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General Katumba Wamala visits Ugandan contingent in Barawe

General Edward Katumba Wamala is seen while visiting Ugandan peace keepers in the seaport town of Barawe

BARAWE Somalia -- The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Army, General Edward Katumba Wamala is seen while visiting Ugandan peace keepers in the seaport town of Barawe which is 220 kilometres south of the capital Mogadishu. Gen. Wamala is in Somalia for a four day official visit, during which he will also interact with troops in Ceeljaale, Aribska and Mogadishu, as well as hold talks with the senior leadership of the Federal Government of Somalia. PHOTOS AMISOM

 

Government will prosecute 29 suspects in anti-corruption purge

Security Council condemn shooting of Burundi opposition leader

Western Kenya universities give learning courses to rural towns

Latest diagnostic tool boosting war against cholera across Africa

Germans provide counter-piracy training for Seychelles Maritime

EU Naval Force warship provides training to Seychelles Maritime Forces | Coastweek

MAHE Seychelles -- During their recent port visit to Port Victoria in the Seychelles crew members from EU Naval Force warship, FGS Bayern, provided sea training to members of the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) and the newly-formed Seychelles Maritime Police Unit (SMPU). The training was conducted in cooperation with staff from EU sister mission, EUCAP Nestor. FGS Bayern’s crew provided practical training to the SCG in the repair and maintenance of fast-rescue boats, with the training with the SMPU focusing on practical seamanship skills, such as man overboard drills. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR

 

IGAD asks al-Bashir to mediate end to violence in South Sudan

Somali lawmaker is shot dead by mistake report security forces

Tanzanians view spectacular Chinese Swahili television dramas

Ace Kenyan athletes sweep Kigali International Peace marathon

Africans have highest proportion of aged with no social security

 
  Beatification of Venerable
Irene Stefani "Nyaatha"


NYERI (Xinhua) -- President Uhuru Kenyatta [third right] and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta [second right] are received by Catholic Bishops on arrival for the Eucharistic Celebration and Beatification ceremony of the Venerable Irene Stefani "Nyaatha" at the Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri County. Irene Stefani was an Italian nun who went to  Kenya in 1915 working as a nurse in British military hospitals during the first world war. She was known as "Nyaatha", meaning "mother of mercy" in the Kikuyu language. XINHUA PHOTO - FRED MUTUNE
  Beatification of Venerable Irene Stefani "Nyaatha" | Coastweek

 

 

 

Burundi opposition leader Zedi Feruzi 'shot dead' in Bujumbura

Trading at Nairobi bourse falls sharply with investors opting out

Cocaine: Wanted Rwandan drug trafficker is deported to Kigali

Kenya conservationists support partnership to save black rhino

South African President Zuma leading 'Africa Day' celebrations

PRETORIA South Africa (Xinhua) -- South African President Jacob Zuma [left] addresses the Africa Day celebrations in Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa. President Zuma [third right] dances with other officials on the Africa Day Celebration in Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa, on May 24, 2015. President Jacob Zuma on Sunday marked Africa Day, pledging to continue working in unity and to make Africa a continent of hope for the youth and future generations. XINHUA PHOTOS - KOPANO TLAPE

 

African Union observers to Ethiopia issue pre-polls statement

South Sudan president warns new sanctions escalate tension

Africa must harness diaspora interest and boost development

'Sino Africa Center of Excellence' enhancing bilateral relations

Supermarkets promoting profitable new restaurants in Nairobi


 


 

Construction of modern Mombasa international sports stadium

Promoting archaeological tourism after ancient stone tools find

Kenyan spat with foreign funded NGOs reflects on sovereignty

President urges strengthening of 'anti-terror training' in schools

Health Secretary suggests Kenya will end cholera in one month

Residents walk past garbage dumps at Kibera Slums Nairobi | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Residents walk past garbage dumps as a school boy fetches stagnant water next to railway line at Kibera Slums where Cholera has been reported in Nairobi. Cholera cases have been reported in eleven Kenyan counties, leaving 65 people dead, since the beginning of January. XINHUA PHOTO - JOHN OKOYO

 

Tanzanian military plan defence budget increase of 30 per cent

South Sudan forces have seized full control of Upper Nile State

UN Secretary General commends progress in Burundi dialogue

Second Somalia commercial bank opens business in Mogadishu

Former Lesotho prime minister is seeking refuge in South Africa

Former Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane | Coastweek

JOHANNESBURG South Africa (Xinhua) -- Former Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane seen earlier while attending the High-level Forum of South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. Former Lesotho Prime Minister Thabane has fled out of personal safety concerns, the South African Broadcasting Corporation has reported. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHAI JIANLAN

 

Five airlines across Indian Ocean region decide to form alliance

Kenyans now enjoying lowest call tariffs to East Africa countries

Scientists defeat striga weed impoverishing rural Kenya farmers

Biogas transforms lives of communities in Tanzania Lake Zones

Chef on Chevy BBQ cook out sponsored by Chevrolet campaign

mouth-watering barbeque cook out by Celebrity Chef Ali L’artiste -  Ali Said Mandhry at Thalassa restaurant and lounge | Coastweek

General Motors East Africa (GMEA) on Sunday 17th May, 2015 hosted a very successful live screening of Manchester United vs Arsenal English Premier League match at Thalassa restaurant and lounge in Mombasa. Seen [from left] Mvita MP Hon. Abdulswamad, Governor Hon. Hassan Ali Joho, Rachael MuchirI, Hon. Mishi Mboko and Chef L’artiste Ali Said Mandhry.

