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Another Dissident Dies in Egypt’s Prison, Activists Cite Medical Negligence.

Another Dissident Dies in Egypt’s Prison, Activists Cite Medical Negligence.

  Egyptian rights advocates say another activist opposed to the incumbent military-backed government has died in prison, bringing to 14 the number of such deaths in the North African country.   Human rights activists said Khaled Zahran was pronounced dead on Thursday shortly after admission to a hospital in the central Egyptian city of Asyut, [&hellip

Ghana Investigates Islamic State Recruitment in Universities.

Ghana Investigates Islamic State Recruitment in Universities.

  Ghana’s authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say. IS agents recruited students after urging them to join radical online forums, National Security Coordinator Yaw Donkor told the GhanaWeb news site. Mr Donkor also confirmed reports of two Ghanaians travelling to join IS. The Islamist [&hellip

Nkurunziza says Groups That ‘Threaten’ Burundi Security Must be ‘Destroyed’ in Two Months.

Nkurunziza says Groups That ‘Threaten’ Burundi Security Must be ‘Destroyed’ in Two Months.

    BURUNDI’S president on Wednesday called for groups that he said “threaten national security” to be “destroyed”, setting a combative and hardline tone as he begins a controversial third term in office. In a speech read out on state media, Pierre Nkurunziza said young people would be given “patriotic, theoretical and practical training” to work [&hellip

Lowassa to Address Chadema Women’s Wing.

Lowassa to Address Chadema Women’s Wing.

  Chama  cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) Union presidential candidate, Mr Edward Lowassa, will today address the party’s women wing (BAWACHA), to highlight strategies on tackling challenges facing women in the country. BAWACHA National Chairperson, Ms Halima Mdee, told reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the event will mark the launching of the wing’s [&hellip

ACT Wazalendo to Unveil Campaign Sunday.

ACT Wazalendo to Unveil Campaign Sunday.

  ACT-Wazalendo party will launch its election campaign on Sunday at Mbagala Zakhiem grounds, it was disclosed yesterday. The party’s organisation and strategy secretary, Mr Habibu Mchange, told reporters in Dar es Salaam that presidential candidate, Ms Anna Mgwira, will unveil the ACT-Wazalendo Election Manifesto. She will be accompanied by the party’s national leader Mr [&hellip

Graft, Shoddy Contractors Bad For Progress, Says Magufuli

Graft, Shoddy Contractors Bad For Progress, Says Magufuli

    CCM Union presidential candidate Dr John Magufuli has said that as Works Minister he had fired about 3,200 contractors for negligence, insisting that he was going to maintain the same spirit of ensuring that irresponsible government officials are accordingly dealt with should he clinch the top post of the land. Addressing thousands of [&hellip

Stars Take on Iraq in Warm-up.

Stars Take on Iraq in Warm-up.

  The national football team, Taifa Stars, play Iraq in an international build-up match in Kartepe District, Kocael Province in Turkey this evening. The Stars are in Turkey where they arrived on Monday afternoon for a weeklong training camp in preparation for the forthcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Nigeria. According to [&hellip

Ex-‘Police Minister’ Masha in Court for Insulting  Police.

Ex-‘Police Minister’ Masha in Court for Insulting Police.

  As Home Affairs Minister, Lawrence Masha (45), had the Police Force under his portfolio. But Masha on Tuesday found himself at the other end of the tunnel as he appeared together with 19 other members of Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA) before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam charged with [&hellip

Pinda: Magufuli Has My 100 Per Cent Blessings.

Pinda: Magufuli Has My 100 Per Cent Blessings.

  The  Prime Minister, Mr Mizengo Pinda, said he has accepted the nomination of Dr John Magufuli as CCM Union presidential candidate, adding that he had his 100% blessings. Speaking at a campaign rally at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Sumbawanga, Mr Pinda said he had participated in all party meetings that led to Dr [&hellip

Salva Kiir Agrees to Sign Deace Deal.

Salva Kiir Agrees to Sign Deace Deal.

    South Sudan President Salva Kiir  is expected to sign the long-awaited peace deal in a move observers believe would open a new chapter as the Africa’s youngest country struggles to end a nasty conflict that started in December 2013. New Vision has seen a copy of a memo issued by the Inter-Governmental Development Authority [&hellip