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 UPDATED: RUMOURS AND DENIAL FUEL MISCONCEPTIONS OF EBOLA OUTBREAK IN WEST AFRICA

Government is deploying health staff to prevent Ebola infections

Another two Lamu suspects charged over killings in Hindi village

Tanzanians prosecute four suspects over 'dumping of body parts'

David Rudisha beaten in men’s 800m at Commonwealth Games

Kenya badminton shuttlers Mbogo Patrick Kinyua [left] and Joseph Mercy Mwethya | Coastweek

GLASGOW (Xinhua) -- Kenya badminton shuttlers Mbogo Patrick Kinyua [left] and Joseph Mercy Mwethya compete with Norfolk Island’s Donohoe Michael and Snell Joanne during the badminton mixed doubles competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Mbogo Patrick Kinyua and Joseph Mercy Mwethya won 2-0 (21-4, 21-5) and advanced into the next round. Joseph Mercy Mwethya [right] listens to the instructions of her coach during the second round match of the women’s singles badminton competition at Commonwealth Games. Joseph Mercy Mwethya beat her opponent Lloyd Gayle of Guernsey by 2-0. XINHUA PHOTOS
 
Athletics Kenya investigating export of top junior athlete to Bahrain

Kenya coach Adel Amrouche will recall axed striker Dennis Oliech

Savannah cement firm to lower construction costs by 30 per cent

Muslim faithful across Kenya mark the festival holiday of 'Eid il Fitr'

Muslims mark end of Ramadan in Garissa | Coastweek

GARISSA (Xinhua) -- Muslim faithful attend Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the General Mohamud Ground in Garissa, about 330 kilometers northeast of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. XINHUA PHOTO - STEPHEN INGATI

Tanzania gunmen rob 17 foreign tourists at mountain safari lodge

Mombasa police kill two Coast terror suspects and recover firearm

Treu targeting end to Kenyan medal jinx at Glasgow Sevens' rugby

Sarova Hotels give big boost to Taveta World War One Secretariat

Governor of Taita Taveta County receives Ksh. 200,000 cheque | Coastweek

The Governor of Taita Taveta County Hon. John Murutu [left] receives a Ksh. 200,000 chaque to boost the county World War One secretariat, from the director of Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa J.S. Vohra [right]. The function held at the hotel was witnessed by his tourism cabinet secretary Stephen Masamo [second left] among other officials. PHOTO - TITUS MUSAU

Wildlife service intercepting ivory worth U.S. $3.42 million dollars

Tanzanian police detain biggest marijuana haul en-route to Kenya

Mombasa police hold haul heroin worth U.S. $12.7 million dollars

Mombasa police seize container in port loaded with narcotic drugs

Mombasa police hold container in port loaded with narcotic drugs | Coastweek

MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- A police officer and his sniffer dog inspects cartons at the port of Mombasa. A container carrying the cartons of sweets was suspected to be ferrying suspicious goods. XINHUA - SIMBI KUSIMBA

Anti-terrorism bomb disposal detonate hand grenade in Mombasa

Female German tourist is shot dead visiting Mombasa Old Town

Four suspects in Nairobi deny charges of explosives possession 

Electricity Generating Company adds 20MW to Ngong wind farm

Wind turbines in Ngong hills | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Wind turbines are seen at the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) station in Ngong hills, about 22 km southwest of Kenya's capital Nairobi. Kenyan government is boosting efforts to tap wind energy, reducing over-reliance on hydro-power and costly diesel-powered generators. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHAO YINGQUAN

 TAXATION ISSUES ARE MAJOR CONCERN FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION FIRMS ACROSS AFRICA

Cement firm is expanding with U.S. $70 million dollar investment

World Bank approve U.S. $50 million dollars for oil and gas sector

France Danone buy a 40 per cent stake in Kenya Brookside Dairy

Cheli and Peacock Community Trust help treat over 500 Patients

Cheli and Peacock Community Trust Team of Doctors and The Maasai Local Community | Coastweek

Dr Anne Kihara [left] with Dr Rose Kosgei, Dr Irene Marete, Dr Sarah Awino - three dentistry experts who volunteered to work alongside health centre staff to treat an impressive 544 patients. Maasai Ladies [right] queue outside Aitong Health Centre for free medical check-up. Cheli and Peacock Trust provides free medical care to over 1,200 members of the local community on the edge of the Mara Conservancy.

