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BOAZ MAKOMERE:  CLEARING AGENTS WANT END TO SINGLE CUSTOMS TERRITORY PROGRAMME

India Navy deploys four warships flotilla visiting East Africa ports

Rare northern white rhino dies at OI Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy

EU countries confirm trade pact with EAC to open market access

Olkaria geo-thermal generator expected to lower electricity costs

President Uhuru Kenyatta commissions new 140-megawatt Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Plant near Naivasha | Coastweek

NAIVASHA (Xinhua) -- President Uhuru Kenyatta [right] unveils a plaque during his official commissioning of the new 140-megawatt Olkaria IV Geothermal Power Plant near Naivasha. The Olkaria geothermal project, located in the Great Rift Valley area, is set to soon lower the cost of power in the country. XINHUA - ZHOU XIAOXIONG

Athletics Kenya official criticised for dismissing doping allegations

Substance abuse rampant in Kenyan football - government report

Kenya rugby players on steroid supplements - government report

Wildlife charity joins Interpol hunt for Mombasa poaching suspect

Interpol issues warrant for alleged Mombasa 'Ivory Kingpin' Feisal

Elephant herd near Nyamandhlovu pan in the Hwange National Park | Coastweek

MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- International Police Organisation (Interpol) have issued a warrant to arrest Mombasa businessman Feisal Ali Mohammed, suspected dealer in poaching syndicate in East Africa region. Interpol has sent out a Red Alert to member countries to assist in the arrest of Feisal, who is wanted for alleged engaging in wildlife trophies trade in Kenya. XINHUA PHOTO - XU LINGUI

MOMBASA DIARY:  SUN DOWNER 'DAWA' IS JUST THE START OF 'TAMARIND RESTAURANT' CHARM

Doctors call on health ministry to increase efforts to tackle Ebola

KQ confirm 'no immediate plans to resume flights' to West Africa

Naivasha flower farmers commend signing of EAC-EU trade pact

Government in discussions with European Union for Tax Refunds

Mombasa police arrest ten members of Coast secessionist group

Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) Chairman Omar Hamisi Mwamnuazi | Coastweek

MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- Mombasa Republican Council (MRC) Chairman Omar Hamisi Mwamnuazi [left] is taken away from his residence in Mombasa. Omar Mwamnuadzi has been arrested together with nine other members of group in his Kombani home in Kwale County, suspected by the police to have been conducting secret recruitment of new members to plot attacks in the coastal region. XINHUA PHOTOS - MBUYU CAZEIYA

Rwanda and Kenya leaders urge African nations to open borders

Eastern and Central African states plan controls on Ebola spread

Nairobi host international conference on administration of justice

Lake Manyara National Park now issues electronic tourist permits

Global March For Elephants And Rhinos At The Diani Beach

Shimba Support Group, it's supporters, KWS ranfers and resident of diani | Coastweek

The Shimba Support Group team organised a walk in support of an International awareness campaign known as Global March For Elephants and Rhinos. Seen [above] are the SSG team, dedicated residents from Diani and Tiwi, Base Titanium, Nakumatt Diani staff, Diani Police officers, Miss Tourism Kwale and Kenya Wildlife Service Wardens and Rangers at Diani Beach.

KUL BHUSHAN:  HOCKEY LEGEND DHYAN CHAND IS HONOURED WITH BOLLYWOOD SPORT BIOPIC

 

 


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BEDAH MENGO:  GROWING MOBILE MONEY BUSINESS STIRS DEBATE IN KENYA BANKING SECTOR

Sarova Cares initiative donation to Sarafina Children's Home

Sarova Cares and Sarafina Children's Home Staff | Caostweek

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa, through Sarova Cares initiative donating linen and beddings to Sarafina Children's Home in Marembo, Kilifi. Looking on [from left] Sarova Whitesands Phildora Mbaru, Seif Njama and Fredrick Oroma, Director Sarafina Children's Home Rev. Josephine Kache, Lydia Cazzell and Sarafina Children's Home friends from the UK Heather Hoyt.


