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​State ‘In Hot Pursuit’ Of Dubious Mineral Dealers.

​State ‘In Hot Pursuit’ Of Dubious Mineral Dealers.

State Organs are hot on the heels of both former and current officers involved in the monitoring and sanctioning of diamond deals as directed by the Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr Phillip Mpango, following the undervalued diamond impounded at the Julius Nyerere International Airport en route to Belgium from Mwadui Diamond Mine. The diamond, [&hellip

Tanzania’s Magufuli Confirms New Chief Justice.

Tanzania’s Magufuli Confirms New Chief Justice.

Tanzanian president John Pombe Magufuli has appointed a new chief justice, Ibrahim Hamis Juma. Professor Juma has been the country’s acting chief justice since January. The 59 year old will be sworn in on Monday, a statement released by Gerson Msigwa, the director of presidential communications said on Sunday. Professor Juma served as a high [&hellip

Police Force summons Chadema SG, Lissu’s driver over shooting incident.

Police Force summons Chadema SG, Lissu’s driver over shooting incident.

The Police in Dodoma have summoned Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema) Secretary General (SG), Dr Vicent Mashinji to appear before the force for questioning. Apparently, the opposition leader is wanted alongside Tundu Lissu’s private driver Mr Adam Simon to help the police with information regarding Thursday attack on Singida-East MP. Dodoma Regional Police Commander [&hellip

Togo: Obasanjo asks president to step down, says has nothing new to offer.

Togo: Obasanjo asks president to step down, says has nothing new to offer.

Following the continued protest against the already 12 years rule of President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo by some Togolese in the country’s opposition party, Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Gnassingbe to step down “unless he has something new” for his people. Obasanjo, during an interview with BBC, also said that the county should [&hellip

Kenya opposition says electoral officials’ lives threatened.

The lives of some top officials with Kenya’s electoral commission are under “serious threat” from the government ahead of the new presidential election next month, opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed Friday. Odinga, who successfully challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in court, told reporters that some commission officials have received “very threatening emails” and their security [&hellip

​Manji Opens Up Over Councillorship Saga.

​Manji Opens Up Over Councillorship Saga.

Prominent businessman, Yussuph Manji yesterday broke his silence over a move to terminate his councillorship for Mbagala Kuu Ward in Temeke Municipality under Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), saying he strongly opposes such decision. He maintained before Principal Resident Magistrate Huruma Shaidi at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam when his economic sabotage [&hellip

Amnesty says Central African Republic has faced ‘horrific surge’ in violence.

Amnesty says Central African Republic has faced ‘horrific surge’ in violence.

Amnesty International says the Central African Republic (CAR) has witnessed a “horrific surge” in violence that is now clearly along sectarian lines. Rebels in a volatile region of the country are raping women and killing their male relatives, Amnesty said in a report on Friday. The report cited accounts by survivors in the eastern prefecture [&hellip

Desmond Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘Silence is too high a price’.

Desmond Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi: ‘Silence is too high a price’.

The Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has called on Aung San Suu Kyi to end military-led operations against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, which have driven 270,000 refugees from the country in the past fortnight. The 85-year old archbishop said the “unfolding horror” and “ethnic cleansing” in the country’s Rahkine region had forced him to speak out against [&hellip

Mexico’s strongest quake in century strikes off southern coast.

Mexico’s strongest quake in century strikes off southern coast.

An earthquake described by Mexico’s president as the country’s strongest in a century has struck off the southern coast, killing at least 27 people. The quake, which President Enrique Peña Nieto said measured 8.2, struck in the Pacific, about 87km (54 miles) south-west of Pijijiapan. A tsunami warning was issued for Mexico, with three-metre-high waves [&hellip

​Cholera spreading among Nigeria’s IDPs.

​Cholera spreading among Nigeria’s IDPs.

Cholera is spreading fast through camps housing people displaced by Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Most deaths were recorded in Muna Garage camp on the outskirts of state capital Maiduguri, the epicenter of the extremist insurgency that has also destabilized neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger. A [&hellip