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JPM for EAC unity, teamwork.

JPM for EAC unity, teamwork.

President John Magufuli yesterday called for unity and cooperation among East African Community (EAC) member states to maintain the region’s sustainable development. Dr Magufuli said distrust and trade barriers in the EAC bloc benefit nobody, but were instead victimising the East Africans doing businesses and other socialeconomic related activities. He said massive investment in industrial [&hellip

UN peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan.

UN peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan.

UN peacekeepers from Nepal are facing allegations of child rape in South Sudan, with a UN spokesman describing the case as “especially heinous”. At the request of the UN, Nepal agreed to send a team of investigators to work with the UN office of internal oversight on the case. “Any act of sexual abuse is [&hellip

Gunmen have killed 19 people in an attack on a church in the central Nigerian state of Benue.

Gunmen have killed 19 people in an attack on a church in the central Nigerian state of Benue.

The attack by the armed men, believed to be cattle herders, was launched on Tuesday at around 06:00 am local time (05:00 GMT) in the village of Ayar Mbalom, in Gwer East local government authority, according to Benue State police spokesman Moses Yamu. The attackers, thought to be Fulani herdsmen, also torched homes in the [&hellip

Benin Envoy: Iran industrial capacities unknown in Africa.

Benin Envoy: Iran industrial capacities unknown in Africa.

Benin Ambassador to Iran Naim Akibo said here on Sunday that Iran’s industrial, agricultural and economic capacities is unknown in Africa, which they should be used to strengthen mutual cooperation. He made the remarks here during his 2-day visit to Markazi province. Akibo said that Iran’s progress and advancement in preceding years were noticeable, but [&hellip

JPM doubts NMB profitability..

JPM doubts NMB profitability..

President John Magufuli yesterday ordered careful recalculation of the National Microfinance Bank’s (NMB) net profit for the government to get fair returns on its investment. Speaking at the official launch of NMB Kambarage Branch in the capital here, President Magufuli said the government needs the money to boost provision of social services to all Tanzanians. [&hellip

Aviation, railway get lion share of transport budget.

Aviation, railway get lion share of transport budget.

Works, Transport and Communication Ministry yesterday presented its 4.2tri/- budget estimates for the 2018/19 fiscal year, focusing on improved aviation and railway transport in the country. The Minister, Professor Makame Mbarawa, tabling the estimates for his docket’s recurrent and development expenditures here, said 495bn/- has been allocated to final installment payment in the purchase of [&hellip

Grim future for nine unaudited political parties.

Grim future for nine unaudited political parties.

Nine political parties, including four that enjoy government subsidies, have their fate hanging in balance, pending the decision by the Registrar of Political Parties. Four parties have reportedly failed to present their 2016/17 audited financial statements to Controller and Auditor General (CAG) as the law requires. The Political Parties Act, 1992 empowers the Registrar to [&hellip

UN chief deplores deadly Saudi airstrike on Yemeni wedding.

UN chief deplores deadly Saudi airstrike on Yemeni wedding.

The UN Secretary General has strongly decried Saudi Arabia’s deadly airstrike on a wedding ceremony in Yemen’s Hajjah province. “The Secretary General reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law concerning the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure during armed conflicts. He calls for a prompt, effective and transparent investigation,” said UN spokesman [&hellip

Eleven asylum-seekers dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast: Navy.

Eleven asylum-seekers dead, 263 rescued off Libya coast: Navy.

Eleven asylum-seekers have died at sea and another 263 rescued by the Libyan coast guard off the country’s western coast. Libya’s Navy spokesman, General Ayoub Kacem, said in a statement on Sunday that the coast guard found the asylum-seekers in two separate operations. In the first operation, the coast guard found 11 bodies and 83 [&hellip

Madagascar leaders condemn deadly protests as ‘coup’.

Madagascar leaders condemn deadly protests as ‘coup’.

The president of Madagascar on Sunday condemned as a “coup” deadly opposition-led protests against new electoral laws and warned “troublemakers” against further action. “I call on all the people of Madagascar to be calm, respect democracy, but what happened on Saturday is nothing but a coup,” President Hery Rajaonarimampianina said in a television address, referring [&hellip