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Twin Car Bomb Attacks kill Nearly 60 in Eastern Iraq.

Twin Car Bomb Attacks kill Nearly 60 in Eastern Iraq.

  Twin car bomb explosions in Iraq’s eastern Province of Diyala have left nearly 60 people dead and more than 100 others injured.   According to Press TV quoting Iraqi police, one of the two attacks took place at a market in Huwaidar near the provincial capital Baquba, located 60 kilometers northeast of  Baghdad, killing at least 51 [&hellip

‘Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Set to Visit Iran’.

‘Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Set to Visit Iran’.

      Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is slated to pay a visit to Iran within the next two months in a bid to improve bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic.   Ahmed Majdalani, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), who is visiting the capital, Tehran, told the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency on [&hellip

Senegalese Imam Declares ‘Green Jihad’ to Protect Environment.

Senegalese Imam Declares ‘Green Jihad’ to Protect Environment.

  A Senegalese Muslim leader has called for a “Green Jihad” against pollution, urging his country’s parliament as well as the entire Muslim community to engage in what he regards a clear Islamic duty to protect the environment. Pointing to Islam’s environment-related principles, Imam Youssoupha Sarr said in a Sunday interview with al-Jazeera English network [&hellip

264 Egypt Activists Died in Jail.

264 Egypt Activists Died in Jail.

A report said as many as 264 detainees in Egyptian prison facilities have died in jail since the 2013 military ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi due to what is widely described as “medical negligence” on the part of prison authorities.   According to the Middle East Monitor, the UK-based Arab Organization for Human Rights reported [&hellip

Nigeria President Appoints Anti-corruption Advisers.

Nigeria President Appoints Anti-corruption Advisers.

  Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a committee to advise him on how best to tackle corruption and reform the legal system. The seven-member Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption is mostly made up of academics. Mr Buhari was elected in May, largely on a promise to tackle corruption. He has said he believes government [&hellip

UN Security Council Pushes Talks to Defuse Burundi Crisis.

UN Security Council Pushes Talks to Defuse Burundi Crisis.

    The UN Security Council on Monday demanded that Burundi’s government immediately reopen talks with the opposition to put a halt to a spiral of violence that is pushing the country to the brink The 15-member council backed plans by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to send a high-level UN official on an urgent mission to [&hellip

Tenga, 6 Others in CAF Ranks.

Tenga, 6 Others in CAF Ranks.

    Seven  Tanzanian football administrators headed by President Leodegar Tenga have been named in the CAF Standing Committees and Legal Bodies for the 2015-2017 cycle. The CAF executive committee met in Cairo last week and carried out an update of the composition of the CAF Standing Committees for the 2015-2017 cycle. Former Tanzania Football [&hellip

Lowassa Collects Nomination Forms; Vows Fair Campaigns.

Lowassa Collects Nomination Forms; Vows Fair Campaigns.

  Union presidential candidate on Chadema ticket, Mr Edward Lowassa, collected nomination forms from the National Electoral Commission (NEC) offices in Dar es Salaam amidst pomp and fanfare by hundreds of party supporters. Flanked by his running mate, Mr Juma Haji Duni, his wife Regina, CUF Secretary General and Zanzibar First Vice-President, Maalim Seif Shariff [&hellip

Coming Soon – Tougher Action on Cyber Crimes.

Coming Soon – Tougher Action on Cyber Crimes.

    The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has warned of tough actions against cyber criminals as the Cyber Crimes Act, 2015, is set to become operational on September 1. According to the communications watchdog, Tanzania is among leading countries with cases of abuses on the social media. Therefore, many reports emanating from the forums [&hellip

Govt Refutes Reports on VP’s Stance on CCM.

Govt Refutes Reports on VP’s Stance on CCM.

  The Vice-President’s Office has refuted social media reports that Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal will conduct a press conference to explain his stand on Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM). A statement issued in Dar es Salaam by the Vice-President’s Press Secretary, Mr Boniface Makene, said the news, which was circulating in the social media, was not [&hellip