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ECONOMY:  REMITTANCES TO KENYA FROM THE DIASPORA RISE BY 20.3 PER CENT IN AUGUST

Kingsway Tyres Hosts Consumer Forum At Tribe Hotel

Industry Trends- breakfast meet | Coastweek

Kingsway Tyres hosted a breakfast meeting for its customers on Thursday 9th October at the Tribe Hotel. The event dubbed “Industry Trends- breakfast meet” saw good number of key transporters attend the early morning forum. Seen [above] are CSO Kingsway Tyres Gautam Ghai, managing director Creative Innovations Shailesh Shah, Commercial Director, Michelin AIM Freddie Stoeffler, Sales Director Creative innovations Nitin Shah and Kingsway Tyres Technical Manager Anil Sharma.


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

 

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

Eastleigh returns to normal after terror attacks and police swoops

A Somali store owner displays the latest fashions in his Eastleigh emporium | Coastweek

Eastleigh NAIROBI -- A Somali store owner [left] displays the latest fashions in his Eastleigh emporium. Eastleigh is a suburb of Nairobi. It is located east of the central business district. Predominantly inhabited by Somali immigrants, it has been described as "Little Mogadishu", as well as "a country within a country with its own economy" on account of its robust business sector. Somali entrepreneur Hussein Mohamed [right], is Vice Chairman of the Eastleigh Business Association. PHOTOS - WIKIPEDIA

KUL BHUSHAN:  AFRICAN ROOTS AND INDIAN D.N.A. - CELEBRATING LIFE OF SIR BEN KINGSLEY


 CULTURE 

   

 FEATURES AND SPECIAL REPORTS

The streets of Nairobi are lined up with several coffee shops, some small and low cost, others big and expensive. The numerous cafes exhibit Kenyans’ love for the beverage that is produced in the East African nation and sold across the world. Every evening, hundreds of people throng into the shop for coffee dates and other meetings. Coffee lovers have another reason to visit the cafes.

 

 

Political writer Ali Mazuri.  | Coastweek

Mombasa Governor declared one week of mourning following the death of renowned educationist and political writer Ali Mazuri. 

Fish Fun At Sarova | Coastweek

Excited guest children at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa have fun by feeding fish in the hotels fish pond. PHOTO BY TITUS MUSAU

 


 THIS WEEK IN PHOTOS

 

RWANDA:  CONSERVATION PLAN WILL RE-STOCK LION POPULATION IN AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK

Defence forces guarding Kenya security with modern technology

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenya Chief of Defence Forces Julius Karangi | Coastweek

NAKURU (Xinhua) -- President Uhuru Kenyatta [left] and Kenya’s Chief of Defence Forces Julius Karangi salute during the celebration of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Day at the Kenya Military Academy in Lanet, Nakuru County. KDF has celebrated its third anniversary since Kenyan military crossed border into Somalia to dislodge 'al-Shabaab' militia. XINHUA PHOTOS - SIMBI KUSIMBA

FINANCE:  KENYA HAS U.S. $421 MILLION DOLLARS INCREASED INVESTMENTS IN FIRST QUARTER

Dinesh Sasan Scoops AAR Golf Day Prize With 40 Points

AAR Health Care Golf Day winners | Coastweek

[LEFT] Ijaz Sheikh [right], Men Winner of AAR Health Care Golf Day at the Nyali Golf and Country Club, receives a prize from AAR Holdings Chairman Frank Njenga. [RIGHT] Mary Kandu, lady winner during AAR Health Services Golf Day at Nyali Golf and Country Club receives a prize from AAR Director Sagi Gakunju. PHOTOS COURTESY OF GILBERT ONCHOKE

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


 LETTERS and BOOK REVIEWS

 

BEDAH MENGO:  'TOA HIYO' ... NOISY RIDE ON NAIROBI'S 36-SEATER MINIBUS WITH 'MOBILE DISCO'

Coast Amateur Swimming Association Break Four National Records

CASA Open and Age Group Swimming Championships | Coastweek

[LEFT] Vice Chairman of CASA Mr. Ahmed Kadernani awarding trophies to the Girls team of Mombasa Aquatics Club who took the first place, Oshwal Academy Mombasa second and Busy Bee School took third place in the CASA Open and Age Group Swimming Championships. [RIGHT] Chairlady of CASA Mrs. Binti Vora awarding trophies to the Boys team of Mombasa Aquatics Club who took first place, Mombasa Academy took second and Nyali Primary School took third place in the CASA Open and Age Group Swimming Championships.


