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President Kenyatta assents to Cybercrimes bill amid protests.

President Kenyatta assents to Cybercrimes bill amid protests.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has assented to the Computer and Cybercrimes Bill, 2017. The new law imposes hefty fines and long prison terms for cyber bullies and fake news dealers. It also targets journalists, media houses, social media users, bloggers and other internet users. The assent comes amid calls for the president to revert the law [&hellip

BOT merges TPB and Twiga Bancorp banks.

BOT merges TPB and Twiga Bancorp banks.

The Central Bank of Tanzania (BOT) has authorized the merger of Twiga Bancorp Limited and TPB Bank Plc with effect from 17th May, 2018, the Deputy Governor Bernard Kibesse has announced in Dar es Salaam on Wednesday. After the merger, according to Mr Kibesse, the name ‘TPB Bank Plc’ will be retained whereas customers, employees, [&hellip

Israeli tear gas suffocates to death Palestinian baby girl amid massacre of Gazans.

Israeli tear gas suffocates to death Palestinian baby girl amid massacre of Gazans.

A Palestinian baby girl has been suffocated to death after she inhaled Israeli tear gas amid a massacre of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli troops along the Gaza border protesting against the highly provocative move of US Donald Trump in relocating the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds. The Gaza Health Ministry announced [&hellip

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit.

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit.

North Korea has said it may pull out of a summit with US President Donald Trump if the US insists it gives up its nuclear weapons. The highly anticipated meeting between Mr Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is due to take place on 12 June. But in an angry statement, North Korea’s vice-foreign minister [&hellip

21 ‘negative fees’ to be dropped, Tizeba says.

21 ‘negative fees’ to be dropped, Tizeba says.

The government yesterday announced that plans were afoot to scrap 21 crop fees and cess in the 2018/19 Financial Year, as part of a broader drive to improve the agricultural sector and farmers’ welfare. The Minister for Agriculture, Dr Charles Tizeba, told Parliament that the payments had been an obstacle to the development of the [&hellip

Oil-linked foul air cleared.

Oil-linked foul air cleared.

President John Magufuli has put a lid on the row over imported edible oil at the Dar es Salaam Port by directing the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) to charge the requisite import duties for clearance of the critical commodity, to avoid its shortage in the market. He also instructed that all importers who will be [&hellip

Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico unveil preliminary squads.

Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico unveil preliminary squads.

Five-time world champions Brazil have named a provisional 23-player squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. Tite’s list includes Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, as well as Manchester City defender Danilo, who replaces the injured Dani Alves. Shakhtar Donetsk forward Taison also made the preliminary squad for the South American giants. All squads are provisional [&hellip

Zimbabwe Public Workers Reject Higher Salary Offer.

Zimbabwe Public Workers Reject Higher Salary Offer.

Zimbabwe’s public sector workers have rejected an improved salary offer of 15% from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government and want wages for the lowest paid employees to more than double, the main public sector union said on Tuesday. The government agreed last week to raise salaries by 10% for the army, police and other civil servants [&hellip

More floods likely to haunt EA nations, observers warn.

More floods likely to haunt EA nations, observers warn.

Rains have eased? Probably, but international weather observers warn that Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda should not sigh with relief yet, as more thunderous precipitations are expected later this month. An analysis by the global Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) on the regional forecast and current soil saturation [&hellip

Palestine marks Nakba Day after Israeli bloodshed in Gaza.

Palestine marks Nakba Day after Israeli bloodshed in Gaza.

A day after the Israeli bloodshed in Gaza, the Palestinians are marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba (Catastrophe Day), when the Tel Aviv regime forced them out of their homeland and declared its existence on occupied territory. Palestinians both in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank are taking part in a general strike [&hellip