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 TRENDING: PROMINENT ENTREPRENEURS AND WEB CELEBRITIES JOIN 'ICE BUCKET' CHALLENGE

Transport ministry confirm first 'private port' operational by 2016

More security officers to be deployed in troubled Garissa County

Israeli firm signs U.S. $170 million Galana river irrigation project

Kenya tourism industry urge review of Western travel advisories

Jaideep Vohra [centre], Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers chairman | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Jaideep Vohra [centre], Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers chairman addresses the press on tourism and hotel industry situation in Nairobi. Looking on are Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers national secretary-general Albert N. Obed [left] and Kenya Association of Hotel Keepers and Caterers chairman Harald Kampa. The hotel industry stakeholders called for the governments intervention, noting that terrorism has exacted a heavy toll on tourism in Kenya with losses of up to Kenyan Shillings 40 billion this year following a drastic drop in arrivals. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE

Kenya refutes illegal entry of citizens from Ebola hit West Africa

'No early end to Ebola outbreak' -- World Health director general

TAZARA ends cross-border passenger train services at Nakonde

Burundi government launch 2045 Master Plan for Bujumbura city

A view of central Bujumbura from the cathedral spire | Coastweek

BUJUMBURA (Burundi) -- Central Bujumbura overlooking Lake Tanganyika and seen from the cathedral spire. Bujumbura is the capital, largest city, and main port of Burundi. It ships most of the country’s chief export, coffee, as well as cotton, skins, and tin ore. It is on the northeastern shore of Lake Tanganyika, the second deepest lake in the world after Lake Baikal. WIKIPEDIA PHO0TO - STEVERWANDA

 EBOLA: GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE AND GUINEA-BISSAU BENEFIT FROM CHINA ASSISTANCE

Government establish Ebola screening center in Mombasa airport

WHO urge improved protection of health workers in disaster areas

Tanga police have arrested two suspects for trafficking 13 children

Senior policeman arrested with elephant tusks in northwest Kenya

Kenya Wildlife Service officers display elephant tusks | Coastweek

NAROK (Xinhua) -- Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers display elephant tusks [left] recovered near the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Narok, about 100km southwest of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. A senior Kenyan police officer and another suspect were arrested on Sunday evening with two elephant’s tusks worth  U.S. $71,000 dollars, following a tip-off from local residents who alerted the KWS officers. KIENI WEST (Xinhua) -- An official displays elephant tusks [right] in Kieni West, central Kenya. According to reports by KWS, poaching of elephants and rhinos has increased with weekly cases of poaching being reported. XINHUA PHOTOS - ROBERT MANYARA and SIMBI KUSIMBA

Kenya and Tanzanian medics ready for any Ebola at Sirari border

Southern Africa countries plan 'a joint regional response' to Ebola

Suspected Somali militia free 20 kidnapped Kenyans in Mandera

Champ Florence Kiplagat wins Nairobi CPF Diamond 10km Run

Kenya team rugby sevens at Nanjing 2014 | Coastweek

NANJING (Xinhua) -- Players of the United States vie for the ball with the Kenya team during the Men pool of rugby sevens at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. Kenya won 22-12. XINHUA PHOTOS - YAN YAN

'Africans aim to catch up Asian economic power houses' - SADC

Six dead, many injured, in petrol tanker explosion on Nakuru road

Arusha police cracking down on marijuana farming and business

Millions of wildebeest cross Mara river during August migration

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MAASAI MARA (Xinhua) -- Wildebeest gather at the banks before crossing the Mara River at the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Millions of wildebeests swim the Mara river during annual August migration between Tanzania and Kenya. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHANG CHEN

 TETI KAMUGUNDA: THINGS CAN GO HORRIBLY WRONG ON DESERTED OR SEMI-DESERTED ROADS

Temporary ban on passengers from Ebola-hit West African nations

Ethiopia government take precautionary measures to prevent Ebola

Hungry Turkana, Baringo, Marsabit, Samburu, Wajir and Mandera

Africa 'grand' FTA negotiation progressing well say SADC officials

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba arrives for SADC Summit | Coastweek

VICTORIA FALLS (Xinhua) -- Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba [left] arrives for Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika [centre] is welcomed on arrival, to be followed by Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina [right]. The leaders of SADC nations have arrived in Victoria Falls in northwest Zimbabwe to attend the 34th SADC summit which will be held on Aug. 17th to 18th. XINHUA PHOTOS - DA WAN