 AGRICULTURE 

 MEDICS MEETING IN MOMBASA CAUTION: 'KENYANS VULNERABLE TO EBOLA VIRUS OUTBREAK'

Mozambicans vote in general elections amid possible low turnout

Mozambiquan Presidential Candidates voting | Coastweek

MAPUTO, (Xinhua) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza (L) casts his ballots as Presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi (Front) of the Frelimo Party shows his voter card at a polling station in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, Oct. 15, 2014. Mozambicans went to the polls on Wednesday to elect the southern African country’s fourth President since its independence in 1975, a new parliament and provincial assemblies. XINHUA PHOTOS: MAURO VOMBE AND MENG CHENGUANG


 FOCUS: MOZAMBIQUE GENERAL ELECTIONS

 

 

 


 SPORTS  

TANZANIA:  TOP OPPOSITION LEADER APPEARS IN COURT: CHARGED WITH 'ILLEGAL ASSEMBLY'

Makupa Clinches Senior and Junior Titles In 7-A-Side Soccer

Makupa Rangers ‘A’ Seniors Team | Coastweek

Makupa Rangers ‘A’ Seniors Front row [from left] Captian Ali Mohamed, Jinita Shah, Obiero Chui, Vice Captain Shamsudeen Abbas, Ali Boy, Arafat Khalid, Atin Shah, Mala Atin Shah. Back row [from left] Jilna Parit Shah, Parit Shah, Coach Ismail Abdalla, Omar Khalil, Team manager Abubakar , Omar Doctor, Ahmed De Boss, Saleh Sherman, Sajeed Sumra, Hussein Ahmed, Kevin Papa, Azadkumar ZP Shah, Ashvin Doshi.


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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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Chinese re-opening embassy in Mogadishu after 23 years' hiatus

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud [left] and Zhang Ming, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, attend the official reopening ceremony of the Embassy of People’s Republic of China in the Federal Republic of Somalia, in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. China reopened here on Sunday its embassy in Somalia after a 23-year period of closure. XINHUA PHOTO - ZHANG CHEN

KUL BHUSHAN:  NAKED ON THE NET - YOU ARE BEING TRACKED EVERY TIME YOU LOG ON THE WEB

President Kenyatta receives heroes' welcome on return from ICC

President Uhuru Kenyatta is embraced by Kenya Deputy President William Ruto | Coastweek

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- President Uhuru Kenyatta is embraced by Kenya Deputy President William Ruto upon his arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Uhuru Kenyatta returned to Nairobi on Thursday after attending a hearing on his case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. XINHUA PHOTOS - FRED MUTUNE

SWAHILI  SINGULAR TREAT FOR OUR READERS - SHAIRI 'KISWAHILI WATAMBAA KAMA KOBE MAKINI'


 VIDEOS OF INTEREST THIS WEEK 

MOMBASA DIARY:  HEART WRENCHING, EMOTIONAL, MONOLOGUE FROM ACTRESS JEAN HUGHES

MOMBASA DIARY:  IF YOUR DREAMS DO NOT SCARE YOU THEN THEY ARE JUST NOT BIG ENOUGH

MOMBASA DIARY:  WOULD BELONGING TO THE FABULOUS RIFT VALLEY BE SUCH A BAD THING?

MOMBASA DIARY:  WITH BEVERAGE IN HAND, LOOKING OUT ACROSS THE GLORIOUS INDIAN OCEAN

Kenyan soldiers in Somalia kill 12 militants and recover weapons

Ugandan soldiers patrol through the streets of Barawe port Somalia | Coastweek

BARAWE Somalia -- Ugandan soldiers, belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia, patrol through the streets of Barawe port, Somalia, during the second phase of 'Operation Indian Ocean'. The town was liberated soon afterwards by the troops from the African Union and Somali National Army, with only minimal resistance from the extremist group 'al Shabab'. AMISOM PHOTO / TOBIN JONES

 

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