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Mengi: We’re here to serve

Mengi: We’re here to serve

IPP Executive Chairman Dr Reginald Mengi has called on African leaders to scale up trust on local media outlets and journalists in efforts to adequately portray the positive image of the continent at the global level. Dr Mengi made the observation mid this week in Dar es Salaam when he held talks with South African [&hellip

Govt bans public adverts of traditional herbs

Govt bans public adverts of traditional herbs

Dr. Seif Rashid The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has ordered traditional herbalists to stop posting promotional material in public, saying it was illegal. Deputy minister Dr. Seif Rashid maid the order in Parliament yesterday, calling for local government authorities to take immediate legal actions against traditional herbalists advertising their services in public places, [&hellip

Tz to start operating bank payments system on Saturdays

Tz to start operating bank payments system on Saturdays

Tanzania will start operating its bank payments system on Saturdays, allowing customers to transfer money around, with traders remaining confident that the move would not affect banks’ trading positions. The opening of real time gross settlements (RTGS) will allow bank customers to move money from one account to the next, a departure from the present [&hellip

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 16:90

Qur’anic Reflections, Āyat 16:90

Do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks on the hearts? (Q 47:24) For past Qur’anic Reflections click here إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ – Innallāha ya’muru bil-‘adli wal-iHsān Surely Allah enjoins the doing of justice and the doing of good (Sūratun Nahl, Āyat 90) In the verse above, Almighty Allah orders [&hellip

Sport remembers Mandela

Sport remembers Mandela

The world’s top sports stars have been paying tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died at the age of 95. Mandela, who was imprisoned for 27 years by the Apartheid regime in South Africa before becoming the nation’s first democratic president, used sport to unite the country – most notably during the 1995 Rugby World [&hellip

Five reasons not to miss the World Cup

Five reasons not to miss the World Cup

With the World Cup draw over and the finals just six months away, what are the big moments to look out for in Brazil? Will the hosts get the tournament up and running in their opener on 12 June? Can Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo finally deliver on the biggest stage of all? And how [&hellip

Mandela: Funeral announced as life celebrated

Mandela: Funeral announced as life celebrated

Nelson Mandela’s funeral will be held at his ancestral home in Qunu a week on Sunday, it has been announced. The news came as grieving for the iconic anti-apartheid leader turned to a celebration of his life, and tributes continued to pour in. South Africa’s first black president died at his Johannesburg home following a [&hellip

Mandela was on US watch list till 2008

Mandela was on US watch list till 2008

The US government did not remove the name of former South African President and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela from its terrorism watch list until 2008. Mandela passed away Thursday evening at the age of 95 and eulogies from world leaders began to appear soon after his death. US President Barack Obama was one of the [&hellip

Cancer: ’50% of doctors failing patients’

Cancer: ’50% of doctors failing patients’

Family doctors have been accused of failing cancer sufferers after new data suggested more than half are not referring patients to specialists quickly enough. Figures from around 4,000 GP practices in England show that, in many cases, only a minority of patients are fast-tracked for investigation by a specialist. In some practices, only around 10% [&hellip

Mexico blocks hospital on radiation fear

Mexico blocks hospital on radiation fear

Mexican police have blocked access to a hospital in the central state of Hidalgo where six people have been admitted for radiation exposure. An official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that the people were admitted to the hospital, which is located in the city of Pachuca. Two people were admitted on [&hellip