 U.N. AGENCIES ALLOCATE MILLIONS TO BOOST AID OPERATIONS IN HORN OF AFRICA AND SAHEL
 
Tourism Board host global travel expo to raise destinations profile

Madagascar minister withdraws complaint against two journalists

Rwandan President appoints Anastase Murekez as prime minister

Wedza elephant 'Nzou' patrols with her buffalo at Imire sanctuary

The elephant 'Nzou' walks with her adopted buffalo herd at Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation area | Coastweek

WEDZA Zimbabwe (Xinhua) -- The elephant 'Nzou' patrols with her adopted buffalo herd at Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation area, near Wedza, Mashonaland East province, Zimbabwe. 'Nzou', the 46-year-old elephant, grew up at Imire with the young buffalo. Repeated attempts by conservationists to re-introduce 'Nzou' back to the elephant herd failed and she has never mated. XINHUA PHOTO - XU LINGUI

 

 

 TWENTY YEARS' ON: A WORLD WIDE MANHUNT CONTINUES FOR RWANDAN GENOCIDE SUSPECTS

Grace Mugabe is tipped for Zimbabwe ruling party Politburo post

HARARE (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe [left] and his wife Grace Mugabe in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. Grace Mugabe is tipped to enter the ruling party’s powerful decision-making body as it is to hold its once-in-five- years congress in December, adding a new twist to the drama of the nonagenarian president’s succession. XINHUA PHOTOS - STRINGERS


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Turkish Airlines Chosen As The Best Airline In Europe !

Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines presented with the “Best Airline in Europe” award | Coastweek

Turkish Airlines has been chosen “Best Airline in Europe”, “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and awarded “Best Business Class Onboard Catering”, “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” in 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards. [LEFT] Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines presented with the “Best Airline in Europe” award. [RIGHT] Dr. Temel Kotil, won the prestigious Executive Leadership category at the 2014 Airline Strategy Awards. The awards took place at the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, London The award recognises a president or chief executive who has demonstrated outstanding strategic thinking and leadership over the course of the past year.

 MORE DROWN AT SEA - SOMALIA AND ERITREA MIGRANTS FACING DEADLY HAZARDS INTO ITALY


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'Stealth' corvette joins Combined Maritime counter piracy forces

United Arab Emirates Navy Abu Dhabi class stealth corvette | Coastweek

The United Arab Emirates Navy "Abu Dhabi class" stealth corvette: Capable of speeds in excess of 20 knots, they are 55 metres long with a beam of 8.80 metres and can accommodate a crew of 29. Their main feature is their special stealth design making them difficult to detect by radar. Other features of these ships include their high level of flexibility in being able to carry out different types of mission in national and international waters (from patrol and surveillance, to defence from air and surface threats and attacks against land and sea targets), as well as their high standards of accommodation and safety. PHOTOS - COMBINED MARITIME FORCES


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Hard work for Oscar Ouma Achieng as Kenya lose 28-5 to Wales

Lee Williams of Wales is tackled by Oscar Ouma Achieng | Coastweek

GLASGOW (Xinhua) -- James Davies [left] of Wales is tackled by Oscar Ouma Achieng [right] of Kenya in the plate semi final match between Wales and Kenya of Men’s Rugby Sevens during day 4 of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Lee Williams [right] of Wales is also tackled by Oscar Ouma Achieng. Wales won 28-5. XINHUA PHOTOS - WANG LILI

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

Chinese, Kenyan experts share findings on ecosystem management

UNEP strengthening the China-Africa partnership | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Li Fengting [front left], special coordinator of Regional Support Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), presents a water quality detecting equipment to Philip Gichuki, managing director of Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company in Nairobi. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosted discussions on strengthening the China-Africa partnership. XINHUA PHOTO - MENG CHENGUANG


 CULTURE 

   

 FEATURES AND SPECIAL REPORTS

Conference tourism is a fast growing sub-sector in Kenya’s tourism sector, generating over 1.1 billion dollars annually. The International Congress and Convention Association rankings for 2012, puts the country second in the most preferred destination for international business tourists in Africa after South Africa. Growth in sub-sector comes with increased support of the free range job opportunities.

 

 

ITS Red Star Awardn | Coastweek

Travellers Beach Hotel receives ITS Red Star Award after the hotel was rated as one of the best popular hotel of the ITS portfolio.

Braeburn Mombasa International School teaching staff  | Coastweek

Braeburn Mombasa School, teaching staff attended the Pearson UK, Implementation training days, for BTEC Level 3.

 

 MANUFACTURING SECTOR STAGNATES IN FACE OF POLICY, FINANCIAL, TECHNICAL CONSTRAINTS

Great Lakes leaders pledge support for youth employment

 International Conference on the Great Lakes Region | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning Anne Waiguru [right] and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Executive Secretary of International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Daniel Ntumba Luaba cut the tape during the opening ceremony of the 8th Summit of ICGLR on Youth Employment in Nairobi. NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Tanzania's Minister of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports Azavery Phares Mfungo (1st L) displays a book to Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning Anne Waiguru (R) during the opening ceremony of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region. XINHUA PHOTO - CHARLES ONYANGO


 THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

 

Atul Patel Claims The Overall Winners Prize At CIO Golf Day

Winners REcivev Prizes At CIO Golf Day | Coastweek

Atul Patel, [right] overall winner with 39 points during CIO East Africa Golf Day at Nyali Golf and Country Club, receives a prize from Elizabeth Wangechi of Pergamon. Sanjeev Dhutia [right], Best Junior with 42 points receives a prize from Andrew Karanja. Best upcoming junior golfer, Andrew Wahome with 35 points receiving a prize from Andrew Karanja. PHOTOS COURTESY OF GILBERT ONCHOKE

