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Herders assisted by insurance payouts amid biting drought

Police chasing 'al-Shabaab' militants after Mandera attacks

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South Sudan wants mandate of UN Peace Force reviewed

Bamburi Cement Group announces Half Year 2017 results

Bamburi Cement Group announces Half Year 2017 results | Coastweek

MOMBASA -- A small herd of domesticated oryx graze the lawns outside the main factory gate on the Kenya north Coast. Bamburi Cement Group have confirmed Half Year 2017 results, performance weighed down by market conditions. Bamburi Cement Ltd announced this week that its half year results for the six months period ended 30th June 2017 are lower compared to the previous year.

 

Kenya National Inspectorate to improve building safety law

Kenya banks shrink home loans after interest rate capping

Conflict and Closures cut Kenyan Banks’ regional footprint

Kenyan Farmers looking at Biotech Cotton to revive sector

Kenya online shopping mall agrees to market smartphones

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Supreme court begin writing judgment in presidential vote case

Korea navy deploying with counter-piracy operation off Somalia

Kenya operate China-aided cargo scanners at Mombasa port | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA -- The Republic of Korea warship, ROKS Dae Jo Young, has recently been deployed with EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. The invaluable co-operation between Republic of Korea and European Union warships is helping to strengthen maritime security to keep seafarers safe as they transit the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. ROKS Dae Jo Young is a Sun-sin class destroyer and was launched in November 2003. Equipped with the latest military and surveillance technology, she is perfectly suited to counter-piracy operations. During the last week ROKS Dae Jo Young and EU NAVFOR warships cooperated at sea to integrate communications systems and carry out combined operations at sea. This is the third time that Republic of Korea and the European Union Naval Force ships have worked together this year. PHOTO - EU NAVFOR

 

Military officer killed during landmine blast in northeast Kenya

Tanzania will demolish 300 houses built across reserve areas

Zimbabwe ruling party hold 'Solidarity' rally for Grace Mugabe

'Operation Atalanta' warship escorts food programme Vessels

At least ten killed in bus accident in northeast Garissa County


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Kenya Supreme Court has ordered Presidential Vote scrutiny

Opposition case to nullify Kenyatta victory goes to full hearing

Tanzania insist UN agency must Repatriate Burundi refugees

WFP appealing for more food funds for Refugees in Tanzania

Uganda mother 'Mama Babirye' has 38 children over 37 years

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Press experts discuss media industry challenges in digital age

Kenya operate China-aided cargo Scanners at Mombasa Port

Kenya operate China-aided cargo scanners at Mombasa port | Coastweek

MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- Guo Ce (second left front), Economic and Commercial Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Kenya, and John Njiraini (third left front), Commissioner General of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), cut a ribbon during the launch ceremony of China-aided container scanners in Mombasa port. A container truck [right] passes through the Mombasa container scanner. Mombasa port on Friday launched three China-aided container scanners to enhance efficiency in cargo clearance. XINHUA PHOTOS - LI BAISHUN

 

Kenya consumers comply with new total ban on  plastic bags

Ujamaa Part Two: Magufuli aims at reviving Nyerere doctrine

Investors again keen on Kenya T-bills with post election calm

Nairobi High Court upholds Kenyan Ban over all Plastic Bags

Hong Kong break Kenya hopes in winning Nairobi rugby Test

Biotech maize could boost food security in Kenya: researcher

Startimes unveils an exciting new football broadcast schedule

elephant roams the South Luangwa National Park | Coastweek

StarTimes Vice President Mark Lisboa (left) Marion Wangari (centre) and the company’s Corporate Sales Manager Edward Wesonga join hands to officially kick off the StarTimes football season. The Pay TV company is set to broadcast up to eight European top tier soccer leagues and FIFA tournaments including The German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A and the 2018 World Cup among others.

