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Tanroads to upgrade 13 Dar roads

Tanroads to upgrade 13 Dar roads

In efforts to ease traffic congestion in Dar es Salaam City, Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) yesterday signed a contract to upgrade 27 kilometers of feeder roads to tarmac level at a cost of 56bn/-. Construction will start after this rainy season and is expected to be completed within a year. The project will involve [&hellip

Norwegian volunteer, women group offer residential houses

Norwegian volunteer, women group offer residential houses

Minjeni Women Group (MWG), a Kilimanjaro Women Charity Organization, has donated 11 residential houses to needy families in Uru East and Shimbwe wards in Moshi Rural District. MWG Secretary, Leah Maukie Romana Olomi, spoke on behalf of the organisation’s executive director during the handover ceremony of one of the houses. She said the ceremony was [&hellip

Govt seeks funds to boost rail capacity

Govt seeks funds to boost rail capacity

Talks are going on between Tanzania and three United Kingdom banks to finance the construction of a standard gauge for the Central Railway Line from Dar es Salaam to the western end of the country. Construction of the new railway line will not affect the 2,707-kilometre track from Dar es Salaam to Kigoma, which is [&hellip

US must allow free speech on Palestine

US must allow free speech on Palestine

I am writing today to express grave concern about a wave of legislative measures in the United States aimed at punishing and intimidating those who speak their conscience and challenge the human rights violations endured by the Palestinian people. In legislatures in Maryland, New York, Illinois, Florida, and even the United States Congress, bills have [&hellip

Schumi: Signs of consciousness

Schumi: Signs of consciousness

Michael Schumacher is showing signs of ‘consciousness and awakening’, his manager has revealed. In the most heartening announcement since the F1 legend was admitted to Grenoble Hospital following his skiing crash three months ago, manager and spokesperson Sabine Kehm has rejected claims the former World Champion has regressed into a permanent comatose state by revealing [&hellip

US may end role in Mideast talks: Kerry

US may end role in Mideast talks: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is a limit of time and energy Washington can spend to save the talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel over the terms of a Palestinian state, indicating that the White House may end its mediatory role. Speaking to reporters in the Moroccan capital Rabat before traveling [&hellip

UN chief blasts massacres in CAR

UN chief blasts massacres in CAR

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the drawn-out conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), which has left thousands dead and displaced over a million others. On Friday, Ban told reporters during a visit to the Czech capital Prague that he believed the CAR needs an additional 10,000-strong force to establish peace and [&hellip

W Africa mobilizes against Ebola virus

W Africa mobilizes against Ebola virus

West African countries have mobilized against an epidemic of hemorrhagic fevers including Ebola, which has claimed dozens of lives in the region. Guinea is the worst affected country with 86 deaths, 45 of them confirmed as Ebola. Guinea’s neighbors have sent health teams to border territories and introduced measures to prevent the spread of Ebola. [&hellip

Assad resignation inadmissible: Russia

Assad resignation inadmissible: Russia

Russia says suggestions that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should resign as a precondition for holding a new round of peace talks are “inadmissible”. “Any talk of Assad’s resignation being a precondition for the Geneva conference is inadmissible,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, adding that fighting against terrorism was a priority for those [&hellip

Two journalists shot in Afghanistan

Two journalists shot in Afghanistan

A female foreign journalist has been shot dead and another injured by a gunman in eastern Afghanistan on the eve of the country’s presidential vote. “Two female journalists were shot this morning inside a district police headquarters, one has been killed, while the other is seriously wounded,” Khost provincial spokesman Mobarez Mohammad Zadran said on [&hellip