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EBOLA:  KENYA HOST REGIONAL DISCUSSION ON OUTBREAK IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Retail prices reduced for super petrol, diesel and kerosene fuels

Protective measures increasing workload of city security guards

Nairobi Westgate terror victims still haunted by tragic memories

Eastern African countries urge greater effort to enhance security

AMISOM operation obliterate 'al-Shabaab' camps in Lower Juba

omalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohammad visits Baidoa | Coastweek

Mogadishu AMISOM -- Somalia Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohammad [right] visits Baidoa and is given a warm welcome by residents in Tiyeeglo after Somalia forces supported by African Union peace keepers liberated the strategic town in Bakool region from 'al-Shabaab' terrorists. The latest attacks dubbed 'Operation Indian Ocean', are aimed at liberating more towns from the militants to ease suffering of the population and increase Somalia government control in the country. AMISOM PHOTOS - TOBIN JONES

CLASH OF CLANS:  FURTHER CONFLICTS BETWEEN DEGODIA AND GARRE OF MANDERA AND WAJIR

Mombasa police have shot dead 'terror suspect' Idris Mohammed

Qatar and Kenya government plan to establish direct shipping line

Tanzania and World Bank agree on improving Dar es Salaam port

Mombasa High Court acquits Governor Timamy on Lamu deaths

Leopard Beach Resort win Best Beach World Travel Awards 2014

Leopard Beach Resort and Spa team | Coastweek

The jewel in Diani Beach’s crown, the Leopard Beach Resort and Spa, has just been notified that they have once again made it to the top of their class with three wins in three categories of nominations for the upcoming World Travel Awards, aka the Oscars of the Travel Industry. Seen above is the entire team of Leopard Beach Resort and Spa during the annual World Travel awards 2013 whereby they were voted as Kenya’s leading Resort and the resort’s Uzuri Spa was voted by Travel Professionals from 12 nominations as Africa’s Best Spa Resort.

CHRISTINE LAGAT:  'AL-SHABAAB' REMAIN REGIONAL SECURITY THREAT DESPITE GODANE DEATH

Stringent regulations and 'red tape' hurting business - Hotel lobby

Rift Valley Railways secures funding for locomotive rehabilitation

Donors provide U.S. $88 million dollars to finance basic education

Kenya says EAC-EU likely to conclude trade talks before deadline

A flower farmer near Naivasha Town, southwest Kenya | Coastweek

NAIVASHA (Xinhua) -- A flower farmer [left] takes care of the roses in a greenhouse near Naivasha Town, southwest Kenya. The Naivasha region in the Rift Valley is considered as the production base of the Kenyan flower industry, with 90 per cent of flowers mainly exported to Europe. A maximum of nearly one million stems, after being cut, graded, chilled, are delivered with diversified varieties to its key destinations in Europe every day. Kenyan flowers, which take more than 30per cent of market shares in Europe, are also prepared to pave the way to potential Asian markets like Russia, Korea and Japan. NYERI COUNTY (Xinhua) -- Richard Wageni [right], a flower farmer at his farm in Kihuri, Nyeri County, North of Nairobi. Wageni is among local farmers in the area who have ventured into flower farming away from the usual coffee farming. XINHUA PHOTOS - ZHANG CHEN and ROSE WANGUI

Uganda military refutes sexual exploitation allegations in Somalia

Rwanda genocide survivors welcome Norwegian court ruling

Air Madagascar staff 'ambush' France in bid to improve EU deals

 

 

DEATH ON THE ROAD:  WEEKEND SERIES OF AWFUL ACCIDENTS IN TANZANIA, KENYA AND RWANDA

International Coastal Clean Up Day - Largest Volunteer Event

International Coastal Clean Up day volunteers of last year | Coastweek

Saturday 20th September is the International Coastal Clean Up day which is dedicated to the improvement of beaches, coastal regions and surrounding areas throughout the world. It purports to be the largest volunteer event in the world !An organiser and a volunteer student during last years International Coastal clean up day. [RIGHT] Children show their disposable gloves with which they collected garbage. 


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ECONOMIC GROWTH:  FORMER GERMAN PRESIDENT SEEKING CLOSER PARTNERSHIP WITH KENYA

Born Free Trip In Kenya Personally Led By Hollywood Actress

Born Free Movie crew | Coastweek

Seen [above] Born Free movie crew at the Masai Mara [from left] actors Virginia McKenna, George, actor Will Travers and Joy Adamson. This October, Cheli and Peacock is offering the trip of a lifetime - an exclusive Born Free safari, led by Hollywood actress Virginia McKenna. The illustrious McKenna - well-known for her award-winning portrayal of Joy Adamson in the classic blockbuster, Born Free and Founder of The Born Free Foundation - will personally host a group of just 18 at some of Kenya’s most spectacular properties.


