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Army kill three 'al-Shabaab' militants at Basuba in Lamu County

Two poaching suspects arrested over killing of Tsavo elephants

American hunter slammed for killing iconic Zimbabwe lion 'Cecil'

American hunter slammed for killing iconic Zimbabwe lion 'Cecil' | Coastweek

HARARE Zimbabwe (Xinhua) -- Two lions [left] eat prepared meat in their enclosure in Bally Vaughan, a private animal rescue center and wildlife sanctuary 30 km from Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. Bally Vaughan has been operating in Zimbabwe for more than 20 years, taking in abused, wounded, or abandoned wildlife animals. GWERU Zimbabwe (Xinhua) -- Foreign tourists and staff members look on [right] as a 13-month lion cub perches on a termite dump for a rest in Antelope Park, Gweru, Zimbabwe. Lion walk was introduced to Antelope Park over a decade ago as part of an on-going conservation program to save African lions, whose population had dropped about 70 per cent in the past two decades to estimatedly 320,000. The "big cats" will be groomed for release into the wild once they acquire the hunting skills and grow an edge to secure food against competitive predators like hyenas. PHOTOS - WANG YUE and - XU LINGUI


'German citizen of Somali origin' behind Mogadishu hotel attack

Government now starts registration of illegally acquired firearms

Burundi grenade blast has injured lone policeman in Bujumbura

UN train Tanzania judges on management of electoral disputes

Long-distance giant Kenya eyes sprint and field Golds at Beijing



Zambians set up 'sinking fund' for repayment of Eurobond funds

Rwanda central bank warns money changers on exchange rates

Zimbabwe works hard to restore confidence in economy: official

New inventory of Kenya elephant ivory and rhino horn stockpiles

Colombian Navy to join Operation Atalanta counter piracy patrols

Colombian Navy to join Operation Atalanta counter piracy patrols | Coastweek

Colombian Navy warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, recently completed sea trials with the Spanish Navy prior to her collaboration with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Conducted at the Spanish Navy Combat at Sea Centre in south western Spain, the sea training ensured that ARC 7 de Agosto was ready to deploy to the EU counter-piracy operation. A Spanish Navy liaison team is embarked in the Colombian warship to provide any necessary support or advice. The ARC 7 de Agosto, with a crew of 65 personnel, will join Operation Atalanta on 9 August 2015 and is commanded by Captain Darwin Alberto Alonso Torres. PHOTO - EU NAVFOR


Maize prices continue to rise in Kenya despite imports increase

Mobile money use in Kenya has risen by US $21 million dollars

East African IGAD bloc condemns terrorism attacks in Somalia

Security Council has renewed U.N. Mission mandate in Somalia

Senior AMISOM Officials visit Barawe Hospital in south Somalia

Senior AMISOM Officials visit Barawe Hospital in south Somalia | Coastweek

BARAWE Somalia (AMISOM) -- African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) senior officials led by Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara, the AMISOM Deputy Force Commander Support and Logistics, who handed over rehabilitated water and sanitation facilities at Barawe Hospital. Also present were by Brig. Gen. Cyprien Ndikuriyo the AMISOM Chief of Staff, Dr. Opio Ododa the AMISOM Senior Civil Affairs Officer. Others included Colonel Stephen Mulenga, the Chief of Civil-Military Coordination (CIMIC), Bashir Mohammed Yusuf, the Barawe District Commissioner and commanders from Somali National Army and Somali Police Force. PHOTOS - AMISOM


Ugandan netball star gets contract with UK club Loughborough

Burundi ruling party urging national unity government formation

South Sudanese parties remain far apart despite new mediation

Uganda energy minister confirms plan to tackle power shortage

Hip hop star artist Akon expected in Rwanda for power initiative


Kenyan scientists seek commercial release of GM Maize variety

Central Bank foreign exchange reserves reach seven-month low

Former Tanzanian Prime Minister Lowassa set to join opposition

Burundi polls were 'peaceful, but not inclusive, free and credible'

Obama meeting Ethiopian PM over bilateral and regional issues

U.S. President Barack Obama with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn | Coastweek

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama [left] and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn hold a press conference at the National palace after a bilateral talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s Capital. XINHUA PHOTO - MICHAEL TEWELDE