 

Coast magistrate sentences terror suspect to 22 years in jail

Kenyans incensed by latest law maker demand for more pay

Angolan ruling party sweep elections with 61.1 per cent votes

Visiting China naval fleet staging live-fire drill in Indian Ocean

U.N. monitor ten million dollar 'al-Shabaab' charcoal business

U.N. monitor ten million dollar 'al-shabaab' charcoal business | Coastweek

Combined Maritime Forces -- al Shabaab 'checkpoint taxation' between charcoal production sites and stockpiles at ports along the Horn of Africa currently generate at least $10 million dollars per annum of income for the Somalia militants. CMF has enjoyed some success during recent months by sharing information with port authorities in the importing nations, to provide the opportunity for those nations to then seize and sell these illegal cargoes, retaining the sales proceeds for their own national use. PHOTOS - COMBINED MARITIME FORCES

 

Erratic rains and crop pests deny maize farmers good harvest

Group of 140 Kenyan students leave for China high education

Kenya communities still Message with traditional village criers

Generic Markers appear resistant to deadly Cassava diseases

Kenya offers citizens alternatives to Plastic Bags ahead of ban

Kenya traders face dilemma in the wake of looming Plastic ban

Mombasa Cement seafront track hosting 'MMC Clubman Rally'

Kamlesh Pandya in action during a past MMC event | Coastweek

VIPINGO -- Kamlesh Pandya in action during a past MMC event. Formalities of the past few days are almost done with Mombasa Motor Club (MMC) promising coast drivers an exhilarating “man and machine” test when next club rally gets underway on the newly-built seafront track at Mombasa Cement Limited grounds on August 27. PHOTO - KAIF BAGHA

 

Another senior 'al-Shabaab' fighter surrenders to Somali force

Kenyan Police shoot dead 'wanted' terror suspect in Mombasa

Coast security searching for three terror suspects in Mombasa

al-Shabaab suspects arrested over beheading of Witu villagers

Police probe torture and Murder of two foreigners in Mombasa


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Legendary Fabrizia Pons returns to Mombasa for Safari Classic | Coastweek

Legendary Italian navigator Fabrizia Pons will be among the star attractions when she returns to the the forthcoming Kenya Airways East African Safari Classic Rally for the umpteenth time, reports Samson Ateka. Pons is no stranger to the prestigious marathon event slated for Kenya and Tanzania from November 23-December 1. She returns to the historic event to reunite with compatriot Gilberto Sandretto behind the wheel of a Porsche 911.


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Conservationist bringing attention to the plight of all Elephants

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NAIROBI (Kenya Wildlife Services) -- World Elephant Day celebrated on August 12 every year is set aside to bring attention to the plight of the African and Asian elephants, whose very existence teeters on the brink of extinction. A lone elephant [above] roams at the South Luangwa National Park in Mambwe district, Zambia. XINHUA PHOTO - PENG LIJUN

Tanzania condemns killing of leading Wildlife Conservationist

Tanzanian Ministry suspending all Registration for new NGOs

Kenya and Tanzania will hold talks to eliminate Trade Barriers

Tanzania ready to invite investors acquire 'reclaimed' industries

Tanzania diplomats sort seizure of new aircraft by Canada firm

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Busy Port of Mombasa records an upsurge in container imports

Busy Port of Mombasa recording upsurge in container imports | Coastweek

MOMBASA (Kenya Ports Authority) -- Container imports at the Port of Mombasa recorded a total of 11, 815 TEUs registering an increase of 1,414 TEUS or 1.3 percent in the week ended August 9th, 2017. Uganda maintained her leading position in the Transit market segment, accounting for 3,242 TEUs, followed by South Sudan with 263 TEUs, Democratic Republic of Congo with 236 TEUs and Tanzania with 218 TEUs. PHOTO - KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY

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Erratic rainfall pushes Kenya to costly thermal power generation

Erratic rainfall pushes Kenya to costly thermal power generation | Coastweek

Tsavo East -- Fortunately, the 18-month drought experienced across much of world famous Tsavo National Park appears to have come to an end earlier this week with large areas drenched in life-giving monsoon rains. Recently the wildlife in Tsavo East National Park has been hit hard with the lack of rain and many water holes have dried up. Malindi photographer and Honourary KWS Warden ADRIANO GHIRARDELLO was on hand to see a parched elephant herd enjoying the first unexpected downpour.

 

 


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The Mombasa International Agricultural Show will be held from August 30 to September 3, 2017. A record 200 exhibitors are expected to grace the event. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and Trade’. Exhibitors expected to attend are: Kiscol, Lamu Port South Sudan, Ethiopia Transport Corridor etc.

