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Pistorius Walks On Stumps To Show Court His Disability.

Pistorius Walks On Stumps To Show Court His Disability.

Oscar Pistorius has removed his prosthetic limbs and hobbled around the courtroom at his sentencing hearing in South Africa. The former Olympic athlete was on his stumps when he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a door at his home in 2013, and his defence made much of his vulnerability. The hearing in Pretoria was [&hellip

UN chief urges restraint after Ethiopia-Eritrea border clash.

UN chief urges restraint after Ethiopia-Eritrea border clash.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Ethiopia and Eritrea “to exercise maximum restraint” following clashes on their disputed border. Eritrea accused Ethiopia of “military aggression” by attacking its positions in a border area that saw one of the bloodiest battles during their 1998-2000 border war. Ethiopia’s military said its troops were provoked into launching a [&hellip

UN Backs Naval Crackdown On Libya Arms Smuggling.

UN Backs Naval Crackdown On Libya Arms Smuggling.

The United Nations Security Council has approved a crackdown on arms smuggling in the waters off the Libyan coast. Under the resolution, European Union boats charged with seizing migrant-smuggling vessels in the Mediterranean Sea will also be asked to stop vessels suspected of smuggling arms. The UN had become concerned that arms trafficked to the [&hellip

Nigeria Allows Naira To Float Against US Dollar.

Nigeria Allows Naira To Float Against US Dollar.

Nigeria will allow the embattled naira to trade freely in a move to control the currency crisis in Africa’s most populous nation. The new system will come into effect on 20 June and is expected to lead to a significant devaluation of the naira. Being a major oil exporter, Africa’s biggest economy has taken a [&hellip

EgyptAir Wreckage Found, Egyptian Government Says.

EgyptAir Wreckage Found, Egyptian Government Says.

The Egyptian government says it has found wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month. Images taken of the wreckage were provided to an Egyptian investigative committee, the Civil Aviation Ministry said Wednesday. Wreckage was found in several places. The ministry did not specify the size or the location of [&hellip

Fake Mobile Phones Go Mum.

Fake Mobile Phones Go Mum.

A 10-year jail term, 30m/- fine or both awaits mobile phone traders who will attempt to change the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) numbers. The warning was issued yesterday, a few hours before the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) switched off all fake mobile phones in the country. Addressing reporters in Dar es Salaam of [&hellip

PM Tells Regions To Open Banks.

PM Tells Regions To Open Banks.

The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has directed regional authorities across the country to establish community banks to fast track the country’s development, especially in rural areas. He that each region should set out plans for establishing community bank to support the Fifth Phase government’s determination of strengthening financial services in rural areas. The premier [&hellip

New Revelations On Students’ Loan Rip-Off Emerge.

New Revelations On Students’ Loan Rip-Off Emerge.

New revelations of mismanagement of public funds have emerged following a special audit directed by the Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Professor Joyce Ndalichako, into the Higher Education Student’s Loans Board (HESLB). She has, therefore, issued two weeks to HESLB to take immediate action against suspended officials, including disciplinary and legal actions [&hellip

Pray For Nation Collectively, Magufuli Tells Tanzanians.

Pray For Nation Collectively, Magufuli Tells Tanzanians.

President John Magufuli has asked all Tanzanians to join Muslims who are currently fasting in the holy month of Ramadhan, to pray for the nation so as peace, harmony and unity continue prevailing in order to attain the envisaged development. Dr Magufuli has also warned business people to refrain from hiking food prices so as [&hellip

Uganda’s Besigye To Be Tried In Court, Not Jail.

Uganda’s Besigye To Be Tried In Court, Not Jail.

KAMPALA — Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye should be tried for treason in court and not a high security prison as the prosecution had requested, a judge ruled on Wednesday. Besigye, who claimed fraud after coming second in February’s presidential election, was arrested in May for holding a mock swearing-in ceremony and charged with treason. [&hellip