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Child violence cases appalling

Child violence cases appalling

Cases of violence against children in the country are on the increase, a survey conducted by the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children in eight districts for less than three months has revealed. Erasto Chirongo, a ministry official, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the ministry received a total of 1,146 calls from [&hellip

Govt steps up war on fake and inferior drugs

Govt steps up war on fake and inferior drugs

The government has stepped up efforts to counter importation of fake and substandard drugs by procuring mobile mini-labs to verify their authenticity, Minister for Health and Social Welfare Dr Hussein Mwinyi said. He told a one-day dissemination workshop involving heads of National Medicines Regulatory Authorities (NMRA’s) from 16 countries that mini labs technology is helpful [&hellip

Zanzibar police arraign Ponda hosts

Zanzibar police arraign Ponda hosts

Police in Zanzibar are holding five persons who reportedly gave shelter to controversial Muslim cleric Sheikh Ponda Issa Ponda accused of instigating violence in the Isles. The police started interrogating them for hosting Ponda who addressed inciting public meetings in the isles. He is Secretary General of the Islamic Community. The Zanzibar Police Commissioner Mussa [&hellip

Turkey donates van for identifying criminals

Turkey donates van for identifying criminals

Turkey has donated a special van to the Tanzania Police Force for simplifying investigation of crime incidents on the spot. The donation was made in Dar es Salaam yesterday by the Deputy Director of Police of Turkey, Zeki Gatalakay where the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Inspector General of Police (IGP) Said [&hellip

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THE HOTSPOT

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Ultrasound ‘may stop kidney injury’

Ultrasound ‘may stop kidney injury’

Ultrasound treatments could be used to prevent a common kidney complication than can arise after major surgery, researchers suggest. The work, published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, was carried out on mice. But the researchers said there could be a “rapid translation” to human studies because the treatment for acute kidney [&hellip

Oakland’s creepy surveillance program

Oakland’s creepy surveillance program

Earlier this week, the Oakland City Council voted to approve the second phase of a $10.9 million surveillance center that would enable the City to engage in widespread warrantless surveillance of Oakland residents who have engaged in no wrongdoing whatsoever. This is a terrible blow to privacy. The so-called Domain Awareness Center (DAC) would consolidate [&hellip

US harbors al-Qaeda agents in Iraq

US harbors al-Qaeda agents in Iraq

An Iraqi MP has heaped scorn on the United States for having turned Iraq into a safe haven for terrorist al-Qaeda operatives. Ali Shubar, affiliated with the Citizen bloc in the Iraqi parliament, said on Friday that the US-backed al-Qaeda has managed to stymie any positive political development in Iraq and push ahead with its [&hellip

Philippines buying French Navy vessel

Philippines buying French Navy vessel

American Special Forces soldiers showing  techniques in firing rifles The Philippines says it is buying a French Navy vessel to enhance its forces in the South China Sea, amid China’s assertiveness in the disputed areas. The 26-year-old “La Tapageuse” vessel is due to arrive in the country by April next year, a coastguard statement said [&hellip

Mali’s election goes to second round

Mali’s election goes to second round

Malian politicians Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and Soumaila Cisse will face off in their country’s second round of presidential election on August 11, following the failure of the rivals to secure a majority in the first round. Official figures indicated that former Malian Prime Minister Keita won nearly 40 percent of the vote, while his main [&hellip