Tanzania fisheries confirm strategy will benefit from tuna catches

Madagascar treasury moves forward with electronic fuel payments

South Africans mark second anniversary of Marikana mine tragedy

China and Burundi pledge to further promote friendly co-operation

hinese President Xi Jinping meets with President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza | Coastweek

NANJING (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. XINHUA PHOTOS - XIE HUANCHI

Southern African leaders discussing development and integration

General public in Kenya alarmed as Ebola fever hits West Africa

'Ebola deaths vastly under estimated' - says WHO spokesperson

Chinese embassy donates new anti-poaching equipment to KWS

 Donation of anti-poaching equipment by the Chinese government to the East Africa Wild Life Society | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Anti-poaching equipment displayed during the handover ceremony in Nairobi. Counsellor Tian Lin [front right], Deputy Chief of Mission of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya and Joe Kibe [front left], Vice Chairman of the East Africa Wild Life Society exchange Certificate of Donation of anti-poaching equipment by the Chinese government to the East Africa Wild Life Society (EAWLS) and the Mara Conservation Fund (MCF). XINHUA PHOTOS - ZHANG CHEN

 KENYA TO EXPORT ONE BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF TEXTILES ANNUALLY IN NEXT 24 MONTHS

Group of 46 Ethiopian illegal migrants arrested at Moyale border

Uganda launch new campaign against 'homosexuality in schools'

East African states push for cross border broadband connectivity

EU Naval Force counter piracy patrol escorting Somalia food ship

Safe shipping off the pirate coast of Somalia entering the port of Bosaso | Coastweek

BOSASO Somalia -- Safe shipping off the pirate coast of Somalia entering the port of Bosaso: EU Naval Force ship HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën has completed an escort of a World Food Program (WFP) vessel along the coast of Somalia. Escorting WFP vessels is one of the primary tasks of 'Operation Atalanta'. As soon as the WFP ship left Berbera, HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën took over the security of the WFP-contracted ship. After a two-day escort, the ship arrived in Bosaso where security was handed over to the local authorities. The cargo of this shipment consisted mainly of grain, oil and corn soya blend, which is designed to provide protein supplements and is generally used in WFP Supplementary Feeding and Mother and Child Health programs. PHOTO - EU NAVFOR

Three dead after inter-ethnic clashes along Kenya-Ethiopia border

Firms battle it out for oil drilling rights in the DR Congo Ituri district

Denmark earmarking funds to assist military fight terror in Somalia

MECP provide for further free medical services to Bulo Community

MECP-K Programme Director and Mombasa County Director of Health | Coastweek

On Saturday 9th August 2014, MECP-K in collaboration with the Office of Mombasa County Health Director, Kenya Red Cross Society, Kenya Association of Muslim Medical Practitioners (KAMMP), Kwale District Eye Centre and the Local administration successfully provided free medical services to a record 658 community members from the Bullo Area in Kisauni Sub-County at Mackline’s Academy.

Millions face food shortage in East and Central Africa: Aid agency

African Union Commission pledges million dollars to combat Ebola

Low risk in air travel Ebola transmission: World Health Organization

Kenya will continue with flights to West Africa despite Ebola threat

A man reads a Nairobi newspaper on the ebola scare | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A man reads a Nairobi newspaper on the ebola scare [left]. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Kenya as a high-risk area for transmission of Ebola virus. WHO country representative Custodia Mandlhate [right] addresses the press in Nairobi when she emphasized on the preventive measures the Kenyan Health Ministry has put in place to deal with the Ebola outbreak. XINHUA PHOTOS - ALLAN MUTURI and SIMBI KUSIMBA

Tanzania will enact maritime laws to punish 'dynamite' fishermen

Coast police beef up security ahead of Mombasa Cultural Festival

 

 

 KENYA POWER UPGRADING NETWORK AHEAD OF EXPECTED ADDITIONAL GENERATION CAPACITY

AutoXpress Launches Retread Plant, Fleet Solutions Division

KES 150 Million state-of-the-art facility housing X-tread | Coastweek

AutoXpress, Kenya’s leading supplier of tyres, wheels, batteries, suspension parts and provider of wheel alignment and wheel balancing services has opened a KES 150 Million state-of-the-art facility housing X-tread, its Marangoni Retread plant, fleet solutions division and a training school, located on Mombasa Road at the Savanna Business Park. The move is part of the company’s mission of strengthening its leading position in the market through expansion of its product range and services.


