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Government reshuffle security officers in crackdown over terror

Narcotics police arrest 200 suspected Mombasa drug traffickers

Six Tanzanian Imams kidnapped in eastern D.R. Congo set free
Record breaking Kenya athletics team receive a warm welcome

Spanish D4 Reconnaissance on patrol with 'Operation Atalanta'

OFF SOMALIA -- Since the Spanish D4 CASA-235 Vigma Air Contingent took over counter-piracy duties from the Spanish P-3 Orion crew in July 2015, the team has been very busy patrolling the waters off the coast of Somalia. The D4 is a twin-engine aircraft, used for Search and Rescue and Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance (MPRA). It provides the EU Naval Force with valuable imagery and air support in the fight against piracy off the coast of Somalia. The D4 crew consists of four pilots, three maritime surveillance system operators, a flight engineer and a tactical co-ordination officer. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR


Kenyan farmers are feeling the pinch as cost of food items drop

Government consider legislation to protect critical infrastructure

Zambians this year prepare to receive one million tourist arrivals

AMISOM condemns attack at Janaale in Lower Shabelle Region

Nairobi photographic exhibition highlights close China-Kenya ties

Nairobi photographic exhibition highlights close China-Kenya ties | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan visitor [left] and a Chinese visitor talk to each other during the photo exhibition to mark the 2nd anniversary of the establishment of China-Kenya comprehensive cooperative partnership in Nairobi. Chinese ambassador Liu Xianfa [front second right] and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts Hassan Wario [front second left] cut the opening ribbons for the photo exhibition. XINHUA PHOTOS - SUN RUIBO


North Kivu militia leader Ngoa Bisire surrenders to UN Mission

Over 343,000 children in Somalia face acute malnutrition - UN

Sick Burundi refugee was not killed by Ebola: Tanzania medics

African Union urges further development for information sector

Rwanda to 'name' 24 gorillas in annual conservation ceremony

Rwanda to 'name' 24 gorillas in annual conservation ceremony | Coastweek

LONDON U. K. (Xinhua) -- Kumbuka [left], a silverback western lowland gorilla in ZSL London Zoo. ARNHEM Netherlands (Xinhua) -- New born gorilla twins [center] snuggle up in their mother’s arms in the People Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. KINIGI Rwanda (Xinhua) --  Rwanda Development Board Chief Executive Officer John Gara [right] speaks during a past Gorilla Naming (Kwita Izina) ceremony in Kinigi, Rwanda’s Northern Province. The ceremony allows people from all over the world to learn more about mountain gorillas as well as choose the "cutest" baby gorilla through an online-based interaction. XINHUA PHOTOS - WANG LIL, ROBIN UTRECHT and CYRIL NDEGEYA


Top Mozambique journalist assassinated and buried in Maputo

Universities must try to save African languages from extinction

Ugandan steeplechase champion Inzikuru moves to marathon

Poaching incidents down 50 per cent in Kenyan National Parks

AMISOM and Somalia forces recapture town from 'al Shabaab'


East African states move to harmonize regional energy projects

Power prices hiked 35 per cent after water shortage in Rwanda

Rwanda set to host another global technology forum in October

Kenyans to push for further liberalization of service at the WTO

Government focus on technology and new laws to cut pollution



Maputo hosting annual 'Mozambique International Trade Fair'

Cash strapped Uganda may withdraw from AFCON qualifiers

Burundi bandits shoot dead two and injure three in Bujumbura

Police recover big weapons haul from Garissa residential area

Kenya Defence Force Army Commander with Kismayo troops

Kenya Defence Force Army Commander with Kismayo troops | Coastweek

KISMAYO Somalia (AMISOM) -- The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Army Commander, Lt. General Leonard Ngondi meets with Interim Jubbaland President, Ahmed Madobe [left] during his visit to Kismayo. The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Army Commander Lt. General Leonard Ngondi, the AMISOM Sector two Commander, Brigadier Daniel Bartonjo [centre] and the AMISOM Sector Kismayo Commander, Lt. Colonel John Kipya walk through Kismayo Airport. AMISOM PHOTOS - AWIL ABUKAR