Burundi refugees remain hesitant to return home after election

EAC will use Arts and Culture Festival 2015 to promote tourism

South Africans urge mining operators to avoid massive job cuts

United Nation chiefs condemn deadly hotel attack in Mogadishu

South Africans will prosecute all responsible for initiation deaths



Players from 10 African nations for Ugandan Professional Golf

Uganda athletes qualify for IAAF Beijing World Championships

Combined Task Forces and Seychelles discuss counter piracy

Zambia launching 48 new marine units to secure water bodies

Tanzania-Kenya border post cuts cargo clearing time at Taveta

Taita Taveta Lowland (Coastal) zebu | Coastweek

BORDER PATROL -- Taita Taveta Lowland (Coastal) zebu: The Taita cattle, along with the Giriama, Durum and Kamba, are generally referred to as Lowland Zebu, and they inhabit the south coastal areas of Kenya. PHOTO - INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK RESEARCH INSTITUTE


Somalia: 72 'al Shabaab' killed, 24 wounded and nine captured

Sunday death toll from the 'Jazeera' hotel explosion reaches 15

Chinese embassy security officer dies in Mogadishu hotel blast

One Chinese national confirmed dead in Mogadishu hotel blast

Stanley Biwott sweeps 16th Bogota Half Marathon in Columbia


Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza | Coastweek

  Pierre Nkurunziza still
President of Burundi


BUJUMBURA Burundi -- Two term President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza has been declared the outright winner of controversial elections. Presidential elections were held in Burundi on 21 July 2015. President Pierre Nkurunziza ran for a third term despite controversy over whether he was eligible to run again. The electoral commission announced on 24 July 2015 that Nkurunziza had won the election with 69.41 per cent of the vote. The opposition boycotted the vote, and Nkurunziza won re-election. XINHUA PHOTO - YUAN LIANG




U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Ethiopia for official visit

AU re-iterate deep concern at continued fighting in South Sudan

Rwanda releasing imported lions into the Akagera National Park

Rwandans raise US $45 million dollars from mining concessions

President Obama ends visit with an offer of support in key areas

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during his visit in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during his visit in Nairobi. Obama visited Kenya, the birthplace of his father for the first time as president from Friday to Sunday. XINHUA PHOTO - SUN RUIBO

U.S. President continues African travels with Ethiopian journey

Obama visit 'lockdown' extends from capital to upcountry Kenya

Kenya and U.S. re-affirm commitment to 'war against terrorism'

 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta with visiting U.S. President Barack Obama | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks during a joint press conference with visiting U.S. President Barack Obama in Nairobi. Kenya and the U.S. on Saturday re-affirmed their commitment on security co-operation and in the war against terrorism to help prevent future terror attacks in the East African nation. XINHUA PHOTOS - SUN RUIBO

Obama also visiting African Union Head quarters in Addis Ababa

Kenya government protest at United States network 'terror' label

President Obama pledges support for women and youth in Africa

President Barack Obama at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama [left] gestures on the Opening Plenary of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi. Looking on [centre] is Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. U.S. President Barack Obama attended the summit on Saturday and hailed Africa’s enormous potential. Kenya is the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to host the summit. XINHUA PHOTO - PAN SIWEI

Rwanda 'International Music Festival' draws top talent to Kigali

UN urge South Sudan to lift new restrictions on river transport

Two African champions winning 'gold' at swimming and boxing

Ugandan U-23 preparing for Olympic qualifier tie against Egypt

Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba in charge

On board Operation Atalanta flagship ESPS Galicia | Coastweek

EU Naval Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, has assumed the counter-piracy co-ordination role from the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 commander, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito, during a meeting at sea on board Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia. After being welcomed onboard, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito was given an update on the EU’s counter-piracy operation, which was launched by European Union Member States in December 2008 to deter and disrupt acts of piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. After a tour of the Spanish Navy ship, the EU Naval Force Commander took the opportunity to thank Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito for his efforts to coordinate counter-piracy operations in the piracy High Risk Area. PHOTOS - EUNAVFOR


Health services in Somalia undermined by lack of funding - UN

Kenya gearing up for America-led summit on 'entrepreneurship'

Police beefing up security in coastal resorts prior to Obama visit

Businesses and schools closed ahead of President Obama' visit
U.S. President Barack Obama jets in for three-day visit to Kenya

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to people after his arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama [front center left] waves to people after his arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Kenya on Friday evening to begin a three-day visit to Kenya amid tight security mounted by both local and American security agencies. XINHUA PHOTO - SUN RUIBO