 

 

Chinese firm creates jobs for Tanzanian locals | Coastweek

On the occasion of 71st Indepen-dence Day of India, flag hoisting ceremony was held at Coast A.H. Commission of India.

Internships Offer Opportunities For Fulltime Nairobi Employment | Coastweek

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Mombasa Marikiti Market horribly abused by Campaign posters

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TORONTO Canada -- 'Mombasa's Main Marikiti Market - A Heritage Icon formerly known as The Mackinnon Market - has been horribly abused by our politicians with their campaign posters. When shall we Kenyans ever learn to respect, protect and look after our own 'mazingira' ... natural as well as man made.' - R. Parvana, Toronto, Canada.


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Kenya athletes dominate London IAAF World Championships

Kenyan athletes dominate London IAAF World Championships  | Coastweek

LONDON (Xinhua) -- Elijah Motonei Manangoi [left] of Kenya celebrates after winning the men’s 1500m final on Day 10 at the IAAF World Championships 2017 in London, Britain. Elijah Motonei Manangoi claimed the title with 3 minutes 33.61 seconds. Hellen Onsando Obiri [right] of Kenya celebrates after winning the women’s 5000m final on Day 10 at the IAAF World Championships 2017 in London. XINHUA PHOTOS - HAN YAN

 


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UN aircraft hits house in Juba flies onto Entebbe forced landing

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Amazing survivor. Rough. Tough. Sturdy and strong. The Ilyushin Il-76 is a multi-purpose four-engine turbofan strategic airlifter. It was designed to deliver heavy machinery to remote, poorly served areas. The Il-76 has seen extensive service as a commercial freighter for ramp-delivered cargo, especially for outsized or heavy items unable to be otherwise carried. It has also been used as an emergency response transport for civilian evacuations as well as for humanitarian aid and disaster relief around the world. Because of its ability to operate from unpaved runways, it has been useful in undeveloped areas. PHOTOS - WIKIPEDIA

 


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Paul Kagame sworn in as Rwandan president for a Third Term

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KIGALI  Rwanda (Xinhua) -- Rwanda army band entertain stadium crowd at the presidential inauguration ceremony held in Kigali, capital of Rwanda. President Paul Kagame [right] and the Rwanda First Family greet people after he was sworn in as president of Rwanda for his third term in Kigali. XINHUA PHOTOS - LYU TIANRAN

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Pakistan navy assume command of Combined Task Force 150

Pakistan navy assume command of Combined Task Force 150 | Coastweek

MANAMA, Bahrain (Combined Maritime Forces) -- Pakistan Navy has assumed command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), after conducting a handover ceremony with the French Navy. Pakistan Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi [right] assumed command of CTF 150 from French Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas [left] during a ceremony held at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain. Looking on [center] is Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, and Combined Maritime Forces, United States Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan. During the four months of French-UK command the team has enjoyed remarkable success with nearly 1.75 tons of narcotics seized worth more than US half a billion dollars. PHOTOS - COMBINED MARITIME FORCES


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  MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway passenger train is seen while on a test run crossing the new Mazeras Railway Bridge. Work on the multi billion shilling China-funded construction project is almost finished as a Kenyan official said the work was now "98 percent completed." During the implementation of phase one of the SGR project, over 25,000 local employees secured jobs as technicians and supervisors. Chinese engineers have also trained their Kenyan counterparts on railways construction and hi-tech maintenance. XINHUA PHOTO - CHEN CHENG  
 

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  Mombasa Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway Line at Emali Station | Coastweek   Modern Mombasa Railway Terminus near Moi International Airport | Coastweek    
 

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  Chinese built Mombasa-Nairobi Railway passenger unit Voi Station | Coastweek   Chinese built Mombasa-Nairobi-Railway port and rail loading yard | Coastweek  
 

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  Passenger train on test run crossing new Mazeras Railway Bridge | Coastweek   Chinese built Mombasa-Nairobi Railway Park views at Tsavo River | Coastweek   China-built Mombasa-Nairobi Railway view near Emali Station | Coastweek  
 

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  Passenger train on Mazeras Rail Bridge.   Park views at Tsavo River Super Bridge.   Railway line heading out of Emali Station.  
             
 

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