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SGR bound cargo shows steady growth through Mombasa Port

Marine Nationale Ship 'Jean De Vienn'e seize 4 tonnes of drugs

Marine Nationale Ship 'Jean De Vienn'e seize 11 tons of drugs | Coastweek

French Marine Nationale destroyer Jean de Vienne has continued Combined Task Force (CTF) 150’s recent string of successes by seizing over four tonnes of hashish during an operation in the international waters of the Arabian Sea. Jean de Vienne’s seizure is the third for CTF150 in recent days, together with Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Warramunga, the two ships have confiscated over US $400 million dollars worth of narcotics in just 48 hours. PHOTOS - COMBINED MARITIME FORCES

 

Kenya targets 100,000 China tourists yearly says Najib Balala

U.S. ups aid to Africa, asks for support ahead of Tillerson’ trip

Foreign retailer carve niche in Kenya as they gain acceptance

Kenya commend IAAF rule to curb rampant athletes’ transfers

Runners wary from Ugandan threat at Commonwealth Games

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Zimbabwe President has concerns at Mugabe opposition links

President seeking Private investments for Power transmission


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Pan African skills for Agriculture Development Sector program

Kenyans confirms 40 vultures died in February after poisoning

South Sudan bans wildlife Hunting and trade in Game trophies

Daniel Wanjiru heart set on Defending London Marathon titles

Olympian Dennis Kimetto plots Marathon comeback in Boston

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Records tumbling on final day of World Indoor Championships

CMF narcotic seizure success with over seven tonnes of drugs

CMF narcotic seizure success with over seven tonnes of drugs | Coastweek

Australian navy warship HMAS Warramunga has continued the remarkable success of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 by seizing over seven tonnes of hashish in back to back seizures. HMAS Warramunga conducted two boardings and after a thorough search found over seven tonnes of hashish, valued at over $300 million USD. Over the last three months, CTF 150 has interdicted over 25 tonnes of drugs valued at over $1.3 billion USD in eight seizures. PHOTOS - COMBINED MARITIME FORCES

 

Helen Obiri to return strong after Dismal show at World Indoor

UN Nairobi launch bike sharing scheme to boost green mobility

Kenya remain intergral part in global Floriculture trade: Maersk

Clean cooking stoves reducing need for firewood and kerosene

Mombasa SGR is the newest addition of Chinese-built railways

Mombasa SGR is the newest addition of Chinese-built railways | Coastweek

NAIROBI Kenya (Xinhua) -- Train drivers Concilia, Wendy, Caroline [from left] follow the operating procedures with their Chinese teacher Zhang Cheng during training in Nairobi. MOMBASA Kenya (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan journalist takes a selfie with female train drivers Concilia [center] and Alice [left] before boarding the Mombasa-Nairobi railway in Mombasa. Kenya’s Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) launched operation on May 31, 2017, becoming the newest addition to the list of Chinese-built railways in Africa. China’s annual political sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) are scheduled to convene in March, 2018. The CPC congress made clear that China will not close its door to the world and it will only become more and more open. XINHUA PHOTOS - SUN RUIBO

 

Upcountry Kenya grapple with heavy rains after biting dry spell

World Bank: Kenya can earn more from wildlife-based tourism

Kenya showcase tourism products at trade shows in Germany

Uganda Tourism Board is determined to conserve rare big cats

Lake Manyara drying up: Threatens flamingo and hippo habitat

Coast Police investigate into Murder of another Swiss National

Ships and aircraft from 52 nations now monitor Somalia piracy

Ships and aircraft from 52 nations now monitor Somalia piracy counter-piracy | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA: Between EU NAVFOR and Combined Maritime Forces there are 52 nations that are providing support to ongoing counter-piracy, maritime security and protection of World Food Programme tasks off the coast of Somalia, in the Gulf of Aden and into the Somali Basin. As part of this work EU NAVFOR’s Spanish Warship ESPS Patiño [left] has been operating in the region since December 2017 and has provided a steady stream of fuel, water and supplies to regional partners. Recently Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) Alamgir [right] received her fuel and water during a Replenishment at Sea (RAS), she is part of CTF151 also tasked with counter-piracy duties. The ongoing presence, cooperation and coordination of all partners in the region is vital and the efforts of so many nations in the region plus the independent nations who deploy, including China and India, continue to see positive results. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR

 

Kenya trade lobby seek to host 12th World Chamber Congress

Visa 'hitch' forces Emmanuel Korir to miss WIC in Birmingham

Daniel Wanjiru 'not fazed about London Marathon' title defence

Wilson Kipsang will rule out competing at Tokushima Marathon

Volleyball teams set for Africa conquest and ticket to world club

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Kenya-China art Troupe launch alongside 'Spring Festival' gala