Kenya government are turning to sport tourism to revive sector

All key indices continue with downward spiral at Nairobi bourse

AU forces kill seven 'al-Shabaab' militants in Southern Somalia

AU troops capture key center Dinsor from Somalia 'al-Shabaab'

Madagascans to increase food yields using Chinese hybrid rice

Madagascar to increase food yields using Chinese hybrid rice | Coastweek

AMBATONDRAZAKA Madagascar (Xinhua) -- Men and women plant rice seedlings in a field in Ambatondrazaka, Madagascar. Local farmers specializing in the Chinese hybrid rice are believed to be rich as the harvest is almost tripled local production. An agronomist on site said that one hectare of land requires just 26 kg of hybrid seeds, which can then produce between 8 to 12 tons of hybrid rice after 152 days of cultivation. XINHUA PHOTOS - DONG RUIFENG


Kenya and Tanzania game rangers learning with ivory detection

Flight details of President Obama's trip to Kenya leaked - media

Ten killed and 55 injured in road accident near Tanzanian capital

Somalia counter piracy warships assist stricken Italian freighter

British interview with Rwanda genocide convict angers survivors


Burundi government hold senatorial election without opposition

Burundi ministry denounce U.S. interference in internal affairs

South Africa population increase amid an exodus of whites - data

IFC and Zambia sign deal for developing two solar power projects

Chinese are building 600 MW coal-fired power plant in Zimbabwe



Rwanda and DRC simplify business deals for small scale traders

Group of 23 terror suspects now appear before Tanzanian court

Kenyan bank hosts Chinese 'yuan' clearing centre to spur trade

Kenya Government boost security ahead of Obama official visit

More Kenyans are interested in doing business with Chinese

Visitors line up to attend China Trade Week early this July | Coastweek

Final visitor numbers released by the organisers of China Trade Week, hosted earlier this month by MIE Events in Nairobi, have shown that more Kenyans are keen on trading with China. The three day event held between July 1st and 3rd recorded 16500 visitors and according to the organizers, it was “an overwhelming success. Following the runaway success of the expo, the organizers had increased the exhibition space for 2016 as well as increasing the number of exhibition days to two consecutive weeks.




African First Ladies Tour the Aga Khan University Hospital

African First Ladies during a visit to Aga Khan University Hospital for a tour of the Heart and Cancer Centre |Coastweek

Aga Khan University Hospital on Monday hosted twelve African First Ladies for a tour of the Heart and Cancer Centre. Led by Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady of Kenya who has officially assumed the chair of the Forum of African First Ladies Against Cervical, Breast and Prostrate Cancer. Mr. Shawn Bolouki the CEO of Aga Khan University Hospital, noted that the hospital is committed to increasing access to those who cannot afford specialised care.

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Four Golfers Beat The Course At The Standard County Golf Classic

lady winner and man winner receive prizes | Coastweek

[LEFT] Alice Wahome lady winner with 38 points during Standard County Golf Classic receives a prize from Standard Group Finance Director Orlando Lyomu. [RIGHT] Shawn Zambuni, Standard Group Executive Manager, presents a prize to Willie Mbote [left], men winner with 37 points during Standard County Golf Classic at Nyali Golf and Country Club. GOLF PHOTOS BY GILBERT ONCHOKE



M.S.C. Team Excels at the U-17 T20 Cricket Tourney In Nairobi

Mombasa Sports Club squad for U-17 at the Nairobi Gymkhana with the organisers and officials | Coastweek

The MSC Development team returned to Mombasa after a successful participation in the U17s cricket T20 tournament hosted by Nairobi Gymkhana. It was a well organized and hosted event. Their first match on day 1 was exceptional, they chased down a big score of 148 runs set by Stray Lions.




Kiunga fishermen free vagrant Cape Sea Lion trapped in 'gillnet'

Kiunga fishermen free vagrant Cape Sea Lion | Coastweek

Kiunga Marine National Reserve -- A vagrant Cape Sea Lion that made a record trip to Kenya is rescued from a fisherman’s gillnet. Subantarctic fur seal entangled in gill net [left]. Seal swimming to safety [right] after release. PHOTOS - ALI BWANA and J. KIPLIMO




German eye-in-the-sky ends counter piracy patrols off Somalia

German Maritime Patrol P3C-Orion aircraft | Coastweek

DJIBOUTI (EUNAVFOR) -- German Maritime Patrol P3C-Orion aircraft completed a three month detachment with 'Operation Atalanta' off the coast of Somalia. With an air patrol and search area one and half times the size of Europe, the German aircraft and its crew flew more than 250 operational flying hours, averaging nine hours per flight. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR






As we get ready to usher in the warm season, great things come along and The Tamarind Dhow will not be left out on these good things; coming soon will be the great ‘Choma Fest Experience’ on board as you cruise the Indian Ocean within the creek. Meat lovers will be spoilt for choice and a fantastic array of different genres of music will make your evening !.