Zimbabwe is now on track to meet SMP target says IMF team

President in Mombasa pushes for development of fish industry

Teachers union launch nationwide strike over salary increment

Kenya domestic debt drops U.S. $3.5 billion dollars since 2014

South Africans have lost 749 rhinos to poachers since January

South Africans have lost 749 rhino to poachers since January | Coastweek

BEIJING (Xinhua) -- A handout photograph [left] released by World Press Photo shows the work of Brent Stirton with the caption: "a female rhino in Natal, South Africa, that four mouths survived a brutal dehorning by poachers who used a chainsaw to remove her horns and a large section of bone in this area of her skull". PRETORIA (Xinhua) -- Two of the rhinos [right] adopted by Chinese embassy in South Africa at National Zoological Gardens (NZG), in Pretoria, South Africa. The Chinese embassy adopted five rhinos in NZG to protect the endangered wild animals. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHAI JIANLAN


Kenya is top of medals standings at 'best ever' Beijing Worlds

Almaz Ayana leads Ethiopia sweep in women’s 5,000m event

Upgraded 'Kisumu International Airport' allows large jet flights

Somali police arrest 'al-Shabaab' suspects at Bardere in Gedo

Asbel Kiprop wins his third consecutive 1,500m title at Beijing

Asbel Kiprop wins his third consecutive 1,500m title at Beijing | Coastweek

BEIJING China (Xinhua) -- Kenyan Gold medalist Asbel Kiprop [center] and Kenyan silver medalist Elijah Motonei Manangoi [left] seen during the awarding ceremony of the men’s 1500m event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the 'Bird’s Nest' National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. Asbel Kiprop [right] leads the race during the men’s 1500m final. XINHUA PHOTOS - YUE YUEWEI and LI GANG


Bearish ... Nairobi Bourse stocks trading drops to four-year low

US $200 million expansion to the Entebbe International Airport

South Sudan government accuses rebels of violating cease-fire

Death toll in horror traffic accident has risen to 65 in Swaziland

Uganda Deputy Chief of Defense Force visits troops in Somalia

Uganda Deputy Chief of Defense Force visits troops in Somalia | Coastweek

MOGADISHI Somalia (AMISOM) -- Uganda’s Deputy Chief of Defense Forces (D/CDF) and Inspector General of UPDF Lt Gen. Charles Angina speaks to AMISOM peace keepers in Mogadishu, Somalia. Escorted by contingent commander Brig. Sam Kavuma, Lt. Gen. Charles Angina has visited and inspected troops, key installations and grounds of tactical importance to the UPDF troops serving under AMISOM and United Nations Guard Unit in Somalia. AMISOM PHOTOS


Kenya Athletics officials to establish anti-doping test laboratory

Big Kenya contingent is likely to dominate in 'All Africa Games'

Kenyan Hyvin Jepkemoi Kiyeng enjoys 'world champion' status

Rebel leader from South Sudan declares permanent cease-fire

Kenya food security may worsen as lean season reaches peak

  Two million shillings reward is offered for any information on female terror suspect

GARISSA (Xinhua) -- Kenya has offered 20,000 U.S. dollar reward for information that may lead to the arrest of a woman terror suspect believed to be hiding in a refugee camp in northeastern border region.

The authorities have also released a picture of Rukia Mbarak Faraj, who is believed to be an 'al-Shabaab' operative in a refugee camp in Garissa County."

She is wanted for facilitating movement of youth to Somalia to join her husband who is planning an attack in Kenya," the police said in a report received on Friday.

Faraj’s husband, Ramadhan Kufungwa, a wanted terrorist, was accused of being responsible for the grenade attacks and assassinations of moderate clerics and security officers in Mombasa County.

  Terror suspect Rukia Mbarak Faraj | Coastweek




Sudan Sudan peace deal expected to reduce refugees: UNHCR

Burundi has to pay for trips after German agency suspends aid

Government and telcom firms seek ways to reduce cost of data

Champion Asbel Kiprop stays under pressure to deliver a 'Gold'

Big reward for Kenya female terror suspect Rukia Mbarak Faraj



Overseas tourists still fascinated by the wildlife of Maasai Mara

WHO gives Tanzania medical supplies to halt spread of cholera

'Rwandan judiciary is least corrupt in East Africa region' - report

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi opens Zimbabwe exhibition

Deputy President William Ruto says tourism sector is picking up

Deputy President William Ruto welcomed | Coastweek

LEFT: Deputy President William Ruto welcomed by Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa General Manager Raj Varad on arrival for the official opening of the UNWTO East Africa Tourism Forum which was held at the hotel. The forum was attended by tourism stakeholders. PHOTO - TITUS MUSAU RIGHT: Kenya Coast Tourism Association Chairman and Heritage Hotels CEO Mohammed Hersi is seen receiving HE the Deputy President William Ruto at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort when he arrived to open the United Nation Word Tourism Organization East Africa forum. Looking are Managing Director Kenya Tourism Board Muriithi Ndegwa [left] and Mombasa County Tourism Minister Joab Tumbo.


