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Suspicious object feared bomb retrieved from church vicinity

Suspicious object feared bomb retrieved from church vicinity

Morogoro Acting Police Commander, John Laswai An object feared to be a bomb has been retrieved from the vicinity of a church and police in collaboration with explosive experts are investigating. The suspected object was discovered near a church early Monday morning by a young child, Standard two Mji Mpya Primary school pupil, Emmanuel Stanley, [&hellip

Kikwete wants constitution to protect people with disability

Kikwete wants constitution to protect people with disability

President Kikwete has called for incorporation of a section in the new constitution guaranteeing representation of people with disabilities in decision making bodies, including the National Assembly. The president made the call in Dar es Salaam yesterday in his speech to mark the International Day for People With Disabilities (IDPWD) whose theme this year is: [&hellip

Ivory Coast’s Toure wins BBC award

Ivory Coast’s Toure wins BBC award

Yaya Toure has won the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year award. The Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, who had been nominated in each of the past four years, beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and Jonathan Pitroipa to this year’s crown. The 30-year-old told BBC Sport: “I think I’ve been [&hellip

Arafat ‘not poisoned’ – French leak

Arafat ‘not poisoned’ – French leak

A team of French scientists probing the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in 2004 do not believe he was poisoned, according to leaks from their report. They have reportedly concluded he died after a “generalised infection”. A previous report by Swiss scientists said tests on his body showed “unexpected high activity” of polonium. This [&hellip

UN launches drones in DR Congo

UN launches drones in DR Congo

The UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo has started to deploy unarmed surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity near the forested borders with Rwanda and Uganda. This is the first time any UN mission has deployed drones. The first two were launched from the eastern city of Goma, which was last year briefly occupied [&hellip

‘Men, women’s brains wired differently’

‘Men, women’s brains wired differently’

A study has identified remarkable differences in the neural wiring of men and women that clarifies why males and females have different abilities at certain tasks. The study carried out at the University of Pennsylvania through observing the connectomes (a comprehensive map of neural connections in the brain) of both sexes revealed greater neural connectivity [&hellip

‘More European militants head to Syria’

‘More European militants head to Syria’

The number of European residents who have entered into operations against the Syrian government inside the country has risen in the past six months, a report says. According to a report published by the Associated Press on Tuesday, new networks recruit the western Europe-based militants and arrange their travel and lodging in Syria. The 11 [&hellip

UK university staff walk out over pay

UK university staff walk out over pay

Staff at British universities have walked out over a long-running dispute with authorities about a pay deal. Thousands of academics and support staff took part in their second one-day national strike on Tuesday in protest against poor pay at leading educational establishments across the UK. The industrial action was organized by a number of unions [&hellip

State elections held in New Delhi

State elections held in New Delhi

Polling is underway in the Indian capital, New Delhi, with voters casting their ballots in the country’s state elections, reports say. The crucial state elections are contested by the incumbent Congress Party, the main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and newly emerged Aam Admi Party, known as Common Man’s Party. The rivals are racing [&hellip

Mauritania ruling party wins elections

Mauritania ruling party wins elections

Mauritania’s ruling party has achieved a great victory in parliamentary and local elections, while a Muslim party has come second, the elections commission says. The commission said on Tuesday that based on the results from 121 seats which were won in the first round, the ruling Union for the Republic (UPR) and its allied parties [&hellip