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President Uhuru Kenyatta signs security law to curb terror attacks

Disgraced champion Rita Jeptoo will serve two-year ban for doping

Ugandan legislator Daniel Kidega has become new EALA Speaker

FAO highlighting 'enhanced partnership' to end hunger in Ethiopia

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge honoured 'World Best Hotels' 2015

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge has been featured in the World’s Best Hotels 2015- according to Travel + Leisure Magazine (T+L). This is the fourth time the lodge- which is located in the vast Serengeti National Park is featured in this prestigious online magazine. The annual survey carried amongst the Travel +Leisure global readership was audited and revealed the top destinations, hotels, airlines, cruise liners, spas and travel agents in the second week of December 2014.


HEADLINES ON COASTWEEK.COM
 
Four killed during Maasai and Somalia herdsman clash at Kinango

World Bank approves U.S. $200 million to increase Coastal water

Death toll from collapsed building in Nairobi rises to a further six

Chaotic scenes while MPs vote over divisive national anti-terror bill

Kenya anti-riot police officers arrest media bill protester | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s anti-riot police officers arrest a protester and control an angry crowd during the debate of the proposed security laws amendment bill 2014 in Nairobi. Kenya’s opposition leaders opposed the proposed security laws amendment bill 2014  and later disrupted the debate forcing Speaker Justin Muturi to adjourn the National Assembly. XINHUA PHOTOS - ALLAN MUTURI

AfDB and Kenya confirm US $131.7 million dollar energy project

Foreign Universities compete at 'East African Games' in Uganda

Tanzania government sack six officials over chaotic local elections

EU providing US $13.4 million for economic recovery in Somalia

UN agencies seek US $810 million to aid South Sudan refugees

A train travelling with roof-top passsengers travelling towards Wau in South Sudan | Coastweek

SOUTH SUDAN -- A train with roof-top passsengers [left] is seen travelling towards Wau in South Sudan. Cattle herders still maintain their livestock [right] in Rumbek. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned that unless armed hostilities end and a peace agreement is reached, total refugee outflow to neighbouring countries could reach 821,000 in 2015. PHOTOS - WIKIPEDIA

Rwanda Stock Exchange activity stirs December money markets
Kenya anti-terrorism police seeking top two 'al-Shabaab' suspects

'Suicidal' police officer kills five colleagues in Kakamega County

Embattled EALA Speaker is finally 'impeached for incompetence'

One killed as six rescued in another Nairobi construction collapse

Rescuers search for survivors in collapsed residential building in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Rescuers search for survivors in the debris of a collapsed residential building in Nairobi. According to Kenya Red Cross staff, A residential building under construction collapsed at around 3.00 a.m. on Wednesday. The number of people trapped is unconfirmed. Rescue work is still underway. XINHUA PHOTOS - MENG CHENGUANG

 

EARLIER HEADLINES ON COASTWEEK.COM

Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke appointed Somali prime minister

Media watchdog remains opposed to Kenya anti-terror legislation

At least 126 dead, 221 rescued after boat capsizes in DR Congo

CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup 2014 is shelved for lack of host

BAPS Temple Held An Outreach Camp At Kilifi District Hospital

BAPS Swaminarayan Temple celebrating 94th Birthday of His Supreme divine Holliness Pramukh Swami Maraj through the co-ordinator Mr. Vinod Dattani sponsored an outreach camp at Kilifi District Hospital in Kilifi. The patients came all the way from Bwaga Moyo, Rabai, Mbungoni, Sosoni, Dzikunze and Mtwapa. Two hundred twenty six patients were screened and medicines dispensed free of charge.

Police probe Mandera businesses allegedly funding terror attacks

President Kenyatta threatens tough action against local terrorists

Rwandans protest DRC rocket fire as violation of national territory

Gas-rich southern Tanzania prepare for sustainable development

Ugandan leader threatening walkout of Africa countries from ICC


 

 

Warriors protect lions with 'Maasai Olympics' at Kimana Sanctuary

Maasai warriors in Kenya are usually ardent protectors of their community, with a reputation for bravely killing lions. However, they are now working to protect lions, and help communities in their interaction with lions. In the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Maasai warriors from four villages on Saturday competed for top honors at the 2nd Maasai Olympics at the Kimana Sanctuary in  Amboseli–Tsavo ecosystem.


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Saagar Karia Wins Mombasa Sports Snooker Tournament

[LEFT] The winner Sagaar Karia receiving prize from Mahesh Baghani of Shiva Mombasa. [RIGHT] The runner-up Hitesh Chudasama receiving prize from EABL representative, Philip Cheruiyot. The tournament was sponsored by Shiva Mombasa in conjunction with EABL.


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Piero, Adil Share MMC Victory As Mzee Khalid Wins 2WD

Yusuf Pasta in a Roadtainers Racing Subaru Impreza N10. Last Sunday’s season-ending Mombasa Motor Club (MMC) Rally at Nguu Tatu was a scintillating day of fast and furious driving. Malindi-based Piero Conobio in an EVOX and Coast Pekee’s Adil Mirza in an ex-Fahd Bary EVO8 shared victory after both cleared the 32km four-loop course in 21 minutes and 30 seconds ! Third overall in a Subaru Impreza N10 was Motorsport Warehouse team driver Paras Pandya in a time of 21 minutes 43 seconds.


