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Fight for empowerment, Dr Mengi encourages people with disability

Fight for empowerment, Dr Mengi encourages people with disability

People with disabilities have been urged to pursue their right to economic empowerment under the 2004 National Economic Empowerment Policy as a way of liberating themselves. IPP Executive Chairman Dr Reginald Mengi made the remarks at a luncheon he hosted for people with disabilities in Dar es Salaam yesterday. He said if they did not [&hellip

Sumatra launches bus class and fare system

Sumatra launches bus class and fare system

Sumatra’s Acting Director, Ahmad Kilima In efforts to protect passengers from being overcharged, the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) has said that from next month all buses will display classes – full luxury, semi luxury or ordinary plus fares for their respective routes on their windscreens. Unlike the new system, in the current [&hellip

Spurs outclass Swansea

Spurs outclass Swansea

Emmanuel Adebayor scored twice as Tottenham claimed a fifth straight Premier League away win with a 3-1 victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. The hosts had the better of the opening stages as Jonjo Shelvey forced Hugo Lloris into a smart stop from range before Wilfried Bony lashed a venomous strike against the bar [&hellip

Chelsea 3 -1 Man Utd

Chelsea 3 -1 Man Utd

Samuel Eto’o’s first hat-trick in Premier League football gave Chelsea a 3-1 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. United had begun brightly, but it was Chelsea who broke the deadlock with one of their first attacks on 17 minutes as Eto’o saw a shot deflect off Michael Carrick and over a helpless David De [&hellip

Militants threaten Russia Olympics

Militants threaten Russia Olympics

A militant group in Russia’s North Caucasus, where government forces have been fighting separatists for decades, has threatened to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. In a video posted on the Internet, the group has warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against holding the winter games, saying those who come to Sochi will receive a [&hellip

Powerful quake rattles New Zealand

Powerful quake rattles New Zealand

A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake has hit the capital of New Zealand, sparking panic among the citizens of Wellington. The quake, which struck at 3:52 pm (0252 GMT), rattled buildings and halted train services in the city. There have been no initial reports of major damage or injuries, however. The US Geological Survey says the epicenter [&hellip

UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks

UN invites Iran to Syria peace talks

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the Islamic Republic of Iran has been invited to the Geneva II conference on the crisis in Syria. On Sunday, the UN chief made the announcement at the UN headquarters in New York. “As I have said repeatedly, I believe strongly that Iran needs to be part of [&hellip

US threatens Ukraine with sanctions

US threatens Ukraine with sanctions

The White House criticized Ukraine’s government for failing to acknowledge its people’s legitimate concerns, threatening to impose sanctions on the country should the clampdown continue. “The US will continue to consider additional steps — including sanctions — in response to the use of violence,” National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement on [&hellip

Sight restored to partially blind man

Sight restored to partially blind man

Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind. The operation involved inserting a gene into the eye, a treatment that revived light-detecting cells. The doctors involved believe that the treatment could in time be used to treat common forms of blindness. [&hellip

Thousands protest abortion in France

Thousands protest abortion in France

Thousands of people have rallied against abortion in Paris, France ahead of a parliamentary debate on a bill that would make it easier for women to terminate their pregnancy. Organizers, including associations for handicapped children, said around 40,000 people participated in the March for Life rally on Sunday. French police, however, put the number at [&hellip