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New Mombasa-Nairobi Railway will further expand local economy

Appeal court decline to re-instate suspended security law clauses

Government will build more convention centers and boost tourism

Edgar Lungu of Zambia Patriotic Front wins Presidential elections

Edgar Lungu wins Zambia presidential election | Coastweek

LUSAKA (Xinhua) -- Supporters of Zambia’s ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party celebrate victory [left] in Lusaka, capital of Zambia. Patriotic Front (PF) presidential candidate Edgar Lungu [right] seen talking with interim president Guy Scott during an election campaign. PF presidential candidate Edgar Lungu has won the presidential election, the Electoral Commission of Zambia has announced. XINHUA PHOTOS - PENG LIJUN

 

Kenyan websites are keen to sign up for '.ke' internet addresses

Abundance of algae assuring flamingoes return to Lake Nakuru

Udzungwa Mountain: Rare treasure among Tanzania attractions

Tomorrow’s gizmos: Nothing earth shattering but very interesting

Tugboat 'Fish Eagle' sinks to her watery grave off the Vuma reef

Sea water flooded through the Fish Eagle | Coastweek

Submersion cameras captured the final stages as sea water flooded through the Fish Eagle. Mombasa based COMARCO (Consolidated Marine Contractors) recently retired the 53m long MPV Fish Eagle. After several months of cleaning to meet the environmental criteria of the Kenyan Wildlife Service and with the assistance of Buccaneer divers she now sits on 30m of water off the coast of Mombasa.  PHOTOS  - COMARCO MOMBASA

Treasury raising 2015 economic growth forecast to 6.9 per cent

Government urged to act on urgent reform of horticulture sector

Endangered South African rhinos translocated to adjacent states

Zambia ruling party candidate still leading in presidential election

South Sudanese leaders urged to accept new Arusha agreement

 

Armed bandits kill two Tanzania police officers in Coastal region

South Sudan rival factions sign agreements in Arusha Tanzania

Rwanda focus on industrial park to accelerate economic growth

Burundi says more progress made in identifying Cibitoke gunmen

Africa losing U.S. $50 billion annually through illicit financial flow

 

Nairobi construction starts on Mombasa road 'Southern by-pass'

Over 30 lawyers applying to represent Uganda LRA rebel leader

Great Lakes region require new laws to protect natural resources

Somalia faces huge task to form cabinet accepted by parliament

Zambezi elephant population is down 40 per cent from poaching


 

Nairobi construction starts on Southern by-pass of Mombasa road

Construction site of the Southern by-pass and Mombasa road intersection in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) --  Construction site of the Southern by-pass and Mombasa road intersection in Nairobi. The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has accepted to raise the ceiling on the weight of trucks allowed on Kenyan roads, from the current gross vehicle weight limit of 48 (three axles) to 56 tonnes like other East African countries for the smooth flow of goods in the common market. XINHUA PHOTO - ALLAN MUTURI


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Maize farmers turn to warehouse system as planting season nears

Farmers display sacks of maize for sale | Coastweek

TANA RIVER, (Xinhua) -- Farmers display sacks of maize for sale in Tana River county, northern Kenya, Jan. 8, 2015. Farmers from Bura irrigation scheme in Tana River county have been unable to sell their maize months after harvesting. After failing to sell all their maize to the government and with prices of the produce remaining low, Kenya’s grain farmers now bank on the warehouse system. The farmers have turned to the system in search of cash as the new planting season nears. XINHUA PHOTO: STEPHEN INGATI


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Ian Marshal Clinches The Captain’s Prize 2014 At Nyali Golf Club

Winners of January Medal | Coastweek

Winners of January Medal sponsored by Imperial Bank at Nyali Golf and Country Club pose for a photo with the sponsors [from left] are, Rapthi De Silva, Christine Okotch, Hanna and Manju from Imperial Bank, Florence Karimi, Lady Captain Alice Wahome, Jansveer and Josephine from Imperial Bank, Jayne Githere, Wambui Warui and Pia Swatton.