UN agency agreement will help boost Kenya cereal production

US $230 million dollars appeal launch to feed Ethiopian people

African Union training negotiators for largest African trade bloc

Burundi president gives two months to dismantle armed groups

Madagascar receive 151 rare tortoises repatriated from France

Madagascar received 151 rare tortoises repatriated from France | Coastweek

ANTANANARIVO Madagascar -- These rare radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) belong to a species in the family Testudinidae. Although this species is native to and most abundant in southern Madagascar, it can also be found in the rest of this island, and has been introduced to the islands of Réunion and Mauritius. They are endangered because of the destruction of their habitat by humans and because of poaching. WIKIPEDIA PHOTOS - KYLE BEDELL, HECTONICHUS, PHILSTONE and TITOU


Garissa police hold terror suspect and recover firearms cache

Kenya Airways launches campaign to curb illegal wildlife trade

More Kenya government data is now being stored in the Cloud

Kwa Rhonda residents complain over poor drainage in Nakuru

South Sudan president signs peace deal - warns may collapse


Somalia force shoot dead 20 'al-Shabaab' close to Garbaharey

Immigration will adopt 'online visa' system to streamline service

East African states to explore regional co-operation for tourism

Chinese sign billion dollars deal to build African cement plants

Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi sweeps women’s 3,000m steeplechase

Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi sweeps women’s 3,000m steeplechase | Coastweek

BEIJING China (Xinhua) -- Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi celebrates after winning the women’s 3000m steeplechase final at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird’s Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. XINHUA PHOTOS - LI WEN and WANG HAOFEI





Full Field of 70 Cars and 40 Motorcycles at Concours D'Elegance

Jaguar E-Type | Coastweek

JAGUAR E-TYPE - J. P. Roquier works on the massive 4.2 litre engine of a Jaguar E-type. Alec Davis has entered this 1965 Jaguar E-Type for the 2015 CBA Africa Concours d'Elegance which will be held by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club at the Nairobi Racecourse on September 27th. This iconic British sports car is being prepared for judging by J.P. Roquier.

KWS Concerned Over Buffaloes Mortalities In Lake Nakuru Park

A herd of buffaloes in Lake Nakuru National Park | Coastweek

Over the last one week Kenya Wildlife Service has experienced sporadic mortalities of buffaloes in Lake Nakuru National Park. The buffaloes have been observed with signs of weakness, lack of feeding followed by sudden deaths. Through our investigations carried out at Veterinary laboratories the cause of the deaths has been confirmed to be anthrax. A team of KWS veterinary doctors and wildlife experts are on the ground taking necessary steps to ensure the disease is brought under control.






Julius Yego swipes javelin throw at IAAF Beijing Championship

Julius Yego wins javelin throw in at IAAF Beijing Championship | Coastweek

BEIJING China (Xinhua) -- Gold medalisit Kenya’s Julius Yego celebrates after the men’s Javelin throw final at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird’s Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. XINHUA PHOTOS - WANG LILI and LI WEN




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The Tamarind Dhow Disco Party is back with a bang this Saturday 29th August 2015. We shall be hosting the number 1 hottest female Kenyan DJ Pierra Makena in conjunction with Eve Queen Entertainments; so put on your dancing shoes and be ready to party non-stop ! DJ Pierra Makena attracts a wide variety of people across the country



Singi Wambua Graduates With Honours | Coastweek

Singi Gabriel Wambua on 17th July 2015 graduated with Bachelor in Education (Arts) at Kenyatta University, Mombasa Campus.

A herd of buffaloes in Lake Nakuru National Park | Coastweek

Over the last one week Kenya Wildlife Service has experienced sporadic mortalities of buffaloes in Lake Nakuru National Park.