 

Britain asks Kenya for evidence on Mombasa NGO 'terror' links

Two shot dead and further 11 injured in Bujumbura poll protests

Oil fighting threatens economy of both Sudan and South Sudan

South Sudan rebels claim they now control parts of key oil fields

European Parliament votes mandatory rules on conflict minerals

 
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BEIJING (Xinhua) -- Alfred Kipketer of Kenya is seen after winning the Men’s 800m Final of 2015 IAAF World Challenge at National Stadium (Birds Nest) in Beijing, China in a time of 1:45.45. Looking on is Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich of Bahrain, who was timed at 1.45.81. XINHUA PHOTO - WANG LILI

 

 

 

Aflatoxin contamination hurts Tanzania agriculture - researchers

Ex-'al-Shabaab' commander urges militants to embrace dialogue

UN envoy reports 'good progress in Somalia' despite challenges

Rwandan Immigration bureau issuing new visa application rates

Colobus monkey canopy bridges saving lives over Diani highway

Colobus monkey bridge over Diani road near Ukuinda Kenya South Coast | Coastweek

DIANI BEACH Ukunda -- Colobus Conservation, based in Diani Beach, have erected and maintain 28 canopy bridges known locally as 'colobridges'. The canopy bridges provide safe passage to the local monkey population over the busy Diani highway. A recent survey indicated that these bridges facilitate approximately 800 monkey crosses per day. They are truly a life saver. PHOTOS - COLOBUS TRUST

 

Zimbabwe seeks strategic partner key in reviving national airline

Tanzanians to extradite Alliance Democratic Forces rebel leader

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza in a first public appearance

Rwandan is sentenced to 30 years in prison over 1994 genocide

South African unions will oppose 'privatisation' of electricity utility


 

 

 

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China Opens Channels For Youth Skill Development In Kenyan

technical skills contest | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — Local workers listen to the judge's remarks after a technical skills contest at section eight of the Standard Gauge Railway project in Nairobi, Kenya, May 19, 2015. Chinese firms that are implementing mega infrastructure projects in Kenya bring about a flood of work opportunities to the country's young generation. XINHUA PHOTO: SUN RUIBO

 


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Kenyan Students’ Proficiency In Mandarin Boost Career Prospects

14th “Chinese Bridge” language proficiency competition | Coastweek

NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- A student performs Chinese dance [left] while another performs Chinese calligraphy [right] during the 14th “Chinese Bridge” language proficiency competition held in Nairobi on May 18, 2015. The champion will attend the final competition held in China on behalf of Kenyan university students in July. XINHUA PHOTO: PAN SIWEI


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NGCC Greenkeeper Claims Top Spot At Heritage Insurance Day

men and ladies winner receive prizes | Coastweek

[LEFT] Jatin Malde, [right] men winner during Heritage Insurance golf day at Nyali Golf and Country Club with 37 points, receives a trophy from Joseph Kyungu, executive director, Heritage Insurance Company at Nyali Golf Club. [RIGHT] Beatrice Hiuhu [left], Director underwriting and claims, Heritage Insurance Company presenting a prize to ladies winner Florence Karimi during Heritage Insurance golf day with 33 points at Nyali Golf and Country Club. GOLF PHOTOS BY GILBERT ONCHOKE

 

 

 


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Eye Camp | Coastweek

Dr. Mukesh Phalke of Eye Hospital and Laser Centre, examining an eye of a patient during an eye camp at NGCC.

Whitesands Popular Wedding Destination | coastweek

Shakil Mohammed, a KQ flight officer and his new wife former Ms. Cytara Miller after their wedding at the Sarova Whitesands Resort.

 
 


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New Sebeta-Addis Ababa-Adama-Mieso railway near completion

A new train passes by the Addis Ababa/ Sebeta-DireDawa, Djibouti Railway | Coastweek

ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) -- A new train passes by the Addis Ababa/ Sebeta-DireDawa, Djibouti Railway during the track laying completion ceremony of the project in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The Sebeta-Mieso project is one section of the first phase of the Ethiopia National Railway Network, constructed by the China Railway Group Ltd (CREC). It is also an important project of the new five year growth and transformation plan in the main transport corridor for the imports and exports of the country’s products, and also connects Addis Ababa with important cities of Adama, Dire Dawa and Djibouti port. XINHUA PHOTO - MICHAEL TEWELDE

 


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Warship ESPS Infanta Cristina host Spanish Force Commander

EU NAVFOR warship ESPS Infanta Cristina hosts Spanish Force Commander | Coastweek

EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, has hosted the EU Force Commander, Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Alfonso Gomez, during one of their counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia. The Force Commander was welcomed on board by Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Durán, and given a guided tour of the ship. A highlight of the visit was a demonstration by the embarked Force Protection Team showing ocean-going procedures used when conducting ship boarding operations. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR

 


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Combined Task Force counter piracy exercises near Seychelles

Combined Task Force counter piracy exercises near Seychelles | Coastweek

Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) ships French Ship Var, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Newcastle and Seychelles Patrol Ship (PS) Constant have taken part in joint Task Force counter-terrorism exercises in the Indian Ocean. France, Australia and Seychelles are part of the Combined Maritime Forces, which is a multi-national naval partnership, which exists to promote security, stability and prosperity across approximately 2.5 million square miles of international waters, which encompass some of the world’s most important shipping lanes.

 

 

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