Pragmatic measures urged to deal with Zimbabwe liquidity crunch

Polocrosse in Gweru, Zimbabwe | Coastweek

GWERU (Xinhua) -- Zimbabweans play polocrosse for the annual Captain Cup in Gweru, Zimbabwe. Polocrosse, introduced to Zimbabwe by the British in 1900s, was often played by people from a rural background or people from white commercial farms. The country once won the World Champions in polocrosse in 1997, and the Polocrosse Africa Cup in 2004. But as the economy plunged into a decade-old recession and white Zimbabweans fled the country, polocrosse saw its decline, with the number of players dropping to around 150 from 460 at its height. XINHUA PHOTOS - WANG YUE

Life has become harder for section of Senior Indian civil servants


 LETTERS and BOOK REVIEWS

Kenyan delegation at Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Kenyan flagbearer at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games | Coastweek

GLASGOW (Xinhua) -- Kenyan flagbearer and weightlifting athlete Mercy Obiero leads the delegation during the Opening Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland. XINHUA PHOTOS - WANG LILI

Conservationists hope to raise awareness with anti-poaching walk

Two lions are fast sleep in the Amboseli National Park | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- GOOD TIMES FOR PARK PREDATORS: Two lions are fast sleep in the Amboseli National Park as a nearby hyena joins in the hunt for fresh food. The annual wildlife migration that kicked off in early July from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Massai Mara National Reserve has marked the start of Kenya’s tourism peak season. XINHUA PHOTOS - MENG CHENGUANG


 AGRICULTURE 

Red Card: CAF suspend Kenya coach for one year for indiscipline

Belgian Adel Amrouche, the new head coach for Kenya’s national soccer team, the 'Harambee Stars' | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Belgian Adel Amrouche, the new head coach for Kenya’s national soccer team, the 'Harambee Stars', addresses the media in Nairobi. Adel Amrouche, a Belgian of Algerian origin becomes coach number 27, and the fourth foreigner in six years to manage Harambee Stars. He has asked Kenyan soccer fans not to expect "overnight" impressive results from the national team. Amrouche [right] gives instructions to players during a training session at Moi Sports Center. XINHUA PHOTOS - JOHN KWOBA and CHARLES ONYANGO


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 SPORTS  

Top travel honours for 'Neptune Pwani Beach Resort' in Zanzibar

Neptune Pwani Beach Resort and Spa in Zanzibar | Coastweek

ZANZIBAR -- Neptune Pwani Beach Resort and Spa in Zanzibar has been awarded two best scores on TripAdvisor and HolidayCheck. The prestigious awards are based on feedback from their guests. This five star luxurious resort has been meticulously created emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in local design, interiors, furnishing, meeting top international standards. It is located North-East, on Zanzibar’s best beach on the Kiwengwa shoreline and 45 km from the International Airport and Stone Town.


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Visitors Welcome

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NYALI GOLF and COUNTRY CLUB

Ranked one of the best courses in Kenya.
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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
other days when there are no competitions. 
Rates: from U.S. $ 12. Dress code: proper golf attire.
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e-mail:
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website: www.nyaligolf.co.ke

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 MORE FROM INSIDE THIS WEEK 

Ramadhan in Egypt boosts business for camel trade from Sudan

Main camel market in Berkash, 50 kilometers northwest of Cairo | Coastweek

CAIRO Egypt (Xinhua) -- A boy checks a camel's mouth at the main camel market in Berkash, believed to be the biggest camel market in Egypt, approximately 50 kilometers northwest of Cairo. The market continues its business of buying camels from Sudan to meet the demand in Egypt. A camel carcass can provide a substantial amount of meat. The brisket, ribs and loin are among the preferred parts, and the hump is considered a delicacy. The hump contains "white and sickly fat", which can be used to make preserved meat of mutton, beef, or camel. Camel meat is reported to taste like coarse beef, but older camels can prove to be very tough, although camel meat becomes much more tender the longer it is cooked in a traditional spicey marinade over a low heat. XINHUA PHOTOS - PAN CHAOYUE

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CITES urge Kenya to protect elephant and stop illegal ivory trade

African elephants are seen at the Amboseli National Park

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- African elephants are seen at the Amboseli National Park of Kenya. The annual wildlife migration that kicked off in early July from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Massai Mara National Reserve has marked the start of Kenya’s tourism peak season. XINHUA PHOTOS - MENG CHENGUANG

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


 VIDEOS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK 

International aid agencies warning of 'severe drought' in Somalia

Drought displaced refugees in Mogadishu | Coastweek

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- People leave homes for a new camp during drought in the southwestern outskirts of Mogadishu. Drought displaced refugees wait for food and cash handout from donations by local residents in Mogadishu. XINHUA PHOTOS - FAISAL ISSE

 

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