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Gabon Unrest: Hundreds Detained, 3 Killed In Post-Election Protests.

Gabon Unrest: Hundreds Detained, 3 Killed In Post-Election Protests.

Gabon’s newly re-elected President sought to assert authority Thursday as the presidential guard attacked the opposition candidate’s party headquarters amid fiery protests that have seen three killed, hundreds detained and the internet blocked. The opposition quickly alleged election fraud after results announced on Wednesday showed that a family dynasty stretching back to the 1960s would [&hellip

Dar Assumes SADC-Troika Chairmanship.

Dar Assumes SADC-Troika Chairmanship.

Tanzania was yesterday chosen to chair the Southern African Development Community’s organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation (SADC-Troika), as the 36th Heads of State Summit of the regional bloc was concluded here. On the other hand, Angola was elected as deputy chair of the organ, which among others will try to seek long-lasting solutions [&hellip

Rujewa And Wang’ing’ombe To See Ring-Of-Fire Effect.

Rujewa And Wang’ing’ombe To See Ring-Of-Fire Effect.

Yesterday, the moon passed in front of the sun, creating a beautiful ring-of-fire effect in two regions in the country. The ring-of-fire is a bright ring on the circumference of the Sun. Just when the Moon is about to enter or leave the edge of the Sun the points of light coming through the gaps [&hellip

Magufuli Orders Probe On JNIA, Mwanza Airport.

Magufuli Orders Probe On JNIA, Mwanza Airport.

President John Magufuli yesterday ordered investigations into excessive spending in the extension works for Mwanza Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA). “The two projects have consumed nearly 800bn/- or about 345 million US dollars. This is unrealistic and must be investigated,” the president said in Dar es Salaam when officiating at the Engineers Registration [&hellip

Gabon arrests up to 1,100 people in post-election chaos

Gabon arrests up to 1,100 people in post-election chaos

Authorities in Gabon have arrested up to 1,100 people over two days of violence that erupted amid post-election tensions in the West African country. Interior Minister Pacome Moubelet Boubeya told a news conference on Thursday that between 600 and 800 people had been arrested in the capital, Libreville, while 200 to 300 arrests were made [&hellip

Iran escorted 3,200 vessels in Gulf of Aden

Iran escorted 3,200 vessels in Gulf of Aden

Iran’s Navy chief says its forces have in the past few years escorted 3,200 commercial ships to ensure their safe passage in the Gulf of Aden, where pirates are active. Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari made the remarks at the second national forum of new naval technologies in the northern Iranian city of Nowshahr on Wednesday. [&hellip

Pakistani army admits Daesh terrorists’ presence in country

Pakistani army admits Daesh terrorists’ presence in country

A senior Pakistani military official has made a rare acknowledgement of the presence of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the militancy-riddled country. Army spokesman Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa told a press conference in the city of Rawalpindi on Thursday that Daesh terrorists had managed to make inroads into Pakistan. Bajwa, however, stressed that Pakistani [&hellip

Explosion destroys SpaceX rocket in Florida

Explosion destroys SpaceX rocket in Florida

A massive explosion has destroyed a rocket belonging to the US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX during routine test firing in Cape Canaveral, Florida, shaking buildings in the area and sending a fiery plume of smoke into the air. SpaceX said there were no injuries during Thursday’s explosion but that an “anomaly” during the static fire test [&hellip

Germany’s Wintershall inks MoU with Iran

Germany’s Wintershall inks MoU with Iran

Germany’s Wintershall Holding says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Iran for cooperation in the oil sector. Stefan Leunig, the head of media relations in Wintershall, has been quoted by the media as saying that the MoU was signed with Iran in April. Nevertheless, Leunig emphasized that the details of the MoU [&hellip

Iran considers WMDs as redline for its defense program: Ayat. Khamenei.

Iran considers WMDs as redline for its defense program: Ayat. Khamenei.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran considers development of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), including nuclear and chemical weapons, as redline for its defense program. The Leader made the remarks addressing a group of top officials and specialists of Iran’s Ministry of Defense after touring an exhibition of the [&hellip