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Msimbazi flooding cure in the pipeline.

Msimbazi flooding cure in the pipeline.

Floods that have been wreaking havoc in Msimbazi Valley are likely to be history, as plans are now underway to upgrade the area by building waterways and other drainage system infrastructure. This follows the agreement between the World Bank and Tanzania in response to flooding caused by heavy rainfall annually in the commercial capital, triggering [&hellip

Nkurunziza reshuffles Burundi cabinet ministers ahead of referendum.

Nkurunziza reshuffles Burundi cabinet ministers ahead of referendum.

Burundi’s president Pierre Nkuruniziza announced a partial cabinet reshuffle on Thursday night replacing the Foreign Affairs minister Alain-Aimé Nyamitwe with Ezéchiel Nibigira, former boss of the notorious Imbonerakure youth league. Ambassador Nyamitwe had been in office since May 2015, just after the attempted coup, tasked with containing the diplomatic uproar that followed Nkurunziza’s ambitions to [&hellip

Mugabe summoned by parliament to explain diamond looting comment.

Mugabe summoned by parliament to explain diamond looting comment.

A parliamentary committee in Zimbabwe has summoned former President Robert Mugabe to explain a past comment about the country losing billions of dollars in revenue due to diamond corruption. Mugabe, who stepped down in November 2017 after a military intervention and huge protests, said in 2016 that $15bn worth of gems had been looted from [&hellip

South Africa riots force president to leave Commonwealth summit.

South Africa riots force president to leave Commonwealth summit.

South African police have fired rubber bullets at protesters as violent riots forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth leaders’ summit in London. Shops were looted, roads were blocked and vehicles set alight in North West province on Friday in unrest over alleged government corruption and poor public services. At [&hellip

Govt explains how 1.5tri/- was spent.

Govt explains how 1.5tri/- was spent.

The Finance and Planning Deputy Minister, Dr Ashatu Kijaji has told the Parliament, Friday morning, that there is no missing or misused 1.51tri/- out of Bunge consent, as some politicians claimed in recent days. Giving the Government stance, the Deputy Minister said the use of International Public Sector Accounting Standards Accrual (IPSAS), the system has [&hellip

At least 200 child soldiers freed in S Sudan, but problem continues.

At least 200 child soldiers freed in S Sudan, but problem continues.

More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1 000 children freed in the coming months. An estimated 19 000 children are believed to be in armed forces amid the country’s 5-year civil war, which has killed tens of [&hellip

Syria returns Assad’s Légion d’honneur to France.

Syria returns Assad’s Légion d’honneur to France.

Syria returned to France the prestigious Légion d’honneur it gave to President Bashar al-Assad, saying Thursday he would not wear the award of a “slave” to America. Assad was decorated with the Légion’s highest rank of Grand Croix, or Great Cross, by former president Jacques Chirac in 2001, shortly after taking power following the death [&hellip

Malinzi faces new charges as two more officials join.

Malinzi faces new charges as two more officials join.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) yesterday substituted new charge sheet into fraud and money laundering trial against former senior officials with Tanzania Football Federation (TFF), adding two more accused persons and two counts of conspiracy and abuse of office. Accused persons joined are Miriam Zayumba, who was TFF Office Manager and Flora Rauya, the [&hellip

TPA manager arraigned for wealth against lawful income.

TPA manager arraigned for wealth against lawful income.

Finance Manager with Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Prosper Kimaro appeared before the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday charged with possessing houses and motor vehicles, estimated at over 1.4bn/- worth, which are disproportionate to his lawful income. Before Principal Resident Magistrate Thomas Simba, the senior official with the Authority denied the charges. [&hellip

Drug biased budget unveiled.

Drug biased budget unveiled.

Drugs, medical supplies and reagents are the top priorities in the newly proposed budget of the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Moving the ministry’s 898bn/- budget estimates for the 2018/19 fiscal year here yesterday, Minister Ummy Mwalimu said the government remains committed to improve infrastructure for health services delivery. According to [&hellip