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Tight Contest At The KPLC/ KAM Golf Day For Top Place

Pauline Gachihi, [right] lady winner with 40 points receives a prize from Zipporah Maina and Tim Jensz, men winner with 41 points receives a prize from Jared Otieno [left] of KPLC during the KPLC/KAM golf day at Nyali Golf and Country Club.. PHOTOS BY GILBERT ONCHOKE.


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 FEATURES AND SPECIAL REPORTS

Kenyans are in holiday mood as the country gears for the long Christmas vacation. It has always been a tradition in the country for most offices and businesses to close until the New Year soon after the president delivers his Jamhuri Day speech in Nairobi. President Uhuru ushered Kenyans into the festive mood after he led Kenyans in marking the 51 years since Kenya attained independence in 1963.  

 

 

Miss Tourism Mombasa 2014 At Mombasa Beach Hotel | Coastweek

Tanzanian Musician feeds an orphan from Shanzu hope children centre when he treated them with delicious Christmas luncheon.

Indian actor Dilip Kumar | Coastweek

Sarova Whitesands festive theme is “going green across the continents”. This year we explore the continents amazing sites.

 


 THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

Mogadishu hosts a medal parade for AMISOM Kenya contingent

Medals for Kenyan AMISOM Police Officers - Coastweek

MOGADISHU Somalia -- AMISOM Police Commissioner Anand Pilly pins a Medal on a Kenyan AMISOM Police Officers during a medal award ceremony for the Kenyan Formed Police Unit at AMISOM’s Base Camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. AMISOM PHOTOS - ILYAS AHMED

 

Deputy President at official commissioning of 'Konza Techno City'

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto at Konza Technical City | Coastweek

MAKUENI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto [left] unveils a plaque during the commissioning ceremony of the basic infrastructure of Konza Techno City at Malili in Makueni County, eastern Kenya. The Deputy President [right] converses with Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Information and Technology Fred Matiangi. William Ruto emphasized that the Kenyan government is committed to the completion of the Konza city project, which is estimated to contribute about three billion Kenya shillings into the economy by the end of phase1 project in 2018. XINHUA PHOTOS - FED MUTUNE

Kenya and Ghana agree to deepen ties: include trade and tourism

Ghana President John Mahama visiting Kenya | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Accompanied by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta [left], Ghana President John Mahama [centre] shakes hands with a Kenya National Youth Service (NYS) official during his tour to NYS headquarters in Nairobi. The Ghana President and his official entourage started his three-day state visit to Kenya on December 11. XINHUA PHOTOS - FRED MUTUNE


 LETTERS and BOOK REVIEWS

 

Kenya Defence Force contingent with AMISON rotate in Kismayo

Kenyan AMISOM peace keepers leaving Kismayo | Coastweek

AMISOM Kismayo -- Some 140 Kenyan AMISOM peace keepers are rotating out after finishing their year-long tour of duty in the port city of Kismayo, in southern Somalia. Commander of Somalia’s Sector 2 Brigadier General Walter Raria said the Kenyans operated in Kismayo through Goobweyn, Qamqam, Yontoy and Bula Gadud. Kismayo has a multinational force made up of the KDF, the Burundi National Defence Forces and Sierra Leone National Defence Forces . AMISOM PHOTOS - AWIL ABUKAR


 AGRICULTURE 

Cricket Kenya losing by nine wickets against Pakistan in Lahore

Cricket Kenya losing by nine wickets against Pakistan - Coastweek

LAHORE (Xinhua) -- Kenyan player Nelson Odhiambo [left] plays a shot during the first One Day International (ODI) match between Pakistan-A and Kenya at the Gaddafi Cricket stadium in eastern Pakistan’s Lahore. Kenyan player Morris Ouma [right] returns to the pavilion after being stumped by Pakistani wicket keeper Mohammad Ramzan. Pakistan won by nine wickets. XINHUA PHOTOS - SAJAD


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 SPORTS  

African Heads of State join Kenya independence day celebrations

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni [left] and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto attend the 51th Jamhuri Day (Independence Day) celebration at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, December 12, 2014. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [right] and Rwandan President Paul Kagame watch flying performance of Kenyan Air Force during. Kenya were liberated from British rule in 1963. XINHUA PHOTOS - MENG CHENGUANG


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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:
nyaligolf@wananchi.com
website: www.nyaligolf.co.ke

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Spanish Warship heading home after Counter-Piracy Deployment

Spanish Warship heading home after Counter-Piracy Deployment | Coastweek

Spanish Navy warship ESPS Navarra is headed for home after completing a deployment with the EU Naval Force in the Indian Ocean. ESPS Navarra joined 'Operation Atalanta', the EU’s counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia, on 23rd July. Since then she has completed a range of duties, including the escort of a World Food Programme vessel to protect it from potential pirate attack. The Spanish frigate also conducted counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin and, in coordination with staff from EUCAP Nestor, assisted in the training of maritime forces in the region. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR


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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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Tanzania villagers plan to save wildlife of Lake Natron eco-system

Mount Lengai seen from Lake Natron Northern Tanzania | Coastweek

LAKE NATRON, Northern Tanzania seen [left] from the southernmost tip of the Lake, facing Northwest. Lesser Flamingoes are shown in the foreground, and the inner rim of the Great African rift is seen on the background. Mount Lengai [right] seen from Lake Natron, Northern Tanzania. Lake Natron is a salt and soda lake in the Arusha Region of northern Tanzania. The lake is close to the Kenyan border and is in the Gregory Rift, which is the eastern branch of the East African Rift Valley. PHOTOS - WIKIPEDIA

 

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