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Dar, Tanga Ports Set To Boost Efficiency As Tug Boats Arrive.

Dar, Tanga Ports Set To Boost Efficiency As Tug Boats Arrive.

Dar es salaam and Tanga ports are set to boost their efficiency after Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) yesterday received two modern tugboats from China. TPA’s Corporate Communications Manager, Janeth Ruzangi, said the arrival of the boats would help in speeding operations at the two ports and improve their efficiency. She explained that the purchase of [&hellip

Schools With Desk Shortages Given Ultimatum.

Schools With Desk Shortages Given Ultimatum.

The Minister of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government), Mr George Simbachawene, has directed all regions in the country which still have shortage of school desks to complete the directive by January next year. Mr Simbachawene made the remarks during a brief ceremony of handing over 3,500 desks donated by National [&hellip

EU: No Sanctions Over EPA.

EU: No Sanctions Over EPA.

European Union (EU) has no intention to impose sanctions on Tanzania to press the East African nation into ratifying the widely criticised Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Tanzania has categorically rejected the trade deal, requesting for more time after nearly ten years of discussions between the two blocks. The EU hopes vanished when the Tanzanian Parliament [&hellip

Magufuli Signs Media Services Bill Into Law.

Magufuli Signs Media Services Bill Into Law.

President John Magufuli has signed into law the Media Services Bill, 2016, to the delight of media practitioners, who had eagerly waited for the legislation for a long time. According to a statement from the Directorate of Presidential Communications, Dr Magufuli on Wednesday assented to the Bill, which Members of Parliament (MPs) endorsed on November [&hellip

Nigeria’s Islamic Movement holds funeral for victims of govt. brutality

Nigeria’s Islamic Movement holds funeral for victims of govt. brutality

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has held a funeral for Muslims recently killed by the country’s armed forces in the northern city of Kano during a march held to mark 40 days after martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam. Media reports said the IMN had laid to rest the bodies of the victims, [&hellip

US military getting weaker, smaller: Heritage Foundation

US military getting weaker, smaller: Heritage Foundation

The US military has become “weaker” and reliant on defense contractors and requires more spending to reverse that trend, according to a conservative think tank. The Heritage Foundation, which is based in Washington, DC, published its annual report on the US military’s strength on Wednesday, concluding that America’s military power was only “marginal” and trending [&hellip

Myanmar bars US photographer from own show on Rohingya plight

Myanmar bars US photographer from own show on Rohingya plight

Myanmar has barred an American documentary photographer from entering the country and attending his own photo exhibition, which is aimed to shed light on the plight of the persecuted Rohingya Muslims. Greg Constantine, who was to visit Yangon to attend his “Nowhere People” exhibition, said he had been stopped at the airport on Friday and [&hellip

South Korea parliament to appoint special prosecutor to investigate president

South Korea parliament to appoint special prosecutor to investigate president

South Korea’s opposition-controlled parliament has passed a bill giving permission to a special prosecutor to investigate corruption scandal surrounding President Park Geun-hye. The bill, which was approved by 196 votes in the 300-seat National Assembly on Thursday, had been proposed by the main opposition Democratic Party. “We would like to propose this bill to resolve [&hellip

US Senate set to extend Iran sanctions: McConnell

US Senate set to extend Iran sanctions: McConnell

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that the legislative body is set to renew the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) before the year ends. McConnell made the remarks on Wednesday, a day after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted almost unanimously to extend the ISA for 10 more years. “We’re going to take up the [&hellip

‘WHC Jengeni Nyumba Kwa Watumishi Wa Kipato Chini’.

‘WHC Jengeni Nyumba Kwa Watumishi Wa Kipato Chini’.

Waziri wa Nchi, Ofisi ya Rais, Menejimenti ya Utumishi wa Umma na Utawala Bora, Angella Kairuki ameagiza Taasisi ya Ujenzi wa Nyumba za Watumishi wa Umma (WHC), kuzingatia ujenzi utakaokidhi mahitaji ya watumishi wa mishahara ya kima cha chini wakiwamo walinzi, wahudumu, madereva na makatibu muhtasi. Kairuki alisema jana alipofanya ziara kwenye nyumba za WHC [&hellip