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‘Daesh making Libya its safe haven’

‘Daesh making Libya its safe haven’

​Top commanders of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group are increasingly moving from Syria and Iraq to Libya, making the crisis-stricken country their safe haven, says a Libyan intelligence official. “Some of their members, especially those with long-term importance to ISIL, are taking refuge here. They view Libya as a safe haven,” said Ismail Shukri, the [&hellip

Belgium Ready To Join Efforts in Burundi’s Peacekeeping Mission.

Belgium Ready To Join Efforts in Burundi’s Peacekeeping Mission.

      In an interview with France24, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said his country is ready to send a peacekeeping force in Burundi, depending on a UN vote.   The former colonial power in Burundi is the first country to announce its readiness to participate in an intervention mission in the country that [&hellip

MP Suspended For Falsely Accusing Mwakyembe.

MP Suspended For Falsely Accusing Mwakyembe.

    Speaker of the National Assembly Job Ndugai has suspended Special Seats MP (Chadema) Jesca Kishoa for two sittings for making false accusations in the House against the Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe. Presiding Chairperson Andrew Chenge made the announcement here yesterday after the lawmaker failed to prove the allegations [&hellip

Magufuli For Speedy Launch Of Court For Corruption Cases.

Magufuli For Speedy Launch Of Court For Corruption Cases.

    President John Magufuli yesterday directed the judiciary to fast-track the establishment of a special court for cases involving grand corruption, which is supposed to become operational this year.     Speaking during the commemoration of Tanzania’s annual Law Day in Dar es Salaam, Dr Magufuli emphasised that the court’s quick launch was very [&hellip

Owners Of Idle Land Risk Losing It.

Owners Of Idle Land Risk Losing It.

    Foreigners who amass large portions of land in the country without developing them and use the same to secure loans from local financial institutions risk losing it. The Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, Mr William Lukuvi, stated here that the nationwide operations to audit land leased to foreign investors has [&hellip

Manhunt Closes on Poachers Behind Chopper Shooting.

Manhunt Closes on Poachers Behind Chopper Shooting.

    The  government is closing in on key suspects behind the killing of a British pilot, Roger Gower, whose helicopter was gunned down by poachers in Maswa Game Reserve last Friday. Addressing a news conference here yesterday, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Maj Gen Gaudence Milanzi, said that [&hellip

CT-Scan Machine Intended For UDOM Installled At MNH.

CT-Scan Machine Intended For UDOM Installled At MNH.

      The new CT-Scan machine that was installed at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), in December last year was originally designated for the Benjamin Mkapa Ultramodern Hospital of the University of Dodoma (UDOM), the government admitted yesterday. The Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Hamisi Kigwangalla, told the Parliament [&hellip

Ukraine economy minister resigns

Ukraine economy minister resigns

​Ukraine’s Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius has resigned, citing ‘efforts underway to block major government reforms needed for the country’s growth.’ “Today, I made the decision to submit by resignation from the post of minister of Ukraine’s economic development and trade,” Abromavicius said on Wednesday, adding, “The reason is the sharp escalation in efforts to block [&hellip

Barca hit seven past Valencia

Barca hit seven past Valencia

Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi three as Barcelona thrashed Gary Neville’s Valencia 7-0 to all but book their place in the Copa del Rey final. Neville’s five-game unbeaten run in the competition came to a shuddering halt as Suarez scored twice in the opening 12 minutes of the semi-final first leg, before Messi [&hellip

Martinez makes £31m China move

Martinez makes £31m China move

Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande have signed Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez for 42m euros (£31.8m). The Colombian will join up with his new squad when they resume winter training in Dubai on February 9, after completing a medical. “We firmly believe that the addition of international football star Jackson Martinez will strengthen our [&hellip