Sudan authorities free 177 foreigners held in human trafficking

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  Hundreds of motorists
spent Saturday night
stranded on Nairobi
Mombasa highway

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Vehicles pile up along the Mombasa road in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Hundreds of motorists spent Saturday night stranded on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway following a massive traffic jam that lasted more than 15 hours. XINHUA PHOTO - ALLAN MUTISO

 

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Police set Manhunt for 'al-Shabaab' leader after Camp Attack

Donato Matos Da Fonseca funeral held at Mbaraki Cemetery

Kenya real estate sector picks up further after end of elections

No respite for the poor in Kenya as rent for small houses rises

Conservationist report male North white rhino is in poor health


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Kenyan cricketers call for Interim Committee to oversee game

Angry parents protest over Kenyan Swimming team selections

U.S. Secretary of State making first tour to five African nations

Burundi reject 'Most prolific slaughterhouses of humans' claim

Xinhua News Agency Africa build a Regional Bureau in Nairobi

ew Office Building of Xinhua News Agency now under construction | Coastweek

New Office Building of Xinhua News Agency (Africa Reginal Bureau) now under construction in Nairobi, Kenya. This building is the first purpose built office block of Xinhua, outside of Head Quarters in Beijing, China. This 16 storey building is for office and residential purposes. The residential floors comprise of 36 two bedroom apartments and 24 studio suites. Completion is expected February 2019.

 

African Union team assess human rights violation in Somalia

UN South Sudan peace keeping review urge Political process

UN assist Kenyans achieve gender principle in leadership role

African states must harness market-based initiatives on water

Kenyan politicians embrace social media and showcase works

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Kenyan President bets on technology to boost growth agenda

Car imports and wheat cargoes dominate at Port of Mombasa

Car imports and wheat cargoes dominates at Port of Mombasa | Coastweek

MOMBASA Kenya Ports Authority -- Discharged motor vehicles [left] at the Conventional cargo yard. A car carrier [right] discharging imported motor vehicles at the Port of Mombasa. PHOTOS - KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY

 

Kwale police investigates deaths of two 'al-Shabaab' returnees

'al-Shabaab' suspects kill five Kenya police officers in Mandera

Kenya seek better Maritime Security to develop Blue Economy

Meteorologists warn of 'Heavy rains over Kenya' after Dry spell

Kenya launch task force on BlockChain to leverage Technology

UN official resolve toward lasting Peace in Great Lakes region

Elephants to translocate from Laikipia and Nyeri to Tsavo Park

Elephants to translocate from Laikipia and Nyeri to Tsavo Park | Coastweek

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is relocating 21 elephants from Solio and Sangare ranches in Laikipia and Nyeri Counties respectively to the Tsavo East National Park in the Coast region. The two-week exercise was launched on February 21, 2018 by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala at Solio Ranch. It will cost Sh4.5 million. PHOTO - KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE

 

Olympic champion Cheruiyot leads Kenya charge at New York

Top volleyball setter Wacu will miss Africa Club Championship

Runners facing tough challenge to dominate WIC Birmingham

U.S. military kill two al-Shabaab militants and injures one other

Brunlehner sisters lead Swim Team to Commonwealth Games

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UN warn seven million people in South Sudan at risk of hunger

Ethiopian 'open-door refugee policy' to continuing refugee influx

AMISOM leaders to meet and discuss withdrawal from Somalia

Tanzanians rule out returning of dinosaur fossils from Germany

Death toll in Mogadishu 'al Shabaab' bombing attack rises to 32

 


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Police launch manhunt for al-Shabaab commander, five others

MWA Donated Ksh 500,000/
To The M.T.T.I. Mariakani

MWA Donated Ksh 500,000/ to MTTI Mariakani | Coastweek

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Women’s Association with Mabati Technical Training Institute Mariakani, contributes to the Socio - economic uplifting of the wider community in the Coast. MTTI Mariakani gives opportunity to students to acquire skills that will enable them to participate in the workforce in order to support themselves and their families. MWA donated Ksh 500,000/ to MTTI Mariakani. Seen [from right] MWA Joint Secretary Mrs. Sital Sagoo, Hon. Secretary Mrs. Harminder Kandhari, Joint Treasurer Mrs. Ila Shah, Mrs. Urmila Patel visiting member, Vice Chairlady Mrs. Kaushlya Meghnani, Mrs. Rashidha Anjarwalla, Mrs. Usha Patel, Chairlady Mrs. Suman Kanji presenting the cheque to Norman D’Souza, Principal of MTTI and last year benefited two students often doing welding course.
 

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Land Usage as Well as Climate Change Threatens Pastoralism

CHALBI DESERT (Xinhua) — A man looks after a herd of cattle in Chalbi desert, north Kenya. In arid and semi-arid regions of northern Kenya which is largely occupied by pastoralists, water and pasture is scare.

