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Crackdown on illicit brews after one dead and seven poisoned

Abdikariim Hussein Guled elected president in central Somalia



Addis Ababa talks cover accelerated industrialization in Africa

Mozambique progress over structural reforms impresses IMF

New Commander for 'Combined Task Force' flagship FS 'Var'

Death toll from botched circumcisions rises in Southern Africa

Kenya introducing new 'online visas' system for foreign visitors


Rwandans welcome decision on extraditing genocide suspect

Police hunt two 'al-Shabaab' suspects on murder of detective

National Intelligence Service operative shot dead in Mombasa

Kenyans planning to develop biggest wind power farm project

President visiting Lake Turkana Wind Power project at Sarima

President Uhuru Kenyatta at Sarima, Marsabit County | Coastweek

MARSABIT (Xinhua) -- President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils a commemorative plaque during the ground breaking ceremony of the Lake Turkana Wind Power project at Sarima, Marsabit County. The President dances [right] with locals at Sarima. The project will be Africa’s biggest wind power project as Kenya takes giant steps in asserting its position as a leader in green energy production globally. The project is also the biggest single private sector initiative on the African Continent, costing 623 million euros. The Wind Power Project is expected to inject 310 megawatts to the national grid before the end of 2016. XINHUA PHOTO - SIMBI KUSIMBA


Zambian and Kenyan leaders hold bilateral talks on closer ties

Latest Burundi election 'held in unfavourable climate' says UN

African Union forces deny retreat from 'al-Shabaab' in Somalia

Humanitarian situation in Somalia fragile despite progress: UN

Mozambique soccer legend is transferred to Portugal pantheon

 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira Portuguese football legend transferred to National Pantheon | Coastweek

LISBON Portugal -- Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, GCIH, GCM; 25 January 1942 – 5 January 2014, was a Portuguese footballer who played as a striker. Eusébio is considered one of the greatest footballers of all time. During his professional career, he scored 749 goals in 745 matches at club level and 41 goals for his national team, a total of 790 goals. PHOTOS - WIKIPEDIA


AfDB confirm new SME lending deal with Kenyan Equity Bank

Trouble over selling illicit brew at the Nairobi Dagoretti market

President Jakaya Kikwete opening malaria insecticides factory

China owned private commercial bank established in Tanzania

Kenya Association Of Hotels Caterers 13th Annual Symposium

Dignitaries at the Annual Symposium | Coastweek

The Kenya Association of Hotel keepers and Caterers' 13th Annual Symposium was held at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa. The event was graced by [from left] Deputy Governor Hazel Katana, Governor H.E. A. H. Joho, British High Commissioner to Kenya Dr. Christian Turner, MD Sarova Hotels, Resort and Lodges J.S. Vohra and KAHC Chief Executive Officer Mike Macharia. The theme for this year's event was: "Tourism recovery, the way forward."


Nine killed near Mandera border region by Somalia clan militia

Four Somalis appear before Nairobi court on 'al-Shabaab' links

Lt. Gen. Jonathan Kipkemoi Rono at U.N. Peace Keeping talks

UN official commends China role in re-construction of Somalia

Rwanda ministry introduces new law so as to boost investment



South Sudanese ready to probe alleged Human Rights abuses

Tanzanians target 100,000 elephants population by year 2030

Tanzania and Zambia seal deal on management of ecosystem

Zambia enter bid to host African Minerals Development Center

TAZARA suspends operations after workers strike in Zambia


Local student’s mastery of Chinese dance inspires contemporaries

Wynn Kendi learns Chinese dance | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Wynn Kendi learns Chinese dance from her Chinese teacher Wang Duo on campus of the University of Nairobi, in Kenya's capital Nairobi, on June 26, 2015. Wynn Kendi, the 21-year-old mandarin student at the university's Confucius Institute, has won accolades from peers and tutors for her mastery of Chinese traditional and contemporary dance. Xinhua PHOTO: Pan Siwei

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KISUMU (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Oscar Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o [left] talks to her grandmother during her visit to her ancestral home of Ratta village in Kisumu county. Lupita Nyong’o was the chief guest at a school mentorship programme that was attended by more than 150 students from various schools within Kisumu county. XINHUA PHOTO - SIMBI KUSIMBA






Moving the Goalpost Under-16 Wins The East Africa Cup 2015

Moving the Goalpost (MTG) players with their medals and winners trophy | Coastweek

Moving the Goalpost (MTG) players celebrate after winning this year’s girls Under-16 East Africa Cup in Moshi.  The MTG United under 16 year team has won the East Africa Cup. In 2012, the team reached the finals of the annual event, but lost. This year, MTG’s selection of players younger than 16 year won the final after a tough match and a thrilling penalty shoot-out against Buguruni Youth from Tanzania.




