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The inaugural conference on combatting the illicit smuggling of Somalia charcoal has been held at the Combined Maritime Forces headquarters in Bahrain. With the majority of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries being present, the aim of the conference was to identify potential methods to disrupt the illicit trade in charcoal emanating from Somalia. It is estimated that terrorist organisations such as al-Shabaab earn in the region of US$10 million per year by smuggling charcoal from Somalia, which is often marketed as legitimate charcoal to buyers in GCC countries. The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) placed a total ban on the export of charcoal from Somalia in 2012. In 2014, the UNSC gave authorisation for Member States to inspect vessels suspected to be carrying charcoal from Somalia in violation of the ban, to seize and dispose of the illicit cargo and to divert the vessels to a port for such disposal. SOMALIA CHARCOAL PHOTOS - AMISOM

 

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MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- Soldiers from Kenya Navy are seen while securing the area where a wagon overturned at Kibarani suburb in Mombasa. A cargo train ferrying more 100,000 litres of petroleum from Mombasa port on Thursday derailed at Kibarani, causing traffic woes into the central business district of Kenya's second biggest city. XINHUA PHOTO - ALLAN MUTISO

 

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Tourist from China’s Taiwan is killed by Hippo at Lake Naivasha

China volunteer Hu Dongdong helps boost Kenya tourism sector

Kenya likely commercialize genetically modified cotton in March

U.S. $ 400 million dollars Kenya T-Bonds for budgetary support

Tanzania on highest alert as new DRC Ebola outbreak reported

Fog causing flight delays at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International

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Better2gether Foundation succesful 'Afya Bora' Camp In Watamu

Members of the Better 2 Gether Foundation | Coastweek

Afya Bora Camp was held on the 29th of July 2018 in the Kakayuni area of Watamu. 864 local villagers were examined and treated by a team of 59 medical professionals. Members of the Better 2 Gether Foundation - Seen [from right] Treasurer of Better 2 Gether Foundation Osman Hasham, Mehboob Lota, Narinder Singh, Vice President Alshad Jamal, President of Better 2 Gether Foundation Rozina Ali, Yunus Miyanji, Vindi Oberoi and Bipin Rathod.

 

Alarm at high rates of Impaired Growth among Uganda children

Security Council has renewed AU Mission mandate for Somalia

Ethiopian Prime Minister deserves a Prominent Speaker’s place

Kenya two-year Low Lending Rates expected to Boost Economy

Tourism stakeholders look to improved high season along Coast

Tourism stakeholders look to improved high season along Coast | Coastweek

MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- Tourists [left] are seen walking on the beach next to empty reef boats [right] along the shore of the Indian Ocean in Mombasa, the coastal city of Kenya. The number of both local and international tourists arriving in Mombasa for vacation is low as compared to the previous years. Stakeholders in the tourism industry blame it on world economic situation noting that the turn out will improve in the last quarter of the year. XINHUA PHOTOS - ALLAN MUTISO

 

 

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TEN POLO VIVOS - Posta Kenya took delivery of ten Volkswagen Polo Vivos from DT Dobie. Jerome Ochieng (center), the Principal Secretary of Information, Communication and Technology, State Department ICT and Innovation, Titus E. Juma the Genenal Manager / Operations Posta Kenya and Dan Kagwe (left),the Post Master General received the vehicles from Ian Middleton (second left), the Managing Director of DT Dobie and Willie Getata (second right), the Goverment Institutional Sales Manager for DT Dobie.

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NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A bulldozer crushing houses in Kibera area. Residents of Kibera salvage some of their belongings after their houses were demolished in the area, in Nairobi, July 23, 2018. The structures are being demolished to pave way for construction of a link road which is part of the national government plan to ease traffic congestion in the city. Xinhua/John Okoyo and Crystal


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Naomi Wafula (left), Nyali Bowl Winner with a score of 151 during 2018 Ladies Coast Open at Nyali Golf and Country Club, receives a trophy from KLGU Chairman Lucy Mahimga and NGCC Lady Captain Pauline Gachihi.


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The Annual Mombasa International Show will be held from 29th August – 2nd September 2018. 200 exhibitors are expected at this year’s Mombasa International Show. The confirmed numbers of exhibitors as at 6th August 2018 were 140. We are expecting innovative and technological displays, out – of- the- box ideas, entrepreneurial and financial solutions, flash sales and amazing offers.

 

 

Peter Giraudo Enters Classic BSA for concours | Coastweek

Peter Giraudo is painstakingly rebuilding a 1959 BSA Shooting Star for the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance.

Stray dog shelter in Egypt | Coastweek

With “the Voice of the Voiceless” as its slogan, Cairo Animal Rescue Team, a vast dog shelter now home to about 800 dogs.

 
 


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EU NAVFOR mark decade of Somalia counter-piracy operations

EU NAVFOR mark decade counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA - EU NAVFOR has been conducting counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia since 2008. Advanced cooperation between EU NAVFOR units and other maritime security organisations and departments, keeps the international maritime trade flowing through these important sea-lanes. An important factor in maritime operations is the use of helicopter assets, these provide extensive capabilities to ships at sea. Onboard ESPS Meteoro, the multi-purpose Seahawk SH60B helicopter can conduct up to six hours of flight operations daily and regularly conducts night flying operations. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR

 


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Three opposition supporters die in Zimbabwe post-polls violence

Three opposition supporters die in Zimbabwe post-polls violence | Coastweek

HARARE Zimbabwe (Xinhua) -- Supporters of the opposition MDC Alliance attend a protest in Harare, Zimbabwe, August 01, 2018. Three people died and scores of others were injured Wednesday when protesting opposition supporters clashed with army and police in the capital Harare. Scores of opposition supporters took to the streets of Harare to protest against the delay in announcement of presidential election results as well as alleged rigging of the vote. XINHUA PHOTOS - SHAUN JUSA

 

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EU NAVFOR Montenegro unit ensure safety of Somalia food Aid

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OFF SOMALIA -- Guarding World Food Programme (WFP) and vulnerable vessels in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden is one of Operation Atalanta’s key tasks. The WFP ship Petra II has an embarked EU NAVFOR Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) on board to ensure her valuable cargo of food-aid is protected en route to Somalia. EU NAVFOR is made up of over 20 countries, which routinely provide AVPD’s for potentially exposed ships. A team of troops from the Montenegrin military currently guards Petra II; their presence helps the vital humanitarian aid get to the people of Somalia affected by drought and famine safely. Having the Montenegrin military fully integrated into Operation Atalanta, provides the protection that these ships need against the threat of piracy and strengthen maritime security in the region. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR


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