THE MOST FROM THE COAST !

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XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 

THIRTY EIGHT Years Ago -
COASTWEEK, March 09 - 15, 1979:

Coastweek -- PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER Eliud Mahihu introduced a four-page section on ‘Industrialisation at the Coast’ in which he emphasised ‘large sums of public funds are being used (by Kenya Government) to enlarge the present infrastructure of basic facilities to industry - such as better communications, improved water supplies, more power and extended urban amenities’

Contributors included Kenya Cargo Handling Services managing director Edward Halwenge, African Cotton Industries managing director Husein Anjarwalla and Asbestos Cement spokesman Edward Rodwell.

Coastweek Dar es Salaam correspondent Tony Barros reported that archeologist Mary Leakey had discovered ‘the oldest grand father in the world’ or traces of a prehistoric man-like mammal who lived in Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge some 3.75 million years ago.

Ten Kenyan hotels had been selected by Britain’s ‘Harpers and Queen’ magazine as among the ‘300 Best Hotels in World’ - three from the Coast were ‘Mnarani Hotel’ at Kilifi, ‘Serena Beach Hotel’ at Shanzu and ‘Leopard Beach Hotel’ at Diani.

Mercedes Benz plush in-house  magazine ‘The Three Pointed Star’ (in German, English, Spanish and French) also featured a superb fifteen-page full colour Kenya Coast pull-out with the wonderful headline “... But it is true in many respects - Kenya is Africa at its best !”

Mombasa entertainer Kelly Brown wrote from Frankfurt, Germany, advising his numerous Kenya fans that he would be home for April - thereafter heading out to Kinshasa (then Zaire) Congo to perform with fellow heart-throb Tabu Lei.

KENYA Cinema was showing Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier and James Earl Jones in ‘A Piece Of The Action’, REGAL screened James Mitchum in ‘Trackdown’, NAAZ bravely warned patrons of ‘Demon’ that ‘this film contains scenes of violence and intense horror’, while at CHOX it was Sunil Dutt, Malika Sarabhai and Ranjeet in ‘Himalay se Ooncha’ (Higher Than The Himalayas).

Letter writers included Guy Lusweti and Hussein Sinan of Mombasa, and C.E. Norris, Executive Director of Conservation with East African Wildlife Society Nairobi who complained of ‘Cruel Animal Experiments’ by the U.S. University of Michigan who were purportedly using Kenyan baboons in ‘car crash’ experiments.

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