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ELECTRICITY:  MULTI-MILLION KENYA-TANZANIA TRANSMISSION PROJECT TO BE COMPLETE 2016

Kongowea Market Water And Sanitation Facilities Agreement

Kongowea market water and sanitation facilities MOU | Coastweek

Seen Maji Na Ufanisi Administrator Steve Kariuki, Trade County Executive Mohamed Abdi, Chairperson of Kongowea Market Central Committee (KOMACECO) Mwalimu Sharubad and his MWAGA Taka counterpart Ali Mtsumi [right] appended their signature during the memorandum of understanding for operation and management of Kongowea market water and sanitation facilities between Kongowea Market Central Committee between the county government of Mombasa (CGM) and Maji Na Ufanisi supported by Embassy of Sweden, Kongowea Market Water and Sanitization Projects at tune of Ksh45milion during the MOU held at Kongowea Market.


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Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs Wine And Cheese Tasting Evening

Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs Wine And Cheese Tasting Evening | Coastweek

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs members experienced an exceptional evening at Severin Sea Lodge during their Annual Wine and Cheese tasting and Dinner. The General Manager Mr. Andy Muir went out of his way to source a wide array of Cheese which was generously accompanied by an equally vast selection of wines. Seen [from left] are Mrs. Ann Marques, Philippe Zimmerlin and Shabnam Nayer - Bailli.

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

 

INDIAN TRAVELLOGUE:   WANDERING AROUND BEAUTIFUL, HISTORICAL INDIA WITH ANJUM ASODIA

Djibouti launches EU funded project to secure pastoral systems

Pastoralists daily life in Wajir | Coastweek

[LEFT] WAJIR (Xinhua) -- Locals load jerricans of water on a camel in Wajir, north eastern Kenya, Sept. 5, 2014. Residents of this region of Kenya need to walk long distances in search of water and pasture for their livestock. [RIGHT] Goats drink water from a water trough in Wajir, northeastern Kenya, Sept. 5, 2014. Xinhua PHOTO: Stephen Ingati


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 FEATURES AND SPECIAL REPORTS

To all budding performers, old or young, please take note of the date Sunday 14th September at 5.30 p.m. to fulfill your dreams at the La Veranda Restaurant. The long awaited auditions for the next Mombasa Pantomime are here. The actual Pantomime will be performed on 3rd, 4th and 5th of December. Please come along, so talents will be put to use for this traditional community production.

 

 

Hatua Likoni Fund Raising | Coastweek

Hatua Likoni Director Gabrielle Fondiller [right], chats with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho during the fund raising dinner. 

Oil, Gas, Minerals Opportunities Pulls Kenfyan Experts Together | Coastweek

Oil and Energy Services Limited Lead Consultant Mwendia Nyaga [left] and Remax Heritage Marketing Director Faith Mwaura.

 

EBOLA VIRUS:  MANY WEST AFRICAN DOCTORS, NURSES AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS INFECTED

Coast Golfer Frances Lagoussis Lifts The CAK Trophy

Communications Authority of Kenya Golf Tournament Winners | Coastweek

[LEFT] Frances Lagoussis, Overall winner during Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Golf Day with 41 points at Nyali Golf and Country Club, receives a prize from Communications Authority of Kenya Chairman Ngere Gituku. [RIGHT] Brandon Tengea, Best Junior during Communications Authority of Kenya Golf Day with 36 pts at Nyali Golf and Country Club receives a prize from Communications Authority of Kenya Director Consumer and PR Mutua Muthama.  PHOTOS BY GILBERT ONCHOKE


 THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

 

Hosts Uganda stop Guinea in 2015 Afcon qualifier 

Africa Cup of Nations qualification match | Coastweek

[LEFT] YAOUNDE (Xinhua) -- Clinton_N’jie of Cameroon shoots during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match against Cote d’Ivoire in Yaounde, capital of Cameroon, Sept. 10, 2014. Cameroon beat Cote d’Ivoire 4-1. XINHUA PHOTO: FABRICE NGON.  [RIGHT] CAIRO (Xinhua) -- Mohamed Abd-Elshafi (2nd L) of Egypt vies for the ball during the qualifying match of 2015 Africa Cup soccer match between Tunisia and Egypt, in Cairo, capital of Egypt, Sept. 10, 2014. Tunisia won the match 1-0. XINHUA PHOTO: AHMED GOMAA

Inter-School Art and Music Awards at the Mombasa A.S.K. Show

Art and Music Competition in the Special Needs Category awards | Coastweek

[LEFT] His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta presents an award to Mrs. Sabrina Natha and Mrs. Winnie Gitiha of Sapling Trust Foundation for overall winners in the A.S.K. Art and Music Competition in the Special Needs Category. [RIGHT]  His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta presents an award to Jewel Kiama assisted by Special Needs Teacher Mrs Pauline Njau of Sapling Trust Foundation, for winning in the A.S.K. Art Competition in the Special Needs Category.

