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Turkey Snap Election Called After Coalition Talks Fail.

Turkey Snap Election Called After Coalition Talks Fail.

  President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey will hold snap elections, expected on 1 November. Voters will go to the polls again after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu abandoned efforts to form a coalition government. Mr Davutoglu’s AK Party lost its 12-year majority rule in Turkey in elections in June largely because of the [&hellip

France: 3 Americans Subdue Gunman on High-Speed Train.

France: 3 Americans Subdue Gunman on High-Speed Train.

  A gunman opened fire on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, wounding two people before three American passengers subdued him, according to officials and one of the Americans involved.   French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, speaking in Arras in northern France where the suspect was detained, said one of the [&hellip

Somali MPs Set to Impeach President For Corruption.

Somali MPs Set to Impeach President For Corruption.

  Somali legislators say they are poised to stage a no-confidence vote to unseat the president, rejecting international warnings that the planned impeachment could hamper peace efforts in the war-torn country.   According to Press TV, in a motion filed earlier this week, opposition lawmakers accused President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud of corruption, saying that the Somali [&hellip

Fifa Meets With Major Sponsors Over Corruption Probes.

Fifa Meets With Major Sponsors Over Corruption Probes.

  Fifa has met with some of its leading sponsors after they expressed concern over its corruption-tainted image. United States and Swiss authorities are investigating alleged corruption at football’s world governing body.   The inquiries prompted worried sponsors to call for a meeting, which was held on Thursday with AB InBev, Adidas, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Visa.   [&hellip

French National Front Expels Founder Jean-Marie Le Pen.

French National Front Expels Founder Jean-Marie Le Pen.

  France’s Jean-Marie Le Pen has been expelled from the far-right National Front (FN) following a feud with daughter and party leader Marine. Mr Le Pen, who was honorary president, was dismissed after a three-hour extraordinary party congress. He was initially suspended back in May, after he repeated his view that the Holocaust was “a [&hellip

Taifa Stars Set for Turkey Trip

Taifa Stars Set for Turkey Trip

  The national football team, Taifa Stars, leave on Sunday for Turkey to prepare for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria set for September 5 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. Stars, who pitched camp in the city under head coach Charles Boniface Mkwasa, will not make a stopover in [&hellip

Greek Bailout: Alexis Tsipras Steps Down to Trigger New Elections.

Greek Bailout: Alexis Tsipras Steps Down to Trigger New Elections.

    Seven months after he was elected on a promise to overturn austerity, the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has announced that he is stepping down to pave the way for snap elections next month. As the debt-crippled country received the first tranche of a punishing new €86bn (£61bn) bailout, Tsipras said on Thursday he [&hellip

Dar RC Bans Street Food Vending.

Dar RC Bans Street Food Vending.

  The Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Saidi Meck Sadiki, has banned selling of food on streets following cholera outbreak that hit the city, recently. Addressing journalists in Dar es Salaam, RC Sadiki said the decision to ban food vending on the streets was taken as it was established that some vendors are selling food [&hellip

25 Al Shabaab Militants Killed in Somalia.

25 Al Shabaab Militants Killed in Somalia.

  Mogadishu: At least 25 Al Shabaab militants were killed by government troops in Hiran region of Somalia, military officials said. Senior military officer Mohamed Omar told Xinhua on Wednesday that government troops along with Ethiopian forces conducted operations against the militant group in the past 48 hours in the region. “During this military operation, we killed 25 Al-Shabaab fighters. [&hellip

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Sworn in For Third Term.

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Sworn in For Third Term.

  Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has been sworn in for a controversial third term in office. The BBC’s Prime Ndikumagenge in Burundi says the ceremony came as a surprise, as Mr Nkurunziza had been expected to be sworn in next week. At least 100 people have died in protests since Mr Nkurunziza announced in April [&hellip