

Nearly 50 'radicalized' Muslim youth to surrender under amnesty

At least 15 missing after bus swept away by floods near El Wak

Mandera bus swept by floods near El Wak | Coastweek

MANDERA (Xinhua) -- Rescue members attempt to salvage the remains of a bus swept by flood waters in Lake Gadudia at Elwak in Mandera County in the northern region of Kenya. At least 15 people were missing after a commuter bus was swept by flash floods in Mandera county in northern Kenya, humanitarian agency confirmed on Thursday. XINHUA PHOTO - SIMBA KUSIMBI

 

Somalia 'al-Shabaab' hijacks bus in northeastern Kenya: official

Tanzanian police arrest 10 militant 'al-Shabaab' terror suspects

Medical charity warns Kenya not to close Dadaab refugee camp

UN High Commissioner for Refugees seeks solution on Dadaab

Champion Alice Chelengatt seeking success in Rabat Marathon

 
  Police quiz chairman
of Kenya Muslims for
Human Rights group
 

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenyan Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri) Chairman Khalef Khalifa [front] and Director of 'Haki Yetu' in Mombasa Father Gabriel Dolan are seen at the Criminal Investigation Department Training School in Nairobi. Khalef Khalifa and Father Gabriel Dolan have been questioned by anti-terrorism officials on allegations of helping fund the 'al shabaab' terror group. XINHUA PHOTO - JOHN OKOYO

  Kenyan Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri) Chairman Khalef Khalifa | Coastweek

 

 

 

Over 20 killed in 'al-Shabaab' attack on Somalia ministry building

Government launch Police 'hotline' to inform over terror threats

One student dies, 141 injured in terror scares at Kikuyu campus

Tanzanian vandals damage monument for 'Arusha Declaration'

Kenya lawmaker against forceful repatriation of Somali refugees

Aerial view of Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab Kenya | Coastweek

DADAAB (Xinhua) -- Aerial view of Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya. Kenya’s directive last week giving the UN refugee agency three-month to repatriate all Somali refugees in the country’s Dadaab refugee camp has caused anxiety with opinion divided whether they should live or not. XINHUA PHOTO - STEPHEN INGATI

 

Government orders UN agency to relocate all Somalia refugees

North Eastern leaders launching drive to curb terrorism attacks

Detectives investigating 86 persons, entities over terrorism links

Somalia placing U.S. $250,000 bounties for 'al-Shabaab' leaders

Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani Inter-Secondary School Debate 2015

Oshwal Academy debaters lifted the winners shield | Coastweek

The winning students from Oshwal Academy kneeling and holding the winners shield posing with [from right] Co-Convenors Lion Inderjeet S. Main and Lion Pradip Khastigir, Mabati Rolling Mills CEO Andrew Helcott, President of Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani Lion Dr. Sundeeep Chavda, Region Chairperson (behind) Lion Bhadresh Shah, PDG Lion Dhiru Shah with his Gracious Lady Damuben Shah, Mrs. Julia Helcott with Student of Shree Swami Narayan Academy.


 

 

 

 

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Coast Gymkhana Romp Unbeaten In Crucial T20 Tournament

Man of the Match Awards | Coastweek

[LEFT] Mohamed Dadabhai and Hussein Mukarram of Burhani Sports Club receiving a Man of the Match Award cheque from NIC Bank Relationship Manager (SME Banking) Andrew Johannes for Game no. 13. [RIGHT] Rakep Patel of Coast Gymkhana receiving a Man of the Match Award cheque from NIC Bank Retail Sales Team Leader Dennis Leli for Game no. 14.


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I&M Bank Sponsors Open Pairs 3 Sessions Bridge Tournament

Coast Bridge Association open pairs bridge tournament | Coastweek

Coast Bridge Association open pairs bridge tournament was played on 11th and 12th April, 2015 at Bliss Resort. This tournament was kindly sponsored by I and M Bank. Seen [from left] Chairman, C.B.A. and winner Dr. J. D. Shah, Ramnik Shah, winner Pulin Gandhi, I and M Group Business Development Executive Ms. Jyostana Dhanani, I and M Bank Manager Mr. Bilal, CBA Secretary Kirti Shah.

 

 

 


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As unbelievable as it sounds, men are actually leading the pack when it comes to online shopping. According to the Africa’s leading online marketplace, 70 per cent of their online shoppers are males who are actively purchasing fashion products such as shoes and t-shirts. It seems that men have quickly learnt that the products they love to buy in shopping centres are also available online.

