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Sitta: We`re monitoring EAC situation

Sitta: We`re monitoring EAC situation

Tanzania’s decision to remain a member of the East African Community (EAC) or quit will depend on the resolutions of the Council of Ministers meeting scheduled for mid-next month in Arusha. This was announced by the East African Cooperation Minister Samwel Sitta in the National Assembly here yesterday, who said that the government had instructed [&hellip

Serious water shortage encroaches on Tanzania

Serious water shortage encroaches on Tanzania

Vice President Dr Mohammed Gharib Bilal Tanzania is one of 18 African countries that are expected to experience a serious shortage of water by 2025 due to failure to protect water sources. The situation has rendered a number of countries unable to meet their water requirements for domestic use, sanitation, industry and agriculture. Close to [&hellip

Kenya doping inquiry faces censure

Kenya doping inquiry faces censure

Kenya faces censure from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) for failing to carry out a full inquiry into the alarming surge in the number of their athletes caught taking banned drugs. Since January 2012, 17 Kenyan athletes have been suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs compared with only two between 2010 and 2012. The issue is [&hellip

Earth-sized ‘lava world’ discovered

Earth-sized ‘lava world’ discovered

The small hot planet orbiting a star 700 light years away has the same size and rocky composition as the Earth. Kepler 78b is the smallest exoplanet whose mass and size are known. It is just 1.2 times bigger than Earth, 1.7 times more massive, and has an almost identical density. Scientists believe that, like [&hellip

Deadly commuter crash in Kenya

Deadly commuter crash in Kenya

At least eleven people were killed and 34 wounded in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, when a passenger train smashed into a bus, the Kenyan Red Cross has said. Nairobi police chief Benson Kibui said the bus crossed the railway line as the train came at high speed. The emergency services took the wounded to hospital as [&hellip

Somali pirates convicted in Spain

Somali pirates convicted in Spain

Six Somali men have been convicted of piracy by a Spanish court after they attempted to board a Spanish warship off the Somali coast in January 2012. One of the men was sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in prison, while the other five received eight years in jail each. During their trial in Madrid, all six [&hellip

Bodies of migrants found in Niger

Bodies of migrants found in Niger

More than 85 migrants have died of thirst in a desert in northern Niger just a few kilometers from the Algerian border. Nigerien security sources said that the corpses of seven men, 32 women and 48 children were found in the Sahara on Wednesday. They said the immigrants, who were trying to reach Algeria, had [&hellip

Congo army captures M23 stronghold

Congo army captures M23 stronghold

Congolese officials say the army has recaptured one of the last remaining strongholds of Rwanda-backed rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, raising hopes that the end to the 18-month-old rebellion is near. The Congolese army, the FARDC, retook the town of Bunagana on Wednesday after the March 23 movement (M23) abandoned it, leaving [&hellip

Google outrage at ‘NSA hacking’

Google outrage at ‘NSA hacking’

Newly leaked documents show the US National Security Agency infiltrates the main communication links that connect Yahoo and Google’s data centers outside the US. On Wednesday, the Washington Post broke the story based on documents obtained from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials. According to the Post’s report, the US spy [&hellip

EC warns against racism, xenophobia

EC warns against racism, xenophobia

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has warned that racism, xenophobia, intolerance and discrimination are on the rise ahead of European Parliament elections next year. Barroso made the remark on Wednesday amid expectations that anti-EU and protest parties will do well in elections for the European Parliament in May, Reuters reported. “We have to be [&hellip