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Albino Killers ‘Punished Heavily’.

Albino Killers ‘Punished Heavily’.

      Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Hamad Masauni told the august House here yesterday that a total of 133 suspects have been apprehended out of whom 19 were condemned to death after they were convicted of killing people with albinism. “Between 2006 and late last year, 43 people with albinism were murdered. Leading [&hellip

5 Held Over Abuse of Female Tanzanian Student in India.

5 Held Over Abuse of Female Tanzanian Student in India.

    The government has confirmed the arrest of five suspects who allegedly took part in the attack of four Tanzanian students, including a 21-year-old woman who was assaulted and physically abused in the Indian city of Bangalore. In a separate and unrelated incident, a second-year Masters of Computer Application student at Koshys Institute of [&hellip

Opposition Names Shadow Ministers.

Opposition Names Shadow Ministers.

    The leader of the Opposition Camp in Parliament, Mr Freeman Mbowe, yesterday announced a shadow cabinet which included MPs from three opposition parties–Chadema, CUF and NCCRMageuzi. In the newly released lineup, former opposition chief whip Tundu Lissu becomes the shadow minister for Justice, Constitutional Affairs and is assisted by Abdallah Mtolea. Mr James [&hellip

UN ruling: Assange should be freed

UN ruling: Assange should be freed

​A UN panel examining the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has ruled that he should be allowed to walk free and compensated for his “deprivation of liberty.” The five independent rights experts, who make up the UN’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, criticized on Friday legal action against Assange by Britain and Sweden and [&hellip

Clinton, Sanders clash in New Hampshire

Clinton, Sanders clash in New Hampshire

​US Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have clashed sharply over a range of issues as they appear in their first one-on-one televised debate. Clinton mounted a sharp attack on Bernie Sanders Thursday, accusing her Democratic challenger for the White House of smear tactics and warning his promises of political revolution “don’t add [&hellip

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe Declares Drought Disaster.

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe Declares Drought Disaster.

    Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country hit by a drought. An estimated 2.4 million people are now in need of food aid, more than a quarter of the population. The announcement comes days after the EU urged Mr Mugabe to declare a state [&hellip

Spain reports 1st Zika-infected pregnancy

Spain reports 1st Zika-infected pregnancy

​A pregnant Spanish woman has been found to be carrying the Zika virus in the first such case to hit Europe. Spain’s Health Ministry reported the case on Thursday, sending alarm throughout the continent, where all those tested positive for the virus so far have likewise caught it abroad, but none are pregnant. “One of [&hellip

Close up of bed bugs Bed-bug DNA scanned for vulnerabilities

Close up of bed bugs Bed-bug DNA scanned for vulnerabilities

​Scientists have sequenced the entire genome of the bed bug to help work out how to eliminate the pest, which has been developing resistance to existing insecticide sprays. The findings, in Nature Communications, show how the parasite has adapted to survive by making detoxifying enzymes that destroy pesticides. And it has grown thicker skin, which [&hellip

‘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