Best Score Carded By Four Players At The KAHC Golf Day

JPC golf day at Nyali Golf and Country Club | Coastweek

[LEFT] Terry Odoo, winner during receives a prize from J. Hindaki. [RIGHT] Takesh Miyagawa, [left], overall winner of JPC golf day at Nyali Golf and Country Club, receives a prize from Yobesh Oyaro. PHOTOS BY GILBERT ONCHOKE


Mogadishu security patrols assure peace in the Somali capital

Mogadishu security patrols assure peace in the Somali capital | Coastweek

MOGADISHU Somalia (AMISOM) -- Joint security patrols being undertaken both day and night by the Somali Police Force (SPF) and the Formed Police Unit (FPU) of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) ensure that the streets of Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu, are unusually calm and quiet this Ramadan season. PHOTOS - AMISOM


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Mike Round-Turner and John Buckley | Coastweek

Vipingo Ridge Genearl Manager [left] and Safarilink Aviation Managing Director during launch of daily flight to Vipingo airstrip.

Skal Monthly Dinner  | Coastweek

President of Skal Kenya Coast Paul Kurgat with the director of Shenai Restaurant Mehoob Harunani during the Skal dinner.



Makueni training center opening for Mombasa Nairobi railway

Makueni training center opens for Mombasa Nairobi railway | Coastweek

MAKUENI (Xinhua) -- Guests unveil the name plate of Technology Transfer Competence Training Center, on section two of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway project, in Taita-Taveta. Isabella Khaemba [right] works with Chinese engineer Ren Zhichao, in a cement lab on section two of Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway project, in Taita-Taveta. The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which is carrying out the construction work on a new East African railway line in Kenya has launched a training center for local employees in the country’s coastal town of Voi. XINHUA PHOTO - PAN SIWEI








Burundi legislative, communal polls open late due to insecurity

People queue up to cast their votes at a polling station in Bujumbura | Coastweek

BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) -- People queue up to cast their votes at a polling station in Bujumbura, capital of Burundi. More than 3.8 million Burundian citizens went to polls on Monday to elect MPs and communal councillors amid protests of the opposition that claims that the climate is not favorable for elections. XINHUA PHOTOS




Somali fishermen learn on EU NAVFOR counter piracy patrols

Somali fishermen informed of Operation Atalanta | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA -- Sailors from Operation Atalanta warship, ITS Libeccio, have met local Somali fishermen during a counter-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden. Once permission to go on board the fishing vessels has been granted by their masters, ITS Libeccio’s boat crew approached them and, after providing the seafarers with food, water and medical assistance, they asked the fishermen about their daily lives and any concerns that they may have. Talking via a Somali linguist, ITS Libeccio’s crew advised the local Somali fishermen of Operation Atalanta’s role in preventing piracy along the Somali coastline. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR




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Botswana desert turns into race track for Toyota Kalahari event

Toyota 1000 Kalahari Botswana Desert Race | Coastweek

JWANENG, Botswana -- Castrol Team Toyota achieved a clean sweep on Southern Africa’s premier cross-country event, the Toyota 1000 Kalahari Botswana Desert Race. A triumphant Anthony Taylor, with navigator Dennis Murphy beside him, led from early on Day 1 to take the honours after 1 000 km of frantic cross-country racing. Teammates Leeroy Poulter and Rob Howie brought the sister Hilux home in second place, just 32 seconds behind the winners. Third-place went to the Malalane Toyota Hilux pairing of Johan and Werner Horn, further cementing Toyota’s stranglehold in the standings. PHOTO - TOYOTA SOUTH AFRICA













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Mozambique must preserve national unity at all cost: President

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi reviews the Guard of Honour | Coastweek

MAPUTO Mozambique (Xinhua) -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi [left] reviews the Guard of Honour during the celebration for the 40th anniversary of the country’s independence in the capital Maputo. The torch symbolizing independence and national unity enters the Machava Stadium. Mozambique achieved independence from Portugal on June 25, 1975. XINHUA PHOTOS - MAURO VOMBE


Detained Rwandan intelligence chief released on bail in Britain

Residents of Rwanda protest in Kigali demanding release of General Karenzi Karake | Coastweek

KIGALI (Xinhua) -- Residents of Rwanda protest in Kigali, capital of Rwanda. Hundreds of Rwandese have taken part in a demonstration demanding the release of General Karenzi Karake, Rwanda’s Head of the National Intelligence and Security Services by British law enforcement officials. XINHUA PHOTOS - YANG MENGXI



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