 

 

Nasserpuria Memon Jamat Held Community Eye Camp | Coastweek

Nasserpuria Memon Jamat in conjunction with Mombasa Eye Hospital had a free eye check-up for their community members.

Alfan Jiwa who participated at the F1 Grand prix circuit | coastweek

Alfan Jiwa who participated at the F1 Grand prix circuit – Abu Dhabi. He unleashes his passion for motor racing and sports.

 

EU naval force warship carrying out search and rescue exercise

Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise off Seychelles | Coastweek

MAHE Seychelles -- During her recent visit to Port Victoria, in the Seychelles, while maintaining her Somalia counter-piracy patrols, the EU Naval Force warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, in association with a team from EUCAP Nestor, conducted a Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise, with local Seychellois maritime and air agencies. The exercise scenario included the rescue of 13 passengers and 2 crew from an aircraft that had ditched into the sea after encountering engine problems. A ‘MAYDAY’ call was also issued, the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) vessel, Topaz, immediately deployed to the scene, together with a Seychelles Air Force aircraft. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR

 


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Security police shoot dead two 'terror suspects' near Kwale town

 
 

Coastal Region Police Chief Robert Kitur | Coastweek

  Mombasa police recover weapons after successful Changamwe investigation



MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- Coastal Region Police Chief Robert Kitur [right] holds one of the guns recovered by police in Changamwe, Mombasa, the coastal city of Kenya. Mombasa police on April 6 and April 7, 2015 recovered three firearms from thugs whom they suspect could be having possible terror links. At least one suspect was arrested and is being investigated in connection with terror links. XINHUA PHOTO - MBUYU CAZEIYA

 

 

 


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Mtwara and Songo Songo gas pipeline on stream by June 2015

Mtwara and Songo Songo gas pipeline on stream by June 2015 | Coastweek

DAR ES SALAM TANZANIA (Xinhua) -- New gas pipelines being connected and tested at the Dar es Salaam terminal in Tanzania. With a loan of U.S. $1.225 billion dollars from the Export-Import Bank of China, the construction of the 542 kilometers gas pipeline from Mtwara and Songo Songo to Dar es Salaam is expected to be completed in June 2015. China National Petroleum Corporation is undertaking the project. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHANG PING

 

 

Government team to probe senior political officials linked to graft

     

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Suspended Kenyan Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau | Coastweek

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  Nairobi (Xinhua) Suspended Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE   Nairobi (Xinhua) Suspended Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE   Nairobi (Xinhua) Suspended Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE  
             
 

Siaya Senator James Orengo accussed of land grabbing | Coastweek

  Cabinet Secretary for Energy Davis Chirchir | Coastweek   Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Felix Koskei | Coastweek  
 

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  Nairobi (Xinhua) Siaya Senator James Orengo accused of 'land grabbing'. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE   Nairobi (Xinhua) Suspended Cabinet Secretary for Energy Davis Chirchir. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE   Nairobi (Xinhua) Suspended Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Felix Koskei. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE  
     

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MTWAPA CREEK VILLA FOR SALE | Coastweek

MTWAPA CREEK
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490 m2 size of building. House : five bedrooms
ensuite, two livingrooms, one restroom, two
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swimming pool, two storage rooms, one workshop
with diesel generator, two marina stores, one jetty.
Fresh water well. Asking price: on application.
Contact details: creekresidence@gmail.com
also mobile no. 0702440919.

 

President Kenyatta voices his sympathy to Garissa attack victims

Catholic nun holds a poster at the Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A Catholic nun holds a poster at the Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi. Catholic nuns on consoled relatives of Garissa University attack victims. A resident lays a wreath to mourn the Garissa campus attack victims at the Freedom-Corner in Uhuru Park, Nairobi. At least 142 students, three police officers and three soldiers were murdered by 'al-Shabaab 'gunmen on April 2. XINHUA PHOTOD - FRED MUTUNE and JOHN OKOYO

 


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Serena Hotels managing director Mahmud Janmohamed speaks to Aly-Khan Satchu

    The Kenyan tourism sector has dipped by
    up to 30 per cent within the last one year.

     Serena Hotels (EA) MD Mahmud Janmohamed
     takes an in depth look into the main reasons for
     the low numbers and the way forward.


Interview Part 1

Interview Part 2

Serena Hotels MD Mahmud Janmohamed speaks to Aly-Khan Satchu | Coastweek

 

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