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 BILLION DOLLAR INVESTMENTS UNDERSCORE U.S. SHIFT TOWARD FOCUS ON TRADE WITH AFRICA

Obama speaks with presidents of Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola

Passengers at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown | Coastweek

FREETOWN (Xinhua) -- An airport worker [left] measures body temperature for passengers at the Lungi International Airport in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone. A health worker is seen at a ward of the Kingharman Road Hospital in Freetown. The hospital has been conducted an overall disinfection after receiving a patient with Ebola, who later died on the road to the Ebola treat centre. Chinese doctors in the same hospital are still working on as usual. XINHUA PHOTOS - MENG CHENGUANG and LIN XIAOWEI


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 INTERNATIONAL DONOR COMMUNITY URGED TO PREVENT HUMANITARIAN DISASTER IN SOMALIA

East Africa: New Eye Clinic To Serve Two Million In Mozambique

Light for the World’s mission of improving eye health | Coastweek

The Central Hospital in Beira, Mozambique, saw the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Invicta Eye Clinic, which will serve as eye-care hub for two million people. Seen [from left] Zacarias Zicai, Tiago Machissa and Dr Fitsum Bekele, Dr Gerhard Schuhmann, Dr Margarida Chagunda and Dr Elvira Luis Xavier. [RIGHT] Gerhard Schuhmann examines a patient. Credit: LIGHT FOR THE WORLD


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Crown Paints Sponsored Junior Amateur Strokeplay Championship

Overall net winner and overall gross winner with trophies | Coastweek

Crown Paints Kenya Limited sponsored the three day Boys and Girls Championship held in Muthaiga Golf Club. Top junior players Daniel Nduva and Naomi Wafula were part of 55 golfers who were competing for the 2014 Kenya Junior Amateur Strokeplay Championship that teed off at Muthaiga Golf Club. Boys and Girls Championship is the country’s only 72-hole strokeplay event for players under the age of 18 years. Seen overall net winner Kobby Gatiramu [left] receives a trophy from Crown Paints Kenya Marketing executive Janet Githinji. Overall gross winner Naomi Wafula [right] poses with her trophies.

=LATEST: STOCKS AND SHARES - NAIROBI EXCHANGE BUSINESS ROUND UP

 

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

Mombasa Sports Club Raises The Bar For Juniors Cricketers

Intensive Cricket Coaching Camp Participants | Coastweek

Standing [from left] Umpires Association Chairman Vipul Patel, MSC Juniors cricket Vivek Mehta, Best fielder Dev Hirani, AGSC Coach Aniruddha Gaekwad, Best bowler Jai Doshi, MSC Coach Isaak Kana. Sitting Best wicketkeeper Shukan Mehta, Man of the Match Jairaj Pujara, Most Promising Karan Shah, Best batsman and also Man of the camp Viral Shah.


 CULTURE 

   

 FEATURES AND SPECIAL REPORTS

Global children’s rights organization, Plan International, said child marriages have spiked in developing countries thanks to poverty, outdated cultural practices and weak policing. The phenomenon of child brides has defied cultural, religious and geographical boundaries. If the practice is not contained, societies will experience a reversal on human development indicators. 

 

 

Simon Fisher works on his 1934 Alvis Firefly | Coastweek

Simon Fisher works on his 1934 Alvis Firefly which he has entered in the Africa Concours d’Elegance to be held on September 28th.

BAPS Donates Sewing Machines For Students | Coastweek

BAPS Mahila Mandal donated sewing machines to St John’s Girls Secondary and Boarding School of Kaloleni.

 

Annual Ladies Coast Open Tees Off On Mombasa Greens

2014 Ladies Coast Open winners | Coastweek

Esther Karuga [2nd left], Mombasa Cup winner during 2014 Ladies Coast Open at Mombasa Golf Club, sponsored by KPA, receives a trophy from Terry Odoo. Looking on is KLGU Coast representative Florence Karimi [left] and Mombasa Golf Club Lady Captain Jayne Githere. Handicap winner Mary Naneu and Scratch winner Esther Chumo [centre],  at Nyali Golf and Country Club, receives a trophy from Parapet Cleaning Services Group CEO Alex Nyaga and Mariane Nyangi Head of Chase Woman. PHOTO BY GILBERT ONCHOKE


 THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

 

