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JK cautions about threats to country’s peace

JK cautions about threats to country’s peace

President Jakaya Kikwete this week cautioned Tanzanians to shun political moves aimed at threatening peace and tranquility. He said:  “Things are not well in Tanzania in terms of peace and if precautionary measures are not taken, the situation would get worse.” The President was addressing participants of a two-day National Symposium in Dar es Salaam, [&hellip

MP criticizes city officials for Ruvu deforestation

MP criticizes city officials for Ruvu deforestation

James Lembeli (Kahama-CCM) Dar es Salaam regional officials have been accused of engaging in deforestation and environmental degradation of forest reserves found near the city. James Lembeli (Kahama-CCM), the chairperson the Standing Committee on Land, Natural Resources and Environment of the National Assembly raised those accusations on Thursday during a visit of MPs involved in [&hellip

Revealed: What exactly brought Obama to Dar

Revealed: What exactly brought Obama to Dar

What the public heard about US President Barack Obama’s two-day visit to Tanzania beginning day one this month was stage manage; the real news is yet to come, The Guardian can report. Behind what representatives of both the United Sates and Tanzania government at public news briefs between the 1st and 2nd of  July, 2013, [&hellip

Planet 63 light years away looks like Earth

Planet 63 light years away looks like Earth

Scientists have been able to calculate the colour of a planet 63 light years away and found that it bears a striking resemblance to Earth. An artist’s impression of HD 189733b shows it would be a brilliant cobalt blue if seen from a short distance in space. But although it looks cool astronomers say conditions [&hellip

Rooney to stay at Man Utd

Rooney to stay at Man Utd

David Moyes has again said Wayne Rooney will stay at Manchester United. The 27-year-old is travelling home from the club’s pre-season tour in Thailand because of a hamstring problem. Speculation about the England striker’s future has continued despite the new United boss saying last week that Rooney was not for sale. “It’s hard to keep [&hellip

Big blast rocks mosque in Tipton, England

Big blast rocks mosque in Tipton, England

A huge explosion has rocked Tipton, a town in the Sandwell borough of the West Midlands, England, close to the area’s Islamic place of worship, local media reported. Panicked residents in Tipton reported finding nails and debris scattered close to the mosque shortly after the blast shook the area just after 1pm, British media reported. [&hellip

Boat sinks north of Australia, killing 1

Boat sinks north of Australia, killing 1

Rescuers at the scene of a refugee boat accident near Australia’s Christmas Island A boat transporting nearly 100 asylum-seekers has gone down in north of Australia’s Christmas Island, leaving one person dead. Australian authorities have launched a search in the remote seas for survivors on Saturday, with 88 people rescued so far. Australian Home Affairs [&hellip

Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh: “There is no word of excommunicating Shia in Islam”

Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh: “There is no word of excommunicating Shia in Islam”

Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar adopted a tough stance on excommunicating Shia and said: “If we let these futile thoughts become dominant in our minds, then, we will not be Arab with Arabic culture and Muslim with Muslim culture, anymore.”   “We need to unite Muslims in Islamic countries; unity of Muslim nations is what we need, [&hellip

Iraq’s Two Main Shi’ite Parties Form ‘Strategic’ Alliance

Iraq’s Two Main Shi’ite Parties Form ‘Strategic’ Alliance

Sadr Movement leader Moqtada Al-Sadr has announced a new alliance with the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) led by Ammar Al-Hakim, describing it as a “strategic” alliance. In reply to a question from one of his followers about doubts in the alliance between the Sadrist Al-Ahrar Bloc and the ISCI’s Al-Muwatin Bloc, Sadr said: [&hellip

Hezbollah blames Israel for Beirut bombing

Hezbollah blames Israel for Beirut bombing

Hezbollah’s Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement says Israel was behind the July 9 bombing, which injured dozens of people in a southern suburb of Beirut. “The blast is part of the ongoing targeting of the resistance, and the beneficiary of the blast is the system … that serves the Israeli [&hellip