KUL BHUSHAN:  WISH LIST TO MODI GOVERNMENT OF 'THINGS TO DO' FROM THE INDIAN DIASPORA


 LETTERS and BOOK REVIEWS

Photographer Zarina Bhimji exhibits at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

Zarina Bhimji Zanzibar | Coastweek

LONDON (U.K.) -- Pippy Houldsworth Gallery of London, U.K. is presenting a new commission for 'The Box' by photographer, film-maker and former Turner Prize nominee Zarina Bhimji. For 'The Box', Bhimji has responded to Zanzibar’s political history as part of an ongoing exploration of colonialism in India, Africa and Britain.

All-Ladies crew deliver Kenya Airways’ fourth luxury Dreamliner

Boeing 787 Dreamliner certified Captain, Ms. Irene Koki Mutungi with crew | Coastweek

An all-ladies crew, led by Africa’s first black female Boeing 787 Dreamliner certified Captain, Ms. Irene Koki Mutungi [left], jetted into the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) yesterday to deliver Kenya Airways’ fourth Dreamliner. Captain Irene Koki Mutungi flanked by KQ Information systems Director Kevin Kinyanjui [left] Alex Mbugua KQ Group Finance Director and KQ Inflight attendants.


 AGRICULTURE 

Small town of Loiyangalani hosts annual Turkana Cultural Festival

  TURKANA CULTURE XINHUA PHOTO SPECIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURKANA(Xinhua) -- A local resident walks on the shores of Lake Turkana, north Kenya. Lake Turkana is the world’s largest permanent desert lake and the surronding area is regarded wildely by anthropologists as the cradle of humankind due to the abundance of hominid fossils. XINHUA PHOTO -ALLAN MUTURI


 FOCUS: GHANA

 

 

 


 SPORTS  

Senior Chinese officials meet with South African minister in Beijing

BEIJING (Xinhua) -- South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane meets with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (left) and Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang (right) in Beijing, China, Sept. 4, 2014.  XINHUA PHOTOS: HUANG JINGWEN AND PANG XINGLEI


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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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At least 42 killed, 68 injured by inter-clan clashes near Mandera

Uhuru Kenyatta wearing the military uniform | Coastweek

SAMBURU (Xinhua) -- President Uhuru Kenyatta [first left] and Kenya’s Chief of Defence Forces General Julius Waweru Karangi seen during the military validation exercise in Samburu, north Kenya. President Kenyatta [front right] and General Karangi are seen on arrival for the military validation exercise. Uhuru Kenyatta, wearing the military uniform for the first time, attended the officiation ceremony of the validation of Kenya’s Pledged Forces to the Eastern Africa Standby Force on Friday. XINHUA PHOTOS - SIMBI KUSIMBA

Further generous Chinese support for the National Youth Service

President Uhuru Kenyatta at National Youth Service College | Coastweek

GILGIL (Xinhua) -- President Uhuru Kenyatta [left] presents a trophy to a leading serviceman during the recruits passing-out parade at National Youth Service College in Gilgil. High stepping servicemen and servicewomen are seen [right] during the march past. While commissioning 4,204 recruits, President Kenyatta mentioned that Kenya had acquired machinery and equipment worth over five billion Kenyan Shillings with financial support from the Chinese government in its quest to implement reforms in the National Youth Service. XINHUA PHOTOS - SHEIKH MAINA

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 VIDEOS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK 

Leaders at African Union Summit plan to intensify war on terror

African Union Peace and Security Council Summit in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta [centre] and other African Heads of State are seen after attending the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council Summit in Nairobi. Chad President Idriss Deby [right], also Chairman of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council delivers his speech. The summit aimed to review AU efforts to "combat terrorism in Africa", as well as to "find practical steps" to boost the 54-member bloc’s counter-terrorism efforts. XINHUA PHOTOS - SIMBI KUSIMBA

 

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