 

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Kenya and Tanzania presidents move to resolve trade dispute

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Six lions and 74 vultures ‘poisoned to death’ in southern Tanzania


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Egypt’s Nile River embraces the Spring Festival celebrations

Artists perform during the Spring Festival temple fair | coastweek

SHARM EL-SHEIK (Xinhua) -- Artists perform during the Spring Festival temple fair, an event celebrating the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, Feb. 9, 2018. XINHUA PHOTOS:AHMED GOMAA

 

A Weekend Packed With Golf Fixtures At golf Clubs In Mombasa

2017 Chairman’s Prize at Mombasa Golf Club | coastweek

Martin Wahome [left], Overall Winner with 39 points during 2017 Chairman’s Prize at Mombasa Golf Club receives a prize, a return ticket, (Mombasa - London) from Ingaribe Betty, Sales Manager Rwanda Air. Looking on [from left] are, Bashil Amran, MGC Charman, Elijah Ibua, Daniel Owadeh, John Okuku, Rwanda Air Sales Executive and Maurice Manzi, Sales and ticketing agent Rwanda Air.


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It has been a very quiet month indeed with little going on except endless numbers of cats being brought in for one reason or another. So very few visitors but we seem to have been incredibly busy with other things. A little cat was brought in – it has a very severe case of mites and is very thin. The cat has been receiving Ivermectin (heartworm dawa) injections and is well on the way to recovery.

 

 

Renault Kenya Unveils the 2017 New Koleos In Kenya | coastweek

Renault Kenya Brand Manager Jonathan Santos [right] and Sales Manager Agnes Kimani, with the New Koleos after unveiling it

MWA supports Little Sisters of Poor | Coastweek

MWA is supporting Little Sisters of Poor for more than forty years. The founder member of MWA said looking after elders is a blessing.

 
 


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Ugandan and Kenyan leaders open Busia 'one-stop border' Post

Ugandan and Kenyan leaders open Busia 'one-stop border' post | Coastweek

KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) -- East African Community heads of state attend the 19th Ordinary East African Community Heads of State Summit in Kampala, capital of Uganda. East African countries and Africa at large should integrate in order to boost their bargaining power on the global market, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said here Friday. XINHUA PHOTO - JOSPEH KIGGUNDU

 

 

 

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Two Somali pirate skiffs chased away after gun attack on tanker

Two Somali pirate skiffs chased away in gun attack on oil tanker | Coastweek

Singapore flagged 50,000 metric tonne chemical tanker MT Leopard Sun has been attacked 160 nautical miles off the central coast of Somalia. Two skiffs approached from the stern and fired upon her, after which the on-board Private Armed Security Team returned fire with warning shots. The incident lasted approximately 20 minutes before the skiffs eventually turned away. The crew employed the full range of Best Management Practices (BMP4) as well as the actions of the embarked private armed security team (PAST). EU NAVFOR can confirm the vessel and crew are now safe. EU NAVFOR PHOTOS - COURTESY of WWW.SHIPSPOTTING.COM and LK.LV/EN/LSC-SHIPMANAGEMENT

 


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Kenyan stake holders upbeat over growth of Cruise ship tourism

Kenyan stake holders upbeat over growth of Cruise ship tourism | Coastweek

Visiting Mombasa: "Regatta class 30,277 GT cruise ship Insignia offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships" said a company spokesman. "She features four unique, open-seating restaurants, a world-class fitness center and spa, eight lounges and bars, a casino and 342 lavish suites and luxurious staterooms, nearly 70 per cent of which feature private verandas. With just 684 guests to pamper, our 400 professionally trained European staff ensure you will wait for nothing."

 


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Visitors welcome. Handicap not necessary.
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other days when there are no competitions. 
Rates: from U.S. $ 12. Dress code: proper golf attire.
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Kenyan Maia Von Lekow is star performer at Zanzibar Festival

 

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  ZANZIBAR Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Kenyan musical artist Maia Von Lekow performs at a standing-room-only concert during the 2018 Sauti Za Busara music festival in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. This week the islanders have been performing in a colourful carnival parade as warm-up activities for this popular event. This 14th edition of the Sauti za Busara festival began mid-week with the expectation of promoting cultural tourism in Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Zanzibar archipelago. One prominent African music critic notes: "Maia represents another amazing side to Kenya’s dynamic musical scene. Her voice and style has an affinity with female jazz vocalists of the 1930s and soul and folk music of the 1960s." Maia Von Lekow is the daughter of famous Mombasa born singer and entertainer Sal Davis - who has also been known to play a good game of golf at the Nyali Golf and country club. XINHUA PHOTO - LI SIBO  

Kenyan Maia Von Lekow is star performer at Zanzibar Festival | Coastweek

 

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