Colombia navy 'Arc 7 de Agosto' joins EU NAVFOR off Somalia

Colombia navy 'Arc 7 de Agosto' joins EU NAVFOR off Somalia | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA -- Operation Atalanta Flagship ESPS Galicia and ARC 7 de Agosto are seen sailing together in the Indian Ocean during a rendezvous off the coast of Somalia as part of the Colombian warship’s collaboration with 'Operation Atalanta'. While carrying out a replenishment at sea (RAS) of stores and food, the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Fernández Gómez de Córdoba, and members of ESPS Galicia’s crew were flown on board ARC 7 De Agosto by the Colombian warship’s Augusta Bell 412 helicopter. ARC 7 de Agosto has worked with the EU Naval Force to help protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessels and vulnerable shipping along the Somali coastline and also to deter acts of piracy in the Gulf of Aden. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR


Nicholas Bett and David Lekuta Rudisha celebrate Beijing wins

Nicholas Bett and David Lekuta Rudisha celebrate Beining wins | Coastweek

BEIJING (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s Nicholas Bett celebrates winning the final of the men’s 400m hurdles at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird’s Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. Kenya’s David Lekuta Rudisha celebrates winning the final of the men’s 800 metres at the same event. XINHUA PHOTO - WANG HAOFEI




Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot winning the womens 10,000m in Beijing

 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot [left] with Ezekiel Kemboi [right] and Conseslus Kipruto Conseslus | Coastweek

BEIJING China (Xinhua) -- Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot [left] of Kenya celebrates after the final of women’s 10000 meters at the 2015 IAAF World Championships at the "Bird’s Nest" National Stadium in Beijing, capital of China. Kenya’s Ezekiel Kemboi [right] celebrates winning the final of the men’s 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 2015 IAAF World Championships. Looking on is his Kenyan teammate and silver medallist runner up Conseslus Kipruto Conseslus. XINHUA PHOTOS - LI WEN and WANG LILI



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Navies from 'Combined Task Force 151' evacuate sick mariner

Navies from 'Combined Task Force 151' rescue ailing mariner | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA -- Navies operating with Combined Task Force 151 have conducted a co-ordinated operation to save a merchant mariner who was taken ill at sea. Ships from Japan and Korea co-ordinated the rescue mission to evacuate the mariner to Djibouti for urgent medical care. Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin was escorting the Panama flagged merchant ship MV Fuji Gas when a crew member was taken ill. ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin dispatched a sea boat to transfer the sick crew member across to the Korean ship. After initial treatment by medical personnel, a helicopter from the Japanese ship Akizuki flew the mariner from the Korean naval escort ship into Djibouti. PHOTOS- COMBINED MARITIME FORCES




Baardheere town comes to life after liberation from 'al Shabaab'

Baardheere town liberation from al-Shabaab | Coastweek

BAARDHEERE Somalia -- Somali National Army and troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) are seen while mopping up suburbs of Baardheere town after they liberated this important trading centre in Gedo Region, South Somalia from the 'al Shabaab'. Entry and exit to and from the town is through an imposing metallic bridge, the Baardheere Bridge, built over the giant Jubba River, which is a year-long source of water in the region. It is at this bridge that the battle for Baardhere was won when AMISOM troops came calling and 'al Shabaab' experienced a humiliating defeat. PHOTO AMISOM








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'MV Focomar' sailors rescued from small island west of Socotra

MV Focomar crew rescued from small island west of Socotra | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA -- Sailors from Italian Navy warship, ITS Libeccio, which is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’, have provided much-needed food and water to twenty four stranded seafarers. With help from the local community, the seafarers had taken refuge on a small island west of Socotra a few days earlier after their vessel, MV Focomar, suffered engine problems at sea. With limited radio communications, they had been able to put out a may-day call to say that they were stranded, with little food and water. The may-day was picked up by the EU Naval Force. In co-ordination with the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, based in Sana’a, ITS Libeccio was tasked by the EU Force Commander to sail at best speed towards the island and provide assistance. When in range, the ship’s helicopter was quickly launched, and after making contact with the seafarers on the ground, boxes containing food and water were air dropped to the ground. The seafarers are now en-route to the port of Djibouti, having been picked up by a tug sent by the vessel’s owner. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR




China rejects Japan comments over Beijing visit of Ban Ki-moon

China confirms official prisoner amnesty to mark war anniversary

Exhibition of Russian WWII anti-Fascist archives opens in Beijing



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