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Nation remembers, prays for Karume.

Nation remembers, prays for Karume.

National leaders from both mainland and Zanzibar yesterday joined residents here at a special prayers to remember Zanzibar’s 1964 revolution heroes led by the late Abeid Amani Karume, Isles’ first President who was assassinated 46 years ago. Despite yesterday’s morning heavy rains, the annual special prayers were successfully held at the Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM)-Zanzibar [&hellip

Sierra Leone runoff: Loser to challenge results in court.

Sierra Leone runoff: Loser to challenge results in court.

The losing candidate in Sierra Leone’s March 31 presidential runoff, Samura Kamara, has announced that he will mount a legal challenge against the declaration of Julius Maada Bio as president of the country. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Wednesday evening declared the former military head of state winner of the runoff vote with over [&hellip

Air Operations in Djibouti Halted, Amphibious Exercise Canceled After 2 Marine Aviation Crashes on April 3.

Air Operations in Djibouti Halted, Amphibious Exercise Canceled After 2 Marine Aviation Crashes on April 3.

All U.S. military air operations in Djibouti are on hold and an exercise taking place in and around Djibouti has been canceled following two aviation mishaps on Tuesday. An AV-8B Harrier and a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, both from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, crashed in the country on April 3 as exercise Alligator Dagger [&hellip

DNA paternity tests disorient fathers.

DNA paternity tests disorient fathers.

Deputy minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elders and Children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile, has reassured men in the country that there is no course for alarm on the figures of DNA tests that some of their children are not theirs. According to him, the figures that were initially released by the office of the Chief [&hellip

38 companies ready to invest in medical industries – Minister.

38 companies ready to invest in medical industries – Minister.

Thirty eight companies are ready to invest in the construction and running of pharmaceutical and medical related areas. This was revealed on Wednesday by the Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Mwalimu in Dar es salaam after she hosted a meeting with investors expressing interest in building pharmaceutical and hospital equipments. [&hellip

Dar, Beijing offer link opportunity.

Dar, Beijing offer link opportunity.

Through the Belt and Road initiative, Tanzania and China have great opportunity to intensify connectivity between Tanzania and other countries in the region. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the ambitious Chinese foreign policy, Belt and Road initiative, will link Tanzania with [&hellip

Tabora bus accident kills twelve, injures 46.

Tabora bus accident kills twelve, injures 46.

Twelve people died on the spot while forty six were injured in a road accident in Makomero village in Igunga District in Tabora region The Regional Police Commander, Wilbroad Mutafungwa confirmed accident, revealing that it involved a bus owned by City Boy which was travelling to Dar es salaam from Karagwe District in Kagera Region. [&hellip

Lassa fever kills 142 in Nigeria since January.

Lassa fever kills 142 in Nigeria since January.

Lassa fever has killed 142 people in Nigeria since the start of the year, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Thursday, reporting a rise of 32 fatalities in a month. “Since the onset of the 2018 outbreak, there have been 142 deaths,” it said. Cases have been recorded in 20 of Nigeria’s [&hellip

French, Malian troops kill 30 insurgents in Mali gun battle.

French, Malian troops kill 30 insurgents in Mali gun battle.

French and Malian troops killed about 30 Islamist insurgents during a gunbattle in a region near the border with Niger, where Islamic State are known to be active, the French army said on Thursday. West Africa’s arid Sahel region has seen a rise in violence by militant groups, some with links to al Qaeda and [&hellip

Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda.

Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda.

More than 40 people who fled fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died from cholera at a refugee camp in Uganda, the Red Cross said on Thursday. DRC’s eastern neighbor has been coping with a surge of refugees following the resumption in December of intercommunal clashes and fighting between the military and armed [&hellip