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S Sudan on verge of worst famine

S Sudan on verge of worst famine

The United Nations has warned that South Sudan will suffer from Africa’s worst famine in decades if it does not receive more aid. The UN’s top aid official coordinating humanitarian aid in South Sudan said on Thursday that the war-torn country needs at least USD 230 million in the next 60 days. Otherwise, the nation [&hellip

UN says received Palestinian letters

UN says received Palestinian letters

The United Nations says it has received letters from Palestinians to join 13 international conventions and treaties. On Wednesday, UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq confirmed the delivery of the applications to Robert Serry, the UN’s Middle East envoy, who is expected to deliver the originals to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday. Once the [&hellip

‘Musharraf escapes assassination bid’

‘Musharraf escapes assassination bid’

Police say Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has escaped an assassination attempt, with a bomb going off on a road minutes before his convoy’s arrival. The alleged blast took place on Thursday morning, and police official Muhammad Naeem said the explosive was planted under a bridge on Musharraf’s route from an army hospital to [&hellip

Lift ban on Twitter: Turkey’s top court

Lift ban on Twitter: Turkey’s top court

Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ordered the government to unblock the social media website Twitter, which was banned in the country last month. The top court ruled on Wednesday that the government’s ban on Twitter “violated Article 26 of the Constitution safeguarding freedom of expression,” and thus must be lifted. It reportedly sent a statement both [&hellip

Central Bank posts impressive performance in 2013

Central Bank posts impressive performance in 2013

Pre-Tax profit of 5.4bn/- has been realized by the Bank of Africa Tanzania (BoT) compared to 3.3bn/- in the previous year, an increase of 63 percent. BoT Managing Director Ammish Owusu-Amoah attributed the impressive performance to increased earnings from net interest income, fees and commissions coupled with improved yields from Treasury products. “The financial performance [&hellip

Diesel prices go up 5.3 per cent

Diesel prices go up 5.3 per cent

Commodity prices are very likely to surge following a slight increase in diesel pump price by 109/- per litre, an equivalent to or 5.63 percent. The surge is based on the fact that most of the goods transported to their point of consumption by trucks, many of which use diesel. According to Energy and Water [&hellip

Tanzania’s deforestation rate twice global average

Tanzania’s deforestation rate twice global average

At 1.1 percent, Tanzania’s average annual deforestation rate is more than twice the global average of 0.5 percent.  To mitigate the destruction in their region, Mamba villagers in Moshi Municipality have planted over 4,000 indigenous trees. Speaking on Tuesday, the Acting Moshi District Commissioner Novatus Makunga called on other regions in the country to emulate [&hellip

Govt urges banks on expansion of services to remote rural areas

Govt urges banks on expansion of services to remote rural areas

Deputy Minister of Finance Adam Malima, has challenged financial institutions to work on expanding their services to reach Tanzanians in remote rural areas. Speaking to journalists yesterday in Dar es Salaam soon after opening the CRDB capital markets day seminar, Malima said the country’s economy has been growing at an annual rate of six to [&hellip

Real too strong for Dortmund

Real too strong for Dortmund

​Real Madrid’s bid for a record 10th European Cup title moved another step closer as they recorded a convincing 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their quarter-final clash at the Bernabeu. Gareth Bale got things rolling with the opening goal inside three minutes and Isco added a second before Cristiano Ronaldo [&hellip

PSG topple Chelsea in Paris

PSG topple Chelsea in Paris

PSG secured a 3-1 victory over Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Paris on Wednesday. Ezequiel Lavezzi opened the scoring for Laurent Blanc’s hosts on four minutes with a sweetly-struck half-volley, but Eden Hazard kept his cool from the penalty spot on 27 to draw Jose Mourinho’s men level. Hazard [&hellip