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Chase Bank Eyes Horticultural Sector with New Partnership

Horticultural partnership agreement | Coastweek

Chase Bank Business Development Director Ken Ouko [2nd left] and Green Farming President Harm Maters [right] signs a partnership deal as Agricultural Officer at the Dutch Embassy Marnix Sanderse and Chase Bank Senior Manager, Agribusiness Samuel Ndonga looks on. Chase Bank is targeting the one-billion shilling horticultural sector as it braces for its next phase of growth, Chase Bank Business Development Director Ken Ouko, has said.

 

 

 

Economic, peace, environmental, cultural and Diaspora policies

President Uhuru Kenyatta at KICC in Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- President Uhuru Kenyatta [left] shakes hands with government officials upon his arrival at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) in Nairobi. President Kenyatta [right] receives the Kenya Foreign Policy and Diaspora Policies documents from Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Karanja Kibicho at the KICC when he launched the Kenya Diaspora Policy as well as a new Foreign Policy, which is aimed at enhancing Kenya’s engagement with other nations. XINHUA PHOTOS - ALLAN MUTURI


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 FEATURES AND SPECIAL REPORTS

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- The number of mobile phone users on post-paid tariff in Kenya has grown considerably as people embrace the subscription service due to low call rates. Post-paid subscribers are hurtling towards the one million mark, according to latest data from the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK), with many having joined in in the last few months.

 

 

Jim Kroft, a Berlin based musician | Coastweek

Jim Kroft is a Berlin based musician, is performing live at the Tamarind, Mombasa on 31st January 2015.

Circus lioness sisters 'Maggie' and 'Sonja'  | Coastweek

LONDON -- 'Born Free Foundation' rescued circus lioness sisters 'Maggie' and 'Sonja' seen before their flight from U.K.

 


 THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

 

 

CTF-150 continuing with its intensified counter piracy operations

OFF SOMALIA -- Warships and aircraft from Australia, France, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States continue to support Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Gulf of Aden. HMS Kent’s Lynx helicopter provides overwatch while her boarding team conduct a routine verification boarding in support of CTF-150 maritime security and counter piracy operations. PHOTO - C.M.F.


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Sum and Mwangangi named 'best sports personalities' of the year

Kenyan middle-distance runner Eunice Sum | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenyan middle-distance runner Eunice Sum [left] receives her Sportswoman of the Year award from Cabinet Secretary of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Phyllis Kandie, during the 11th edition of the Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) in Nairobi. Kenyan middle-and long-distance runner Caleb Mwangangi [second right] celebrates after receiving the Sportsman of the Year. Initiated in 2004, Kenyan Sport Personality of the Year Awards, are annual national awards given for sports personalities and organisations in Kenya. XINHUA PHOTO - ALLAN MUTURI


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New Zealand Air Force Orion P-3KT joining counter piracy patrols

Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft has joined in providing support to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism and maritime security operations, searching out suspicious vessels involved in illicit activities that fund terrorism. CTF-150 began 2015 by intensifying its maritime security and counter-terrorism operations throughout its area of operations, which includes some of the world’s busiest commercial sealanes. PHOTOS - CMF


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Serena Hotels managing director Mahmud Janmohamed speaks to Aly-Khan Satchu

    The Kenyan tourism sector has dipped by
    up to 30 per cent within the last one year.

     Serena Hotels (EA) MD Mahmud Janmohamed
     takes an in depth look into the main reasons for
     the low numbers and the way forward.


Interview Part 1

Interview Part 2

Serena Hotels MD Mahmud Janmohamed speaks to Aly-Khan Satchu | Coastweek

 

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Conservationists sound alarm over grave threat to the great apes

An elderly female gorilla | Coastweek

MBELI BAI Republic of the Congo -- An elderly female gorilla is seen in this photographic sequence while using a thin tree branch as a tool to scavenge pond life and water weeds at the edge of a swamp in the in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park. WIKIPEDIA PHOTOS - BREUER, NDOUNDOU-HOCKEMBA and FISHLOCK

 

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