World Elephant Day: Conservationists new anti-poaching targets

Chinese actress and United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador Li Bingbing learns about behavior of elephants at Samburu National Reserve | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Chinese actress and United Nations Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador Li Bingbing learns about behavior of elephants at Samburu National Reserve, north of Kenya. The World Elephant Day brings attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The escalation of poaching, habitat loss and human-elephant conflict are some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. XINHUA PHOTO - MENG CHENGUANG

Kenya plans will axe electricity price by 47 per cent in three years

Olkaria geothermal power plant | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The Olkaria geothermal power plant is seen in Rift Valley Province of Kenya. More than 30 steam wells have been drilled in Kenya since the exploitation of geothermal energy began in 1981. Kenyan has the potential geothermal of 7,000 megawatts. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHAO YINGQUAN

 KUL BHUSHAN: ON AUGUST 15 OVERSEAS INDIANS CAN IDENTIFY WITH THE 'GRANDMOTHER' LAND

Kul Bhushan: Overseas Indians keen to tune into Modi’s Speech

The tricolour unfurled with massive roar and ear-splitting fireworks


 LETTERS and BOOK REVIEWS

Fishermen cheerful as Tanzania lifts fishing ban on Lake Babati

Lake Babati in Tanzania | Coastweek

Lake Babati is a lake in Tanzania known for its population of hippos. Recent droughts have led to a drop in the number of sightings of hippos, causing concern for local hoteliers. The government has this week lifted a fishing ban in three fresh-water lakes, including Lake Babati, located in the northern part of the Eastern African country.. WIKIPEDIA PHOTO - DANIEL THOMAS

 

Success for 'Friends of Kenya' team at Hawaii Billfish Tournament

Friends of Kenya' team fishing off Hawaii | Coastweek

KONA Hawaii -- Prize winning 394 lbs. blue marlin caught off Hawaii by 'Friends of Kenya' team. South coast deep sea angler Peter Ruysenaars [left] seen showing the flag with fellow north coast fishermen Mark Allen and Mark Smith, who have enjoyed considerable success during the 55th Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament, held over the week 26 June to 3 August, 2014 at Kona, Hawaii.


 AGRICULTURE 

 EBOLA: CANADA WILL DONATE EXPERIMENTAL VACCINES TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Zimbabwe screens air passengers from Ebola-affected countries

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe | Coastweek

HARARE (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe delivers a speech at the National Heroes Acre in Harare. Zimbabweans seen holding national flags and a giant photo of President Robert Mugabe [right] when thousands of people marked Heroes Day, a day set aside to honour living and fallen heroes of the war of liberation that freed the country from colonial bondage. XINHUA PHOTOS


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 SPORTS  

Ghana Ministry of Health issues 'red alert' over Ebola virus threat

Keiji Fukuda assistant director-general for health security of the World Health Organization | Coastweek

GENEVA (Xinhua) -- Keiji Fukuda [left], assistant director-general for health security of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), also addresses the press. The WHO has declared that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes a public health risk, and met the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. XINHUA PHOTOS - ZHANG MIAO


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 EBOLA VIRUS: NIGERIAN HEALTH MINISTER SUGGESTS 'EVERYONE IN THE WORLD IS NOW AT RISK'

Ebola crisis could continue for months: admits U.S. health official

 Tom Frieden [left] director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Coastweek

WASHINGTON D.C. (Xinhua) -- Tom Frieden [left] director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a hearing on combating the Ebola threat, on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., capital of the United States. CDC Director Tom Frieden has activated the level of the agency’s response to the west African Ebola outbreak to its highest alert status. XINHUA PHOTOS - BAO DANDAN

Green light for investors as Madagascar resumes donor funding

Malagasy handcraft at the International Fair for Rural Economy | Coastweek

ANTANANARIVO (Xinhua) -- Handcraft seen at the 16th edition of the International Fair for Rural Economy of Madagascar (FIER MADA) in Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar. Prime Minister Kolo Roger [centre] cuts the tape during official opening of 16th edition of the FIER MADA which showcases craft market, breeding, agriculture and the food processing industry. XINHUA PHOTOS - MIKA RAJAONARISON

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 VIDEOS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK 

U.S. will help Africa build rapid-response force: President Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit | Coastweek

WASHINGTON (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a press conference during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington. The U.S. will help build a rapid response force in Africa in a new peacekeeping partnership with the continent, Obama said on Wednesday. XINHUA PHOTOS - YIN BOGU

 

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