Hindu Council of Kenya's Donation To Mji Wa Salama Home | Coastweek

Hindu Council of Kenya, Mombasa gave a generous donation of food items to the Child Welfare Society of Kenya, Mji Wa Salama Home.

KISCOL Distributes Rations In Kwale County | Coastweek

Kwale International Sugar Company external affairs manager, gives food to Muslim faithful in Kwale county during Eid-Ul-Fitr.






Incumbent Burundi president has lead during controversial poll

Incumbent Burundi president has lead during controversial poll | Coastweek

BUJUMBURA Burundi (Xinhua) -- Voters receive security check outside a polling station in Bujumbura, Burundi. At least 3.8 million Burundian citizens who registered for the country’s 2015 elections Tuesday went to cast their votes in a presidential poll to be boycotted by the country’s main opposition groups. XINHUA PHOTOS - YANG MENGXI




Kenyan industrialists plan to partner with China entrepreneurs

Kenyan industrialists plan to partner with China entrepreneurs | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Visitors observe productions in Bidco’s factory near Nairobi. Chinese entrepreneurs on a trip to Africa on Tuesday visited Bidco, one of Kenya’s largest manufacturing facilities, as part of plans to enhance Sino-Africa ties. Bidco which is located in Thika town, about 40km on the outskirts of Nairobi, is the largest edible oil producer in East and Central Africa. XINHUA PHOTO - PAN SIWEI



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Millions of flamingos returning to shallow water of Lake Bogoria

Millions of flamingos at Lake Bogoria Kenya | Coastweek

LAKE BOGORIA (Xinhua) -- Millions of flamingos are seen at the shallow water of Lake Bogoria, a saline and alkaline lake that lies in the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. After the rainy season, huge flocks of flamingos migrate into the lake area, making it a picturesque view of pink color. XINHUA PHOTO - TIAN GUANGYU





  Kogelo village back in
the spotlight ahead of
Obama visit to Kenya


KOGELO (Xinhua) -- Hotel named 'White House' at Kogelo Village in Siaya. Sara Obama [inset], third wife of U.S. President Barack Obama’s paternal grandfather, still lives at Kogelo Village in Siaya. Barack Obama has made several trips in the village before, where his father was born and buried. XINHUA PHOTOS - SUN RUIBO

  Hotel named 'White House' at Kogelo Village in Siaya | Coastweek





Four Golfers Manage To Beat The Course At Standard County Golf Classic


Mombasa Sports Club Team Excels at U17 T20 Cricket Tourney In Nairobi


Bandari Face Sofapaka In Kenya Premiere League Match


Gabriel Mghendi to Contend For FKF Mombasa Sub-Branch Chairmanship


Strong Belgian Entry As Munster, Gregoire Sign Up For Safari Classic Rally


Kanbis Beats Stray Lions To Clinch the Quandrangular Cricket 20/20 Tourney


Botswana targets glory at rugby sevens Olympic qualifiers


Kenya sprinters eye IAAF World Championships titles in Beijing titles


Kenya seeks to dominate World Youth Championships in Colombia


Kenya may present weak team in 10,000m at Beijing worlds


Coast Bridge with C.P. Shah and Results - Open Pairs Bridge


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Tourists enjoy close-up encounter with elephants in Chobe Park

Tourists enjoy close-up encounter with elephants in Chobe Park | Coastweek

CHOBE Botswana (Xinhua) — Tourists observe elephants along the Chobe River in Chobe National Park, northern Botswana. The Chobe river runs along the northern border of Botswana, and on its banks rests the Chobe National Park, which is home to many wild animals including an estimated 50,000 elephants. XINHUA PHOTO - GUO JUN


Kenyans join Muslims in celebrating Eid-al-Fitr around the world

Muslim faithfuls take part in the Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Sir Ali Muslim Club in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Muslim faithfuls take part in the Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Sir Ali Muslim Club in Nairobi. Muslim faithful in Kenya on Friday took part in the Eid al-Fitr prayers, which marks the end of Ramadan. XINHUA PHOTOS - JOHN OKOYO

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